(888) 880-3811 (888) 880-3811
Show Prices In:

Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11

Item #: BI258C05
Buy Now
Availability Please make a selection
Quantity   Out of stock.
close

Tell a friend! We'll send your friends the page and your message.
Note: You and your friend's email addresses are only used once as a referral. We will not collect or store the email addresses.

Friend's Name:
Your Name:
Friend's Email:
Your Email:
Message
(500 char. max)
Notify Me
Receive an email when this product becomes available.

Enter your name and email to be notified when this product is in stock and available to purchase.
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Get started on the road to wellness (and fastness) with the Podium 2.  Shimano components provide you with flawless shifting and reliable performance while the custom 7000 series alloy frame give you sharp handling and lightweight performance.

Frame: DBR Custom Fully Butted 7005 Alloy Preformance Road Geometry Frame, Formed Top Tube

Fork:
DBR Podium Performance Carbon, Alloy Steerer

Components:

  • FSA Vero compact crankset; 50/34t
  • Sealed Cartridge BB
  • Shimano Tiagra derailleurs
  • Shimano Tiagra Dual Control 9spd shifters
  • Shimano Tiagra Dual Control 9spd levers
  • Tektro R530 dual pivot brakes
  • Shimano HG50 9spd cassette(12-25t)
  • Shimano 505 clipless pedals
  • DBR Drop Bar Road 31.8
  • DBR 3D forged stem, +/-7 degree, 31.8
  • DBR Performance seatpost, alloy micro adjust 27.2mm
  • DBR Performance road saddle
  • Semi Sealed headset; 1-1/8
  • KMC-Z99 chain
  • DBR bartape w/ gel  
Wheelset:
  • Equation R17 rims
  • 28h Alloy QR hubs
  • Black 14g stainless steel spokes
  • Michelin Dynamic 700x23c tires
Weight: 21.31 lbs (56cm, no pedals)

Geometry (in inches)

Top Tube Standover Head Angle Seat Angle
52 20.9
29.5
72.3
74
54 21.5
30.7
72.5
73
56 22.0
32.3
73
73
58 22.64
32.7
73
73

WARRANTY

Jenson USA is an authorized Diamondback retailer and this product is covered by Diamondback's warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty term varies by model. To see the full, printable warranty statement, please click here.

In the event of a warranty claim, the retailer (Jenson USA) will be your primary point of contact and will facilitate the claim on your behalf. Call us at (888) 880-3811 x149 or click "Email Us" from our Help Desk page and select "Warranty Claim" as the reason for the inquiry.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Handles well (3)
  • Value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (5)
    • Exercise (4)
    • Training (4)
    • Racing (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Value!

    I bought this bike several months ago, and I've put in a lot of time on it. For the price, it's the best deal going. It is heavy--mine weighs in at 22...Read complete review

    I bought this bike several months ago, and I've put in a lot of time on it. For the price, it's the best deal going. It is heavy--mine weighs in at 22 lbs. with pedals--but that's expected for the price. The Tiagra components are not the greatest, but still great quality for the price. I've taken it on several 50 mile rides, a number of group rides, and a few sprint rides. It's not the fastest bike around, but it'll compare nicely with bikes five to ten times the price.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok for the money but had problems

    The bike arrived with a few problems: front derailleur out of adjustment, crankset was bent and front derailleur cable housing was kinked. I adjusted the derailleur but could never get rid of the chain...Read complete review

    The bike arrived with a few problems: front derailleur out of adjustment, crankset was bent and front derailleur cable housing was kinked. I adjusted the derailleur but could never get rid of the chain rub that occured b/c of the bent crankset. I took the bike to a local diamondback dealer for warranty repair. FSA agreed to warranty the crankset but required me to pay for labor for removal/reinstall and shipping of the original to them. Diamondback agreed to pay for replacement housing, but not labor. In total my new bike would have cost another $100 in labor and shipping CRAZY! Ended up just ordering a new Tiagra crankset/chain (the chain it comes with is junk) and another cable. I did the work myself. Didn't save any $$ but I know it was done right and the Tiagra crank (hollowtech 2)is a step above FSA Vero.

    Riding is ok, but I had to replace the saddle as it was very uncomfortable. Also the brake pads aren't the best and won't stop you in an emergency, so I upgraded those as well.

    Now things are great, smooth quiet drivetrain, stopping power and crisp shifting. Even with all of these changes the bike was less expensive than most of the competition with similar components.

    Reviewed by 29 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Fulfilled All Expectations

    By Benji

    from San Antonio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cost
    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Exercising
    • Racing

    Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

    I had previously owned a Diamondback that was stolen when I moved to San Antonio. My insurance kicked in enough for me to buy this bike and I have been SO IMPRESSED.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Bang for the Buck

    By angelr02

    from Riverside, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Great Quality
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Racing

      Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

      I have had this bike for 2 years now and I have not had any issues with it whatsoever. It handles great. Good quality components.

