What is a Recoil? The dictionary defines recoil as “to spring or come back; react.” The Diamondback Recoil takes that definition to heart. Whether it is flying down the wide open trail or making its way through twisty tight single track, the Recoil will react to what is under its tires and then spring back and be ready to take on what comes next.

The Recoil is the perfect beginner bike for those just getting into aggressive riding or those who are looking for an entry level full suspension rig. Similar to its more expensive brethren, the Recoil Comp, it was built with a solid platform in mind and is fully upgradeable should you so choose to step up your component package to the next level.

The foundation for this is firmly laid with a 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail frame sporting 4" of travel via the Tuff Shock Coil rear shock. The frame uses a machine formed top tube and a butted and formed down tube sharing tubing from our nicer Sortie series. It uses a sealed cartridge bearing pivot and is built around an optimized single pivot design which is the simplest type of rear suspension because there are few moving parts. It consists of a pivot just above the bottom bracket, slightly up on the down tube and a single swingarm to the rear axle. Being that the rear triangle directly attaches to the rear shock, the shock has a more linear spring rate and offers good small bump compliance.

The front end of the bike is proudly supported by a SR Suntour XCT 100mm fork with external preload adjust allowing you to dial the fork in for your specific needs. SR Suntour XCC T202 Cranks (24/34/42t) combined with a Shimano drivetrain including an Altus front and Acera rear derailleurs, SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire shifters and an HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t) give you 24 pedal crushing gears to choose from. The Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes with 6" rotors will provide all of the breaking power that you’ll need and the DB MX260D Doublewall wheelset will provide a tough and stable platform for your bike to roll on.

Diamondbacks signature alloy AL6061 Ahead stem and SL318b oversized Mid Rise handlebar create the perfect cock pit while the SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm post and WTB VOLT Sport saddle ensure that you can pedal all day long.

The 2012 Recoil sports a fine Titanium color and is available is sizes: SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20")


  • RECOIL 6061-T6 Aluminum 4" Trail Frame
  • SR Suntour XCT 75mm Fork / Tuff Shock Rear Shock
  • Shimano Acera rear derailleur w/SLM-310 8spd rapidfire shifters
  • MX260D Double Wall Disc Rims
  • Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc Brakes

Bike Specs

Sizes 16" Small  18" Medium  20" Large 
Frame DB Recoil 6061 T-6 Aluminum Trail w/ 4" travel, Optimized Single Pivot, SORTIE Machine Formed Top Tube, Butted / Formed Down Tube, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Pivot, replaceable hanger
Fork SR XCT 100mm travel w/external preload adj.
Rear Shock Tuff Shock Coil 190x51mm w/ oil Damping
Cranks SR Suntour XCC T202 24/34/42t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur Shimano Altus dual pull, top swing, 34.9
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera SGS 8spd
Shifter Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy w/ reach Adjust
Brakes Tektro Novela Disc w/ 6" Rotors
Cassette Shimano HG31 8spd Cassette (11-32t)
Rims 32h MX260D Doublewall
Tires Kenda Klaw XT large casing 26x2.1
Pedals DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
Handlebar DB SL318b Oversize 31.8mm Mid Rise
Stem DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm
Seatpost DB SL309p Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Seat WTB VOLT Sport
Headset Zero Stack Ahead 1 1/8"
Colors Titanium
Chain KMC-Z82
Hubset (F) 32h MX260H Alloy w/ Disc Mount (R) 32h MX260H Alloy Cassette w/ Disc mount
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips DB4L 135mm Kraton
Extras Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat
Note Specifications Subject to Change


Size 16" Small 18" Medium 20" Large
Seat Tube Length ** 16.0mm 18.0mm 20.0mm
Standover Height 29.5mm 29.5mm 29.5mm
Top Tube Length * 22.5mm 24.0mm 25.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 120.0mm 140.0mm
Head Angle 70.0° 70.0° 70.0°
Seat Angle 72.0° 72.0° 72.0°
Wheel Base 1078.0mm 1109.0mm 1140.0mm
Chain Stay Length 430.0mm 430.0mm 430.0mm
Fork Offset 38.0mm 38.0mm 38.0mm
BB Height 315.0mm 315.0mm 315.0mm
Stem Length 60.0mm 75.0mm 75.0mm
Handlebar Width 685.0mm 685.0mm 685.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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