Release 1

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$1,999.99
A modern trail ripper.
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The Diamondback Release 1 begins with our Level Link suspension system, which 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. Thru-axles front and rear add stiffness to improve steering precision when the trail gets rough.

The 27.5” Diamondback Blanchard wheels are tubeless compatible, so you can install tubeless tires for even more traction and control. For all-day adventures, bike park outings, and all-round trail ripping, the Release 1 trail bike is ready for action.

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 X-Fusion 02 Pro R Large Volume w/ Rebound Adjust, 200x57mm
Fork SR Suntour Aion, 27.5", 150mm Travel, Air Spring w/ Rebound Adjust, 35mm Stanction, 1.5" Alloy Taper Steerer, w/ Boost 110x15mm Thru-axle
Headset FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge
Cranks FSA Comet Direct Mount 1x, w/ 30T Steel Chain Ring
Bottom Bracket FSA Sealed Outboard
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6000 Shadow Plus, 10 Speed
Shifter Shimano Deore M6000, 10 Speed
Cogset Shimano HG500 Cassette, 10 Speed, 11-42T
Chain KMC X10EL, 10 Speed
Front Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 110x15mm Thru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
Tires WTB Vigilante, 27.5x2.3"
Brakes Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano BL-M425
Pedals DB4L Alloy Platform w/ Replaceable Pins
Handlebar DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
Grips Ergon GE10 Lock-On
Stem DB35 Alloy, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Seatpost DB Alloy Micro Adjust, 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 Size SM/15.5 MD/17 LG/19 XL/21
Seat Tube Length 394.0mm 432.0mm 483.0mm 533.0mm
Stand Over Height 739.0mm 740.0mm 743.0mm 749.0mm
Top Tube Length 585.0mm 610.0mm 635.0mm 660.0mm
Stack 584.0mm 597.0mm 603.0mm 612.0mm
Reach 406.0mm 429.0mm 451.0mm 473.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 110.0mm 120.0mm 130.0mm
Head Angle 66.0° 66.0° 66.0° 66.0°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Wheel Base 1133.0mm 1160.0mm 1186.0mm 1213.0mm
Chain Stay Length 425.0mm 425.0mm 425.0mm 425.0mm
Fork Offset 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm
BB Drop 14.0mm 14.0mm 14.0mm 14.0mm
Stem Length 40.0mm 40.0mm 40.0mm 40.0mm
Handlebar Width 780.0mm 780.0mm 780.0mm 780.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm

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Amazing bike for the price

Review by First full Sus
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My first bike was an overdrive expert and I have always had amazing experiences with Diamondback and the durability on my overdrive so that is why I chose this bike. I have also rented and ridden specialized and intense bikes before and I have to say for this amazing price I cant notice a whole lot of difference. The frame is solid, long and ready to take on anything. Just because the front fork is Suntour dont let that fool you. The Aion works amazingly. The biggest possible negative I have is the rear shock. I say possible because for my riding, a lot of climbing, it's perfect. It is stiff and doesn't engage super regularly, like the rockshox shocks which are super spongy. This means for climbs it almost feels like a hard tail. Now when you do hit a large bump or drop it engaged perfectly. I love this bike. The 150/130 travel will keep you nice and planted for rocky trails and soak up bumps down hill, while being nice and stiff for the climbs. The rear shock doesn't have a lock out, but you really dont need it. Biggest problem is finding accessories other than black to match! Incredible bike, would buy again!

(Posted on 10/13/2018)

Great entry full suspension bike

Review by Gruff
Overall Quality

I rented a release 2 and it road awesome; so I was going to order one myself. However, DB was out of stock on the release 2 for longer than my patience would allow; so I ordered the release 1. The bike has road well and I have no regrets. The fork did make a small rattle noise at first, but once I took the fender off it seemed to stop. Whether that was a coincidence or it actually caused the rattle I can't really say. All in all I'm very pleased with how this bike rides and love taking it out.

(Posted on 9/19/2018)

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