Originally started as a BMX bike manufacturer, Diamondback has been a dedicated name to cycling for over 30 years with low to mid-priced quality bicycles. The Diamondback Edgewood LX Men’s Sport Hybrid Bike is one of their many bikes in the hybrid bicycle line.
Price Range: $295 – $305
Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars
Comes in 15-, 17-, 19-, and 21-inch sizes
Lightweight and sturdy aluminum hybrid frame
Shimano EF-50 7-speed shifter
Tektro linear-pull brakes
Diamondback Edgewood LX Men’s Sport Hybrid Bike Product Description
Diamondback really gets into the details when they make their bikes. The features listed are numerous for the Diamondback Edgewood LX Men’s Sport Hybrid Bike. You can check out their full product specs and descriptions.
The Diamondback Edgewood is an everyday no-frills simple hybrid bike with some nice high-quality parts. It combines the same relaxed contact point features of a comfort bike with the big smooth-rolling 700c wheels of a road bike. The lightweight aluminum hybrid geometry frame and comfort suspension 63mm travel fork combined with the DB Deluxe Hybrid saddle with double density base offers comfortable riding over many different surfaces.
Diamondback Edgewood LX Men’s Sport Hybrid Bike PROS AND CONS
- The frame is definitely both lightweight and durable
- A very attractive looking hybrid bicycle
- Parts are better quality than expected for a $300 bike, especially brakes and gears
- Relatively easy to assemble – comes with a set of tools for assembly (manual is not helpful though)
- Manual is not helpful – so it helps if you have some know-how, otherwise take it to the local bike shop. You’ll want to do this anyway for fine-tuning
- Many owners review that the front wheel particularly is hard to center – again might need to take it to a bike shop for some tuning
- Bike dimensions run a bit large, check the measurements carefully
- No kickstand
Overall, the Diamondback Edgewood LX Men’s Sport Hybrid Bike is a simple, no-frills bicycle. You will be hard-pressed to find a bicycle with these quality parts for under $300. This bicycle is quite comfy for using for exercising and casual rides. Decent price for such quality materials and workmanship.
What Buyers Are Saying
“I’m 6’5″ and about 230 pounds, so it’s been hard for me to ride most bicycles that I’ve borrowed in the past. So I crossed my fingers and got the extra-large 21″ version. I have to say it’s the most comfortable I’ve ever been on a bike. My legs extend all the way while pedaling and the sitting position while riding is very comfortable for me. The seat is an absolute dream compared to most other bikes I’ve ridden. The only thing I would have to mention is that the front shocks don’t seem to like so much weight on them, bottoming out with just my weight leaning on them. But really, most people aren’t as big and heavy as I am. Overall, I never thought a three hundred dollar bike could be as good as this one, especially one that fits me…”
“Good for the commute to work. Bike dimensions are larger than you think. Please look carefully at the given dimensions before selecting a bike size. Bike only has 2 screws on the frame to fix accessories (such as water bottle holder). So you can only add on 1 set. It does not come with a kickstand. Very easy to assemble. Did it in less than 30 min. However, I had to do quite a bit of adjustment to derailers after that. This took quite a bit of time. Best to read the manual (or the internet) for instructions before trying to do it. All in all, fun ride for casual. But it’ll be tough to catch up with road bikes if you’re in a group for long rides. … ”
“The bike is beautiful and built solid with quality parts. I live in a hilly area some steep hills and some bumps along the way. The handling of steep hills and comfort is impressive. Obviously I wouldn’t take this off-road but it seems to handle basic bike trails with ease and comfort. You can’ tell your riding on dirt at all. I would recommend this to the commuter and for exercising. It strikes a wonderful balance between the pros and the casual and is like having luxury comfort cycling for a bargain price…