       
      4.0

      Best value for the price

      By Shibu

      from North Brunswick, NJ

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Best Entry Level
      • Decent components
      • Light

      Cons

      • Seat Needs Replacement

      Best Uses

      • Leisure rides
      • Training

      Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

      I bought this bike during this summer. Beginner and didn't have the heart to spend too much money on a road bike. Found this on JensonUSA. I wasn't confident buying a bike online but placed the order anyway. I was concerned when the box arrived, thought I had to assemble it my self. It took me less than an hour to put it together.

      Everything worked well on the first try. I had to adjust the front derailleur.

      It's been 5 months and put in around 700 miles so far. So far I upgraded just the seat, couldn't bear it on long rides. I was thinking I will ride this for a season and then upgrade to 105. I don't think I will, really great ride.

       
      4.0

      Good Value

      By Toko

      from West Michigan

      Pros

      • value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fitness

        Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

        Nice purchase. Easy to set up and received in good shape. Took longer to remove the packaging than it took to assemble. Tuned up pretty well right out of the box. Flipped the stem, and adjusted the rear derailleur some, and it was set to go.

        Rides nice too. I now realize how heavy my last bike was, and I am averaging at least 1 mph faster speeds on my usual routs.

        Good value to get a Tiagra drivetrain at this price. Wish I did not have to swing the levers so far to shift, but I am coming from a bike with downtube shifters, so this may get easier with time.

        Overall, very happy with the bike and would recommend this to others with a tight budget.

         
        5.0

        Great entry level bike

        By Victor_BR

        from Brazil

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • cheap
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            Great entry level bike. Best cost/benefit ratio on the market. Less than $600 with tiagra derailleur set.

             
            5.0

            Exceptional value

            By JJ Mack

            from Honolulu, HI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Nice components
            • Nice ride
            • value

            Cons

            • Build Job

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Fitness

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            This may not be the best bike in the world, but I'm convinced that it IS the best value right now. Tiagra components are just fine for any of us who aren't racing, and the price was easily half of what I would have paid for something similar at the LBS (in Hawaii).

             
            5.0

            Great deal, great service

            By sk

            from Bellingham WA

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            You aren't going to find a better deal on a Tiagra level bike anywhere. Especially not one that comes with pedals. I'm tempted to buy a spare to leave in the box until ten years from now when this one is worn out.

            Fast, comfortable, shifts smoothly. Everything came pretty well adjusted, and the final setup was a breeze.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bike

            By AJ

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Components
            • Quality

            Cons

            • None at this price

            Best Uses

            • Recreational biking
            • Training

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            Great bike for the money! I am an avid mountain biker and I was looking for a fairly inexpensive road bike to ride on days when I don't feel like driving to the local trails. Podium 2 fits the bill very well, especially given the low price at JensonUSA. I did a lot of research before purchasing this bike, both online and at local stores and could not find any other bikes with this level of components at a comparable price level. The bike came pretty much fully assembled and tuned. All I need to do is tweak a little the front derailleur and true one of the wheels. The frame build quality is excellent, and the components seem to do the job very well. The tiagra shifters derailleurs are quite precise; maybe just a touch less crisp than 105 components, but the difference is very subtle. The seat is just fine and I don't think I will be replacing it very soon. Finally, the 2011 model came with clipless pedals, which was a very nice touch.

             
            4.0

            Bang for your buck!

            By PaulM

            from North Carolina

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Decent components
            • value

            Cons

            • Pedals

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Training

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            This is my first road bike and I really like it as a good entry level starter. It has the Tiagra group set and for the most part everything works very well together. With the stock Shimano pedals that were included, the bike weighed about 22.6 lbs., but that is with 25C Gatorskins, instead of the Michelins.

            The shimano 505 pedals that were included are bricks. They weigh a ton. I replaced them some magnesium flat pedals and I saved over half a pound in that alone. The seat is also super uncomfortable. I suppose these are personal tastes but thought I would put it out there.

            Overall, I ride about 60 miles a week, and this suits me very well for now. At this price, it's almost too good too pass up.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Entry Level Road Bike!

            By Novice Enthusiast

            from Villa Park, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entry level
            • Fast
            • Handles well
            • Lightweight
            • Nice color scheme

            Cons

            • 9 Speed
            • Double Crank

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Exercise
            • Recreation
            • Weekend Rides

            Comments about Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike '11:

            Being completely new to road biking, I am very impressed with the overall construction, component package and ease of ride this bike has to offer. I don't have anything else to compare to, so this review may be slightly one sided. I bought this bike in August and have already put 100 miles on it. The advantage of being near the Jenson Corona store gave a great opportunity to test ride before I made the purchase. I look forward to the many miles of enjoyment I will get out of this bike.

            My only con would be that living in and around hills and ascending climbs is somewhat difficult with a double crank and 9 spd cassette. I could definitely benefit from some lower gears, but that's probably because I could be in better shape. Only more excuse to get better at climbing.

            I absolutely recommend this bike for anyone starting out and for the price Jenson has it for sale, why look anywhere else.

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.

            Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.

            Get free shipping with your $50 purchase today when you choose Standard Shipping at checkout. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items

            Free Shipping Offer

            Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today! Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout.

            Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.