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Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical)
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those of you on our newsletter list are going to get an email this morning about a special price on the remaining diamondback andeans. the new owner of the diamondback brand, alta cycling, has chosen not to continue down the road of triathlon. accordingly, the 50 or so remaining bikes and frames are going to get closed out. they're on sale now on DB's site, for about 18 percent off. there's a special code for slowtwitchers that will take another 28 percent off of the discounted price. so, a $4,500 Andean is now a $2,500 and so on throughout the line.

what i found interesting is that these are quite late model. not from a year or two ago. for example, the top model's build is 12sp SRAM AXS, about as recent as you can get. but i digress.

the point of this thread is that those who'll get the email will be directed to a thread, and this is it. fredly on the forum will curate the thread. he ran the Andean program at DB, and he's been contracted to answer questions.

here are the Andeans, on DB's public site. the sale price is before the discount. the slowtwitcher final price is very close to half off the original price. i'll let fredly take it from here.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Just subscribed 😁. Would have sooner but didn’t know there was a list.
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Does an Andean plus wheels fit in a standard bike box?

I have a Trico Sports Iron Case which is a tank but the Andean is a mass of carbon and looks to have the potential to be a geometric challenge to pack. I also know they designed a custom bag for traveling with the bike which indicates it may not play nice with normal bags/boxes/
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Damn, no medium frames left ;)

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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has the email been sent?

I am looking for it and don't see the code.
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [scott8888] [ In reply to ]
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Does an Andean plus wheels fit in a standard bike box?
The answer to this one is "it depends". The downtube fin on the Andean can definitely make it a challenge to fit in most cases. You can fit an Andean in some of the rectangular hard cases, but I have not tried to do so with the Trico. My experience has been that even knowing the internal dimensions doesn't really suffice to say yay or nay, as the padding and the way reinforcing protrusions line up can make a big difference, and it's really necessary to try and put one in a specific case to provide a reliable answer.
That's really a long winded way of saying "I don't know". Sorry!

Diamondback stopped producing the proprietary bag/case for the Andean a while back, and recommend the DaKine Bike Roller bag. I've flown all over the planet with one of these, and have been quite pleased with it.

Tech writer/support on this here site. FIST school instructor and certified bike fitter. Formerly at Diamondback Bikes, LeMond Fitness, FSA, TiCycles, etc.
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [ajthomas] [ In reply to ]
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has the email been sent?

I believe Dan is doing final edits on the mailing as I write this. If you're subscribed to the weekly newsletter (sign up on the bottom right of this page!) you'll see it in your inbox soon.

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks Dan, I got the email and was tentatively interested until I clicked on the Diamondback website - what on earth did they to the bikes from release? The current paintjobs are horrible IMO, and far inferior to what the bikes launched with. Still, sorry to see another brand get out of the business.
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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Do you have the code?

Interested!
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks!

Would this be US only or available in Canada as well?

Maurice
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [sergio] [ In reply to ]
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Damn, no medium frames left ;)

No medium framesets left, but the discount available will get you a complete Andean 1 for less than the normal retail of the bare frameset!

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [mauricemaher] [ In reply to ]
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I can totally recommend that bike.
Sad to hear. I love some things on this bike a lot. very unique.
Last edited by: Spoili007: Apr 30, 20 12:11
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [mauricemaher] [ In reply to ]
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Would this be US only or available in Canada as well?

Hi Maurice,
I'm double checking to make sure, but 99.99999% sure this is US only. Even if it is possible to order direct to Canada, it would almost certainly be less expensive to ship through a forwarding company like MYUS.com. We shipped a *lot* of bikes through them when I was in-house at Diamondback.

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Sweet T] [ In reply to ]
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Do you have the code?

Are you signed up for the email list? If not, please do so!

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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Yes I got the email from dan
But do not see the code to create an account?
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Just to make sure people get the full discount available, I wanted to post some details about the login procedure at the Diamondback site we sent out in the mailer...

- You will need to register on the site to utilize the code. If you have registered on this Diamondback site before, you will likely need to use a different email address to sign up with the special group discount code we're using for this promotion. This isn't the "normal" Diamondback site so odds are this won't be an issue for most people.

- When you do sign up, simply input the code at the bottom of the page in the "Organization code" box.

- after you have signed up, please log out, and then log back in. This will re-set things, and make the correct pricing appear. If you don't log out/back in, you won't get the full discount!

Tech writer/support on this here site. FIST school instructor and certified bike fitter. Formerly at Diamondback Bikes, LeMond Fitness, FSA, TiCycles, etc.
Coaching and bike fit - http://source-e.net/ Cyclocross blog - https://crosssports.net/ BJJ instruction - https://ballardbjj.com/
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Sweet T] [ In reply to ]
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In the body of the email, you will see the code in all caps just above the De Soto deal. Literally the last words in the Diamondback part of the email.

That's a pretty sweet De Soto deal too, eh?

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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So I have unusual body dimensions. Short legs, long torso. In 5'10" but 30" pants inseam. Typically a 54cm. Height Wise site says a large but I assume Id be a medium. Any thoughts?
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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I see no place for an organization code - I created a new account (since I previously had a different account via my employer).

(I know I had one when I created my previous account, I just don't see it currently)
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [DimaP] [ In reply to ]
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I'm 5'9" with a 28 inch inseam, and a small works best for me. I ride with a fairly low front end even relative to my short legs, though, and that's a bigger limitation than the reach. But that's me! It really does vary quite a lot.

Do you happen to have pad x/y measurements?

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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [srr] [ In reply to ]
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I see no place for an organization code - I created a new account (since I previously had a different account via my employer).

If you have registered on the Diamondback corporate site previously, you will need to re-register with a different email address, otherwise the site will default to the discount level associated with the corporate account that your email is linked to.

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Coaching and bike fit - http://source-e.net/ Cyclocross blog - https://crosssports.net/ BJJ instruction - https://ballardbjj.com/
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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I dont but thanks so much Im still thinking Medium
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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I did create a new account with a different email address. I see no place for an organizational code anywhere.
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Fredly
What size would I be looking at for 6'1.5 with a 34 inseam?

Hard work is faster then aero
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Re: Diamondback Andean Questions (you'll see why this thread is topical) [fredly] [ In reply to ]
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It’s too bad there’s no mediums left, but I’m curious see if a large is possible for me. I’m 5’ 10” and my pad x/y are 487 and 556, respectively. I ride a 54cm 2012 cannondale slice with an aggressive position with about a 7.5” drop from saddle to pads.
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