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 2 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.
The Century 2 features a DBR Custom Butted 7005 Alloy EPG Frame with a formed top tube, tapered headtube, and DB Road Podium Performance Carbon fork for ultimate comfort and control. The more upright geometry is fantastic for those long all day rides, weekend spins or the occasional century or Gran Fondo. The FSA Omega Compact BB30 crankset with 52 & 34tooth chainrings shifts and spins smoothly with the Shimano 105 10speed drivetrain. DB Equation R wheels are a lightweight and fast rolling yet durable option to keep you in control through the whole ride while the Tektro R540 dual pivot brakes with Shimano 105 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.
With a reliable 20-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain and a smooth carbon fork, the Diamondback Century 2 Bike offers agility and speed with a very comfortable riding position for long days in the saddle.
All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.
|Bike frame material:||Aluminum|
|Bike style:||Road bike|
|Bike weight:||How we measure bike weight|
|Bottom bracket:||Sealed cartridge|
|Brake levers:||Shimano 105|
|Brake type:||Rim brake|
|Crankset:||FSA Omega Compact, 50/34|
|Fork:||Carbon with alloy steerer|
|Front derailleur:||Shimano 105|
|Front hub:||Alloy, 20h|
|Handlebar shape:||Drop bar|
|Number of gears:||20 gear(s)|
|Rear cogs:||Shimano Tiagra, 12-30, 10-speed|
|Rear derailleur:||Shimano 105|
|Rear hub:||Alloy, 24h|
|Saddle:||DBR Performance Road|
|Seat post:||DBR Performance Post|
|Tires:||Michelin Dynamic, 700 x 25|