“Comfort and convenience of upright geometry with the swift efficiency of a road bike.“
The Insight series fits into the Performance Hybrid category. Taking the best from both the mountain and road worlds, The Performance Hybrid combines their elements to create the ultimate machine. Larger-diameter 700c wheels offer an efficient platform for this nimble, lightweight bike that’s suitable for commuting, training or simply a weekend ride. Our Insight series also embraces performance factors valued by today’s training racers and charity riders.
The 2012 Insight 3 performance hybrid is a top of the line bike aimed to please those who commute, train exercise, or are simply looking for a smooth riding bike to recreate on.
If we liken the Insight 3 performance hybrid to a sports car; the Insight 3 is the special-ordered model with all of the options. But the basis of all of this is the Insight 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Performance Hybrid frame with a formed/hooded top tube, an integrated headtube, and vertically compliant stays (VCS).
Fit specifically for the frame is an Insight Integrated Alloy aero straight blade fork keeping your ride smooth, stable and precise. Shimano kits the Insight out in style with FCM-411 Alivio cranks (26/36/48t), Rapid Fire 8 speed shifters, and front and rear derailleurs. A Shimano HG51 8spd Cassette (11-30t) and KMC Z82 chain round out the drive train to complete a perfect pedaling and shifting machine.
Low spoke count wheels offer a light weight and aesthetically pleasing wheelset sporting an 20hole front/24hole rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall alloy rim with a machined braking surface, 14guage stainless steel spokes, alloy hubs and Kenda Kwick Trax puncture resistant 700×28c tires.
Avid SD-3 linear pull brakes afford a fair amount of stopping power sure to keep you out of harm’s way. The rest of the cockpit is proprietary Diamondback alloy with an oversized 31.8mm handlebar and 3D Forged 7° stem to give the appropriate rise for maximum steering control and comfort.
A DB Performance Hybrid saddle with gel sits atop a 27.2 alloy micro adjust seat post offering an exceptionally comfortable ride whether that be in your next cause ride or simply around the block.
The Diamondback Insight 3 comes in 5 sizes: SM (15"), M (17"), LG (19"), XL (21"), XXL (23"). If you are looking for the Crème de la Crème of the performance hybrid category… look no further.