It’s no secret: Women ride bikes for the same reasons guys do. You ride for that freedom found in the forest; that escape down a smooth path on a sunny day; the peace ushered in by an evening commute. With that same passion for riding comes the desire for a suitable bike that can take you anywhere you want to go. No more bothering with trying to make men's bikes work, or wishing there was a line of bikes that offers the kind of features you want—the Diamondback Airen line is here.
Devine Designs—Diamondback's line of bikes that pays tribute to women riders. These aren’t just men’s models painted in pastel. Diamondback recognized the need for a dedicated women's line and started from the ground up, considering every aspect of the female cyclist. The Airen collection is built around what women want in a bike: a tailored fit, lightweight construction for an easy to handle yet stable ride, performance proven components, and a distinguished color scheme. With Devine Designs, you’ll find the same devotion to technology and elegant craftsmanship that’s engineered into all Diamondbacks—in designs specifically developed for you.
At the heart of the Airen line is Diamondback's Women Specific, Enhanced Performance Geometry frame. Its sub-compact construction brings the dimensions of the frame inward producing the ideal fit for our female riders. This ‘compactness’ reduces frame weight by using less material and increases rigidity for greater control and responsiveness.The frame is made of fully butted 7005 alloy with a formed top tube and an integrated headtube with an integrated headset and a performance alloy fork with an alloy steertube. A light, agile frame responds quicker, inspiring confidence in control and giving you that extra burst to get-up-and-go.
The 2014 Airen 1 is outfitted with more budget conscious components to create the perfect entry level road bike starting with a blend of Shimano components including Claris dual control shifters/brake levers, and front derailleur, HG50 8spd cassette, and a Sora rear derailleur. Stopping power comes courtesy of Tektro R312A dual pivot brakes and FSA gets a nod for the Tempo Triple crankset which sports a 52, 42 and a 30t chainring. Low spoke count (28f/28r) Equation SE wheels offer a lightweight riding experience. Accenting each of Diamondback's women’s bikes are crowning components: women-specific DBR Performance saddles, specifically made DB Devine series road stems and shorter crank arms. The result is a bike that excites adventure mile after smooth mile.