Drawing on the decades of cycling expertise, Diamondback exercise bikes have come out with a completely redesigned line of uprights, recumbents, and indoor cycles for the new year.
If you're in the market for an affordable, yet well designed bike for your home gym, these are definitely worth looking at.
Each model comes with smooth magnetic resistance, advanced ergonomics and plenty of workout programs to choose from.
Let's get into our review and take a closer look at this well-regarded brand...
Diamondback Fitness, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., is part of the same corporation that makes Raleigh Bicycles, one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. The Fitness Division was launched in 1991 to provide indoor training - a logical step from the maker of the legendary Diamondback Bicycle Division.
Beginner and avid cyclists alike will find something for everyone in the expanded categories of Diamondback exercise bikes.
Reviews on the new models show that customers have been won over by the great features and the value-orientation of the brand.
The company’s lineup is very straightforward. There are two recumbents, two uprights, and two indoor fitness cycles. As such it is easier to decide which model to choose.
Recumbent Exercise Bikes
The all-new recumbent exercise bikes feature frictionless eddy current braking systems for smooth and quiet performance, a full-size seat with backrest for therapeutic advantages for older adults as well as people with joint and arthritis problems, adjustability in the seat and handlebar angle, target heart rate programs, and more.
The base 510Sr comes with 20 workout programs, 16 resistance levels, manual fan, heart rate touch sensors, adjustable seat, speakers, USB charger and magazine holder. It has a 300 lb. max weight capacity.
The up-level 910Sr gives you all of the features of the 510Sr plus 12 more workout programs, 16 more resistance levels, wireless heart rate capability, automatic fan and premium cranks, water bottle holder and leveling feet. It has a higher 325 lb. max user weight capacity as well.
Upright Exercise Bikes
The upright exercise bikes offer comfortable Velo saddles, high-performance bearings and crank sets, tilting consoles, adjustable handlebars, and more.
The base 510Ub has the same exact specs as the recumbent 510Sr, except there are 5 user profiles plus one for a guest as opposed to 2 on the Sr model.
The up-level 910Ub has the same exact specs as the recumbent 910Sr, only with the same 5 + a guest user profiles that the 510Ub has.
The heavy-duty Diamondback Fitness Indoor Cycles are ideal for road riders needing a rigorous indoor machine for bad weather training or anyone wanting a cycling class trainer for home use.
These exercise bikes feature heavy flywheels and exclusive computer-controlled-resistance that emulates riding on hills in its pre-programmed riding courses, as well as automatic resistance changes and wireless heart rate control.
The base 510Ic has a 32 lb. flywheel, dual transport wheels, heavy duty steel frame, 16 resistance levels, touch rate heart monitoring and a phone holder.
The up-level 910Ic has a 40 lb. flywheel, mono transport wheel, 32 resistance levels, wireless heart rate on top of all of the features that the 510Ic offers.
The newest bike in the company's lineup is the 1260Sc, a commercial grade studio cycle built for more serious use.
This one has more durable construction, upgraded components and ANT + connectivity for workout tracking and app syncing, something missing on the Indoor Cycles.
The new Assault Airbike improves upon the age-old fan bike with tons of customizations, programmability and sleek LCD display showing all of the relevant workout metrics.
In addition to the launch of the new Indoor Cycles, the high-end 910SR ($999) and 910UB ($899) have new entertainment features including an iPod docking station, built-in speakers, cooling fans, and fold-out magazine rack to add to the pleasurable experience of riding to get in shape.
Diamondback exercise bikes are among the best recumbent and upright bikes in their price range, surprisingly affordable given the legendary name, and a delight to own.
Diamondback 510Ic Indoor Cycle - A great indoor trainer with lots of built in workouts and heart rate programs, plus high adjustability for a perfect fit for all users.
Diamondback 910Ic Indoor Cycle - A step up model with more workouts, resistance levels and a heavier flywheel.
Diamondback 1260Sc - A club quality indoor cycle for heavier use with workout tracking, app integration and wearable syncing via ANT + connectivity.
Diamondback 510Sr Recumbent - This bike delivers: quiet operation, solid frame, easy mount and dismount, smooth pedaling action, comfortable seat, simple console, and great entertainment options.
Diamondback 910Sr Recumbent - A very good machine at a reasonable price. Frictionless eddy current brake system delivers smooth, quiet pedaling performance.
Diamondback 510Ub Upright - This upright packs a lot of value. Eddy current brake system, belt drive, and 14-lb flywheel offer a smooth, quiet ride throughout the 16 increment levels of resistance.
Diamondback 910Ub Upright - Good reviews by equipment pros and home users. One of the top bikes at priced at $799; rated Good Buy for quality and features.
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