Diamondback 2016 Century 1 Endurance Road Bike Reviews
If you are serious about building up your stamina to competitive levels or, constantly tracking and improving your fitness levels then Diamondback 2016 Century 1 Endurance Road Bike is good for you.
- Shimano 105 2×11-speed drivetrain.
- best endurance road bike under $1000.
- Service and quality assurance — Diamondback bikes is a world brand.
There are 2 mainly subcategories of road bicycles — endurance and racing. Endurance bikes include minor design and geometry changes to optimise comfort over a ‘race’ road bike that can be great for lightweight road touring.
Unlike racing bicycles, endurance road bikes that don’t punish you for staying out for those extra miles. A slightly taller head tube puts your body in a more comfortable, upright riding position without affecting performance.
Perhaps you don’t necessarily know if you will be trying to race but just enjoy riding and won’t be shaving your legs like the pros do, but you still wish take advantage of the improved heart health and weight loss benefits that come with riding a endurance bike.
- 52cm/Small, Standover Height 29.7″, riders 5’4″-5’7″.
- 54cm/Medium, Standover Height 30.2″, riders 5’7″-5’9″.
- 56cm/Large, Standover Height 30.9″, riders 5’9″-6’0″.
- 58cm/X-Large, Standover Height 31.6″, riders 6’0″-6’3″.
- 60cm/XX-Large, Standover Height 32.6″, riders 6’3″-6’5″.
If your height and inside legs measurements put you in between sizes, your upper body should be the deciding factor. If your arm span is greater than your height then we suggest you go for the larger of the sizes. Otherwise, choose the smaller one.
Diamondback also offers women-specific — Diamondback 2016 Airen 1 Women’s Road Bike — specially designed to fit average female physiques.
- 48cm/XX-Small, Standover Height 27.6″, woman height 4’8″-5’0″.
- 50cm/X-Small, Standover Height 28.7″, woman height 5’0″-5’4″.
- 52cm/Small, Standover Height 29.8″, woman height 5’4″-5’7″.
- 54cm/Medium, Standover Height 30.9″, woman height 5’7″-5’9″.
- 56cm/Large, Standover Height 32.0″, woman height 5’9″-6’0″.
While you purchase and get the bike, ride with your handlebar or seat a little higher or low but make small adjustments, and ride the new setup long enough to allow your body to adjust to it.
Quality of construction & Functionality
Carbon fibre is now the most coveted road bike frame material, available in over $1000, and less than $1000 of bikes are often with a lightweight aluminum frame.
Diamondback 2016 Century 1 by the latest aluminium frames boast some advanced features and design touches — hand built 7005 aluminum frame with butted. Wow!
- 7005 aluminum has a resistance compared to 6061 aluminum being more resistant to squeeze. Hand-built in a ride that more comfortable, compliant and smooth without compromising performance.
- Butted tubes are lighter, and can offer more comfort. These have varying wall thickness, with the ends thicker than the middle to handle the greater stresses at the joins.
The function one of the fork is shock absorption. With tapered steerer (the top has a smaller diameter than its bottom) obtain a higher resistance in this area of the frame, a higher rigidity and a better stability of the bicycle. The frame is the heart of your new road bike and Diamondback Century’s frame is great.
The obvious shock absorption effect comes from the wider of the bicycle tire. In general, narrower tires roll faster and more easily, but at the expense of comfort (700x23c is common in racing). Conversely, wider tires have more rolling resistance, but provide a more comfortable ride.
The Century wheels with 28mm (700x28c) tires, riding on as fire as unpaved will be reducing fatigue, saddle soreness, and vibration through the handlebars to your hands.
Disc brakes provide better power and modulation, no fade in the wet, rims that don’t wear out, less maintenance and longer lasting brake pads. If you ride year-round, another advantage of discs is that winter road crud won’t wear out your rims.
On the other hand, disc brakes are currently heavier than caliper brakes and there are some concerns about their impact on the aerodynamics. But you are not for racing, so what.
Buying a new road bike often means deciding between groupsets. The groupset as part of your quest to find your ideal road bike and whether it suits your riding style and ability.
The term ‘groupset’, include these essential elements – the chainset, cassette, chain, shifters and derailleurs. The leading manufacturers are Shimano, SRAM and Campagnalo. Of the three, Shimano is most popular among road cycling.
The order of quality and price for Shimano goes like this, from entry-level to top-end: Claris, Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace. The different groupset will make a difference to your enjoyment and speed.
Diamondback Century 1 feature with Shimano 105 groupset offer a wonderful ride, handle like a dream and only slightly compromise the all-out need for the ultimately competitive bike.
Shimano 105 to be a popular choice for enthusiast riders looking for a perfect balance between performance and cost, and good for frequent training rides, sportifs and club races.
You need to additional purchase pedals.
Diamondback 2016 Century 1 is design for endurance ride, a beast when it comes to road bikes. There’s never been a better time to buy a new road bike. Today sportives bikes have become ever better value for money, with much of that Tour de France advanced technology trickling down to bikes we can all afford.