Kent-based Diamondback, not just for BMX anymore, recently unveiled the Podium 7 ($7,200–$8,500, depending on frame configuration and components), a lightweight, competition-worthy road bike crafted by hand via a proprietary process that ensures carbon ply is laid precisely where engineers specify to increase stiffness.
Spring into Action: New Outdoor Gear Guide
Brooks Sports - Bothell / brooksrunning.com
Cascade Designs (Platypus and Therm-a-Rest) - SoDo / cascadedesigns.com
Diamondback - Kent / diamondback.com
Filson - SoDo / filson.com
Outdoor Research - SoDo / outdoorresearch.com
REI -South Lake Union / rei.com