Since it seems that all the best tri bikes are getting disc brake versions lately, Dimond is showing their hand as well. Mixing it up on the big island with the bigger bike brands, Dimond has launched their latest version of the Marquise – complete with a new braking system.
Starting with the same frame design as the rim brake Marquise, the Marquise Disc moves to flat mount calipers front and rear for improved braking. To keep the wheels in check and provide perfect alignment, 12mm thru axles are used front and rear. Details are still pretty limited, but the press release hints at bigger tire clearance thanks to the lack of rim brake calipers as well. Each frame still includes their integrated Lunchbox and TOTES storage for carrying your supplies needed for a 112 mile ride.
The first bikes are on hand in Kona and available for test rides, with production models only available for pre-order, with delivery in January 2019. Each frameset is priced at $7,499 which includes custom paint. Complete and custom builds will also available through Dimond’s website.