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Diamondback Bicycles 2016 Trace Complete Dual Sport Bike

3.9 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
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List Price: $600.00
Price: $400.00 - $518.11
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  • Aluminum dual-sport frame and steel fork offers the best of both comfort and performance worlds
  • 21-speed Shimano drivetrain is easy to use and supplies gear choice, especially in areas with steep grades
  • Tektro mechanical disc brakes greatly improve braking performance, even in wet conditions
  • Alloy wheels and Kenda Bitumen tires deliver supreme comfort and traction
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Product Description

It would be great if you could ride the same bike around the neighborhood, take it on some gravel roads, or throw on a rear rack and get some groceries. However, in the age of bicycle specialization, most bikes are designed for one task and to perform it extremely well. The Diamondback Trace series breaks this mold and offers you riding venue and task flexibility. The Trace features the perfect blend of comfort and performance amenities to help you get the most out of every ride. <p>In order to do so many things, the Trace was designed frame first. Geometry that's too aggressive will sacrifice road visibility and comfort. If the geometry is too slack, the frame will lose handling and performance. The Trace features a "dual-sport" frame design, which is a happy medium. The top tube is slack enough to alleviate unwanted neck, shoulder, back and wrist stress for comfort, but aggressive enough to move your body's center of gravity forward to easily handle the bike's front end while gaining pedaling efficiency. A suspension-corrected steel fork takes the sting out of road unevenness or gravel thanks to steel's natural vibration dampening properties.</p> <p>The Trace is outfitted with a 21-speed speed Shimano drivetrain. The presence of the Shimano brand, known for manufacturing high-quality performance components, means you can count on easy to use components and less maintenance. 21-speeds are more than enough to handle changing grade and terrain. A set of Tektro Aries disc brakes are at your fingertips for every quick stop. Disc brakes engage a rotor instead of the wheel's rim for increased stopping power and increased wheel life.</p> <p>Finally, the Trace is about comfort. A dual-sport saddle provides plenty of give and a set of dual-density comfort grips add a tacky, soft feel to every ride. Kenda Bitumen tires are 45c wide, a massive footprint, to deliver stability and traction, no matter where your adventures take you.</p&


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  • ASIN: B01444VBUK
  • Item model number: 2/16/3090-P
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,978 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Bobbyboy on December 12, 2015
Size: 20"/Large
I bought this bike to replace a much more expensive Cannondale bicycle that was stolen. I like this bike better. The gears change like butter. The riding position is comfortable. The tires are great for the street, but still offer traction on the trail. The frame is a thing of beauty with precision welds. The brakes work great. The seat and grips are comfortable. Just about everything on the bike is aluminum making it a fairly light-weight bike. If you don't do a lot of off roading, you don't need front shocks. (They rob you of power when you jump down on the pedals and they compress.) This bike is a fantastic bargain if you are in the market for a hybrid!
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Size: 18"/Medium Verified Purchase
I registered for the May 1st, 2016 5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC back in mid January when registration was open. I was hoping to ride it using my fixed gear/single speed but let's face it, 40 miles + bridges isn't exactly cake walk. So about 2 weeks before the tour I ordered this badboy and had no problems whatsoever in the tour. Will use this again next year for the tour!
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Size: 20"/Large Verified Purchase
Wow, I love this bike. I was going to return it because i thought the rear rim was bent, but it actually just needs to be trued. I bought the same exact one at a local bike store before I returned this, and love it so much I cancelled the return. Yes, i've bought two bikes and will pay to have the rear rim trued, this is how much I like it.
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Size: 20"/Large Verified Purchase
I had a top top top quality mountain bike that was 18 years old. It was time for an upgrade considering I ride 99% of the time on concrete and asphalt. This bike is very smooth and light and I handle the not largest size easily and I'm 6'4" and 210ish pounds. I don't use the seat it came with because I'm not a masochist. I got a diamondback padded seat to be sure it would fit/work. Putting on the wheels can be frustrating because the brakes will invariably rub. Some of it is a matter of settling in, but you may also have to do like I did and loosen the calipers, mash the brakes, then tighten them back up. There is a youtube video(s) on how to do this. It took me maybe an hour of trial/error to finally get clear wheels. I will also say that it doesn't shift amazingly smooth. The left side (big gears) going up you have to push and hold it a second. My 18 year old bike shifted seamlessly and it's a little disheartening that after all this time a new bike isn't up to that standard yet.

That said, this is a joy to ride and for the past couple months I have ridden about 2 hours 7 days a week, as I use the bike to walk my dog.
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Size: 20"/Large Verified Purchase
I've been trying to lose some weight, but doing the amount of walking to accomplish this is leaving my feet blistered; so after decades of neither riding nor working on bicycles I decided to buy one. This Diamondback trace caught my eye, so I decided to buy it.
It's a good ride, a bit skittish on pavement, and as someone said the seat is like riding a cinder block after about 2 miles.
Anyway I assembled it according to the instructions, and promptly found that pretty much everything needed adjustment. First, every vehicles I have ever owned, even lawn tractors, have used the same tried and true tire valve, until I got this bike. Whoever the idiot is who decided that a new tire valve was needed should be choked, in my opinion, I had to run off to Dick's to get an adapter so I could fill up the tires. No good advice from the instructions on that, just "use the value on the tire sidewall. Which was a range of 50 to 85 lbs. Trial and error for my 190 lbs. came out to about 55 lbs. During the first test run down the street and back, I was getting a click at the bottom of the right stroke. Google is my friend, three things that could be easily corrected might be the cause. First, there is a little plastic piece under the frame, sort of a cable guide, and sure enough it was loose. Second, I used a real wrench instead of the P.O.S. wrench that comes with the bike and managed to get about a half turn out of each pedal. Then, fortunately I found the right hex socket in my toolbox to tighten the crankset, which also went about 1/4 turn on the right side. One of these procedures worked, no more click. Then, when I tried to shift to the lowest range on the front gear, the chain came complexly off, so I had to adjust the cable there.
Also added a padded cushion to the seat.
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Size: 22"/X-Large Verified Purchase
Quality hybrid at a tremendous value. The stock seat is beyond uncomfortable, however, so I would strongly recommend buying a replacement and a pair of bike shorts. All in all, I am extremely satisfied.
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Writing this review as a first time bike rider. (haven't ridden a bike since childhood)

So after doing a bunch of research that I have pretty much forgotten by now, I chose this to be my first real bike. I briefly contemplated getting a basic mountain bike from Walmart or something, but decided I wanted to get something of higher quality without getting too crazy. From what I gathered in research is that this is a basic bike that is great for beginners/casual riders like myself.

Right out of the box there is a good amount of assembly required. The biggest issue was the brakes. Me being the hands on tinkerer I am decided that I would go at it with absolutely no prior experience in bike assembly (that and I just didn't feel like driving to a bike shop and giving them $80 for basic assembly then waiting for however long it takes while they tell me I made a terrible decision and how I should have just bought one from them, blah blah blah). It actually wasn't that difficult, but it did take me maybe 20 minutes during my lunch time to assemble most of it (including digging everything out and finding what I needed when I needed it), then another 20-30 minutes after work to figure out how to get the brakes on correctly. All-in-all not very bad and definitely not worth wasting time or money having someone else do it if you are a bit handy. If not then maybe it would be best to simply bring it in to a shop. All put together, the bike is very light to me and I can carry it up my third story apartment easily.

As for actual use, I am honestly still trying to figure out all the gears (like I said, haven't really been on a bike in over 10 years). When I shift correctly it is very smooth and feels nice.
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