Diamondback Podium 1 Road Bike Review

Posted July 18, 2013 by admin in Bike Reviews

Diamondback 2013 Podium 1 Road BikeThe company Diamondback has been around for awhile and has always produced high quality bikes. The Diamondback Podium 1 Road Bike is no different. This road bike comes with a high end lightweight DBR custom butted 7005 Aluminum frame, which is light and durable at the same time. The bike also comes with reliable Shimano brake levers and gear shifters. The alloy hubs also add to the light weight feel of this road bike.

I’ve been riding road bikes for a long time and have gone through my fare share of bikes. But when I purchased the Diamondback Podium 1 is was pleasantly surprised by the performance of this bike. I’ve ridden many much more expensive bikes prior to purchasing this bike and I could hardly notice a difference from when I ride the Podium 1.

This bike is truly a quality bike a great price. Its perfect for beginners and experts looking to save a buck but not skimp on the quality of their bike. Honestly, if your looking for a nice bike that performs like a thousand dollar bike but costs half of that, then this is the bike for you.


Road Bike Specifications

  • Sizes: 50cm/XS 52cm/SM 54cm/MD 56cm/LRG 58cm/XL 60cm/XXL
  • Color: Grey
  • Frame: DBR Custom Butted 7005 Alloy EPG Enhanced Performance Geometry Frame, Formed Top Tube
  • Fork: DBR Podium Performance Alloy, Alloy Steerer
  • Cranks: FSA Tempo Triple, 52,42,30t
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
  • F. Derailleur: Shimano FD2300, 31.8
  • R. Derailleur: Shimano Sora 8spd
  • Shifter: Shimano 2300 Dual Control 8spd
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 2300 Dual Control 8spd
  • Brakes: Tektro R312A dual pivot
  • Chain: KMC-Z82
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50 8spd (12-25t)
  • Tires : Michelin Dynamic Sport 700x23c
  • Rims : 28h frt / 28h rear Equation SE
  • Hubset: (F) 28h Alloy QR (R) 28h Alloy QR Cassette
  • Spokes: Black 14g Stainless Steel
  • Stem: DBR 3D forged, +/-7 degree, 31.8
  • Headset: Integrated “Cane Creek” Size Drop-in ACB 1 1/8″
  • Handlebar: DBR Drop Bar Road 31.8
  • Grips: DBR Race tape w/Gel
  • Seatpost: DBR Performance Post, Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm
  • Seat: DBR Performance Road
  • Pedals: Wellgo Road w/Toe Clip and Strap
  • Extras: Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts
  • Total Speeds: 24 speed
  • Notes: Specifications Subject to Change
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