The Diamondback Century Carbon 4 is a full carbon road bike which offers a complete package of speed, performance, style and endurance. Diamondback has been a well known name in the mountain bikes category and by launching the century series, Diamondback is trying to penetrate the road bike market as well. The Century series by Diamondback has been constantly pushing the standards and the Century 4 is another offering from its extensive collection. This bike comes with a carbon fibre frame which makes it light as well as strong. The Shimano 105 series shifters of this bike allow fast, efficient and smooth shifting while its Tektro R540 Series Dual Pivot brakes offers sheer braking force coupled with superior stability and control. The frame of this bike has been designed by implementing Diamondback’s ingenious ATT (Advanced Tube to Tube) design in conjunction with “Core Control” technology which use a monocoque head and down tube and join those with a separate monnocoque bottom bracket. These two structures team up to provide superb front end control, offer just the right level of rear stiffness and ensure optimal power transfer to its drivetrain. The price tag associated with this bike is staggeringly low especially for a full carbon road bike and if you are looking for a top-notch carbon road bike within a modest budget, this one can be a perfect choice.
The Diamondback Century 4 road bicycle comes with
DB Road ATT Carbon Frame with carbon drop outs and internal cable routing
DB Carbon Road Fork
FSA Gossamer Pro Crankset (Compact BB386 50,34t)
Shimano 105 Front Derailleur (Braze on)
Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur (10 speed)
Shimano 105 Dual Control Shifters
Shimano 105 Dual Control Brake Levers
Tektro R540 Dual Pivot Brakes
Shimano CS-4600 Tiagra Cassette (10 speed, 12-30t)
Shimano RS-11 Clincher Rims
Easton EA50 Handlebar (31.8)
DBR 3D Forged Stem (31.8, +-7o)
DBR Performance Seatpost with Alloy microadjust feature (27.2 millimetres)
The Diamondback Century 4 is a carbon road bike which comes with a carbon fibre frame. The carbon fibre frame does its job quite well by providing just the right level of stiffness as well as making the bike sufficiently strong and light. The Shimano 105 series shifters of this bike function well and offer smooth gear shifting. Tektro R540 dual pivot brakes of this bike function well under dry as well as wet conditions and offer precision braking with superior stability and control at high speeds.
This bike does not ship fully assembled and assembly can be bit of a hassle especially if you have not done anything like this before. In case you do not feel confident, take it to your local bike shop to have it set up and tuned to get it rolling, The pedals, the saddle and the wheels that ship with the bike are quite low end. If you want to get the most out of the bike, you might have to upgrade those components.
Overall, the bike looks alright. As a road bike, this is quite light and has the capability of reaching fairly high speeds. The braking is superb and so is gearing. The price point at which this bicycle is being offered seems quite reasonable considering the components being used to construct the bike as well as the performance it delivers.