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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I'd rather not. Training is for fitness geeks. I'm a bike rider and ride bikes because it's fun. Going fast is fun and going faster is more fun. If I get in better shape and that lets me go even faster than all the better. That's why I specialize in technical races where it's not just a test of who has been doing the best excercising.

    I realize others on here ride for different reasons but this bike seems aimed at riders who want to see how fast they can go.
    Absolutely do what ever you want. Nothing wrong with hammering every mile.

    But riders who really want to see how fast they go don't ride your way or even close to it if they have an interest in doing it right. Although, granted, they probably would be using a different bike for the less than 100% parts of their riding schedule.

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    Those that say this bike is ugly I have to 100% disagree. I think it pure bike porn and I love seeing a company like Diamondback producing bikes for a fraction of some of the other big 4 brands. They sell an ETap Carbon Road bike for $3600. Buy a Tarmac with ETap and youíll pay double that because itís a Specialized. I donít own a Diamondback but really like their high end stuff and wouldnít hesitate in a second to buy one if they made a bigger size. I really need a 62-63cm at 6í5. 60cm is as big as they make. My back canít handle that far of a seat to bar drop. And Iím old. Haha

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    What is the name of that diamondback with SRAM Etap?

    The E'tape is not built with the Etap group.

    The ultegra di2 bike is $3700. Doubt an Etap bike is less.

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    Diamondback Starts a War

    Quote Originally Posted by crit_boy View Post
    What is the name of that diamondback with SRAM Etap?

    The E'tape is not built with the Etap group.

    The ultegra di2 bike is $3700. Doubt an Etap bike is less.
    I realize that. Iím talking about this Bike.



    SRAM ETap build with HED wheels.


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    Or this one with an Ultegra Di2 build for $2700. Good price for full carbon and Di2


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    Aren't those close out prices? I think you need to compare MSRPs since even Specialized can be had at leftover prices if you're in the right place at the right time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacofdfireman View Post
    Or this one with an Ultegra Di2 build for $2700. Good price for full carbon and Di2


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    This thread is timely.

    https://www.diamondback.com/century-189447

    https://www.diamondback.com/century-189440

    Yesterday I was searching the Net for different road endurance bikes, and suddenly I was on Diamondback's page after drilling through Google's search results on hitting the 4th or 5th page. Guess diamondback doesn't much care about paying momma-Google $$$$$ to get their name up in search results.

    All these years overseas in Benelux and I had basically forgotten about D-back bikes.

    I only remember them as mountain bikes.

    But, jeez, their road bikes (specifically their high-end alu Endurance Century versions 1 & 2) look interesting as heck.

    I mean, for the price of what you're getting in their Century Version 1 and 2, that come with hydraulic brakes no less, HED Flanders rims, Ultegra 11-speed, and standard 28" tires, and no pressfit bullsh!t bottom bracket b#llcrap and instead honest to goodness threaded Shimano (huge kudos to this!)....... I really am having a hard time thinking of someone who's of decent size (bike manufacturing-wise) that approaches Diamondback on price.

    Wish I had a way to get one of these over here without paying through the nose shipping-wise and/or having the pay the VAT tax (which is ~20% added on to the bike's U.S. price for all European countries).

    You never see Diamondback road bikes over here. It being unique in that regard is even more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacofdfireman View Post
    I realize that. Iím talking about this Bike.



    SRAM ETap build with HED wheels. But only shows a leftover XL. No other sizes available on ExpertVoice website though.


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    Diamondback Starts a War

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Why are you showing stuff that's not available to the general public? That's an industry site.
    As you can see these are leftover 2017ís. Diamondback also sells these at a deep discount from their website. So itís also available to the general public. Below photo is screen shot directly from Diamondbacks official site. I just happened to be in the other website at the time and screen shot that Bike but itís the exact same price as what Diamondback offers on their site. So the Industry site gives no additional discount as to what the general public would pay.




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    Ahhhh, I understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Yea...being able to modulate your braking on deep carbon rims is so stupid as hell.
    Oh just STOP with the freaking modulation BS! State of the art rim and direct mount rim brakes modulate just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChipper View Post
    Oh just STOP with the freaking modulation BS! State of the art rim and direct mount rim brakes modulate just fine.
    7 speed was fine, 8 speed was fine, 9 speed was fine, etc.

    Better > fine

    Haters gonna hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crit_boy View Post
    7 speed was fine, 8 speed was fine, 9 speed was fine, etc.

    Better > fine

    Haters gonna hate.
    Fine >>> added cost, weight, maintenance hassle, reduced aero performance etc. etc.

    Good enough is good enough!

    And STOP!!!! with the 7, 8. 9 were fine argument too (also indexed and STI shifting) there WERE measurable performance advantages to those innovations with little to no down side. VERY different story from disc brakes.

    These are VERY weak straw man arguments. I will ALWAYS hate more money for worse (measured globally) performance and you should too.
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    Time to make more popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Time to make more popcorn.
    Pass the bowl.

    I'm out.

    It's incredible that these threads reach this point, so easily, with no one trying to derail it along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Time to make more popcorn.
    Had a guy years ago (right when dual pivot brakes were taking over) that swore up and down that his Cane Creek 200 brakes were as good as anyone needed. He always said 'You just need an educated hand' and 'They lock up the wheel...who needs more power?'

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    Has Diamondback gone 100% direct at this point? I don't think you can buy their bikes in stores any more. I have no idea how they're doing with this new business model. Raleigh and Marin seem to have gone almost 100% direct as well at this point.

    I know this is a road forum, but the new DB Release 3 is a great trail bike and a seriously good deal:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/diamon...-3-review.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Absolutely do what ever you want. Nothing wrong with hammering every mile.

    But riders who really want to see how fast they go don't ride your way or even close to it if they have an interest in doing it right. Although, granted, they probably would be using a different bike for the less than 100% parts of their riding schedule.
    10 minute warmup.

    Drill it for 5 minutes.

    10 minute warm down.

    Fun!

    lol Diamondback!

    plus they improved upon the lethality if you're in a pileup.

    You might pierce someone you run over in addition to tearing them up with the chainring.

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