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 3 Carbon 2014 is primed to perform.
The Diamondback Century 3 Carbon is one of four carbon fiber offerings in the Century line. The Century 3 Carbon features our Advanced Tube to Tube (ATT) design with “Core Control” which utilizes a monocoque of the head tube and down tube that is joined to a monocoque of the BB and chain stay. These two structures form the “core” of the frame and work together to provide better handling through front end control and stiffness and rear end power transmission. Diamondback then applies the remaining carbon tubes utilizing carbon welding or Tube to Tube construction—this provides additional compliance to the ride. Coupling these two unique methods of frame making creates an exceptionally smooth confidence inspiring and efficient ride. The frame also features internal cable routing, carbon drop outs, a tapered headtube, and of course, Di2 compatiblity for future component upgrades. Topping off the front end of the Century is a DB Road Performance Carbon fork with an alloy crown and a tapered 1.5 Alloy steerer.
The Diamondback Century 3 Carbon sports a Shimano drivetrain featuring a Tiagra 10speed dual control shifter and a Tiagra front and 105 rear 10 speed derailleur. Tektro R325 dual pivot brakes afford you the ability to stop on a dime. The FSA Omega Compact Mega EXO crankset keeps things spinning smoothly while a DB Equation RS 23mm Wide Road Clinchers provide a durable and fast rolling wheel option. DBR Drop bars and a DBR 3D forged stem round out the cockpit while a DBR Performance Road seat and post ensure that you are riding in comfort and style.
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
With a comfort-oriented geometry, the 20-speed Diamondback Century 3 Bike combines comfort and speedy performance thanks to a carbon frame and dependable Shimano Tiagra components.
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:||Carbon|
|Bike style:||Road bike|
|Bike weight:||How we measure bike weight|
|Bottom bracket:||Sealed cartridge|
|Brake levers:||Shimano Tiagra|
|Brake type:||Rim brake|
|Crankset:||FSA Omega Compact, 50/34|
|Fork:||Carbon with alloy steerer|
|Front derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra|
|Front hub:||Alloy, 28h|
|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, 28h|
|Rims:||DB Equation RS|
|Saddle:||DBR Performance Road|
|Seat post:||DBR Performance Post|
|Tires:||Michelin Dynamic Sport, 700 x 25|