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Bow Comparison: Diamond Edge SB-1 vs Bear Cruze

Posted by Jessa Camacho on

Many people might think that it’s difficult to identify which bow would match you better when they each have a lot of good features.

One way to easily see the difference is to see their features side by side. Comparing all bows at the same time will be quiet a job. Thus, this article handpicked two of the most popular bows and give a comparison.

Bow Comparison: Diamond Edge SB-1 vs Bear Cruze

Specification Diamond Edge SB-1 Bear Cruzer
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Brace Height

7 "

6.5 "

AtA Length

31 "

32 "

Draw Length

15 " - 30 "

12 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

7 lbs - 70 lbs

5 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps

310 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

80%

75%

 

Package:

Bear Cruzer

Diamond Edge SB-1

The fully assembled bow (limbs, riser, cams, cables, string, and string suppressor)

Three-pin TRUGLO® Apex Tundra sight

 

A Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit arrow rest

Octane™ Hostage XL Arrow Rest

A Trophy Ridge 4 pin lighted sight

Comfort wrist sling

A Trophy Ridge stabilizer a Trophy Ridge sling

Octane DeadLock Lite quiver

 

A Trophy Ridge Quiver

Carbon peep sight

 

A peep sight

Octane 5" Ultra-Lite Stabilizer

 

A nock loop

BCY string loop.

 

Recommended for

Both Diamond Edge SB-1 and Bear Cruzer are highly recommended for beginners and advanced archers as both bows are highly adjustable and can easily match an archer’s ability. Both are perfect if you are looking for a bow that would stick with you in your archery journey. 

Eccentric System

Bear Cruzer
Diamond Edge SB-1

Double cam system.

The moderate cam design gives it a smooth, easy, draw cycle. Also, it has 75 percent let-off so that it is easy to hold at full draw for extended periods even with the limbs cranked down.

One of the top features of this bow is its Binary Cam System. As the twin cams are a slave to each other, this bow takes less maintenance and tuning compared to its rivals.

In addition, the Binary Cams makes this bow easy to draw and making it perfect for someone who shoots a lot.

 

Limbs, Riser, and Grip

Diamond Edge SB-1

Featuring over a dozen cutouts to keep the production weight to less than 4lbs, the aluminum riser is machined nicely to complement the accessories on the bow. The EZ Adjust Pocket System makes it easy to identify which draw weight range the bow is currently on. As a cost-effective option, as well as a stable approach to transfer energy to the arrow, solid limbs, are installed on this bow. However, with the solid limbs comes lesser preload angles, so although at max draw weight the bow doesn't reach a state of full parallel limbs at a draw. The bow is compact enough to be able to move freely during a hunt. In terms of comfortability and fit, the molded, bolt-on resin grip is sufficient, especially for those with smaller hands. However, the plastic is somewhat unforgiving for those used to other materials such as wood, or for those used to bows with side plates.

Bear Cruzer

The Bear Cruzer features a very lightweight, machined aluminum, riser that would remind you of PSE’s award-winning riser design combined with a Realtree X-TRA Green camouflage pattern for ease of concealment but, it is also available in several other colors. In addition, the riser features a slim, comfortable, target-style, grip that is designed to eliminate torque for improved accuracy and, it also features high-precision limb pockets that serve to enhance the bow’s accuracy. Plus, rather than incorporating the radical new parallel limb design used by Mathews and some other manufacturers, the Curzer features Bear’s Max-preload, quad, limbs to deliver a smooth, vibration-free, release.

 

Noise level and Vibration

The Bear Cruzeris relatively smooth and quiet but becomes even quieter with the string suppressor and the Trophy Ridge Stabilizer. Plus, the included Trophy Ridge sling enables the archer to shoot with an open hand which eliminates even more felt recoil. On the other hand, the Diamond Edge SB-1 makes noticeable noise but not severe enough to affect its shooting accuracy and smoothness.

 

Conclusion

Both bows have their ups and downs however you should be looking for a bow that would match your preference, style, purpose, and ability rather than finding a perfect bow.

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