What we like
- independent retro look thanks leather saddle and chrome elements
- very high battery capacity
- the spring elements and the comfortable saddle provide a comfortable ride
What we do not like
- somewhat choppy in energy recovery mode
- simply held control unit without bike computer functions
Diamond — a brand with tradition. Since 1885, bikes are built in Chemnitz, many German professional cyclists have made their first racing experience on a model of the former East German mark. Today Diamond is a World Group Trek and focuses primarily on premium urban and touring bikes — increasingly, with motor assist.
Achat Deluxe + is one of the genre. The name of a gemstone carries thewheel to right — he says it, as even a cursory look at the bike shows. The viewer feels it almost a little into the past, because like in the good old days resplendent everywhere on the bike leather accessories and chrome-colored parts, such as the, grips or held in retro-look front light.
Diamond itself praises Agate + as «luxurious City Taxi» — and therefore does not promise too much. Because not only look and equipment convince. Also in terms of driving comfort, the diamond more than mediocrity. Thanks ordinary fork , suspension seatpost , a Vario Stem and a wide, comfortable saddle, combined with a relaxed-upright position, you feel on the bike straight away and, above all, permanently well. Even the rather cozy up sluggish driving behavior fits the luxurious appearance.
Four well-coordinated support levels
The completely new BionX-
drive in the front hub is located torquey. On gravelled surface that rotates during heavy acceleration from through times. Well matched are the four levels of support, they can be — thanks to intuitive operation — select easily. A speed indicator or beyond speedometer functions can however miss the minimalist display.
A bonus of the motor is the integrated energy recovery: The drive utilizes a portion of the braking energy to charge the battery. Unfortunately, this regulation is less supple and often somewhat choppy.
Specifications of City pedelec in the test: Diamant Achat Deluxe +
|Price Replacement Battery:||599 Euro|
|Weight:||27.4 (incl. Battery) kg|
|Motor:||BionX wheel hub motor, 250 Watt|
|torque:||Max. 40 Nm|
|Battery pack:||48 Volt / 6.6 Ah Li-Ion (320 Wh)|
|Brake:||Magura HS 11 hydraulic rim brakes plus resignation|
|Equipment:||Fork, spring support, light, fender, Porters, pump|
The claim of the luxurious City taxis will Achat Deluxe + full justice. It shows a good-natured character, provides a comfortable ride, and its battery lasts this long right through.