Not every cyclist wants slammed race geometry that trades comfort for speed with a harsh, stiff ride. Some of us just want to enjoy our bike rides and stay comfortable through long days in the saddle as we wind through scenic vineyards or toe the line with friends at a local gran fondo. The 2016 Diamondback Century 1 105 Complete Road Bike is just the ride for cyclists who want to enjoy the scenery while still rolling on some quality componentry. With a smooth-running Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, powerful Avid disc brakes, and fast rolling HED hoops wrapped in plush, 28mm Michelin tires, this bike is ready to tackle any road. The secret to the Century's versatility begins with its Enhanced Performance Geometry frame, which boasts a longer head tube for a slightly more upright position than traditional race bikes to reduce stress on your back and neck for more comfort on long rides. Its 7005 alloy construction is light with a smooth, responsive, and efficient ride for confident cornering and handling on winding roads. The tapered head tube also contributes to the Century's easy handling while reducing front end flex during hard efforts. The bike also incorporates myriad small details that recommend it for use beyond just recreation. For example, the slightly flattened top tube makes the bike easier to shoulder when traversing historic bridges en route to your favorite small-town BBQ joint or climbing down an embankment to lounge by a cooling mountain brook. It also benefits from the certainty of mechanical disc brakes for extra stopping power when loaded with touring gear or swooping down a scenic descent into a sportive's start/finish village.
- Frame Material: 7005 alloy
- Fork: DBR Podium Airformed Disc Alloy
- Fork Material: alloy
- Headset: 1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in FSA C-40 Sealed ACB Integrated
- Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-5800 Dual Control 11-speed