Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike Review

Diamondback Trace ST Dual Sport Bike Review

This article is contributed by one of our readers, Ali Javed from Nicholls Recreation. Ali is a bicycle enthusiast and has been using the Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike for months.

When it comes to a sportbike, it is important to look at the speed, brakes, wheelset, and gear. As a sportbike lover, I never compromise on these must-have features.

However, very few bikes could meet all my requirements. I am happy to say that Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike ticks all the boxes.

So, today, I'm going to talk about this awesome bike to let you know of my months of experience with Diamondback. This is an honest and comprehensive review that will hopefully give you all the necessary information on this bike. Let's start with the features.

Highlighted Features:

  • Bike Type-​​​​Dual sport hybrid bike
  • Frame-Dual sport aluminum frame
  • Size-S - 16' / M - 18' / L - 20' / XL - 22'
  • Wheel-700c
  • Seat-DB dual sport
  • Handlebar-Flat bar
  • Speed-Shimano 3x7 speed
  • Gear-21 gear
  • Wheel-DB SL-7 wheel
  • Brake-Disc brake
  • Our Rating-85/100
  • Manufacturer - Diamondback Bicycles

Diamondback Trace Sport Bike Review

The Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike is a specially designed hybrid bike, perfect for riding both on and off-road. It is available in an affordable price range. 

When I bought the bike, I wondered about its durability. After all, I wanted to take it for long-distance riding, in various kinds of trails. The good news is that after six months of daily use, it's still as good as new.

I ordered the bike online. After unpacking it, I saw that I got everything I needed to make the bike ready to go: an owner's manual, a tool kit, and an assembly guide. It took me just 30 minutes to assemble the bike.

Of course, I didn't have to do everything. All I needed to do after unpacking was to fit the pedals and do some other adjustments. Trust me. It was very straightforward!

Top Features of Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike

The Trace ST comes with all the things I needed in a sport bike.

Construction

Frame construction is very important for me, and I prefer the aluminum frame in a sport bike.

The Trace ST comes with a high-quality aluminum alloy construction. It is perfectly lightweight, and I have never had any issues controlling it for the last six months.

Gear

Gear

The most attractive feature of the Trace ST is its gear combination. The bike comes with 21 gears and Shimano 3×7 speed. These help me ride fast in any terrain.

It also comes with the Shimano RevoShift, which makes it easy to change gear. You just twist the barrel up and down, and it responds quickly.

Brake

Brake

The braking system is really good at this sport bike. The Trace ST has Tektro disc brake, which helps me to ride in various terrains. Its 160mm rotors front and rear wheels make a perfect brake combination. When you need to stop the bike instantly, it responds immediately, which can be an excellent feature when you are riding.

Tires

Tires

As a bike enthusiast, you may agree with me that hybrid bikes should come with wide tires. They are used on rough roads, so the tires should be capable of rolling over any obstacles smoothly.

The Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST bike comes with dual-sport tires. These are much more durable and perfect for tough riding.

Comfortability

Hybrid bikes must be comfortable to ride. Comfort depends on some essential features like the handlebar, seat, pedals, and bike height, among others. 

The handlebar should be wide enough that it feels natural to hold them. The seat should be padded, and at the right height and distance, so you won't feel any discomfort when riding the bike. 

Don't forget the pedals! They must be strong enough and wide enough for your feet to comfortably fit in them.

Bike height also plays a vital role in providing comfort while riding. Before buying one, make sure that the bike is perfect for your height. You must be able to straddle it with both your feet on the ground.

The good news is, all of the above features and advantages are available on the Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike. It has fulfilled my expectations and more.

Pros

  • The suspension fork ensures a smooth and comfortable ride.
  • The dual-sport tires are high quality and take on even the toughest terrain with ease.
  • The 160mm rotors front and rear wheels provide a perfect brake combination.
  • The 21-gear and Shimano 3×7 speed ensures a comfortable and fast biking experience.
  • Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST comes with Tektro disc brakes.
  • It has an aluminum alloy constructed frame, which ensures its durability.
  • It is available in various sizes so you can find one to match your height.

Cons

  • The kickstand is not included with the package. I had to buy one from Amazon separately.
  • The front suspension has no lockout and adjustment.

This is my overall experience using the Diamondback Bicycles Trace ST Dual Sport Bike. As you can see, it has its pros and cons, but there are definitely more advantages than disadvantages.

So, if you’re looking for a sport bike, check out the Diamondback Trace ST. It will take you places because of its comfort, durability, and ease of use of the brakes and gear options.

If you have any questions about this bike, feel free to write in the comment section below!

Robert Hallman
 

Robert Hallman is a sports enthusiast, writer, blogger & chief editor at Sportsly.NET. He haled from Big Lake, Texas. He is a regular sportsman and sports is his passion of life! He also loves to play all types of exotic sports, test different types of sports gears.

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