Originally Posted by fstshrk
Thinking of picking up a steilacoom rcx pro as both a commuter and a travel bike.
Disc brakes are unimportant to me since it does not rain where I live (east side of WA state).
Any thoughts on this bike? The reviews online seem fairly favorable.
I have the Diamondback RCX (2014) non disk edition. It's a solid bike...One consideration is the design of the seatstay, on my frame (50cm) the seatstays are narrower then I like, I'm practically limited to tires 32/33c or less and the narrow stays limit how far I can release my brake calipers, not a concern because I bought it for the intention of starting out in cross racing but food for thought. Another issue i found was the placement of the bottlecage bosses, some genius at DB thought it would be a great idea to put the boss smack dab where the derailleur should be mounted. Looking at the website, they corrected this for the RCX pro so it's a moot issue. After owning two diamondback bikes, my opinion is: solid bikes for the money, throwing punches at bikes above their price range, but they have some stuff to work through (customer support and the little details that matter and would be evident if someone actually tested the every design.
Also worthy of consideration: the frame has eyelets/mounts for a rear rack and fenders, but the front fork does not have any eyelets whatsoever.
Last edited by buffalowings; 04-22-14 at 10:31 PM.