Not every ride is a break-neck race to the finish. For many, a bike that delivers long distance comfort and a slightly more upright riding posture is preferable to that of a more aggressive race machine. If you're looking to harness the efficiency and ride characteristics of a high-end race bicycle, but are looking for a road bike with a nod to comfort, the Diamondback Century 1 2014 is primed to perform.
Diamondback’s Century road line is all about efficiency and endurance. Utilizing Diamondback's Enhanced Performance Geometry (EPG), the Century retains all the handling, geometry and ride characteristics of the carbon Competition platform, with a slightly higher head tube height to put less strain on a rider’s back and neck. This improves the fit for riders with marginally less pelvic rotation and core stability and provides a more comfortable ride for those who prefer a less aggressive riding stance.
The Century 1 features a DBR Custom Butted 7005 Alloy EPG Frame with a formed top tube and Performance alloy fork. The more upright geometry is fantastic for those long all day rides, weekend spins, or the occasional century or Gran Fondo. The FSA Tempo Triple crankset with 52, 40 & 30 tooth chainrings shifts and spins smoothly with the Shimano 8 speed drivetrain. DB Equation SE wheels are a fast rolling yet durable option to keep you in control through the whole ride while the Tektro R312A dual pivot brakes with Shimano Dual Control levers ensure that you can stop on a dime. A DBR drop bar and 3D-forged stem comprise of a comfortable and functional cockpit while the DBR performance saddle and seat will keep you in the correct and relaxed position for the entire ride.