Our History

About Diamond Cycle

Diamond Cycle caters to a full range of cycling enthusiasts in the Montclair area. From families to professional riders, mountain bikers to road racers, kids to adults. Diamond Cycle, originally established in 1912, offers its customer a unique combination of world class bicycles, equipment and apparel, knowledgeable sales, and expert service.

Who We Are

Craig Cornell has owned Diamond Cycle since April 1988. He has been professionally working on all types of bicycles since 1983. Craig has competed in BMX, downhill, and Bike Trials circuits, and has accompanied Triathlon members as their service mechanic. Craig has ridden cross-country internationally and currently rides downhill and with his sons, Colton and James (our newest mechanic!).

Robert Herckenrath is a Sales Associate & Winter Sports Director. Robert has been in the bicycle & sports industry for over 20 years. Robert is an avid cyclist and enjoys all facets of the sport.

Colton Cornell, James Cornell are the youngest members of the Diamond Cycle Team. They are currently in training on their new two-wheelers and tricycles and make occasional guest appearances at the Shop.

A Brief History of Diamond Cycle

In 1912, Philippe Decént founded the shop originally named Decént Cycles, known to be the first bicycle shop in the Montclair area.

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Decént Cycles supplied area cyclists with high quality and custom-made bicycles.

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In the early years, Philippe Desent, an avid cycling enthusiast, and master frame builder was also associated with the Montclair Wheelmen Cycling Club. The Wheelmen was a group of gentlemen cyclists, who would hold local rides and races in the Montclair area.

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According to Ms. Monaco, Philippe Desent Bicycles was sold to a Mr. Diamond in 1927. The shop later changed hands in early 1955 to Mr. Diamond's son-in-law, Mr. Katz who continued the tradition until sometime in the late 1960's, when sold to a Mr. Terzo. In 1989, Diamond Cycle changed to its current owner, Craig Cornell.