If you’re having trouble trying to determine whether the comforts of a comfort bike are more important to you than the efficiency of a road bike; get the best of both in an all-new women’s-specific Vital hybrid.
It’s no secret: Women ride bikes for the same reasons guys do. We ride for that freedom found in the forest; that escape down a smooth path on a sunny day; the peace ushered in by an evening commute. And we, too, want the perfect bike that’ll take us there. Welcome to Devine Designs – our line of bikes that pays tribute to women riders. These aren’t men’s models painted in pastel. No, at Diamondback, we started from the ground up, considering every aspect of the female cyclist. The collection features bike geometries built for our smaller frames; colors that reflect our tastes in aesthetics; and overall models that speak to our practical notions of comfort and affordability. With Devine Designs, you’ll find the same devotion to technology and elegant craftsmanship that’s engineered into all of our Diamondbacks—in designs specifically tailored to you. We’re confident you’ll enjoy the ride: We worked hard to make it Devine.
The Vital 1 combines the same relaxed contact point features as a comfort bike with the big smooth-rolling 700c wheels of a road bike. The heart of the bike is DB Hi-Ten Steel Hybrid geometry frame with formed tubes, a replaceable derailleur and a Hi-Ten steel fork.
Simplicity can often make things more pleasurable. And a single ring up front with an alloy crankset and integrated chainguard punctuates this notion. We’ve combined this simplicity with elegance by choosing to go with a simple 7spd bike. Shimano handles all of our drivetrain needs including shifter, cogs and rear derailleur.
Tektro linear pull brakes with Shimano levers round out this smooth rolling, smooth shifting machine. SSW700 Double Tunnel alloy rims offer up a durably built wheel that can go for days. A comfy cockpit provides precise steering and the suspension post with Comfort elastomer spring saddle offers a comfortable position and some cushion for those long rides.
The 2012 Vital 1 is silver and comes in 2 sizes: WS (15"), WM (17"). An affordable no nonsense hybrid isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t require giving up the farm to own. From the simple to the sophisticated, you’ll find the path, neighborhood, and around town bike you’re after in a comfort geometry Diamondback Vital 1.