Are these Hybrid Bike Specs Good? (diamondback insight 2)


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Jul 29, 2011
I've decided that I finally want a hybrid! Particularly The Diamondback Insight 2
But I'm pretty clueless with most of these specs...
can someone please highlight any good features about this bike by looking at the specs below:

Frame: Insight 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Performance Hybrid with Formed/Hooded Top Tube, Integrated Headtube, Vertical Compliance Stays (VCS), replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork: Insight integrated Aero Alloy straight blade, Alloy Steerer
Cranks: Shimano FCM-411 Alivio 26/36/48t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Front Derailleur: Shimano FDM413 Alivio
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Shifter: Shimano SLM410 Alivio Rapid Fire 8-speed
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
Brakes: Avid SD-3 Linear
Gear: Shimano HG51 8-speed Cassette (11-30t)
Front rim: 20-hole
Rear Rim: 24-hole rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall with machined braking surface
Tires: Kenda Kwick Trax with puncture resistant K-shield 700x28c
Pedals: Wellgo Alloy body/cage, toe clip compatible
Handlebar: Diamondback 31.8-millimeter low rise Alloy
Stem: Diamondback 3D Forged 7-degree 31.8-millimeter
Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2-millimeter
Seat: Diamondback Performance Hybrid with Gel
Headset: Integrated "Cane Creek" Size Drop-in ACB 1 1/8-inch
Chain: KMC-Z82
Front Hubset: 20h Alloy QR
Rear Hubset: 24h Alloy Cassette QR
Spokes: Black 14-gram Stainless Steel
Grips: Avenir Ergo 3-D Comfort
Extras: Owner’s manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts

Thanks in advance as it would be much much appreciated
This is a pretty standard spec for a hybrid bicycle. All of the components listed are good in that they all have a proven track record of dependability. They are pretty low grade components but there is nothing wrong with that. They are more work horse components rather than high performance, but most hybrids are meant to be a work horse type bicycle rather than a high performance bicycle. Its like comparing a work truck to a sports car with the hybrid being the work truck.

There is no one feature that jumps out at me saying that any of these components are exceptional by themselves, but all together I would say that they are OK for a hybrid.

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