Purchasing the right off-road bike or commuting bike can be difficult, especially if the terrain you need to cover requires performance on various road surfaces. Enter Diamondback's Trace Series Dual Sport bike. With mountain bike-like geometry and the efficiency of larger 700c diameter wheels, these bikes are ready for anything from pavement to gravel and back again. dual sport, commuting, disc brake, The Trace is our entry level model in the Trace Series. All Traces feature a 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Dual Sport Frame with formed top and downtubes, forged drop outs and an integrated chainstay disc brake mount. Dual sport, commuting, disc brake, The Dual Sport fork dampens vibrations and hits from the ground, keeping your hands from getting numb as you maintain control on tricky surfaces. SR Suntour also provides a great crankset option with the XCT model featuring a chainguard and 28/38/48t rings. dual sport, commuting, disc brake Drivetrain comes courtesy of a blend of Shimano goods including TX51 dual pull front derailleur, an Altus rear derailleur, Shimano EF-51 Easy fire 7 speed shifters and a Shimano HG-20 (12-32t) 7 speed cassette. dual sport, commuting, disc brake, The wheels are a critical part of any dual sport bicycle. For the Trace we made no exceptions and spec'd this bad boy with 32h Weinmann SL-7 Double wall rims laced to SL-7 Alloy hubs. Innova Dual Sport 700x40c tires are wide enough for the dirt and have a semi slick tread for variable conditions.