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Diamondback Release 2

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With a new suspension design and frame, the Diamondback Release 2 is an amazing bike at the right price.  Diamondback made big improvements with its new Catch and Release models.  These are bikes built new from the ground up. 

The bike was made possible by the expiration of Santa Cruz's Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) patent.  Diamondback's Level Link suspension is similar to VPP in that it utilizes short, dual counter-rotating links to create a floating instant center.  The Level Link's lower linkage is higher and inline with the chain and the upper link is perpendicular to the lower link at sag which Diamondback says lets bump forces easily activate the suspension and overcome pedaling forces for better traction and control while pedaling.

The Release 2 has geometry that reflects the current state of mountain biking with a 150mm RockShox Pike and 130mm Monarch RT3 DebonAir at the rear.  It's a bike that is stable at speeds and playful on any trail.  Quick in the corners and excellent on climbs.  It's a bike engineered to handle a wide array of trail.  The Level Link configuration separates pedaling and trail inputs and makes 130mm of travel feel like much more.

The 6061 aluminum frame features hydroformed tubes, a tapered headtube, and a stiff 148×12mm thru-axle rear end. Diamondback's new Blanchard tubeless wheels have a 28mm internal width, giving the 27.5” Schwalbe Hans Dampfs a trail-gripping profile. Braking duties are handled by SRAM Level T hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear.

The drivetrain is a mix of RaceFace and SRAM 1×11 components, letting you enjoy your ride without chain drops or noise. This bike is designed to be ridden hard all day long.

Frame Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir, 200x57mm
Fork RockShox Pike RC, 150mm Travel, w/ Rebound and Compression Damping, 35mm Stanchion, 1.5" Alloy Taper Steerer, w/ 110x15mm Boost Thru-axle
Cranks Race Face Æffect SL, 30T Direct Mount "Narrow Wide" Single Ring, Boost Compatible
Bottom Bracket Race Face Outboard Bearing
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX X-Horizon, 11 Speed
Shifter SRAM GX 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
Cogset SRAM XG1150, 11 Speed, 10-42T
Chain KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
Front Hub 32h Alloy,110x15mm BoostThru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ CNC Disc Mount
Rear Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ XD Cassette Body
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf, Performance, 27.5x2.35"
Brakes SRAM Level T Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front / 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Level Hydraulic Levers w/ Tooled Reach Adjust
Pedals DB4L CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/ Replaceable Pins
Handlebar DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Stem DB35 Alloy, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
Seat WTB Volt Race
Seatpost KS LEV Integra Dropper, 31.6mm
Extras Owner’s Manual, Assembly Guide, DB Shock Pump, Tubless Valves, DB Torque Wrench w/ 3mm/ 4mm/ 5mm/ T25 Hex Bits, Diamondback Mud Guard, Extra Derailleur Hanger
Bike Weight 31.3 lbs
Accessories Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube

 

Bike Size SM/15" / Rider Height: 5'4" - 5'7" MD/17" / Rider Height: 5'7" - 5'10" LG/19" / Rider Height: 5'10" - 6'2" XL/21" / Rider Height: 6'2"-6'6"
Seat Tube Length 394mm 432mm 483mm 533mm
Stand Over Height 739mm 740mm 743mm 749mm
Top Tube Length 585mm 610mm 635mm 660mm
Stack 584.4mm 593.6mm 602.7mm 611.8mm
Reach 406.3mm 428.5mm 450.7mm 473.3mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Wheel Base 1133mm 1160mm 1186mm 1213mm
Chain Stay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Fork Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
BB Height 14mm 14mm 14mm 14mm
Stem Length 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Handlebar Width 780mm 780mm 780mm 780mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seat Post Length

 

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