Diamondback means business. Serious road business. When I got wind of Diamondback launching an all-new TT bike, I was anxious to see just what they had come up with. While we don’t necessarily cover triathlon gear, this bike is groundbreaking enough and cool enough that it needed to be covered.
Diamondback is backing up their claims that the Serios is as wind-cheating as the Trek Speed Concept and Cervelo P5. In fact, in some regards, their data shows it is even faster for those dreaded crosswinds (15 degrees yaw).
Some key features:
- Available in TT or triathlon flavors
- TT mode has an integrated stem and 20mm lower stack height
- Triathlon mode uses standard stem and integrated spacers
- Direct-mount front brakes (seems a little out of place here)
- HED cockpit and wheels throughout
- Top-tube storage options
- Shimano drivetrain options
- Sizing: 50, 54, 56 and 58
The Bottom Line
Diamondback is coming out swinging, throwing down the gauntlet, taking off the kid gloves — pick your cliche. The Serios looks like a great TT/triathlon bike that has potential, but Diamondback is going up against a tough crowd that loves their Cervelo’s, Felt’s, Trek’s and Quintana Roo’s.