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Podium E'tape Disc

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Podium E'tape Disc

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The easiest way to get on a Podium, the E'tape Disc is meant for road riders who want to take their riding to the next level: whether that means upgrading racing categories or improving personal bests.

Built around the same carbon frame, the E'tape shares the ride feel and hand built construction of our other Podiums: from the tapered head tube to the ultra-stiff bottom bracket and compliant seat post and stays, it’s a bike that accelerates quickly and is predictable in turns. The addition of hydraulic disc brakes brings one-finger control, inspiring confidence in descents no matter what the conditions.

With internally-routed cables and the truncated airfoils born in our Serios TT bike program, it feels invisible to the wind, light and quick like a race bike is meant to be. With a full Shimano 105 component group and HED Flanders C2+ wheels, the E'tape offers a level of performance not seen at its price.

Ready Ride bikes are shipped 95 percent assembled. Typical bike assembly is time-consuming and requires technical know-how. Ready Ride reduces the time and skills needed for the final, four-step assembly.

Frame DB AMMP+ Carbon Technology, Specific Modulous, Monocoque Competition Road Frame, UCI Certified, Di2/EPS Compatible Internal Cable Routing, Thru-axle Carbon Drop Outs, w/ Flat Mount Disc, Taper Headtube & Press-Fit 30 BB
Fork DBR AmmP+ Carbon Competition Road Fork, Thru-axle Carbon Drop Outs, Flat Mount Disc Tabs w/ 1.5" Taper Carbon Steerer Tube, Continuous Fiber Technology (CFT)
Headset FSA NO.42, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
Cranks Shimano 105 FC-5800, 52/36T
Bottom Bracket Praxis PF30-Shimano Conversion
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5800, Braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 RD-5800, 11 Speed
Shifter Shimano ST-RS505, Dual Control 2x11 Speed
Cogset Shimano 105 CS-5800 Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-28T
Chain Shimano HG601, 11 Speed
Front Hub 20h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, Center Lock, 12mm Thru-axle
Rear Hub 24h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, Center Lock, 142x12mm Thru-axle, Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims HED Flanders C2+, 20h/24h
Tires Continental Ultra Sport II, Folding, 700x23c
Brakes Shimano BR-RS505 Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc, w/ 160mm Front / 140mm Rear Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano ST-RS505
Pedals Wellgo Alloy Road
Handlebar HED Pro Tour, 6061-T6 Alloy, 80mm Reach, 135mm Drop, 31.8mm Bar Bore
Grips EVA Cork w/ Gel
Stem HED Pro Tour, 7050 Alloy, +/-7° Rise, 31.8mm Bar Bore
Seat Prologo Zero-II, w/ Cromoly Rails
Seatpost HED Tour, 27.2mm
Extras Owners Manual, Podium User Guide, Century Bottle Cage, 7nm Torque Key, Carbon Installation Compound, Extra FD Hanger
Bike Weight 16.05
Bike Size S/52cm / Rider Height: 5'4"-5'7" M/54cm / Rider Height: 5'7" - 5'9" L/56cm / Rider Height: 5'9" - 5'11" XL/58cm / Rider Height: 5'11" - 6'1" XXL/60cm / Rider Height: 6'1"-6'3"
Seat Tube Length 490.0mm 510.0mm 530.0mm 550.0mm 570.0mm
Stand Over 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° 72.5°
Wheel Base 968.0mm 975.0mm 984.0mm 998.0mm 1009.0mm
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 110.0mm
Handlebar Width 420.0mm 420.0mm 440.0mm 440.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm

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Review by Samuel
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I purchased this bike to serve as my flagship race bike. I was considering the Podium and the 2018 S-Works Tarmac, with my primary goals being the stiffest bike possible with a decent weight figure. I decided to go with the Podium at the urging of a friend, despite being at the time a Specialized employee. I was shocked. The podium was lightyears stiffer than any bike I'd ever ridden before, including the Tarmac (which was for many years the benchmark of stiffness). The Podium blew me away in other areas too, with an absolutely perfect steering angle that I never had to think about, and an aerodynamic profile that was tangibly faster than my last bike (I also ran all the tube profiles in CFD, Diamondback is one of the few manufacturers that has made actual smart use of the Kamm tail shape). My only gripe out of the box was that the ride was a tad bit stiff in the rear from a compliance standpoint, a wrinkle that is solved immediately with a light drop in tire pressure. I bought the bike with intent to upgrade and am still in the process at doing so, but even as the most affordable model in the range, the Podium E'tape Disc has not left me wanting. I would have been perfectly happy leaving it as is out of the box (speaking of, WHAT AN UNBOXING EXPERIENCE!). I immediately took it on a trip up to Oregon to ride, where the supreme stiffness and handling confidence enabled me to whoop my buddy and his 16k Argonaut bike on some beautiful mountain roads. I've taken it to multiple race wins and (fittingly) many more podiums. This is the ultimate race bike in my opinion, having ridden genuinely hundreds of different models. I can't recommend it highly enough.

(Posted on 11/15/2017)

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