Vital 1

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.

 

Bike Specs

Sizes 15" Small ladies  17" Medium ladies 
Frame DB Hi-Ten Steel Sport Hybrid Geometry
Fork Hi-Ten steel
Rear Shock N/A
Cranks Alloy w/ chainguard, 44t
Bottom Bracket Cartridge Type
F. Derailleur N/A
R. Derailleur Shimano TX-35
Shifter Shimano RS25 7spd Twist
Brake Levers Tektro Linear w/ reach adj
Brakes Tektro Linear
Cassette Shimano 7spd MegaRange Freewheel (14-34t)
Rims 32h SSW700 Double Tunnel Alloy
Tires Smooth Tread 700x40c
Pedals Comfort Platform
Handlebar Steel 50mm Riser
Stem Alloy Quill
Seatpost Alloy Suspension 28.6mm
Seat Comfort elastomer spring
Headset Threaded 1 1/8"
Colors Silver
Chain KMC-Z51
Hubset (F) 32h Alloy QR (R) 32h Alloy QR
Spokes 14g
Grips DB Kraton
Extras Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts
Note Specifications Subject to Change

Geometry

Size 15" Small ladies 17" Medium ladies
Seat Tube Length ** 15.0" 17.0"
Standover Height 19.0" 19.0"
Top Tube Length * 22.0" 22.8"
Head Tube Length 130.0mm 130.0mm
Head Angle 70.0° 70.0°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0°
Wheel Base 1057.0mm 1074.0mm
Chain Stay Length 440.0mm 440.0mm
Fork Offset 45.0mm 45.0mm
BB Height 295.0mm 295.0mm
Stem Length 90.0mm 90.0mm
Handlebar Width 620.0mm 620.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 170.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center

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