|Diamondback Podium||Rick S|
Oct 22, 2001 9:13 AM
My LBS is blowing these out. I've always wanted to take a stab at 'cross - and at the pricepoint the are selling it at I can justify buying a third bike (to go with my road and mtb). There aren't any reviews posted - does anyone have experience with this make/model? Any riders out there? What's your take on this bike?
|re: Diamondback Podium||Ahimsa|
Oct 22, 2001 6:54 PM
|I read one article about it awhile ago and they claimed that the frame was not well tuned (ie: bad ride, poor handling) but that is all I have heard. A fellow rider has one, but uses it for flat commuting and she is very light. She says she likes it, but she has not been riding long. Sorry I couldn't help more, but I thought I'd at least mention what little I do know.
|Do you know where it was reviewed?||RickS|
Oct 23, 2001 7:23 AM
|Thanks for the reply! Do you recall where you saw the review? |
I appreciate your help!
Oct 23, 2001 6:31 PM
|I've looked around and can't seem to remember. If I find it I'll post it under the title "Podium Review" here on this board.
|re: Diamondback Podium||ozzie|
Nov 1, 2001 9:25 PM
|You can review an article at |
I recently purchased a Podium for a general purpose bike/commute bike and added mech. disk brakes to it just for fun. Between my "stealth" mountain bike and this, I am having the time of my life. However, since I have not done true "cyclocross" I couldn't give a comparison there.
What I can say is if you compare all the components (ie 105's + ultegra rear, Mavic cxp-21's, etc) for the $750 I paid, it may be worth a shot. But they are going fast and not many left.
What convinced me was the shop owner who is a master mechanic and used to be a mechanic on a competition team bought one and said it was the best deal for the price.
My 2 cents worth for what it's worth...