Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $649.99

Product Description

Equipped with Shimano Tiagra components and designed with comfort and performance in mind, the Podium 2 is a true road bike that won't empty your wallet. Diamondback has raised the head tube height slightly to reduce the strain on the ride...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cameron

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2014

Strengths:    Durability
Incredible value

Weaknesses:    On the heavier side

Bottom Line:   
I am a newbie to road biking but I ride with 3 Cat 2 racers and they all say my bike was a steal. Not to toot my own horn but they all ride bikes worth close to $4000 and I have no problem keeping up with them, in fact I've been able to drop them a few times! Don't think you have to break the bank to be fast, 99% of riding depends on you, the rider. That being said this bike really likes climbing hills, not as good on the flats or descents.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dmatt

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2012

Strengths:    Great value for the price. good components for an entry level bike

Weaknesses:    High gearing, even in the lower range.

Bottom Line:   
Great entry level bike with Tiagra components. I'm 5' 10", 31" inseam and the 54cm frame fit perfect. The gearing is a bit high so you do have to work on hills, but it is smooth and strong. If I lived in a area with large hills, I would switch out the sets, but it is fine for open riding. Shifting is smooth and precise.

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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DB Podium 2 vs. Giordano Libero 1.6 Road Bike

All - This is my first post, so hello all! I decided to get into cycling 2 months ago and decided to start w/ a very cheap bike to start. I purchased the Giordano road bike for ~$350 [url=http://www.amazon.com/Giordano-Libero-White-Mens-Bike-700c/dp/B004Q3N0GI]Amazon.com: Giordano Libero 1.6 Whit ... Read More »

GT GTR Series 3 2012 vs Diamondback Podium 2 2012

Hi everyone. I'm looking at getting my first road bike and I'm limited by my budget of less than $700. My brother told me to increase my budget, but I'm currently unable to do so. So through my search I came across these 2 bikes: The GT gtr Series 3 and the Diamondback Podium 2 both 2012 models. ... Read More »

Anyone have input on the Diamondback Podium 2??

I currently ride a tri-setup and have been thinking of getting a lower end road bike. I came across an add on JensonUSA for this Diamondback Podium 2 and wanted some feedback as to wether or not this is a good buy. They have it on sale for 524.95 with free shipping. It has Tiagra Components.Read More »

Podium 2 or 3

Background: I have never been on a road bike other than to go up and down the street. I have been running for the past few years. Looking to start riding and try a few triathlons in the near future. I have ZERO gear, shoes, helmet etc. I see that several people have recently purchased the D ... Read More »

Diamondback Podium 2

hey everybody im looking at getting a diamondback podium 2 from 2011 was just curious how diamondback stands up as far as road bikes go. rame: DBR Custom Fully Butted 7005 Alloy Preformance Road Geometry Frame, Formed Top Tube Fork: DBR Podium Performance Carbon, Alloy Steerer Components: ... Read More »

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