If you're in the market for a women-specific flat bar road bike the choice is crystal clear: the Diamondback Clarity 1. It's just perfect for commuting, training and weekend rides, but can really kick up the performance level when so inspired. Its rock-solid foundation is a 6061-T6 butted aluminum frame with aero straight blade steel fork which delivers smooth, stable and precise handling. A Shimano 21-speed drivetrain can handle both flat roads and climbs with equal aplomb, plus the 7-speed EF trigger shifters make changing gears a breeze. Roll in comfort all day long perched on a gel saddle and ride with peace of mind knowing the Clarity 1's linear pull brakes deliver some serious stopping power.
Heat treated, butted aluminum frame with aero straight bladed fork is lightweight and delivers a responsive ride
Shimano 21-speed drivetrain with a triple crank has all the gears for hilly or flat terrain
Shimano EZ Fire trigger shifters make shifting quick and effortless
Gel saddle and dual density comfort grips ensure a plush ride
Alloy linear-pull brakes provide excellent stopping power
700c Kenda Kwick-Trax tires can handle both pavement or dirt
Double wall aluminum rims are tough and reliable
Diamondback Clarity 1 Women's Flat Bar Road Bike
Clarity 6061-T6 Devine Geometry, Butted Aluminum Performance Hybrid w/ Formed / Hooded Top Tube, Integrated Headtube, VCS compliant stays, replaceable derailleur hanger
Comments about Diamondback Clarity 1 Women's Flat Bar Road Bike:
Bought this for my girlfriend to get her started riding. As someone who road rides regularly and is used to higher quality, more "serious" bikes, I was disappointed in the components (especially brakes) as I built up the bike. With hindsight, I think I would have been more satisfied if I'd spent another $150 and bought her a decent road bike. Then again, she loves it. So there.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend