Podium E'tape
MSRP $2700.00
Podium E'tape

The Podium Etape is a lightweight and aero race-ready steed for competition or your next gran fondo. The most aerodynamic road bike we’ve ever made, its carbon fiber frame features our Advanced Monocoque Molding SLP process. Each frame is hand built according to a detailed layup schedule to ensure a compliant and responsive ride for long days in the saddle. We use mix of carbon laminates throughout the frame, maximizing response and compliance where each is required. The fork utilizes Continuous Fiber Technology and an oversized tapered head tube to deliver stable handling, instilling confidence on tricky descents. The oversized down tube and ultra-stiff bottom bracket allow the bike to accelerate at the drop of a hat, transferring near instant power to the ground. Equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset, this bike is ready for riders looking to take their results to the next tier.


  • Hand built AMMP SLP carbon frame utilizes an advanced mix of carbon to achieve an unbelievable ride
  • 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain
  • HED Flanders C2+ wheelset
  • Unidirectional monocoque carbon fork with Continuous Fiber Technology, tapered steer tube, and carbon dropouts
  • Internal cable routing is clean and aero
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Size Guide
Size S/52cm M/54cm L/56cm XL/58cm XXL/60cm
Seat Tube Length ** 490.0mm 510.0mm 530.0mm 550.0mm 570.0mm
Standover Height 755.0mm 766.0mm 786.0mm 802.0mm 828.0mm
Top Tube Length * 530.0mm 545.0mm 560.0mm 575.0mm 590.0mm
Stack 539.0mm 552.0mm 567.0mm 579.0mm 603.0mm
Reach 376.0mm 380.0mm 387.0mm 398.0mm 402.0mm
Head Tube Length 135.0mm 150.0mm 165.0mm 180.0mm 205.0mm
Head Angle 72.3° 72.8° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Seat Angle 74.0° 73.3° 73.0° 73.0° 75.2°
Chain Stay Length 405.0mm 405.0mm 405.0mm 405.0mm 405.0mm
Fork Offset 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm
BB Drop 72.5mm 70.0mm 70.0mm 67.5mm 67.5mm
Stem Length 90.0mm 100.0mm 100.0mm 110.0mm 120.0mm
Handlebar Width 400.0mm 420.0mm 420.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm 300.0mm
* Measured Horizontally ** Measured from Center
Sizes S/52cm  M/54cm  L/56cm  XL/58cm  XXL/60cm 
Frame DBR AmmP+ Carbon Technology, Specific Modulous, Monocoque Competition Road Frame, internal cable routing, Carbon Drop outs, w/Taper headtube, Press-Fit 30 BB, Di2/EPS Compatible
Fork DBR AmmP+ Carbon Competition Road Fork, Carbon Drop outs, w/Taper Carbon steerer tube, CFT Continuous Fiber Technology
Headset FSA No.42 , Sealed ACB for Taper Headtube
Cranks FSA Gossamer Pro, 53/39T
Bottom Bracket PRESS FIT 30
F. Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5800, Braze-on
R. Derailleur Shimano 105 RD-5800 11spd
Shifter Shimano 105 ST-5800 Dual Control 11spd
Cogset Shimano CS-5800 105 11spd (12-25t)
Chain FSA CN1101 11spd
Brakes Tektro R540 dual pivot
Brake Levers Shimano 105 ST-5800 Dual Control 11spd
Front Hub Sealed Cartridge 20h
Rear Hub Sealed Cartridge 24h
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims HED Flanders C2+, 20h/24h
Tires Continental Ultra Sport II 700x23
Handlebar HED Grand Tour,7050 AL,31.8
Grips DBR Race tape w/Gel
Stem DBR 3D forged, +/-7 degree, 31.8
Seatpost HED Unidirectional Carbon post 27.2mm, Di2 Compatible
Seat Prologo Zero-II, w/Cromo Rail
Colors Raw Carbon Gloss
Extras Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts
Note Specifications Subject to Change
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Unpacking and Assembling Your Diamondback Road Bike


Begin by carefully cutting through the cardboard bike box with a sharp box cutter or a pair of scissors. Please be aware of the sharp staples that may have been used to secure the box.


Once you have the bike box opened:

  1. Remove the saddle and seatpost.
  2. Remove the small parts box.
  3. Remove the bike.

Before proceeding, be sure that all parts and material are now removed from the box.


