Diamondback Mens Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike Review

Diamondback originally started as a BMX manufacturer 30 years ago and since then has been dedicated to quality cycling products in the low to mid-priced range. The Diamondback Men’s 2020 Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike is one of their most popular hybrid bikes. Here is our review:

Price Range: $300 – $330

Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

6061-T6 aluminum hybrid frame

Travel Comfort Hybrid Suspension Fork

Full Shimano Drive Train

Comfort saddle and riser handlebar

Diamondback Men’s 2020 Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike Product Description

The 2020 Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike from Diamondback was designed for a comfortable ride whether you are commuting, riding for recreation, or riding for exercise. Features big and smooth 700c wheels for speed combined with a lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum hybrid frame. For gears, Shimano is a popular name in the drive train and offers comfortable and smooth shifting.

For comfort details, Diamondback includes a Deluxe 2-Density Hybrid Saddle, Avenir comfort platform pedals, and a riser handlebar. Finally, a nice warranty included by Diamondback on their bikes: the frame has a lifetime warranty, and all other components and parts and labor have a one year warranty.

Diamondback Men’s 2020 Edgewood PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Price range is low for a good quality bike, per Diamondback’s reputation
  • Smooth and comfortable ride reported by owners
  • Efficient ride: good amount of movement for the energy expended
  • The light frame feels pretty durable, can handle road riding well

CONS

  • Mixed reviews about the shifter quality and chain quality

Overall, for those looking for a very reasonably priced bike, the Diamondback Men’s 2020 Edgewood is good quality for the price. The parts could be of slightly higher quality but would probably cost you at least double this bike. This is definitely one to check out and then, like some owners (because there are some mixed reviews), if you find you need one or two parts replaced (maybe the Shimano shifters) you can upgrade those, but worthy of trying it out first – you may find no problems at all!

What Buyers Are Saying

“First, this bike is great in its price range. Are there better parts…Yes of course (always). Anyways, to the point. I started with a different bike and was not satisfied at all. This bike is a smooth ride and really feels like you are getting a good amount of movement for the energy you are exerting. I believe the bike to made of quality parts and everything goes well together and it was easy to put together. It comes with tools needed to build (as it should for hundreds of dollars, for anything). Endpoint, a nice smooth ride and a good bike….”

“Had this bike put together by a really good bike shop and tuned at the same time. It is a great looking bike with good tires and a nice frame and seat, but the only complaint is the shifter is really cheap the worst you can buy even so it is really loud and hard too get tuned right. For the price, you can’t go wrong but if you want smooth shifting you will need to spend another $150 and install upgraded shifters on it as I did…”

“This bike is perfect for my needs ( I was getting tired of leaning forward with all other bikes I was using & this bike took care of that ) — I use it for work, shopping, laundry — it’s very comfortable to use & ride so far within 5 miles — can’t wait for spring for some long road biking ( I live in Wisconsin )

Sonoma Mens Chainless Drive Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bicycle

The Sonoma Men’s Chainless Drive Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bicycle brings us something new: the chainless bicycle. Brought to you by Dynacraft, Inc, this bike breaks some new ground with a chainless drive system. Here’s our full review:

Sonoma Mens Chainless Drive Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bicycle

Price Range: $390 – $410

Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

Lightweight aluminum frame

T-shock suspension fork

Cushioned satin saddle ideal for long rides

Lifetime warranty on frame, fork, and drive system

Also, read our review about the best women’s Hybrid Bicycle

Sonoma Men’s Chainless Drive Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bicycle Product Description

The Sonoma Men’s Chainless Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bike breaks new ground in the bicycle industry by using a chainless drive system. Called the Sonoma Chainless D-Drive operating system, this patented system uses what Sonoma calls an “internal shaft system” instead of your standard chain and derailleur. The benefits? Quieter and smoother operation eliminates normal maintenance required with the chain system. This means no chain falling off, chain getting caught, the chain being exposed to rain, etc.

(You can find more on how the Sonoma D-Drive system works and its benefits)

Besides all the obvious benefits of a chainless system, the bike packs a variety of features to make your ride nice and smooth. Lightweight 6000 series aluminum frame that is easy to handle. T-shock fork that absorbs bumps. A comfortable cushioned satin seat for easy riding. Ergonomically designed handlebars. And high-density rubber handgrips. Rims are 700c double-wall alloy for easy rolling. And precise braking with the front and rear alloy V-brakes. Smooth 3-gear shifting with Shimano internal 3-speed gear hub.

Sonoma Men’s Chainless Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bike PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Chainless. Chainless. Chainless. A lot of side benefits when you consider you will not have any chain-related headaches anymore. And performs well
  • Durable and solid aluminum frame, easy to manage and maneuver (but some reviewers say not as light as you would expect for aluminum frame hybrid bikes)
  • Good comments on prompt and friendly customer service.
  • Straightforward assembly (but it does take a bit of time)

CONS

  • Speed: the drive is not as efficient as chain and reviewers say for the speedsters, you may not be satisfied with the top speed on this bike (perhaps 15mph?)
  • Mixed reviews on how comfortable the seat is – fortunately if you don’t like it that is one thing that is easy to replace
  • The Shimano hubs make a clicking noise while in 2nd or 3rd gear, but reviewers say it is easy to overlook (and much quieter than chain bikes)

The biggest selling point for the Sonoma Mens Chainless Evolution Urban Commuter Hybrid Bike is of course the patented D-Drive chainless system. The downside of being rid of a chain seems to be the top speed of the bike will be slower. The upside? The greasy chain will be no more. Quieter, longer life, easier cleanup, and more. The rest of the bike is no slouch either. Feels durable, easy to ride. Most riders who have the bike feel that the 3-speeds are sufficient. Good choice if you want to brave the world of a chainless hybrid bike. And the cost isn’t too high to boot!

