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Diamondback 2012 Podium 7 Road Bike

4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

List Price: $8,500.00
Price: $3,495.00 - $7,273.45
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  • AMMPSL Carbon Monocoque Competition Road Frame
  • AMMP CFT Carbon Podium Fork w/ Carbon Taper Steerer Tube
  • Campagnolo Super Record 11 Racing Double Crankset
  • Campagnolo Super Record Derailleur's and 11-Spd Ultra Shift, Ergo Power Shifters
  • Easton EC90 SL Clincher Carbon Wheel Set
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Product Description

For todays elite racer, the 2012 Diamondback Podium 7 introduces Diamondback's proprietary AMMP Technology to the world. The DBR AMMP SL Carbon Technology, Specific Modulus, Monocoque Competition Road Frame includes internal cable routing, Carbon Drop outs, a taper headtube, a Press-Fit 30 bottom bracket shell, and an AMMP CFT Carbon Podium Fork with a carbon tapered steer tube. The AMMP SL differs from it's AMMP brethren by shedding an additional 100ggrams for the weight of the frame. Drivetrain, cranks, brakes and shifters are all courtesy of Campy Super Record. An Easton Carbon Post, bars and EC90SL wheelset round out this powerhouse elite competition package. There is none higher. We call it the Podium 7... you can call it victory.

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  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B007KI4JMU
  • Item model number: DSFRT-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,311 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I'd been looking for something to replace my aging Merlin and found a screaming deal on the 2012 Diamondback. It was a bit of an unknown and I really wasn't looking to go Campy, but the price was just too good to pass up.

Keep in mind that it arrived in the box from the factory. Many of the concerns I have would be corrected by any self-respecting bike shop during buildup.

So without further ado...

The eight thousand dollar question: Can Diamondback build a high end carbon frame? Yes. It has an aggressive, lively feel to it while still absorbing a lot of road noise. How a bike feels is personal preference, but this one can hang with anything I've ever thrown a leg over. Further, it's a good looking bike to my eye--with tasteful graphics and nice shapes.

The main drawback (as with a number of other high end frames) is that the internal cable routing creates a fair amount of friction and is a pain to maneuver cables through.

Out of the box, it's not good. Campy 11 is notorious for not liking cable friction and this thing has a lot of it. Replacing the cables with properly lubricated Jagwire Ripcords solves the problem.

This is the main complaint in the reviews I've read and no wonder. The brake cables the bike comes with look like they started life holding up a Soviet bridge. Also, the included brake pads are not designed for carbon rims. Once these issues are corrected it stops fine.

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My 58cm bike was not speced as stated on the website. It came with 46cm bars and 177.5 cranks--nether really appropriate for the frame IMHO. I replaced both. Also, keep in mind that this is a standard crank, so if you're a fan of compacts, you'll have to swap them out.
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By uriga on June 23, 2014
I can not believe anyone would spend this much money on a bike unless you're in the tour de france.
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