There are plenty of gorgeous carbon bikes out there. True. There are, however, far fewer gorgeous carbon bikes out there that you’d also want to ride all day long. The Century 6C is at the top of that very short list.
Diamondback's hand-built carbon frame features stiff bottom bracket and head tube junctions, as well as front and rear thru-axles — it’s a recipe for precise handling. The carefully sculpted seat stays and exacting carbon lay-up, however, also create just the right amount of compliance. The end result is a bike that leaps forward when you put the least effort into the cranks, yet doesn’t rattle or exhaust you when you’re hours into a ride.
The Century 6C Carbon features equally impressive components — Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and Ultegra 2x11 drivetrain share billing with HED’s excellent Flanders wheelset.
In a world of harsh and jittery “super bikes,” the Century 6C is in a comfortable league of its own.
|Frame||Diamondback Carbon Monocoque Endurance Road Frame, Internal Cable Routing, 142x12mm Carbon Drop Outs, w/ Taper Headtube, Di2 Compatible|
|Fork||DB Road Performance, Full Monocoque Carbon "CFT", 12mm Thru-axle Drop Outs, Flat Mount Disc Tabs, 1.5" Tapered Steerer Tube|
|Headset||FSA No.42, Sealed Cartridge|
Front: 12mm thru-axle
Rear: , 142x12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||HED Flanders C2+ Disc, 24h|
Front: 24h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, Center Lock, 12mm Thru-axle
Rear: 24h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, Center Lock, 142x12mm Thru-axle
|Spokes||2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Steel|
|Tires||Continental Grand Sport Race, Folding, 700x28c|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegera FC-R8000 Compact|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Outboard Bearing|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000, 31.8mm Band Clamp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000, 11 Speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-32T|
|Shifters||Shimano ST-R8020, Dual Control 2x11 Speed|
|Handlebars||HED Tour Flat Top Drop Bar, 31.8 Bar Bore|
|Tape/Grips||Diamondback Endurance Gel Tape|
|Stem||HED Tour Stem, +/-7° Rise, 31.8mm Bar Bore|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-R8020|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-R8070 Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc, w/ 160mm Front / 140mm Rear Rotors|
|Pedals||Alloy Road Platform|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch Pro, w/TiRox Rails|
|Seat Post||HED Tour, 27.2mm|