What Buyers Are Saying

“Never going back to chain drive. There are 2 things I would change on this bike. The first thing was the seat. The second thing is the Nexus internal hub. This bike has the potential to be one of the smoothest and quietest bikes on the market. The drawback is the Nexus hub. When you are in any gear other than first, the hub has a constant ticking sound. I am very happy with this bike. It is very smooth and easy to ride. I have ridden this bike as much as 20 miles in a day and I can say that the quality is great. This bike is solid when you take it off of a curb you do not hear one rattle. I ride to work in dress pants and love the fact that I don’t have to worry about a chain…

“I’ve been riding the bike for a couple of days. It’s extremely smooth and should be fully assembled in under an hour if you know what you’re doing. It’s extremely smooth and quiet when riding it. You should know that chain bikes are more effective in terms of power conversion, you can go faster on a chain bike with less effort so you won’t be racing in this one. It’s not heavy but it’s not feather-light either. Great quality for the price. I highly recommend it if it fits your particular needs…

“After several years getting greasy fixing chains – often on the trail or road in the heat of the day – I was excited to come across a shaft-drive bike. The Sonoma Urban Commuter, while priced considerably less than several of the chain-driven bikes I was considering, has proven to be an excellent choice. The shaft drive is smooth, the riding position is comfortable for long rides. I only gave four stars because of the seat. After one ride, I replaced the seat with my own comfort seat of choice, which resulted in a much more comfortable ride… ”

Schwinn Discover Womens Hybrid Bike Review

Schwinn’s German engineering background has helped put it on the map as one of the top bicycle makers in the United States.  The Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike is one of its latest bikes in the hybrid bicycle market.   Relatively not too pricey, and well built.  Here’s our full review:

Comfort bike with aluminum city frame

21-speed SRAM grip shifters

Promax alloy linear-pull brakes

Padded saddle with a suspension seat postSchwinn Discover Hybrid Bike for Men and Women

Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike Product Description

The Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike is a fantastic Schwinn bike. Features a lady’s aluminum city frame with a comfortable upright riding position.  For shock absorption and comfort, rides feature an SR Suntour suspension fork and a suspension seat post with a comfort padded saddle.  The ride makes it perfect for commuting to work or cruising down a leisurely bike path.

This Schwinn hybrid bicycle also offers 21-speed grip shifters, Promax alloy linear-pull brakes, and a rear gear carrier.  Linear pull brakes provide progressive stopping power to stop instantly or slow gradually.  Trigger style shifters are easy to use and allow the rider to change gears with the flick of a finger.

Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Easy to assemble, comes mostly pre-assembled
  • Very comfortable seat and comfortable to ride
  • Shock absorption is very good – can handle a lot of bumps and debris
  • Smooth brakes
  • Easy shifting

CONS

  • May take a few adjustments – Schwinn’s manuals are not helpful so helpful to know something about bikes
  • Plastic fenders look a bit cheap
  • Make sure to examine the bike upon receiving – bikes may get a little damaged upon arrival

The Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike is one of the best hybrid bicycles for women that we have found.  Great positive reviews on comfort and handling. If you’re in the market for a comfortable hybrid bike for women, this is definitely one that should be at or near the top of the list to buy.

What Buyers Are Saying

“I just finished assembling the bike. I love it! I have been looking for a comfy cruiser style bike but versatile enough to go from trails to off-roading. I biked 1/2 way up my super steep hill with no problem. The set up wasn’t too hard. I have never worked on a bike before and with a few tools I was able to but on the front tire, pedals and handlebars. The seat is very comfortable. It was hard to decide on a bike online, but this is definitely the right choice….

“I have had this bike a little over a month now. I do like it. It is a pretty bike. I like the white color also but I hope nothing starts rusting as it will show more on the white color.  I recommend after you put it together, to take it to a bike shop & have them adjust brakes, gears, etc. The bike could have a better seat suspension. The front suspension is fine. This bike is good for road riding and light trail riding but the tires and suspension are not made for any more than that.  The larger tires improve the looks of the bike & maybe the ride. Overall I am happy with this bike…

“The changing of the gears is smooth and effortless, no chinking noise of the chain, no hesitation. The gear dials are perfectly located at my fingertips so I do not have to take my eyes off the road. The brakes are smooth, not grabby, or jerky. The tires are large, and I get the feeling as if I am traveling the maximum distance with the least amount of effort possible. I highly recommend this bike. I shopped around for several months before I made my decision on this bike. I am glad I did. I would buy another if needed…