Today we are highlighting item Diamondback Podium 5 Road Bike 2013, one of our Road Bikes from Diamondback. Save a whopping $600.01! Wow, I like that We give it 3 out of 5 stars.
The key to the low weight and high strength of the Diamondback Podium 5 frame lies in the properties of the carbon fiber build process. The Advanced Monocoque Molding Process (AMMP) ensures that each area of the frame has the correct amount of carbon fiber. In a nutshell, more carbon is used where it is needed and less where it isn’t. This keeps the weight down and the strength high. The process of the carbon construction is carefully controlled. The carbon plies are hand laid around a polystyrene pre-form core, using a plastic bladder in the shape of the product.
Keeping a precise mold is a key objective in the carbon process and Diamondback engineers take great care in ensuring a precise fit. Silicon mandrel shells are also used to reinforce critical joint areas of the carbon frame so as to create smoother overlapping fibers. All of these methods allowed the Diamondback engineers to design and build a carbon frame that weighs a mere 950 grams!
Diamondback chooses to use Mitsubishi Rayon MR60 and HR40 carbon and the popular Toray T700 fibers for their carbon frame and fork. These fibers are incredibly difficult to work with, but because of their stiffness, the Podium can be made with very thin wall thicknesses. These fibers are bonded to together with Diamondback’s Optimum Resin Compound (ORC). Using too much resin makes a frame heavy and sluggish and using too little can result in separation and failure. OCR ensures the best ratio of resin to carbon combination and that creates a strong bonding process and an incredibly impact resistant carbon material. Diamond Back keeps quality control very high by manufacturing all their carbon fiber sheets in house unlike many competitors that buy pre-impregnated sheets. The brilliant gloss black with red accented paint scheme is the canvas that Diamondback layered their component choice on. Shimano’s very capable 105 components are quickly closing the gap left by the top of the line Shimano Dura-Ace and Shimano Ultregra groups….
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