Diamondback 2001 Podium Older Cyclocross Bike

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1079.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kathleen Billington a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2003

Strengths:    with a little bit of time and love, this bike can really lighten up and be great for racing, mine is down to 20lbs

Weaknesses:    doesn't come small enough, with original wheels is very heavy, 23lbs

Bottom Line:   
Great bike at cheap price. Bike snobs think the disk breaks are cool, but they weigh a lot. You can really throw this bike around and not worry about hurting it, great fun on technical downhills.

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Favorite Ride:   Beech Mountain area

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   roadbikereview.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   team fuji road and cyclocross bike durace and ultegra mix

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jose Basquet a Road Racer from Houston, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Strengths:    Great looks. Light weight, even better with a carbon fork. Easy to carry on my shoulder. Fun bike.

Weaknesses:    The geometry takes a bit to get used to and it feels a bit twitchy at low speeds (8-10 mph). I have it set up the same way as my road bike, so I can really notice the difference. I did put wider bars on this than my road bike, and sometimes I feel like I have to steer the bike rather than have it steer itself in the corners.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great looking bike. It is light and tough. I raced with it for one whole season so far and I am pleased. I have it set up with campy 8 speed chorus, fsa 175 cranks and race with spingery rev x's. I was surprised at the quality especially at the price I paid.

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Favorite Ride:   Cimaron

Price Paid:    $205.00

Purchased At:   e-Bay

Similar Products Used:   specialized allez and kestrel raod bikes

Bike Setup:   campy 8 speed. spingey rev x wheels, selle italia seat, rithcy stem and bars.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darkrider1 a Road Racer from Redondo Beach, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2002

Strengths:    light weight, stable handling, tough paint, stiff in the sprints.

Weaknesses:    A little bit hard to get the rear wheel in & out in a hurry.

Bottom Line:   
Nice light cyclocross ride. Handles really well in the sandy stuff. Fits over my shoulder nicely for portage. Surprisingly tough paint job. Frame resists dents well. Too bad they stopped making this bike after 2001.

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Favorite Ride:   Angeles Crest Forest

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Redline Conquest, Empella bonfire, Cannondale cross frame.

Bike Setup:   Diamondback frame/fork, Campagnolo Daytona components, Empella Frog-Leg brakes, TruVatic cranks, Vel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by terry a Commuter from michigan

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Strengths:    design, components, durability.

Weaknesses:    wish it had a carbon fork

Bottom Line:   
This bike is tough. Great commuter handles the off road, dirt gravel, beautiful 105 and ultegra shifting. Fast and light too. I commute 6 miles to mall and except for 1 flat tire no prob.

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Favorite Ride:   yes

Price Paid:    $600.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikeboy_23 a Recreational Rider from Clovis, NM USA

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2001

Strengths:    Very stiff and responsive. Works well in tight spots. Looks trick with disc brakes.

Weaknesses:    Disc brakes and road lever do not mix well!

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike with a great component package and not to mention clean lines and great looks.

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Favorite Ride:   Capitol Peak Trail

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   DFC Cycles, Lubbick,

Similar Products Used:   Redline Conquest

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105, Avid Mechanical Disc Brakes.

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