Release 1


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. Built from a light yet tough aluminum frame, this all-mountain ripper features our much-lauded Level Link suspension design, 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. Our entry-level Release 1 is actually anything but “entry.” We’ve equipped it with an SR Suntour Aion suspension fork and a RockShox Monarch R rear shock, our Blanchard tubeless-ready wheelset, and Shimano Deore drivetrain components. TRP Slate X2 hydraulic disc brakes 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.

  • Bike Frame Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube
  • Bike Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch R, 200x57mm, Rebound Adjust, 22.2mm Eyelet Width
  • Bike 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
  • Bike Headset FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge
  • Bike Cranks FSA Comet Direct Mount 1x, w/30T Chromoly Chain Ring
  • Bike Bottom Bracket FSA Sealed Outboard
  • Bike Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6000 Shadow Plus, 10 Speed, GS
  • Bike Shifter Shimano Deore M6000, 10 Speed
  • Bike Cogset Shimano HG500 Cassette, 10 Speed, 11-42T
  • Bike Chain KMC X10EL, 10 Speed
  • Bike Front Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 110x15mm Thru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
  • Bike Rear Hub 32h Alloy, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
  • Bike Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
  • Bike Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless ready, 32h
  • Bike Tires WTB Vigilante Comp, 27.5x2.3"
  • Bike Brakes TRP Slate X2, w/180mm Front / 180mm Rear Rotors
  • Bike Brake Levers TRP Slate X2
  • Bike Pedals DB4L Alloy Platform w/Replaceable Pins
  • Bike Handlebar DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
  • Bike Grips Ergon GE10 Evo Lock-On
  • Bike Stem DB35 Alloy, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
  • Bike Seat WTB Volt Comp
  • Bike Seatpost DB Alloy Micro Adjust, 31.6mm
  • Bike Extras Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector
  • Product ID 3968
Frame Size SM/15.5 5'4" - 5'7" MD/17 5'7" - 5'10" LG/19 5'10" - 6'2" XL/21 6'2" - 6'6"
Rider Height - - - -
Bike Stand Over Height 739 mm 740 mm 743 mm 749 mm
Bike Seat Tube Length 394 mm 432 mm 483 mm 533 mm
Bike Top Tube Length 585 mm 610 mm 635 mm 660 mm
Bike Head Tube Length 100 mm 110 mm 120 mm 130 mm
Bike Head Angle 66 mm 66 mm 66 mm 66 mm
Bike Seat Angle 73 mm 73 mm 73 mm 73 mm
Bike Wheel Base 1133 mm 1160 mm 1186 mm 1213 mm
Bike Chain Stay Length 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm
Bike Fork Offset 44 mm 44 mm 44 mm 44 mm
Bike Bb Drop 14 mm 14 mm 14 mm 14 mm
Bike Stem Length 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Bike Handlebar Width 780 mm 780 mm 780 mm 780 mm
Bike Crank Length 170 mm 175 mm 175 mm 175 mm
Bike Seat Post Length 350 mm 350 mm 350 mm 350 mm
Bike Stack 584 mm 597 mm 603 mm 612 mm
Bike Reach 406 mm 429 mm 451 mm 473 mm
Bike Fork Travel 150 mm 150 mm 150 mm 150 mm
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