Diamondback Podium 3 Road Bike

Diamondback Podium 3 Road Bike 

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;

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 27, 2013]
Lieinthegrass
Road Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 22, 2011]
Lenny866
Recreational Rider

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 1400, Specialized Allez

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 18, 2007]
Alan
Triathlete

Strength:

Price
compnent value
responsiveness

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used:

Giant OCR2

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 09, 2007]
undeadzed
Recreational Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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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Scattante R660

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 13, 2007]
Chris
Road Racer

Strength:

-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

Weakness:

-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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Allez

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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