Insight 3

“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.


  • Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Insight Performance Hybrid Frame
  • Insight Integrated Alloy Aero Straight Blade Fork
  • Shimano Alivio Crankset and Derailleur’s
  • Shimano Alivio 8-Spd Rapid Fire Shifters
  • Equation R17 Double Wall Alloy Rims

Bike Specs

Sizes 15" Small  17" Medium  19" Large  21" XLarge   23" XXLarge 
Frame Insight 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Performance Hybrid w/ Formed / Hooded Top Tube, Integrated Headtube, Vertical Compliance Stays, (VCS), replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork Insight integrated Aero Alloy straight blade, Alloy Steerer
Rear Shock N/A
Cranks Shimano FCM-411 Alivio 26/36/48t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur Shimano FDM413 Alivio
R. Derailleur Shimano Alivo
Shifter Shimano SLM410 Alivio Rapid Fire 8spd
Brake Levers Avid FR-5
Brakes Avid SD-3 Linear
Cassette Shimano HG51 8spd Cassette (11-30t)
Rims 20h frt / 24h rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall w/ machined braking surface
Tires Kenda Kwick Trax w/ puncture resistant K-shield 700x28c
Pedals Wellgo Alloy body / cage, toe clip compatible
Handlebar DB 31.8mm low rise Alloy
Stem DB 3D Forged 7° 31.8mm
Seatpost Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm
Seat DB Performance Hybrid w/ Gel
Headset Integrated "Cane Creek" Size Drop-in ACB 1 1/8"
Colors Blue
Chain KMC-Z82
Hubset (F) 20h Alloy QR (R) 24h Alloy Cassette QR
Spokes Black 14g Stainless Steel
Grips Avenir Ergo 3-D Comfort
Extras Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts
Note Specifications Subject to Change


Size 15" Small 17" Medium 19" Large 21" XLarge 23" XXLarge
Seat Tube Length ** 15.0mm 17.0mm 19.0mm 21.0mm 23.0mm
Standover Height 28.0mm 29.0mm 30.5mm 32.0mm 34.0mm
Top Tube Length * 21.5mm 22.0mm 22.6mm 23.0mm 24.0mm
Head Tube Length 130.0mm 140.0mm 150.0mm 170.0mm 170.0mm
Head Angle 70.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Seat Angle 74.0° 74.0° 73.0° 73.0° 72.0°
Wheel Base 1045.0mm 1051.0mm 1052.0mm 1053.0mm 1057.0mm
Chain Stay Length 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm
Fork Offset 48.0mm 48.0mm 48.0mm 48.0mm 48.0mm
BB Height 295.0mm 295.0mm 295.0mm 295.0mm 295.0mm
Stem Length 80.0mm 90.0mm 90.0mm 100.0mm 110.0mm
Handlebar Width 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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