When buying a new bike, the choice of the brand is one of the first questions to ask.
Whether it is for the universe, the history, the quality, or the price, it is normal to think: is Diamondback a good bike brand?
I am a bike aficionado who researched for you important information about the brand to help you know if Diamondback bikes are good bikes.
Let’s get started.
What is the Diamondback Bikes company?
The Diamondback brand was created in Newbury Park, California in 1977 by Western States Imports.
The 45 years old brand is mainly known for having been a reference in BMX circles at the time. Since then, the brand has aged a little and gradually fallen into oblivion.
What types of bikes does Diamondback make now?
Today, the brand offers on its website several categories of bikes: mountain bikes, road, and gravel bikes, but also some e-bikes (and kid bikes of course).
In its catalog, we can find 54 different bicycles and frames.
Is a Diamondback bike expensive?
Overall, the prices correspond to mid-range, or even entry-level on some models.
As for the price, the brand offers a wide range. The cheapest model offered costs $237.50 (We do not take into account kids’ bikes which would distort the average price) while the maximum price is $5700.
Where can I buy a Diamondback bike?
Many retailers are partners, including Amazon, REI, Bikeexchange or in many stores and bike shops.
The best thing for you to do is to go directly to the manufacturer’s website. A tool is set up to find a bike as easily as possible, in a store near you or directly, if this service is available, in your mailbox (if there is enough space of course).
How reliable are Diamondback bikes? Are Diamondback bikes good?
From a bike of this range, the models are okay. In fact, I’d say it all depends. As the price can vary a lot from one model to another, if I were to buy a diamondback bike I’d pay attention to the specs mounted on it, if they’re correct then you’re assured of having a bike that will hold up, otherwise I find it can quickly be expensive for what it is.
Of course, a bicycle remains reliable if it is used as designed. Make sure you use your machine properly and maintain it regularly.
What is the Diamondback’s Warranty?
On the manufacturer’s website, we can read:
- Rigid bike frames: Lifetime, for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the bicycle*
- Full suspension bicycle frames: Five years from the date of original retail purchase of bicycle on the front triangle. One year on swing arm *
- Forks, Diamondback branded: One year from the date of original retail purchase
- Forks, branded: Covered under the fork manufacturer’s warranty. Consult us or your fork dealer for details
- Components, Diamondback branded: One year from the date of original retail purchase
- Components, branded: Covered under the component manufacturer’s warranty. Consult us or your component dealer for details.
Source: Diamondback’s website
So, is Diamondback a good bike brand?
Let’s say that it depends on the model you choose. If Diamondback can make good mountain bikes, they can also make very bad ones, especially the cheapest models in the catalog, which are generally really really bad.
If you’re on the fence about getting one, take a look at the bike specs, which will tell you what you’re dealing with.
Also, when buying your future bike, do not forget to take into account its possible limits.