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Diamondback Podium 6 Ultegra Bike 2013

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Diamondback Podium 6 Ultegra Bike 2013

While you may only know them for their mountain bikes, Diamondback has been making huge strides in developing their road offering as well. The result of this push is the Podium series carbon fiber frame. The Podium frame is hand made using Diamondback’s Advanced Monocoque Molding Process that ensures that each piece of carbon ply is laid precisely where it needs to be to provide exceptional stiffness and durability, without using excess material that will weigh the bike down. Diamondback makes their own carbon sheets in house from the latest MR60 and HR40 fibers produced by carbon fiber leader Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. and also the industry workhorse T700 fibers by Toray Industries Inc. due to their high tensile and modulus strength. This allows the engineers at Diamondback to have complete control of the quality of their materials and allows them to use less material in the frame, to keep weight low, without sacrificing stiffness or durability. The Podium frame uses the latest in cycling technology including a 1.5” tapered headtube that creates a stronger and stiffer front end and the Press-Fit BB30 bottom bracket standard that minimizes the overall weight of the bike while increasing the stiffness of the bottom bracket region. The Podium also features carbon fiber drop outs and internal cable routing for a clean, uncluttered finish that also improves aerodynamics.

The Podium 6 is built up with Shimano’s Ultegra group that blends race proven technology with ergonomic perfection. The Ultegra crankset features Shimano’s Hollowtech II technology with Hollowglide outer chain rings that balance lightweight with optimum stiffness. Ultegra STI shift/brake levers are equipped with carbon fiber lever blades and offer a closer pivot for better access to the brake lever. They also feature internal cable routing for a clean look that goes great with the Podium’s internal cable routing. In conjunction with Ultegra derailleurs, these components form a drivetrain that is race ready, without the pro price tag, bringing amazing ride quality within the reach of non-sponsored, cycling enthusiasts.


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The real deal at a real steal of a price

By Mike the Bikerrrrr

from Ice cold Minneapolis, MINNESOTA

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    Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Ultegra Bike 2013:

    An AMAZING deal from Jenson.

    I bought this bike at a slight discount because it was used to help veterans.

    I thought I'd get a USED (read here beaten into the ground, scratched, dented two wheel mess)

    What I got was THE most beautiful bicycle (I like old school with basic colors not flaahy gawdy stuff) I know of in this $2000 price range.

    The bike has very sharp lines to it. The headset is angled as if you're going to do ONE lap around the oval and is sharp. This makes the bike much stiffer and twitchy relative to what it could have been with more relaxed lines. Former ride was a Schwinn Peloton with Ultegra and 853 steel (sweet) . One bike is a Cadillac the other a Formula One (I exaggerate to make a point).

    But the Diamondback is so much quicker off the jump. I weigh 230lbs and can bend a frame with mybig thighs and arms. My Peloton I'd have to "load" before it would respond. I'd stand to sprint up a hill or to catch someone and there was a moment when the bottom brake would sway and then come back-a VERY compliant bike. It made me a hair slower accelarating but the comfort in the long haul was amazing. No wonder most custom leisure riders pick 853 steel for custom bikes...easy to workwith too.

    Enough about the old..Bring in the new!!

    The Diamonback is a jet. There is NO sway, no give. It is STIFF. I had a slight hesititancy to keep it, it was so twitchy and stiff. I found I really had to pay attention to the bike at first.

    Over days I settled in and found the bike a joy. What it looses in its twichiness and stiffness it makes up in responsiveness. And the 54 fit me better than my56 cm Peloton. I'm 6 feet tall with a 34inch inseam. I found myself absolutely still on the Diamndback. Where the Peloton I was movinh back and forth trying to find a comfortable position.

    THAT is the importance of fit. Fit is judged by the riders height but more importantly their leg and torsi length and the length of the bikes top tube. The Diamondback is pretty "squared" up. It doesnt have a long top tube as many of the Italian bjkes do.

    If the bike had a fork with curve to it to absorb shock it would feel more comfortable and would have better characteriTics. As it is, it BEGS ti be ridder in a criterium. But I'm used to it now and I ride with more confidence and feel more in control due to better FIT.

    Of course the FULL Ultegra works like a charm. It DOOESNT have a carbon searpost!!-ALUMINUM. But thats easy to replace and for many you'd want some offser to the seatpost to soften the ride.

    The bike came shipped on time and FREE shipping. It was wrapped like the Hope diamamond. Jenson knows what theyre doing. A few adjustments and I was off.

    Weighing 230lbs and living in the pothole capital of the world-Minneapolis, Minneasota I appreciate a strong wheels. My old wheels were Mavic CXP14. The wheel has a deep aero rim and are HEAVY. I NEVER adjusted them in 13 years of riding..HARD riding of two hours/day. I looked at the Easton wheels with reluctance because spoke count is lower with 10 speed in the back not 9 like my old bike. But after going through TWO massive potholes and not noticing any change in the Eastons I give them "thumbs up" for strength even though they are slightly heavy compared to some models.

    The saddle is the biggest let down on this bike.

    But who ever likes the stock saddle They should not even put one on like they do pedals.

    I LOVE this bike. Finally, I did seap out the beautiful (but too narrow for my 46inch chest) handlebar. The Easton is a beauty though too narrow at 44cm and too much drop for me. The cranks are the cats meow!!.

    My TREK hyper expensive for the name you buy, ALUMINUM frame owning TREK friends are way jealous. But I'm sure TREKS #1 cheat appreciates suckas buying those expensive bikes he endorsed.

    ME??..I'll save my money, get a BETTER bike and make my own name.

    Someone want to buy a sadde and a hanebar?!.

    The rest of the bike???....well, go get your own I'm keeping THIS one!.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
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