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Diamondback.com has select Diamondback Trace/Calico Bikes on sale listed below. Shipping is free, otherwise, you may select free store pickup during checkout option (if available). Thanks fjfjfj & CaliforniaNavel

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Be sure to use the drop down menu to make your size selection. Also, if you do in-store pickup; free assembly is added to your order. Refer to the forum thread for additional details - Discombobulated


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Shipping is free with bike "85% assembled"

Also option at checkout to pick up at a local bike shop with "free professional assembly"

Trace Comp - $560 (reg. $800)
Trace Sport - $480 (reg. $700)
Trace - $400 (reg. $600)

Calico Sport - $480 (reg. $700)
Calico - $400 (reg. $600)
Calico - $350 (reg. $600)
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Thank you for sharing.

For all the bikes listed on the Frontpage, you can easily sign up for a corporate Diamondback.com account for free and get each bike for ~$100 less. For example, I got the Trace Comp [diamondback.com] - which has a retail value of $800 - that's listed as $560 for $409.99, a difference of $150.01. The only difference is that corporate purchases do not include free assembly unless you're in an area that is serviced by Beeline, in which case you can still get free assembly.

To sign up for a corporate account, go to https://www.diamondback.com/partner and enter Corporate Code CYCLE4TAW. That's it! Just check out normally after that. This also works for RaleighUSA.com [raleighusa.com], where I just bought an Alysa 4 [raleighusa.com] - which has a retail value of $899.99 - for $455.99. (Credit: https://slickdeals.net/f/9796487)

Additionally, for certain bikes right now, try using code SAVE5 to save an additional 5% off.


I hope this helps,
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I worked in a bike shop full-time for 4 and part-time for another 6. My last year working was 2006. One thing that hasn't changed is separating the hype from the hyperbole. That said...

...assuming your topography is flat, I'd get this...https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cypress

...if it's hilly, I'd get this...https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cypress-dx

...the suspension fork takes the edge of the harder hits (i.e. curbs and pot holes). The weight penalty for an adult male is nil. For women, unless they already pop wheelies even to get over curbs, it will depend on their upper-body strength. The positive offset for the women is taking the edge of the harder hits.

...for fair-weather, flat-to-rolling rides, disc brakes are needless and needlessly complex to the casual rider. Taking off and re-installing the front wheel for transport is difficult enough without the complexity of lining up the disc brake in that same process.

...you're also getting 1) a professional fit 2) professional assembly 3) free adjustments during the break-in period 4) a bike made by the largest bicycle mfg in the world 5) a bike made by a mfg that makes bicycles for other mainstream boutique brands I know you've heard of 6) a paint job that's more durable than competing brands and 7) you'll be buying something you're more likely to ride (which is the best value of all).

And finally, if you think '1)' doesn't matter, go buy a pair of shoes that are 1 size too small or 1 size too large and tell me with an honest expression that whatever you spent was worth it.
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Your story doesn't add up. You sound like someone who works for that bike company. So you bought a diamondback, paid $500 to replace all the parts then you bought another bike? Confused
Wouldn't a sane/rational person just not replace those expensive parts and just get a new bike. One of those replacements would have cost hundreds of dollars and you did it anyways? Hmmmm, not believing your story.
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Diamondback has a sale on Calico and Trace, prices as low as $350 and $400 respectively.

https://www.diamondback.com/every...ntent=cons

https://www.diamondback.com/calico-2554
https://www.diamondback.com/trace
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Thank you for sharing.

For all the bikes listed on the Frontpage, you can easily sign up for a corporate Diamondback.com account for free and get each bike for ~$100 less. For example, I got the Trace Comp [diamondback.com] - which has a retail value of $800 - that's listed as $560 for $409.99, a difference of $150.01. The only difference is that corporate purchases do not include free assembly unless you're in an area that is serviced by Beeline, in which case you can still get free assembly.

To sign up for a corporate account, go to https://www.diamondback.com/partner and enter Corporate Code CYCLE4TAW. That's it! Just check out normally after that. This also works for RaleighUSA.com [raleighusa.com], where I just bought an Alysa 4 [raleighusa.com] - which has a retail value of $899.99 - for $455.99. (Credit: https://slickdeals.net/f/9796487)

Additionally, for certain bikes right now, try using code SAVE5 to save an additional 5% off.


I hope this helps,
Tofu Vic
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Thank you for sharing.

I am looking to purchase one male bicycle and one female bicycle sometime this year at approximately this price point. Because I am not in a hurry, I don't mind waiting for deals. Any thoughts on the hotness of this deal? We're just looking for bikes to use for pavement riding in parks on weekends for fun., as well as some light commuting.

Thank you,
Tofu Vic
Look for something without a suspension fork, it just adds weight especially at this price range.
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I worked in a bike shop full-time for 4 and part-time for another 6. My last year working was 2006. One thing that hasn't changed is separating the hype from the hyperbole. That said...

