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    1987 Diamond Back Arrival 

The Diamond Back Arrival was one of the bikes that changed how mountain bikes were sold.  This bike was very heavily advertised and combined the new Shimano Deore XT index components with an aluminum frame at a fairly reasonable price.  As bikes like this popped up (along with Treks, Raleighs, GTs...), the custom bikes were getting harder to sell.  Here you could get an aluminum frame with top components for less money than you would pay for a custom steel frame.  Nothing too unusual about these bikes so not too many extra pictures of this one.  The stays look to have been welded to the frame and then cut to allow for the closing of the seat binder, kinda unusual looking.

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Frame 7000 Series T6 aluminum
Fork Tange Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM 20
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 6 speed cassette
Spokes Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Kenda Smoke style *
Pedals Shimano Deore XT (large)
Crank Shimano Deore XT M730 with Biopace II rings
Chain Shimano UG
Rear Cogs Shimano cassette 6 speed w/ thread-on sixth cog
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore XT
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT (white letter)
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT (white letter)
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 6 speed thumb shifters
Handlebars Nitto alloy
Stem Nitto
Headset Tange Falcon
Brake set Shimano Deore XT cant front with rear U brake
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT 4 finger
Saddle Vetta "Diamond Back"
Seat Post Sugino SP-0
Colors Bright Yellow w/ black fork
Size 23"
Serial #   YA71091

 

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