The new Diamondback Podium 24 kid’s bike gets a curvy 6061 alloy frame with 24″ wheels and a wicked fast looking red paint scheme.
The cockpit is kid sized, with shallow drop bars but a full Sora drivetrain, including the shifter/levers, plus linear pull brakes. Those, plus the generous tire clearance, make it entirely ready for cyclocross, too. Just change the tires. Retail is only $550, but expect to see it around $500 in shops. They gave it a cushier saddle so kids wouldn’t get turned off on road cycling just because of a hard saddle.
More pics, plus updates to the higher end, standard sized Podium road bikes below…
Alloy fork, too.
Tons of tire clearance means your heirs can join in your gravel road and ‘cross adventures, too.
The Podium 7 carries over for 2014 with the same AMMP SL frame, but gets a new naming scheme, with Equipe representing the top of the line.
Two new spec options are available at that level, Campagnolo Super Record EPS for
$15,000 $10,500 or SRAM Red 22 for $8,000. Swappable cable ports allow for either on the same frame.
Another big upgrade is the switch to HED tubular wheels, glued up with Schwalbe tires.