...assuming your topography is flat, I'd get this...https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cypress

...if it's hilly, I'd get this...https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cypress-dx

...the suspension fork takes the edge of the harder hits (i.e. curbs and pot holes). The weight penalty for an adult male is nil. For women, unless they already pop wheelies even to get over curbs, it will depend on their upper-body strength. The positive offset for the women is taking the edge of the harder hits.

...for fair-weather, flat-to-rolling rides, disc brakes are needless and needlessly complex to the casual rider. Taking off and re-installing the front wheel for transport is difficult enough without the complexity of lining up the disc brake in that same process.

...you're also getting 1) a professional fit 2) professional assembly 3) free adjustments during the break-in period 4) a bike made by the largest bicycle mfg in the world 5) a bike made by a mfg that makes bicycles for other mainstream boutique brands I know you've heard of 6) a paint job that's more durable than competing brands and 7) you'll be buying something you're more likely to ride (which is the best value of all).

And finally, if you think '1)' doesn't matter, go buy a pair of shoes that are 1 size too small or 1 size too large and tell me with an honest expression that whatever you spent was worth it.
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Looking for a men's bike, any deals?
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I loved my dual sport Trace, disc brakes, and good Shimano shifters, but it looks more expensive than it was and was stolen... got a cheaper nashbar trek bike, and a better lock, so hopefully this one will last longer.

I can't really speak to the price, but I paid slightly less but three years ago.

I do really like the value of these Diamondback bikes.
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Thank you for sharing.

I am looking to purchase one male bicycle and one female bicycle sometime this year at approximately this price point. Because I am not in a hurry, I don't mind waiting for deals. Any thoughts on the hotness of this deal? We're just looking for bikes to use for pavement riding in parks on weekends for fun, as well as some light commuting.

Thank you,
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If cost is your biggest factor, you can go cheaper for park riding and commuting <5 miles.

find a more basic bike. 26" tires, non-disc brake, slim tires, non-nobby tires.
http://bikesdirect.com/products/c..._bikes.htm

any of these are fine for what you need it to do.
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Thank you for sharing.

I am looking to purchase one male bicycle and one female bicycle sometime this year at approximately this price point. Because I am not in a hurry, I don't mind waiting for deals. Any thoughts on the hotness of this deal? We're just looking for bikes to use for pavement riding in parks on weekends for fun, as well as some light commuting.

Thank you,
Tofu Vic

Hi Tofu Vic. You have been quoted in replies that are interesting. One is a local bike shop groupie who thinks you'll get a better deal on a Giant. Most LBS's sell Giant and think Diamondback is total crap. Everytime I bring mine in they try to upsell me $1,500. It's not even funny anymore. The other linked you to the similarly priced bikes.



Both links get you less bike for your money. The components are cheaper and will not operate as smoothly. This deal gives you more. Do you need more? Probably not for your purpose. You would do fine with a $200 sale bike from somewhere like Dick's. If you get these D'backs you'll have bikes that will last a long while if driven on pavement and easy trails. If you get the Giant or the other linked bikes you'll be getting less for your money but paying just about the same as the D'backs. Makes little sense to me.


Good luck!
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Looking for a men's bike, any deals?

Hit the first link: https://www.diamondback.com/every...7_deb4422d
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Thank you for sharing.

I am looking to purchase one male bicycle and one female bicycle sometime this year at approximately this price point. Because I am not in a hurry, I don't mind waiting for deals. Any thoughts on the hotness of this deal? We're just looking for bikes to use for pavement riding in parks on weekends for fun, as well as some light commuting.

Thank you,
Tofu Vic
IF you do decide to get a Diamondback, sign up for a corporate account, details in this thread: https://slickdeals.net/f/9796487-diamondback-and-raleigh-bikes-up-to-57-off-corporate-bicycle-stores... This Trace is $339 with corp discount. I ordered a flat bar fitness bike from the Raleigh site (which is like DB's sister company) and there was no tax and free FedEx shipping.
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Diamondback makes good bikes. I ride a Release 1 and short of finding something used, you would be hard pressed to find something better then when I picked it up on one of DB sales for $1200.

Definitely get on the corp site. They almost always have better prices, and will email of sales that come around if you are deal hunting.
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I commute by bike everywhere. I ride a diamondback. It is a piece of crap.

It may have only cost me $400-500, but within a year I had to spend another $500 replacing broken parts. Including, but not limited to:

Both sets of brakes
The rear wheel (not the tire, the whole wheel)
The bottom bracket (part holding the pedals in)

This is a bad list, a very very bad list if you are the one hoping to get safely from place to place.

For a few $ more I highly recommend Novara bikes from REI. They also ship for a decent price, and they often work with REI coupons if you're looking for a slickdeal. They will outleast these POS year after year after year.
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Awesome bike. Thanks for sharing.
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