Diamondback Insight 1 - 2016

A sporty ride for fun, fitness, commuting and everything else, Diamondback's Insight 1 is all about taking you where you want to go in high style. Its light and nimble Diamondback aluminum frame rides like a dream, while the aluminum 700c w ...(Read More)

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A sporty ride for fun, fitness, commuting and everything else, Diamondback's Insight 1 is all about taking you where you want to go in high style. Its light and nimble Diamondback aluminum frame rides like a dream, while the aluminum 700c wheels roll almost effortlessly. Plus, Shimano's 21-speed drivetrain gives you the perfect gears for the road's ups and downs and the powerful linear-pull brakes keep you in control mile after mile.

Specs

Frame Diamondback 6061-T6 aluminum
Fork Insight Integrated Ferous Aero Hi-Ten Steel Straight Blade w/ Disc Tabs
Rims/Wheels 32h Equation R23 Doublewall
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires Kenda Kwick Trax, 700 x 32c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs Shimano Freewheel, 7-speed: 14-28
Shifters Shimano Easyfire
Handlebars Diamondback aluminum
Tape/Grips Diamondback Dual Density Comfort
Stem Diamondback
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano EF-51
Pedals Diamondback platform
Saddle Diamondback Performance Hybrid Gel
Seatpost Aluminum

Reviews

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3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Great Components 
  • Excellent Starter Bike 

Cons

  • Poor Component Selection  (2)
  • Heavy Tires 
  • Noisy brakes 
  • Poor Off-road Handling 
  • Plastic Pedals 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (3)
  • Pavement  (2)
  • Fitness 
  • Leisure cycling 
  • Health 

REVIEWS

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3

Great Bike [...]

By 

from San Diego

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Excellent Starter Bike

Cons

  • Noisy brakes
  • Plastic Pedals
  • Heavy Tires

Best Uses

  • Leisure cycling
  • Health

Comments:

I walked in to the [...] and ended up getting the DB Insight as a first bike on impulse, drawn to it because of its looks primarily. Great bike for the price, but immediately upgraded the pedals, brakes, 700x28 tires, and added some accessories. Bike is used for muscle tone and health, riding an average of 10-20 miles each day everyday. After about a month, I am wanting to upgrade to a lighter carbon road bike as the DB Insight is not really well suited for the distance rides that I now prefer. [...] my final purchase ended up with Trek where I bought a 2011 Trek MT220 ([$]) for my daughter, and impulsively bought a 2011 Trek Madone 4.7 ([$]) for myself. [...]

 
4

Great Value!

By 

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

  • Poor Component Selection

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Pavement

Comments:

I have not used this bike much yet, but I spent a lot of time researching performance hybrids in this price range. This bike seems to be by far the best value. The frame is WAY lighter than similar priced products and it is much more attractive as well. The components are not the best, but those are always upgradable down the road. Botom line, the frame makes this bike a great value!

 
2

not too great

By 

from san diego

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

Cons

  • Poor Component Selection

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments:

The component setup is a little weak. The drivetrain has consitently needed adjustment and when the chain decides to de-rail, it bends enough that I have to take a set of pliers to get the chain straight again. I am commuting on the bike fairly hard, but I'd expect more.

 
4

Good beginner hybrid

By 

from Georgia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Great Components

Cons

  • Poor Off-road Handling

Best Uses

  • Pavement
  • Commuting
  • Fitness

Comments:

After researching a few of the more expensive models (Trek Sport Urban 1.0, Specialized Sirrus) I decided on the Diamondback Insight 1 as my first hybrid bike. At [$], It seemed to be a pretty good deal (especially since the TREK SU 1.0 has a very similar setup, and is [$] more). After owning it for a month and putting quite a few miles on it already, I can say that I am pleased with the bike. It does come with a pretty firm seat, so I replaced it with an aftermarket gel padded model from [...] for around [$]. It's easy to ride and easy on the rider.

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