Looking for a multi-purpose bike? Our review of Diamondback Trace Sport Bike analyzes all its features in detail to assess that this is a good sport bike.
The components on this bike are from reputable brand names like Kenda and Shimano, which is a good indication of its quality and longevity.
An initial glance at its features reveals that it could be good on and off-road bike. Also, it clearly has some features which are not commonly available in most hybrid bikes.
Diamondback Trace Sport Bike Overview
- Aluminum alloy frame will ensure durability and keep the bike lightweight.
- It comes with quality disk brakes for your safety.
- Kenda Bitumen tires have a diameter of 700cc.
- 45c of the tire thickness provide a great grip on all types of terrains.
- Suspension fork will make it easy for you to go on rough and trail surfaces.
- It has 3×8 speed gearing for you to climb those difficult hills.
- It is available in two sizes and one color.
Features Analysis – Let’s Dig Deeper!
The following details in this review will make it easy for you to get to know this Diamondback Trace Sport Bike.
The 700 is a standard size for most hybrid bikes, but the 45c tire width is much more than the normal bikes.
This additional width provides good grip on all terrains and gives this bike a sporty look. Just this feature alone makes it look more like a mountain bike.
Also, Kenda is a company that has been long known for manufacturing durable tires which will take you comfortably on trails as well as city roads.
A quality Shimano Acera 3×8 drivetrain gives you 24 gears which are more than sufficient to ride up and down the steep hills.
In addition, they are very easy to shift up or down.
Most buyers find that the middle eight gears are mainly used by the rider.
The review of brakes is one of the most important factors to evaluate in any bike. Actually, you should never compromise on the braking power of a bike for your safety.
Diamondback Sport Bike comes withTektro Aries mechanical disc brakes. With this type of brakes, you can confidently stop on any terrain.
Most of the bikes in our reviews come with a V-brake. While these brakes are very efficient, Disk brakes have more stopping power and they remain cleaner for a longer period.
In addition, the Tektro brakes which will last you a long time and without much maintenance.
However, you should be careful not to drag brakes on descends as they can overheat.
Diamondback Trace Sport Bike has an SR Suntour suspension fork with 75mm travel.
Any biker will tell you that a 75mm travel dropper will work fine for the type of riding this bike can be used for such as commuting, leisure rides and occasional trail rides.
The suspension is very good for improved comfort, less fatigue and faster riding over rough terrains.
Above all, a component like the suspension is normally provided in the mountain bikes. That’s why this bike makes a good mix between a hybrid and a mountain bike.
It has an aluminum alloy frame giving you the right balance between weight as well as strength.
Each frameset on this bike is hand-built using carbon fiber which enhances the quality and gives you an enjoyable ride.
In addition, a frameset comprises of the actual frame and front fork of the bike and often includes the headset and the seat.
This frame is strong enough to take you on and off roads and trails while the standover height will allow you to put your foot on the road in a stopped position.
At the time of writing this review, this bike is only available in two sizes, large and x-large.
It is also considered to be unisex. However, the company will have to provide more sizes to make it truly a unisex bike.
The Diamondback website provides a size chart for you to choose safely before you buy.
This bike comes to you almost ready to ride. You just have to the front wheel, seat and pedals.
The brakes are already dialed in and for your convenience, the gears are already adjusted. And yes, the pedals are included.
- It has the provision to put a rear rack.
- The components are of high quality.
- The shifters click responsively.
- Great bike for road and light trail rides.
- Great paint job.
- Worth the money.
- Does not come with a kickstand.
- You may need to replace the seat with a gel seat.
Diamondback is known to stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of their bikes.
The idea to be able to have an online chat with the support staff to clear up any of your doubts is also great.
All in all, the review of Diamondback Trace Sport Bike gives us the confidence to recommend this bike to commuters and leisure riders as long as you don’t intend taking it to heavy trail rides.