Now that your bike is out of the box:

  1. Begin removing all of the packing material from the frame and detatching the wheel and handlebar by cutting all zipties that may be holding parts together.

Be very careful not to cut any of the bikes shifter or brake cables while doing so.


Install seat post into frame:

  1. Loosen the seat clamp and insert the seatpost into the seat tube. If you have bike grease you can apply a small amount to the seatpost before inserting it, but this is not necessary. Finish by either clamping down the quick release lever or using a hex wrench to tighten (depending on which style you have). Make sure that you have inserted the post past the minimum insertion/maximum extension line (printed on post near bottom). DO NOT OVERTIGHTENESPECIALLY ON CARBON PRODUCTS.

Position your bike in a comfortable working position. If you have a bike stand, that’s your best bet to assemble bike.

It’s now time to install your handlebar to the stem. Do so by removing the stem bolts and faceplate, placing the bar in the stem and re-securing the faceplate to the stem. Be sure that your cable routing is suitable and that there are no harsh bends or kinks in the cable.


Once the handlebar is loosely placed in the stem, make sure that it is positioned symmetrically before tightening the faceplate bolts. When tightening the bolts, tighten them alternately and equally to ensure that the faceplate is equally tight on every side. The gap opening between the faceplate and the stem should be equal both on the top and on the bottom. DO NOT OVERTIGHTENESPECIALLY ON CARBON PRODUCTS.


Now that your handlebars and seatpost are securely fastened, it’s time to get your front wheel ready for installation. Start by pulling the plastic protective caps off of the axle. Please note that some hubs have little spacers which are pressed loosely onto the axle. Be sure not to throw these spacers away with the safety caps.


Now install skewer through the axle of the front wheel. Also please note the correct positioning of the springs on the skewer when mounting.


You can now mount the front wheel on the fork, Note that the quick release lever should be on the non-drive side of the bike which is the left hand side when you’re sitting on the bike). Once tightened, make sure that the QR lever is tucked up to avoid snags.


Once the wheel is in and secure, it’s now time to mount the front brake caliper to the fork. Start by unscrewing the recessed brake bolt from the bolt on the caliper. Insert the caliper bolt through the front of the fork crown and then thread the recessed brake bolt through the back, securing the caliper. The caliper should be approximately centered to the wheel.


Run the front brake cable through the barrel adjuster and tighten down the cable tensioner. Once hand tightened, you can then close the quick release lever on the brake caliper to secure the brake. This will shift the brake pads closer to the rim.


Once your front brake cable is properly adjusted, cut excess cable off leaving approximately 1.5” of cable and crimp cable end cap to avoid the cable from fraying.


Your brake pads may need adjusting once brake is assembled. To do so, grasp brake pad with one hand and loosen brake pad bolt. Align pad to be parallel with rim surface and retighten brake bolt. You do not want the pad to come into contact with the tire.


For pedal installation, we recommend applying a small amount of grease to each pedals thread before installing. Next, take the right pedal (this should be indicated by an R on the pedal which can be seen on the end of the spindle or on the axle depending on the pedal) and thread into the drive side crank arm. Tighten by turning your 15mm pedal wrench to the right.

For the non-drive side (or left facing forward on bike) pedal, turn left to tighten.

Do not force a pedal that will not thread on easily or you can cross thread the crank arm which will result in a damaged product.


Now it’s time to inflate your tires. Each tire will have a manufacture’s recommended PSI on the sidewall. Please follow the recommended inflation setting.


Last step is to go through the entire bike one more time to make sure that every bolt is tight, that your wheels are secured in place, that your front and rear brakes are functioning properly, that the handle bars are tight and don’t move when you hold the front wheel between your legs and twist them, and that your suspension has been adjusted to the proper recommended settings

If, for any reason, you do not have the proper tools or are not confident to safely assemble the bike yourself, it is recommended that you take your bike to a local bike shop for assistance or to have them assemble it. We recommend taking all bikes in for a safety check before riding. They may charge you a fee to do any of these services.

Any damage caused by improper assembly is not considered a manufacturer defect and will not be covered under warranty.

Make sure to register your bike by simply filling out form found in the back of your owner’s manual and mail it in, OR you can register your bike online at Diamondback’s webpage

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