The Diamondback Release 1 is a versatile, full-suspension mountain bike that is affordable and can charge, climb, and crush downhills like a champion. Diamondback has taken their much-lauded Level Link suspension design and constructed a light yet sturdy aluminum frame that isolates chain forces from trail inputs. Or to employ less tech-geek speak, the suspension doesn’t bob when you stomp on the pedals, yet becomes extremely plush the moment your wheels start smacking roots and rocks. Having the Level Link suspension system helps the frame stay stable, and absorbs the harsh impact of riding through 130mm of rear suspension.
The Release 1 is proof positive that getting a great bike doesn’t always require that you fork over a great big pile of cash. On top of that the Release 1 ships Ready Ride. Meaning that it comes 95% assembled, allowing you to quickly hit the trails without any time-consuming fuss.
Diamondback's entry-level Release 1 is actually anything but “entry.” They’ve equipped it with an SR Suntour Aion Suspension Fork which is just as smooth after months of use as the more expensive forks.
The X-Fusion 02 Pro R Large Volume Rear Shock enables the rider to optimize performance and increase durability, and the compression and rebound tunes allow for better small bump sensitivity with maximum efficiency.
Diamondback's 27.5” Blanchard Wheels are tubeless compatible so if you are looking for even more traction and control you can easily install tubeless wheels.
Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Rotors help bring you to a stop, though stopping is probably going to be the last thing you want to do when you bring this bike up to speed. Having the Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Rotors will give you the versatility you need for handling all kinds of terrain and speed.
Finding an all around efficient, fun, and affordable mountain bike can be tricky. But Diamondback Release 1 will help you narrow down your search for the perfect ride.
Ready Ride bikes are shipped 95 percent assembled. Typical bike assembly is time-consuming and requires technical know-how. Ready Ride reduces the time and skills needed for the final, four-step assembly.