Neil Pryde Bikes Diablo Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $4349.00

Product Description

They say there's no better way to get to know a bike than to go hard on the mountains, and no better way to climb fast than when you have a moving target ahead to chase. The Diablo takes you uphill easily with its lightweight frame and forks. And as for that moving target ahead, high bottom bracket stiffness and optimized chain stay profiles let you accelerate past. But what's brawn without the brains? There's no point in summiting first if you can't stay ahead of the pack when the fun starts. The Exoskeleton technology incorporated in the front triangle and forks ensure perfect balance and precise handling, letting you carve every apex more accurately than you've ever done. Every single part serves one common purpose: ultimate riding performance.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Javier a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2012

Strengths:    Stiffness, responsiveness, and weight

Weaknesses:    external cable routing

Bottom Line:   
Bought my bike from Knobbies and Slicks in Colleyville, Tx. Great service btw. Bike is just what I like to call a "Super Beast." Coming from several high end bikes including my previous bike a Cervelo S2, the Diablo is just miles ahead of the Cervelo. In fact the Cervelo felt like a marshmallow in comparison. I quickly noticed a huge difference in my measured efforts on previous rides and course personal records. My attacks and sprinting are actually a lot more effective as is my climbing on short steep hills (that's all that's available to me here in this part of Texas sadly) Only thing I dont like too much is the external cable routing under the downtube. My Cervelo had everything neatly packed into the frame and made for some nice clean looks. However this is not a huge deal as the Diablo in it's matte/gloss black finish is just stellar! I can't wait to take this machine into the new race season in the early spring!

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Purchased At:   Knobbies and Slicks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by one.eight.five a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2011

Strengths:    buying the frame direct is such a breeze. super fast delivery via DHL. excellent customer sevice. in fact, Mike Pryde, I think the owner, replied to my queries via emails personally.

the greatest strength is the pricepoint for such a quality product. it is truly an underrated frame.

Weaknesses:    the price is ever increasing every quarter.
maybe the 27.2mm seatpost looks cosmetically flawed when compared to the beefed up proportions of the frame.

Bottom Line:   
first carbon bike that I owned. however I've test ridden quite a lot of carbon bikes ( high-end) from friends, though not ridden over extended period.

Diablo is not like most carbon bikes that is somehow muted. it feels almost like my aluminum frame without the weight penalty plus other bonuses.

the oversized bottom bracket somehow lends a very positive stiffness when pedaling off the saddle. plus the 1/2 inch steerer makes this a super stiff bike in a very positive manner.sprinting uphill seems effortless.

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

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff frame
Great aesthetics. Love the blue.
6700 ultegra ergonomics
Neil Pryde web site is great

Weaknesses:    The stock mavic elites probably help soften out the stiff ride, but I have ridden 7k miles on a set of elites on my other bike, so I know these wheels. The Diablo deserves a little better. Demo'd a set new 404 carbon clinchers for a few days. This made for a fast bike.

Bottom Line:   
First off, box arrived and was super easy to put together. Install seat post, wheels, pedals and adjust handle bars. That is it and you are off. The Ultega shifting was already dialed in enough for a 2 hour ride. This is my first carbon bike but I know this is very stiff frame, I weigh 190 and notice very little flex while climbing out of the seat. Stable tracking going downhill provides more confidence. Best of all it turns heads with the striking blue color. Graphics and finish are top notch.

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Price Paid:    $4350.00

Purchased At:   Neil Pryde direct

Bike Setup:   bone stock from Neil Pryde

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PSA - Ticketing in Diablo for stop signs

Local sheriff patrolling and stopping riders for not heeding stop signs. Depending on the officer, he may be OK with a track stand, another may require a foot. There's lots of drama in that community about cyclists. Take the couple of seconds and chill out. We got lucky with a warning and some le ... Read More »

Tour of California, Mt. Diablo hillclimb times?

Does anyone know where I can find out how long it took the pro riders to get to the summit from the base?Read More »

First road ride up Mt Diablo

[ATTACH]295038[/ATTACH] Took my first road bike trip up Mt Diablo today to the Summit from Northridge and what a amazing ride! Felt great on the climb and enjoyed the "Wall" finish! The payoff was amazing on the way down even though I'm still getting used to a 3/4 wide tire holding a edge on corn ... Read More »

Starting point for Mt Diablo ride?

Me and a buddy were thinking of riding up there this weekend. Where is a good place to start? Links to Strava routes or something could be helpful. If there's a start point that is further away, that makes for a good all round ride, that would be worth considering.Read More »

Mt Diablo Hill Climb Time Trial

NorCal RBRers I wanted to write a short note to let you know about our club's (Contra Costa Cycling Club or Kovarus Wells Fargo team) annual hill climb on June 22. The climb starts at the kiosk on North Gate Road and climbs 1740 ft in 6.2 miles to the ranger house just below the junction. Last ... Read More »

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