Muddy waters, steep hills, gravel terrain and unpaved roads can be a bother when a bicycle rider comes across these hurdles and obstacles. This is where hybrid bikes with solid construction come in. One of the best hybrid bikes that combine stellar construction with functionality is the Diamondback Edgewood 2015 bike.
Stability and Enhanced Comfort
The Diamondback 2015 Edgewood Complete hybrid bike features a DB 6061-T6 aluminum Sport Hybrid geometrical design with formed tubes and a replaceable derailleur that makes it firm and rigid. The bike also features an Odessa 63 mm suspension fork and DB DLX-2 Density Sport Comfort Saddle that gives the user a pleasurable experience while conferring a stable, precise, and balanced ride.
It has a 27.2 mm KindShock alloy suspension that guarantees the user a smooth ride specifically on rocky surfaces. It has Diamondback dual-density comfort grip that enhances the users grip while helping the user retain control of its functionalities.
Safety and Acceleration
The Diamondback has Tektro® alloy linear brakes with Shimano EF-51 brake levers that ensure the users safe stoppage when applying the brakes.
The hybrid also features stellar Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7 speed shifters for easy gear shifting. It also offers Shimano TX-51 and TX 55 dual pull front and rear derailleurs for rapid and leisurely gear changes, providing an exhilarating experience.
Tires and Pedaling System
It has a 32h alloy QR hub-set and Diamondback comfort platform pedals that confer an easy foot grip on the rider. It has SSW700 double tunnel 32h rims that add to its elegant beauty with 14 gauge spokes. The bikes has Kendra Cross 700 x 40c puncture resistant tires that offer a firm grip to smooth, slippery and uneven surfaces.
Construction and Design
The Diamondback 2015 Edgewood hybrid bike has a patented Diamondback cockpit with an oversized 31.8mm low rise handlebar, crafted from light, durable and strong alloy material. Its design and overall geometry take into consideration the frame of the average, modern woman cyclist. The bike features a Shimano crankset with a chain guard to protect rider’s clothes from extreme outdoor terrains, mud and dust.
Superior Quality Components
32h alloy R23 rims with reinforced double walls ensure that the wheels are solid and reliable for a maximum bike riding adventure and experience.
The Diamondback 2015 Edgewood hybrid bike package has overall dimensions of 8.5 X 28 X 53 inches and it weighs 33 pounds.
- Rapid gear shifting.
- Tight turning ratio
- Upright seating position.
- Arrives mostly assembled.
- Smooth and precise riding experience.
- Beautifully designed.
- 7 gear rear wheel mechanism
- Puncture resistant tires
- Adjustable seats and handle-bars.
- No lock out on the forks.
- Poor assembly guide.
- Front deraullier not easy to adjust.
OVERALL CUSTOMER RATINGS
The Diamondback 2015 Edgewood bike was voted as one of the best hybrid bikes of 2015 and has received an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Joe Pesci of Amazon states that he always thought that mountain bikes were better than other bikes. Following advice from his sister, he purchased the hybrid bike and fell in love with it immediately. He complemented its safety features, adjustable handlebars and beautiful design.
M Smith loved the bike, claiming that the bike is sturdy and light in weight. He is a regular traveler who has a 100 mile racing career and said that he loves training and keeping fit with the hybrid bike as it almost resembles racing bikes in terms of performance.
The Diamondback Edgewood 2015 is one of the best hybrid bikes and was designed for workers, campus students and fitness enthusiasts in mind. It is definitely highly recommended, for it is a stable, lightweight, sturdy and safe bike coming from a world renowned company. It can be ridden on steep hills, rough terrains and slippery surfaces, all while retaining its rigidity and pleasant feel.
- Excellent for long journeys over and terrain even if you are of the larger build.
- One point to be aware of, is this is a large bike, the seat is at the lowest setting, is 36 ¼ inches above the ground, If you're smaller than 5-10 you may have difficulty riding this bike.