Release 2 (2016)

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Release 2 (2016)

When we set out to build our dream mountain bike, we knew it would take more than just a new suspension platform. The goal of the Release series was to showcase our Level Link design in the best-pedaling trail bikes we’ve ever made. The Release Two gets this done with geometry that reflects the current state of mountain biking: stable at speed, quick in corners, and excellent on climbs. 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. With a 150mm RockShox Pike fork and wide handlebars, the front end is dialed: you can dive into tough sections with confidence. Our 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 DB5 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. Just raise the KS dropper post and climb up for another lap: the Release Two is more than ready.

Frame Release 27.5, 130mm, Level Link Suspension Platform. Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, Tapered Headtube
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch RT3 DebonAir, 200x57
Fork Rock Shox Pike RC, 150mm Travel, Rebound, Compression Damping, 35mm Stanchions, Tapered Steerer, 15mm Thru Axle
Cranks Raceface Æfect SL, 30T Narrow Wide Single Ring, Boost Compatible
Bottom Bracket Raceface Outboard Bearing
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Type 2.1, 11 Speed
Shifter SRAM GX 11spd (right only)
Cogset SRAM XG 1150 (10-42)
Chain KMC X11L
Front Hub 32h Sealed Alloy Disc w/15mm Thru Axle
Rear Hub 32h, 148x12, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, XD Cassette Body w/ CNC Disc mount
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible
Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35", Performance
Brakes SRAM DB5, w/ 180mm Front/ 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM DB5 Hydraulic Levers
Pedals DB Platform CNC, w/replaceable pins, sealed cartridge bearing
Handlebar DB35, 780mm width, 15mm rise, 35mm bar bore
Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
Stem DB35, 40mm length, 35mm barbore
Seat WTB Volt Race
Seatpost KS Supernatural w/SouthPaw Remote 31.6mm
Extras DB4L Shock Pump, Tubeless Valves, Tubeless Rim Tape, "Zip Tie" Mud Fender, Owner's Manual
Accessories Release 27.5, 130mm, Level Link Suspension Platform. Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 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 584.43mm 593.56mm 602.7mm 611.83mm
Reach 406.32mm 428.53mm 450.74mm 473.34mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Wheel Base 1133.46mm 1159.73mm 1186.01mm 1212.68mm
Chain Stay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Fork Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
BB Drop 14mm 14mm 14mm 14mm
Stem Length
Handlebar Width
Crank Length
Seat Post Length

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