Diamondback Insight 1 Bike

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Diamondback Insight 1 Bike
The Diamondback Insight 1 Bike blends the best of the road and mountain worlds to provide a sleek, upright-riding bike. Not only is the Insight 1 perfect for commuting, training, and weekend rides, but you can also 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 Insight 1's linear pull brakes deliver some serious stopping power. And for maximum versatility, the 700x32c Kenda Kwick-Trax tires provide the means to take in both paved and dirt surfaces when you're out enjoying the great outdoors.
  • 6061-T6 butted aluminum frame is lightweight and delivers a responsive ride
  • Aero Hi-Ten steel straight blade fork ensures quick, confident handling
  • 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
  • Alloy linear-pull brakes provide excellent stopping power
  • 700c Kenda Kwick-Trax tires can handle either pavement or dirt
  • Double wall aluminum rims are tough and reliable
  • Gel saddle and dual density comfort grips ensure a plush ride
Diamondback Insight 1 Bike
  • FRAME 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum w/ Formed / Hooded Top Tube, Integrated headtube, Vertical Compliance Stays (VCS), Replaceable derailleur hanger, 2 sets of water bottle braze-on mounts
  • FORK Ferous Aero Hi-Ten Steel straight blade
  • HEADSET Integrated Cane Creek 1-1/8"
  • CRANKSET Shimano FCM131 w/ chainguard, 48/38/28T
  • CASSETTE Shimano 7-speed Freewheel, 14-28T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed cartridge
  • SHIFTERS Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 3x7-speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
  • LEVERS Shimano EF-51
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus 7-speed
  • HANDLEBAR DB Alloy, 31.8mm diameter, Low rise
  • BRAKES Alloy linear pull
  • STEM DB 3D Forged Aluminum, 31.8mm clamp diameter, +/-7-degree rise
  • TIRES Kenda Kwick-Trax, 700x32, 30 TPI, Wire bead
  • WHEELSET Rims: Equation R23 doublewall aluminum, 32h; Hubs: Alloy quick release for Freewheel, 32h; Spokes: 14g stainless steel, 3x
  • SEATPOST Alloy micro-adjust, 27.2mm
  • SADDLE DB Performance Hybrid w/ gel
  • PEDALS DB platform, toe-clip compatible
  • CHAIN KMC-Z51
  • GRIPS/BAR TAPE DB Dual Density Comfort Grip
  • RACK MOUNTS Yes
  • Rating 4.5

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Diamondback Insight 1 Bike
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (7)
  • Road biking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Sound General Purpose Machine

By Tim from VT

from Deafened by Peepers

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

    I picked one of these up on sale a few years ago as a casual grocery-getter and runabout. In my experience, Diamondback turns out competent bikes. Compared to other bikes in this price range, Diamondback appear to offer slightly higher spec components than much of their competition. To believe it is a high-end bike would be delusional. The supplied components ARE entry level, However, it offers a solid frame that rides well and is well worth upgrading as you go along. In the interim, you can get your money out of what's there -- it's quite a fun bike to ride.

    I own wheels that cost double what I paid for this whole bike, with shipping.

    With a set of slightly more aggressive tires, it doesn't fare too badly on gravel roads. I spooned on a set of Kenda Kwickers almost immediately which seem right for our conditions in Northern Vermont. However, tire choice is highly personal, regional and seasonal. The supplied tires are not surprisingly pavement-oriented.

    Investing a few bucks in a front and rear rack system makes it a competent grocery-hauler, and it is up for some moderate trekking as well. Particularly on sale, there are few ways you can get more bang for the buck in a solidly-built general purpose ride. An added advantage is that it's hardly a theft magnet, and you won't feel completely awful if it gets left out in the rain by accident, or you have to ride through slush. And . . . your buddies who show up bikeless can go out for an evening spin around the lake with you.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice bike and excellent customer service

    By Married with Children

    from Santa Barbara, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

      Bought the bike during Veteran Day's sale. Arrived in a week. Easy to assemble, but had to make some brake adjustment - nothing you cannot do after watching some Youtube video. So far, the bike rides very nicely and gear shift is precise and easy. I did need to add a kickstand.

      Nashbar customer service is wonderful. As promised, they match their own advertised price within 30 days, I got refunded for price difference (22% vs 25% discount) and shipping. It is a wonderful deal. More than 100 dollars less than the cheapest model at a local bike shop with better components.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Just what I wanted

      By Fred

      from West Chester PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

      Just the hybrid I wanted. Light and fast on the road and also good for many off-road conditions. Would have liked a 12-28 free wheel instead of 14-28.

       
      5.0

      Really nice bike

      By SRT

      from Tucson, Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

        Great bike at a good price. One might have to take it to a bike shop to be put together. However, if one is handy then it is a easy build.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good buy!

        By RSR biker

        from southern New Jersey

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

          We have a fleet 0f these in a scout camp, all medium. We get an occasional adult or large youth so we felt the need to add a large. Our experience with the wheels has not been the best and we need to check them frequently for uneven tension.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great bike for the money

          By The doctor

          from Tasmania

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

            I got bike delivered to friends house in Pittsburg assembled it and rode gap trail to DC. I liked everything about it except seat but I just used normal shorts and was riding some 60 mile days. The steel chain rings are more durable than alloy and the frame felt good handling responsive. The wide "gel" grips are nice to. A great bike for the money.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            very good bike in this price range

            By none

            from phoenix az

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Brakes Shifters
            • Easy Assembly
            • Good Tires
            • Quality Components

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

              Bought from nashbar it was well packed and very easy to assemble. I ride daily, and use this bike for transportation and fitness.Expect to change the seat and pedals. 6' 2" the XL fits fine.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok but not great

              By Sam

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Looks Flashy
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cheap Tires
              • Uncomfortable Saddle
              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

              I was very excited to buy this bike. But excitement did not last long. Overall its a nice, light bike. I got flat tires twice and both times with just Twig. The tires are like paper made. Saddle is not comfortable for long ride. I ride roughly 20 miles a day, twice in a week. Brake lever are flimsy as well.
              And here is a bummer, right on 30th day of ordering (not delivery), prices got down ~$50 :(
              So this could be your good bike, if you spend some extra on buying good quality tires and saddle.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice for price

              By Big daddy p

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Diamondback Insight 1 Bike:

                Great road or trails

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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