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Diamond DM-1 Pro Race Review – Twain Mein

  • Toray T700 Carbon fiber frameset
  • 73 degree head tube, 73.5 degree seat tube
  • Claimed weights: Frame: 1030 grams, Fork: 380 grams. Actual total w/o pedals: 7460 grams (16lbs 7 oz)
  • Price: $2295
  • Oversize and tapered 1.25/1.5″ fork
  • Full Shimano Ultegra 6700 gruppo with 53/39 x 11/25 gearing and 172.5 cranks
  • 57CM size tested
  • Light weight components including Edge Design stem (95 grams), Vittoria superlight tubes, carbon bottle cages (22 grams), and 1490 gram wheelset.

Michael and David Diamond are the brains behind the new Diamond Bicycles DM-1 Pro. They’ve put together a great value with top-notch components and an impressive frame. Speaking of value, this Ultegra-equipped bike sells for $2295; compare this to a Trek Madone 6.2, which retails for nearly $4200 (and has a lower quality Shimano 105 cassette), and you can see this is a good value for the money.

About the author: Twain Mein

Twain Mein has been a fan of mtbr.com & roadbikereview.com since 1996. After meeting Francis, he became fascinated with the technology and gear aspect of cycling and became one of our first product reviewers. Twain has been doing triathlons since 1987 and was ranked in the Top 50 U.S. National Age Group in 2012. He’s recently been learning swimming tips from his 10 year-old daughter who has way more natural talent!


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