Diamondback Century Sport Disc Complete Bike $1,700.00
Discs for the rest of us.
Pedaling in comfort is a given with Diamondback's Century series of road bikes. But what stands as equally important, especially if your wanderlust takes you into urban areas, is your ability to stop on a dime. The Diamondback Century Sport Disc Complete Bike conjoins excellent road manners with unprecedented stopping power in a bike that won't break the bank.
The Diamondback legacy draws upon over a century of road experience to develop a line of bikes for every rider imaginable. And while Diamondback, originally known as Centurion, was formed in 1969, in 1999, its pedigree was married with the expertise of Raleigh Bicycles which was born in Nottingham, England over 130 years ago.
Diamondback's complete line of road bikes spans from the podium placer to the entry-level fitness rider. And while the same attention to detail exists in all of its bikes, the Century Sport Disc features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame instead of the carbon fiber layup that's found in its Century 3 and 4 models. True, this material isn't as light as carbon fiber, but it is increasingly durable and resistant to wear. In fact, it's the go-to frame material for virtually every manufacturer looking at getting riders out on the road for a reasonable price.
To add a little oomph to the build, Diamondback's DB Carbon Road Fork completes the frame. Its construction, using Continuous Fiber Technology (CFT), which means that full-length strands of carbon are laid from the top of the steerer tube to the bottom of the dropouts. Additionally, the fork is the product of Diamondback's Advanced Monocoque Molding Process (AMMP), which is the same process used on the Podium Equipe, Diamondback's lauded road racer. Using this method, carbon plies are hand-wrapped around a polystyrene pre-form core, using a plastic bladder in the shape of the product. To achieve a precise mold during this layup process, the emerging fork is covered with a plastic cavity, which guarantees a perfect form. Silicone mandrel shells are then used to reinforce critical joint areas so as to create smoother overlapping fibers at vital junctions. The entire fork is coated for optimal fiber adhesion. But what does all this mean for you? Well, a carbon fork lends stiffness and handling to your bike, while also providing a smooth road feel.
The eye-catcher of the Century Sport Disc are the TRP HYDR Cable Actuated Hydraulic disc brakes. These provide unprecedented stopping power in virtually any condition, and the brakes feature a 160mm rotor up front and a 140mm rotor out back. For the shift/brake levers and the front derailleur, Diamondback incorporated Shimano's 105 components. The rear derailleur is the durable mainstay of the Shimano line, Ultegra. The drivetrain features a 50/34t FSA Gossamer Pro Compact BB386 crankset, a FSA CN910 chain, and a Shimano Tiagra 12/30t cassette. The cockpit build is a complete repertoire of Diamondback's DBR components. You rest on a DBR Performance saddle, while rolling on Diamondback's new Equation RS wheels that are cased in Michelin Dynamic Sport 700c x 25mm tires
The Diamondback Century Sport Disc Complete Bike is available in the color White and in five even sizes 52cm to 60cm.
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