Purchasing the right off-road bike or commuting bike can be a conundrum; especially if the terrain you need to cover requires the utility of both. Enter Diamondback’s Trace Series Dual Sport bike. With mountain bike-like geometry and the efficiency of larger 700c diameter wheels, these bikes are ready for pavement then dirt, and back again. Semi-knobby tires provide great traction on dirt or gravel yet reduces rolling resistance.
The Trace Pro is our crème de la crème model in the Trace series. There is none higher. All Traces feature a 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Dual Sport Frame with formed top and downtubes, forged drop outs, and an integrated chainstay disc brake mount.
The component assortment for the Trace Pro is well suited for the rider looking for an amazing high quality parts package. Starting with a SR Suntour NVX-HLO 700c 75mm travel fork featuring an alloy lower and crown and smooth hydraulic lock out for those long climbs, riding rough roads or bumpy trails is now made easy.
Drivetrain comes equipped with a full Shimano Deore kit including a crankset with chainguard and 28/38/48t rings, front and rear derailleurs, SL-M590 9spd Rapidfire shifters, and an HG-50 (11-32t) 9spd cassette. Shimano M445 Hydraulic Disc brakes with 6-bolt, 160mm rotors offer impeccably smooth and instant stopping power. Deore is designed to appeal to a wide range of cycling fans by inheriting the key functions of Deore XT and Deore LX at a great value.
The wheels are a critical part of any dual sport bicycle. For the Trace we made no exceptions and spec’d this bad boy with 32h Weinmann SL-7 Doublewall rims laced to SL-7 Alloy disc hubs. Innova DualSport 700×40c tires w/puncture resistant casing are wide enough for the dirt and have a semi slick tread for variable conditions.
All Trace bikes offer a Diamondback proprietary cockpit with DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise handlebars and a DB AL6061 stem. An Avenir Series 200 saddle mounted to a DB Lazer Series Micro Adjust post will keep you comfy while seated but will look great too.
The Trace Pro is red in color and is available in four sizes: SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22"). A true go-anywhere, do-anything bike, the Trace Pro Dual Sport is ready to tackle it all.