With its collection bikes, Diamant Bicycles always causes a stir and we like to remember the last model, the Collection Bike 135. With the latest edition of this special series, however, one now goes a completely different approach and brings the feeling of the 90s back on the road.
Neon commercials, techno, bold color combinations and Walkmans were probably the inspiration for this bike — and you’ll find plenty of references to that era. Starting, of course, with the eye-catching Ysop-Purple paint job, which is perfectly complemented by the saddle with color-matching details and the purple-anodized bar ends. Those who lived through the ’90s might remember the latter components in particular: colorful anodized parts were the big thing and bar ends were ubiquitous. So Diamant has exactly hit the zeitgeist with the 136!
Technically, however, one is absolutely up to date with the 136: on the slim aluminum frame is a Shimano Deore derailleur with 11 gears installed, which offers a surprisingly wide range with 11-51 teeth rear and a 42 chainring. You’ll also find Shimano hydraulic disc brakes on the bike with the MT200. And the G-One Speed tires from Schwalbe are certainly wide enough with 50 mm to overcome any urban obstacle.
Although the cool look is omitted mudguards, but installed — and this is very commendable — a lighting system on the wheel: this consists of a headlight and taillight (at the rear left) of Herrmanns. Both are equipped with parking light function and are supplied with power by a hub dynamo in the front wheel. Finally, the bike stand makes the equipment complete.
In total, the Diamant 136 then weighs 12.8 kg, and the retail price is 999 euros. More information about the bike is available directly on the Diamant Bicycles website.