Diamondback Podium 3 Road Bike

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $775.00


Product Description

Podium 3 Specd with 105 components--Shimanos best bang-for-the-buck component line--the Podium 3 is a fast, razor sharp road machineThat only waits forThe proper legsTo propel it.Frame: DBR Custom Fully Butted 7005 Alloy Preformance Road Geometry Frame, FormedTopTube with integrated Headtube Fork: DBR Podium Performance Carbon, Alloy Steerer Components: FSA Gossamer Compact (50/34) crankset; BB30 BB30 bottom bracket Shimano 105 front derailleur, 31.8 Shimano 105 rear derailluer;


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lieinthegrass a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2013

Strengths:    -Good quality groupset and components (105s)
-Great price
-Durable
-One of the best entry-level bike


Weaknesses:    -Saddle/Seat(can be a pain on long rides)
-Wheelset


Bottom Line:   
This was the first road bike that I bought. Coming from a MTB background,I didn't know much about road bikes. After a few months of riding and a few thousand KMs,I had about 2 crashes but the bike is still as good as new! The derailleurs shift perfectly,the bike feels stiff and responsive. Definitely one of the best,if not the best entry level road bike for those who are looking to get into road biking or just want a enjoyable,durable and good quality road bike for a great price!

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Bike Setup:   Everything


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lenny866 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2011

Strengths:    Top quality bike at a beginners price! This is a $1000+ bike. I paid $725. I still can't believe it. 105 components at 2300 prices. Quality frame, 10 speeds and it even comes with clipless pedals.

Weaknesses:    The seat was swapped out right away. I could see upgrading the wheels at a later date. If you are brand conscience, this is not for you. Those who still believe they will be in the next Tour De France will frown on you. That goes away when you pass them.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great bike. It is fast, responsive and light. Even my bike shop mechanic agreed this was a well made and great buy. Ive been in the saddle for 30+ years. This is has quickly become a favorite.

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Price Paid:    $725.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Trek 1400, Specialized Allez



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alan a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2007

Strengths:    Price
compnent value
responsiveness


Weaknesses:    Seat (not so good on long rides)
wheelset is weak


Bottom Line:   
Quick, Stiff but comfortable, Great entry bike! I love to ride it. It makes 4:30 mornings enjoyable! Dont see many on the road.

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Favorite Ride:   Pelican Point

Price Paid:    $895.00

Purchased At:   Mobile Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Giant OCR2




Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by undeadzed a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    Price was a major factor. Good 105 / Ultegra mix. Salesman upgraded my seatpost to a Campy record at no charge.

Weaknesses:    Shimano 500 wheels (replaced) the derailleur hanger bent and Ultegra rear d. cage broke. replaced free, bottom bracket was wearing funny - replaced with Ti at no charge. Saddle stiff.

Bottom Line:   
Was looking for a secondary bike at my work location. I have about 1000 miles on it and it's pretty solid. Tektro brakes are a bit scary in descents. Corners well and very responsive. Chnaged the wheels to Aksiums, I'm 6' 235 and the Shimano 500's were a bit loose.

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Favorite Ride:   110th loop and crit training

Price Paid:    $629.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Scattante R660

Bike Setup:   DBR podium 3 Ultegra ? 105 mix, C. record post, Mavic Aksium wheelset, Form E3 Ti saddle


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2007

Strengths:    -Comfortable
-105's that come with shift great (sora/tiagra = don't get)
-half aluminum, half carbon (comfort, again)
-fast (passed upon many madone's)
-good crank


Weaknesses:    -Fake carbon post (looks neat)
-Saddle can be a pain on longer rides
-r500 are not good at staying trued
-if platforms are on it from factory, make sure you get them loosened up. Mine were a beast to take off and was even hard for my LBS (B + L bike shop). It's as though they forced it on way too hard.
-handlebar isn't curved for comfort, standard original type


Bottom Line:   
Read the strengths and weaknesses.
I love this bike personally. The weaknesses are more mental, besides the seat post and the r500 wheelset, but they work fine in reality.

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Favorite Ride:   up mt soledad and down

Price Paid:    $1650.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Allez

Bike Setup:   DBR Podium 3, 06
Time RXS Carbon pedals
cateye met8?
-all you need to go fast



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