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Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013

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Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road 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.

Built up with Shimano’s revolutionary Ultegra Di2 electronic group, the Podium 6 would be right at home amongst the pro peloton. With the flick of a button Ultegra Di2 lets you make perfect shifts every time, even under extreme load, something no mechanical drivetrain can boast. Battery life is estimated at minimum 1,250 miles per charge so you aren’t limited and a handy LED power indicator near the handlebars lets you see your battery status so you know when to charge.

Specifications
Frame DBR AMMP Carbon Technology, Specific Modulous, Monocoque Competition Road Frame, internal cable routing, Carbon Drop outs, Taper headtube, Press-Fit 30 BB, Di2 Compatible
Fork DBR AMMP Competition Road Fork, CFT Continuous Fiber Technology, Carbon Drop outs, Taper Carbon steerer tube
Headset FSA No. 42, Sealed ACB
Wheelset Easton Aero, V1 hubs, Cartridge bearings, 20h front 24h rear
Tires Michelin Pro 3, 700x23c
Brakes Shimano Ultegra, Dual Pivot
Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2, 10spd
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2, Braze on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2, 10spd
Crankset Shimano Ultegra, 53/39t
Cassette Shimano 105 5700, 11-25t, 10spd
Chain Shimano CN-5700, 10spd
Handlebar Easton EC70 Aero, 31.8mm
Saddle DBR Competition Road with NiCro Rails
Seatpost Diamondback 2014 AL, 3D forged, 27.2mm
Stem Diamondback 7075 AL, 3D forged, ±7°, 31.8mm

Note: components are subject to change without notice.

Geometry
Size XS
50cm
S
52cm
M
54cm
L
56cm
XL
58cm
XXL
60cm
Top Tube Length 515mm 530mm 545mm 560mm 575mm 590mm
Seat Tube Length 470mm 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 570mm
Head Tube Length 115mm 135mm 150mm 165mm 180mm 205mm
Head Angle 72.0° 72.3° 72.8° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Seat Angle 75.2° 74.0° 73.3° 73.0° 73.0° 72.5°
Wheelbase 967mm 968mm 975mm 984mm 998mm 1009mm
Chainstay Length 405mm
BB Drop 72.5mm 72.5mm 70.0mm 70.0mm 67.5mm 67.5mm
Fork Offset 45mm
Stem Length 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Handlebar Width 400mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
Crankarm Length 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 300mm
Stack 518mm 539mm 552mm 567mm 579mm 603mm
Reach 372mm 376mm 380mm 387mm 398mm 402mm
Standover Height 729mm 755mm 766mm 786mm 802mm 828mm

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (5)
  • Good geometry (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Handles well (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Serious training (5)
    • Climbing (3)
    • Racing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it!

    By ken

    from st. louis, mo

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Serious Training

    Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

    Great bargain - seems like in past years the groupset itself almost cost as much as i paid for the full bike. I have absolutely no complaints - the ride is compliant and comfortable. tonight i'm going to try the inserts for the brakes to make the reach less. I'm hooked on the serfas seat i always use so don't fret the downgrade on the seat.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Ought to be illegal

    By RC

    from New Mexico

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

      Wanted the bike for the Di2 Shifter. I ride a geared bike in the summer months and this bike is fast. The Di2 is amazzzzzing! Stiff frame. I have the burka lounger setup now with the stem flipped for commuting almost 30 miles a day. Can't beat the price. I changed to tubeless tires and was ready to go.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Value, quality and good looks!!

      By Rebecca B.

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Awesome Components
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight Wheels
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Handlebars Just Ok
      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Serious Training

      Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

      This is my 2nd bike purchase since I started cycling a 5 years ago, my previous bike was a Fuji, partial carbon with decent components; however it was too small for me and I needed to take the next step up. This bike was recommended to me by a friend who is quite knowledgeable about the sport. He was very confident that this would be a good fit for me and that the value of what I was going to get would be to my advantage. I did hesitate because I couldn't "try it" before buying it, yet I decided that I didn't want to pass this opportunity up. I am so glad that I bought the bike! Once It was together and I was able to ride it, I knew that it was the right bike for me. It was just what I was looking for, the Di2 is absolutely amazing! I had problems with my mechanical Shimano Ultegra shifting because my hands are small and it took way too much effort to shift. Now I barely have to tap to change gears AND I can do all of that while climbing or descending. The Di2 is smooth, reliable and just incredible! The frame looks really great, the colors are sleek and unique, I personally prefer to have a non-flashy color combo. I like it when people take that second look and say to themselves " what kind of bike IS that?" !
      I have taken the bike out for a few rides and done some climbing, decided to change the cassette and will be changing the crankset because I prefer to have more climbing ability. The handlebars are not particularly my preferred shape and angle, I have a feeling that I will be changing that in the future as well. I put my previous seat on because I knew the one it came with was not going to work for me. Over the last few weeks I have just thoroughly enjoyed this bike and have noticed that it really was the best bike for the money spent, which makes me realize that a little trust can go a long way.
      I can't wait to see where this bike takes me in the future, but I know it will all be worth every penny spent!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This bike is amazing buy without a doubt

      By Michael the cannon Ramos

      from Riverside, CA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

        This is without a doubt one of the best and amazing bikes I have ever own I'm glad I have one the number 1 purchase of the year!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value with high-end performance

        By Don headed over the hill

        from Tyler, TX

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Confident Shifting
        • Frame Absords Harsh Roads
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Battery Required For Di2

        Best Uses

        • Century rides
        • Climbing
        • Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

        Carbon frame holds it own against bikes costing twice as much. Di2 system is good enough for the pros. Generally worth the slight additional weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfection

        By bikeguy81

        from Dallas tx.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Racing
          • Serious Training

          Comments about Diamondback Podium 6 Di2 Road Bike 2013:

          This bike kicks much booty. You should totally but one now.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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