Diamondback DBR Pursuit 700C Bike £169.99 @ Go outdoors.
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Diamondback DBR Pursuit 700C Bike £169.99 @ Go outdoors.

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Found 21st Apr 2013
The Diamondback DBR Pursuit is an excellent entry level race bike, and a good fast commuter's bike.

Lightweight alloy tubing, road geometry, mudguard clearance, bottle bosses
700c Hi tensile fork with mudguard clearance.
Frame Size : 47cm
Wheel Size : 700c, 36 hole double wall alloy rims, quick release front hub with 700c x 23 all black all road tyres
SHIMANO 14speed A050 gear set
52/42T chainwheels with 14-28T freewheel
Handlebar mount control levers and Shimano 7 speed freewheel
Alloy side pull with alloy levers.
HL road handlebar with alloy ahead stem
Black cork handlebar tape

Weight not listed but from other sites I believe this is 12kg.
Not bad for a decent brand & shimano running gear.

15 Comments

Crap gear levers off a mountain bike. If you can't have proper shifters incorporated into the brake levers, you might as well have them down on the frame, 1970's style.

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47cm frame - is this a child's size?

Original Poster

Jackboy

47cm frame - is this a child's size?


No. it's about the same as an 18" frame.

LongPockets

Crap gear levers off a mountain bike. If you can't have proper shifters … Crap gear levers off a mountain bike. If you can't have proper shifters incorporated into the brake levers, you might as well have them down on the frame, 1970's style.



Shimano STI on road bikes was introduced in 1990, for £170 what would you expect, to be honest I'd rather the shifters were up on the handlbars rather than the down tube.

People should stop having downers on cheap (assuming they're safe) bikes, the more poeple cycling the better for everyone.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 21st Apr 2013

g1bbuk

No. it's about the same as an 18" frame.



We don't need none of your fancy pancy mathematics skills round these 'ere parts. Burn him!

Odd choice to put a double chainset on a beginners bike. That bottom gear of 42:28 is going to be a struggle for a lot of people.

mbuckhurst

Shimano STI on road bikes was introduced in 1990, for £170 what would you … Shimano STI on road bikes was introduced in 1990, for £170 what would you expect, to be honest I'd rather the shifters were up on the handlbars rather than the down tube.People should stop having downers on cheap (assuming they're safe) bikes, the more poeple cycling the better for everyone.mike



here here, the fun part is upgrading in the future too.

Good deal. change the handlebars and all the hardware on them and you've got a decent comuter bike.

I wouldn't ride 42:28 and I'd consider myself a fairly decent rider.

I'd say anyone who wants to spend under 200 on a bike isn't going to be strong enough to get up even a fairly modest climb on it, generally.

Buy only of you know what the gearing means and are happy with it, or if you live somewhere pan flat.

verybigchris

Odd choice to put a double chainset on a beginners bike. That bottom gear … Odd choice to put a double chainset on a beginners bike. That bottom gear of 42:28 is going to be a struggle for a lot of people.



Blimey, I didn't think I was particular fit, but I rarely drop out of the 52, my bottom gear is 42:28, but it's lovelly and shiny from lack of use. I'm pretty sure my first £100 racer from Halfords had a similar bottom gear - I think we have to remember this is a flash from the past type of bike, what with 7 speeds and all....

I don't think you can judge a person by the amount they're prepared to spend on a bike. When I was working I thought nothing of dropping £3+k on a racer, but today, where my income is around a 1/5th, I'd have to consider a replacement at this price point, you're not unfit or old, just because you can't or don't want to spend much on a bike.

mike


verybigchris

Odd choice to put a double chainset on a beginners bike. That bottom gear … Odd choice to put a double chainset on a beginners bike. That bottom gear of 42:28 is going to be a struggle for a lot of people.



English please

so for those of us that want to have a go at biking? (I'm thinking as my knee is bust from running) don't want to spend 500 notes on a bike..... what's a good entry light bike

chefjeegar

English please



42 would be the crank end where the pedals are, 28 is 28t the cassette end on the rear wheel.

I think the average person could manage those ratio's.

That is a small frame, you'd tend to need a much bigger frame on a road bike than a mountain / hybrid bike. I have a 17" and a 19" hybrid, which are both fine for me, but a road bike I'd probably need a 21/22" frame (I'm around 5ft 10).
That low gear isn't that low for a racer, though could do with a 3rd ring if aimed at less fit people. Expensive bike would tend to have a 39:23 so it's still better than that. Top gear 52:14 is a bit pants though. I use a 48:11 even on my hybrid.
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