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 Comp 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 Comp is well suited for the rider looking for an amazing high quality parts package.Starting with a SR Suntour NVX-MLO 700c 75mm travel fork featuring an alloy lower and crown and smooth lock out for those long climbs, riding rough roads or bumpy trails has been made easier than ever.
Drivetrain comes equipped with a full Shimano kit including an Acera crankset with chainguard and 28/38/48t rings, Acera front and Alivo rear derailleurs, SL-M360 8spd Rapidfire shifters, and an HG-30 (11-32t) 8spd cassette. Hayes HMX-5 mechanical disc brakes offer impeccably smooth and steady stopping power. The technology trickledown from Shimano’s high end components is apparent here, with tons of tech that used to only be found on overpriced bikes.
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 Comp is gloss black and is available in four sizes: SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22"). A true go-anywhere, do-anything bike, the Trace Comp Dual Sport is ready to tackle it all.