Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike Review

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, then you probably have a specific suspension type that you love. For a long time hardtails have presented themselves as the most economical option for mountain biking adventures, however, Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ mountain bike has come with the advent of modern technology.

Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike Review

Today the hardtail options on the market tend to cost an arm and a leg, putting them out of the reach of most hardtail lovers.

But what if I had something new to offer you? Maybe a new twist on the old hardtail bike that you love? Well I do have something to offer you, and it comes in the form of the Diamondback Axis LT 27.5-inch mountain bike.

This bike offers you exceptional mountain biking fun, at less than 450 dollar. So what makes this bike so special? Well, the Axis LT delivers the performance found in cross country hardtails, while using modern 27.5-inch wheels for enhanced trail performance.

Who is it made for?

If you love your hardtail bike but would love increased versatility when it comes to performance, then the Axis LT 27.5-inch is the way to go.

Features of the Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike

Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike is designed to meet the needs of the consumers. After hours of research, testing and analyzing the features, we put Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike is a one of  our Best Mountain Bike List.

Sturdy Construction

Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike When you are choosing a mountain bike, always select one that has been sturdily built. This is because sturdy construction indicates long lasting performance, which is exceptionally important in any outdoor equipment. Thankfully, the Axis LT comes with a butted 6061 aluminum frame, which is strong, lightweight, and durable.

This well-constructed frame will support your weight and give you a great ride.

Comfortable Ride

If you are looking for comfort in your mountain bike, then you need to ensure that you go with a top quality fork. In this case you have a SR Suntour XCT front fork, which comes with a respectable 100mm of travel. This fork works efficiently to absorb all shock coming from uneven terrain, so that you do not have to feel the impact from rough trails and roads.

By smoothing out your ride, the front fork also ensures that your handling and steering is stable at all times.

Great Wheels

Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike The wheels of the Diamondback Axis LT measure 27.5-inches. This is the perfect combination of 26ers and 29ers. These wheels are large enough to roll over small and large obstacles, so that you can carry out your trail riding with extreme ease.

However, they are also nimble enough to maneuver through small spaces, so that your navigation can be nice and simple.The aluminum wheels are also strong and low maintenance, for top notch performance.

Gearing and Braking

Last but not least we have gearing and braking, which comes courtesy of a Shimano 24-speed drivetrain and Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes. The drivetrain allows for a wide gear range, smooth gear changes, and easy pedaling. On the other hand the brakes allow for smooth and powerful stopping in all weather conditions.


  • Smooth shifting
  • Sturdy construction
  • Reliable brakes
  • Great wheels
  • Affordable


  • Front heavy

Features at a Glance

  • Diamondback Axis LT 27.5″ Mountain Bike has butted 6061 aluminum frame
  •  Axis LT 27.5″ come with Tektro Aries mechanical disc brake
  • Wheels Size is 27.5-inches.
  • SR Suntour XCT 27.5 fork with 100mm travel available
  • it also has SL-7 aluminum wheels

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q.What type of brake levers does the Axis LT come with?

A.This hardtail mountain bike comes with Shimano SLX M675 brake levers, which allow for quicker engagement so that you can stop rapidly and efficiently.

Q.What is the difference between a hardtail bike and a full suspension bike?

A.Hardtail bikes only have a suspension fork on their front wheel, which leads to reduce arm and hand fatigue. These bikes provide great steering on rough trails, and they are the perfect choice for occasional trail use, and as an entry level mountain bike.

On the other hand we have a full suspension bike, which has a suspension fork on the front and back wheel. These bikes are more expensive and much heavier, however, they are also more comfortable and much easier to control on tough terrain. So if you want to go dirt trail riding at high speeds, this is the bike for you.

Final Verdict

The Diamondback Axis LT is definitely a great option for all hardtail lovers looking for a smooth, versatile, and affordable mountain bike. Though the bike is front heavy, it is functional and well performing.


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About the Author Matthew R. Duncan

I am proud to be the go-to guy among my circle for bike advice. I take it personally when someone I know buys a new bike without consulting me first!

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