Fresh from the ‘Dimond Mine’ in Des Moines, Iowa, the new Marquise triathlon bike was unveiled earlier this month at the Queen K in Kona, Hawaii. Dimond is calling the Marquise their crown jewel, as it offers several structural and functional upgrades over their existing Brilliant model. Most notably, the Marquise frame incorporates three new on-board storage spaces (including an insulated compartment) that should carry everything you need for training rides or race day.
Working with some external carbon fiber experts Dimond has managed to not only provide this storage but they’ve also improved upon the frame’s strength, aerodynamics, and ride qualities. Check out the frame geo, complete bike specs and your options for customization below…
Partnering with composite experts STRUCTeam, Dimond has revised their carbon layup schedule to accomplish more strength while also improving upon the ride quality of the Marquise frame. The new frame also tests faster in the wind tunnels than the Brilliant model. The Marquise is built with stock geometry in sizes XS-L, which should accommodate riders between 5’ and 6’3” (or taller).
- Geometry: XS-S-M-L
- STACK 490mm 515mm 540mm 585mm
- REACH 390mm 405mm 425mm 440mm
- ANGLE 79deg 79deg 79deg 79deg
- DROP 75mm 75mm 75mm 75mm
- CHAIN 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
- FRONT 571mm 587mm 616mm 650mm
The most interesting update for the Marquise frame is the addition of three new internal storage compartments to conveniently and aerodynamically haul your power gels, snacks and a flat repair kit.
Located behind the head tube in the top beam, the Lunchbox carries up to 700ml of nutrition and offers easy access to riders. Below the Lunchbox is the Ice Chest, an insulated cavity that keeps up to 1.5L of cargo cool inside the top of the down tube.
Last but not least The TOTES (Tools or Other Technical Equipment Storage) provides an enclosed space above the BB which is designed to carry your flat repair kit and/or multitool.
The Marquise will be available as a complete bike with two different component specs to choose from. The Premium model is the top-tier version and features a Dura Ace Di2 groupset, Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher wheelset, TriRig Omega X brakes, and a Praxxis ceramic bottom bracket. A Premium Marquise sells for $13,999 USD.
The Race model utilizes Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 groupset, rides on Profile 78 Twenty-Four carbon clincher wheels, and features the same TriRig Omega X brakes as the Premium. The Race’s Praxxis PF30 BB is non-ceramic, and it gets a Profile Design handlebar in lieu of the Premium model’s 3T Aduro bar. The Race version retails for $10,499.
The Marquise can also be purchased as a frameset for $7599. The set includes the frame, a Dimond Superfork and a 3T Aduro Aero handlebar.
If none of these configurations float your boat, Dimond bikes is always open to customizing your component setup. If you have specific needs or preferences, contact the company and see what they can do for you.
Dimond also offers semi-custom paint schemes on their frames. Buyers can choose between four different templates, pick their favorite colors, and even add their name. This comes at no extra charge which is cool, but what would be really cool is if you could see the templates online! I guess it would be best to get in touch…
Delivery of medium sized Marquise frames is expected for January 2017 and all other sizes should be available in February.