Diamondback Bicycles introduced a new e-bike category to its Spring 2021 collection. The four pavement e-bikes incorporate reliable components, commuter-ready details and Bosch performance motors.

Alta Cycling, the parent company to Diamondback, boasts a long history of e-bike innovation with sister brands IZIP, Raleigh and Haibike. E-bike technology may be relatively new to Diamondback, but it’s not unfamiliar to the brand. The addition of e-bikes to its roster of ‘acoustic’ bikes marks a change and the beginning of a new era for the brand.

“It has been incredibly exciting to see our hard work, time spent and energy expended come to fruition with this launch,” said Micahel Brown, VP, Product Development, Alta Cycling. “Our four new e-bikes will hit a sweet spot in the Diamondback lineup with a solid combination of high-performing components, a streamlined design and unmatched versatility. With options for a wide variety of users in terms of both end-use and price point, we’re pleased that these bikes will be at the forefront of Diamondback’s foray into the e-bike market.”

The Response is a Class 3 e-bike with a 350w Bosch Performance Speed (28mph) motor and a 10-speed Shimano drivetrain. The Magura hydraulic disc brakes and plus-size Schwalbe tires mounted on tubeless compatible 27.5-inch wheels offer traction on pavement and gravel paths. Incorporating a 120mm travel RockShox Judy Gold fork will provide riders with extra cushion and comfort.

Built for a city commute, the Union 1 offers a sleek aluminum frame with internal cable routing, a Bosch Performance Line Speed (28mph) motor and a power tube integrated 400wh battery. This Class 3 e-bike features a Bosch Purion onboard computer with a minimalist design that shows rider data at the touch of a button. The Union 1 also features a 10-speed Shimano drivetrain, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and wide tires on 27.5-inch wheels. It comes equipped with an integrated rack and fenders.

The Union 2 is a fully loaded commuter e-bike powered by a Bosch Performance Line Speed (28mph) motor and a Powertube 500wh battery. An integrated Bosch Kiox on-board computer provides rider data and uses a handlebar remote with an easy-to-read color display. The Kiox is also compatible with Bluetooth heart-rate monitors for a smart e-bike experience. Built on a polished aluminum frame with internal cable routing, this Class 3 e-bike has a 10-speed Shimano drivetrain and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. The wide tires on 27.5-inch wheels provide extra comfort on rough pavement with built-in lights and integrated rack and fenders.

The Current handles smooth roads with speed but is also more than capable of exploring. The 500wh power tube integrated Bosch battery allows for longer rides and responds to the rider’s pedal pressure up to 28 mph. The Shimano 11 Speed Drivetrain gives riders the ability to climb hills regardless of the power assistance. The Maxxis Rambler 700x40c tires provide a balance of traction and efficiency. 

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