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Diamondback Podium ETAPE Road Bike Carbon 2014

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Diamondback Podium ETAPE Road Bike Carbon 2014

The Diamondback Podium ETAPE is a state of the art carbon competition road racing machine. Featuring aggressive carbon shaping and internal cable housing design, there were no expenses spared with this frame. It clocks in at a mere 950 grams thanks to the newly designed tapered Continuous Fiber Technology full carbon fork with integrated carbon crown race. The frame is outfitted with Shimano RS-21 clinchers and a Shimano 10 speed drivetrain.

Diamondback looked at the handling, feel, weight, and geometry of each frame and each size so they could make sure every product has the signature Diamondback feel. Then Diamondback does conceptual sketches, 3D Modeling, and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) before they even make the first steel mold. They set clear and concise goals to make the Podium a world-class frame and they strive to make an already incredible product…better. Diamondback feels that only after going through all these long, tedious processes that this is the only way to create a high performance racing bicycle worthy of the Podium badge.

  • Continuous Fiber – Diamondback’s Continuous Fiber Technology uses full-length carbon strands to manufacture the fork that extend from the top of the steer tube to the bottom of the drop outs. Using that same AMMP technology employed in the Podium frame, they’ve created one of the stiffest forks available. With a lower integrated crown race that’s completely carbon, they’ve eliminated the need for a separate aluminum race. This makes the overall system lighter, stronger and more responsive.
  • Tapered Head Tube – 1.5 Tapered head tube provides front end torsional stiffness for precise steering and control.
  • Compliant Stays – Seat tube and seat stays are designed to work together to produce an optimally compliant ride.
  • Pressfit 30 –An oversized BB shell coupled with a larger down tube and chain stays provides increased rigidity for out-of-the saddle-sprinting, maximum acceleration, and optimal efficiency.
  • Closed Circuit Cabling – Closed Circuit Cable routing provides a clean, uncluttered, and sleek finish to the frame.
  • Replaceable Front Derailleur Hanger – lightweight and easy to mount in the correct position… every time.
Pedals are an important component on a bike, and highly dependent on a rider's style. As most bikes do not come with pedals, be sure to have a look at our selection of road pedals before checking out. They are listed here.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Model

Podium Podium ETAPE

Fork

DBR AMMP Carbon Competition, Carbon Drop outs, w/Taper Carbon steerer tube

Headset

FSA No.42 , Sealed ACB for Taper Headtube

Brakes

Tektro R540 dual pivot

Wheels

Shimano RS-21 Clincher

Tires

Michelin Dynamic Sport 700x23c

Handlebar

DBR Drop Bar Road 31.8

Stem

DBR 3D forged, +/-7 degree, 31.8

Seat Post

DBR Performance Post, Alloy Micro Adjust, 27.2mm

Bar Tape

DBR Race tape w/Gel

Saddle

Prologo Zero-II, Cromo Rail

Shifters

Shimano 105 Dual Control 10spd

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105, Braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 10spd

Chain

FSA CN910 10spd

Cassette

Shimano CS-4600 Tiagra 10spd (12-30t)

Crankset

FSA Gossamer PF30 53,39t

Bottom Bracket Design

PRESS FIT 30

GEOMETRY

Geometry

Size

52cm

54cm

56cm

58cm

60cm

A

Wheelbase (mm)

968.0

975.0

984.0

998.0

1009.0

B

Top Tube (mm)

530.0

545.0

560.0

575.0

590.0

C

Chain Stay (mm)

405.0

405.0

405.0

405.0

405.0

D

Head Tube Length (mm)

135.0

150.0

165.0

180.0

205.0

E

Head Angle

72.3

72.8

73.0

73.0

73.0

F

Reach (mm)

376.0

380.0

387.0

398.0

402.0

G

Stack (mm)

539.0

552.0

567.0

579.0

603.0

H

BB Drop (mm)

72.5

70.0

70.0

67.5

67.5

I

Seat Tube Angle

74

73.3

73

73

72.5

J

Seat Tube (C - T) (mm)

490.0

510.0

530.0

550.0

570.0

L

Fork Rake (mm)

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

M

Standover Height (mm)

755.0

766.0

786.0

802.0

828.0

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great value - Mar 16, 2015

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4 out of 5 stars
dayton, OH

second bike from Pricepoint. well packed, no damage, easy to set up. Diamondback Podium frame is most under-rated in the market. weighs 980gm, stiff, responsive and fork is all carbon light and stiff too. the stock components are ok and worth sticking with the FSA gossamer crank/BB, seatpost/saddle and Shimano 105 (surprisingly smooth and light). Worth upgrading the wheelset (solid but heavy) and cassette primarily. stem/handlebars and brakes are also affordable upgrades (all listed for about $500) and you will have a race-ready bike. Frame has matt finish and looks good. Stock bike weighs 18lb 3oz. upgrades took it below 16lb.

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