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Diamondback 510IC Review

Quick Summary

The Diamondback 510lc is an economy exercise bike designed for beginner riders looking to exercise at home and not break the bank doing so. At a lower price point, this bike is sufficient for beginners who want to get the occasional workout in at home but aren’t looking for a bike with endless options. This bike works on a chain drive system allowing for an intense workout through its 16 different resistance levels and 14 workout programs.

This bike is durable, compact and will give you a great workout without taking up too much space in your home. It is easy to maneuver around with its 126lb overall weight including the 32lb anti-flex steel flywheel. The Diamondback has everything you need to get your sweat on and will allow you to track your progress by registering your heart rate in the handlebars and showing your output in the small display.  This bike is comparable to the SOLE brand spinning bikes as it offers similar basic displays yet is efficient in giving riders a hard workout.

Learn more about the Diamondback 510IC, below…

Specifications

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Model Diamondback 510IC
Rating

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90.25%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$899
Best Price

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$799
Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

16 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Computer-Controlled
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Studio
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

32. lb Flywheel
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Anti-Flex Steel
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Adjustable
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Regular
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

14
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Contact Sensor
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

42" x 23" x 46"
Weight: 126 lbs
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime Limited
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Wear Items: 90 Days

Rating: 90.25%

Our Rating

Rating: 90.25/100. Studio/Spinning Bike features computer-controlled resistance with contact heart rate sensors and heavy-duty 32 lb. flywheel.

The Diamondback comes with preset programs such as cardio, fat burn, manual, etc. The programs offer enough variability for riders to alternate between and use the heart rate sensors alongside. The resistance can be adjusted with the push of buttons on the display indicated by levels.  While the display on this bike is minimal, it is designed for riders looking to get an intense workout without all the bells and whistles of some of the other exercise bikes on the market. The programs are similar to what you would see on a stationary bike at your local gym so if you wanted to ride and watch TV in the background, you could easily check back in to your program on the small display without being forced to stare at your statistics the entire ride. The display being on a horizontal angle allows easy visibility while providing the option to watch your own TV or prop a magazine on the handlebars as well.

The chain driven flywheel offers a more intense ride and will definitely challenge riders to push hard and fast. It is a large 32lb flywheel that is durable and contributes to the sturdiness of the bike. Despite the flywheel being larger, it is still a quiet ride that will not disturb your neighbors or create an overwhelmingly loud sound when riding. The wheel is smooth, effective and offers a challenge to push!

This model is appealing for its compact and strong frame. Many spinning bikes previously were not considered as comfortable due to the overall setup and seat. The Diamondback seat is the perfect medium size and offers comfort for longer rides. The entire bike feels secure and strong when riding, allowing you to push hard and break an intense sweat. The bike can hold up to 300lbs so will accommodate most users. The frame itself is 42” x 23” x 46” which allows it to fit in small spaces unlike some of the higher end models on the market that would require a fair amount of space for setup and moving around your home. The bike may look smaller than other recumbent bikes but holds just as much merit when it comes to durability.

The Diamondback is a great exercise bike for beginners who may not be ready to invest too much into their bike but still want an intense workout. The Diamondback model will provide users with an effective, sweaty ride without offering an overwhelming amount of programs, setup and maintenance. This bike does not require wifi, monthly membership fees and comes in at a lower price point—appealing to a larger range of users. This model is more standard and easy to use compared to other intricate bikes, so users can be riding as soon as the bike is set up.

Pros:

  • Heavy duty 32 lb. flywheel is very sturdy
  • Anti-flex steel frame with lifetime warranty
  • Computer controlled resistance (16 levels)
  • Contact heart rate sensors with four programs
  • Spinning cycle preffered for intense workouts
  • Adequate number of workout programs (14 total)

Cons:

  • No mp3 input or built-in speakers
  • Studio/spinning bike is not for everyone
  • No cooling fan located directly on unit

Introduction

The Diamondback 510IC features one of the largest flywheels of any exercise bike we’ve witnessed in recent memory.

The resistance (16 levels) is computer controlled and anti-flex steel frame designed to supplement multiple users over the duration of the model.

Workout Programs

The Diamondback 510IC provides 14 workout programs.

Eight of those programs are preset options while four programs are heart rate controlled and the final two are custom/user slots.

The heart rate programs work along with contact heart rate sensors located on the handles of the Diamondback 510IC.

Diamondback 510IC Features

The Diamondback 510IC is a studio/spinning exercise bike which presents a different ride and feel compared to a recumbent exercise bike.

Spinning bikes are considered more aggressive with a chain drive system that offers moderate to difficult resistance for users preferring a more intense workout.

Spinning bikes are not considered as comfortable as recumbent bikes however the Diamondback 510IC has received praise for its sturdy frame and quiet operation from satisfied customers.

The Diamondback 510IC features a heavy duty 32 lb. flywheel which adds to the overall sturdiness of the exercise bike. The flywheel is one of the biggest we’ve seen on an exercise bike of any type.

The anti-flex steel frame is backed with a limited lifetime warranty and should remain durable under months or even years of aggressive use.

16 levels of resistance is more than adequate and is controlled via a computer system. LCD display provides workout essential data including calories burned, speed, RPMs and more.

The fore/aft seat and handlebars are both adjustable. Max user weight is 300 lbs. so the studio bike will accommodate most users.

The Diamondback 510IC does not offer many electronic features so you’ll need an external source for playing music or cooling off as the bike does not feature mp3 compatibility or built-in cooling fan.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Diamondback 510IC exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime Limited
– Parts: 3 Years
– Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year
– Wear Items: 90 Days

Questions? The customer service line at Diamondback Fitness is (800) 776-7642.

Conclusion

Overall, this bike is a great option for users looking to get into indoor exercise on the bike or for those looking for an inexpensive at-home workout option. The Diamondback is durable, intense and provides multiple options for workouts. While this bike doesn’t incorporate an HD display or instructor-lead classes, it is an amazing option for users who want to ride to their own music, TV shows or read while tracking their progress on the small display. The Diamondback will have you sweating and is a great option on the market for spinning bikes.

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