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Diamondback Release 1

Diamondback Release 1
  • Color: Red
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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.

- Level Link design equals 130mm of efficient yet supple rear suspension
- Boost 148x12mm "Maxle" thru-axle and Boost 110 fork add stiffness
- SR Suntour Aion fork and RockShox Monarch R shock for 150mm front / 130mm rear suspension
- Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain with FSA Comet cranks brings single-ring drivetrains to a more affordable level
- Diamondback Blanchard 28R wheels make it easy to go tubeless


Frame Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, 1.5" Tapered Headtube
Fork SR Suntour Aion, 27.5", 150mm Travel, Air Spring w/Rebound Adjust, 35mm Stanction, 1.5" Alloy Taper Steerer
Headset FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge
Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch R, 200x57mm, Rebound Adjust, 22.2mm Eyelet Width
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm Boost thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless ready, 32h
Hubs Front: 32h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear: 32h Alloy, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Vigilante Comp, 27.5x2.3"
Crankset FSA Comet Direct Mount 1x
Chainrings 30T Chromoly
Bottom Bracket FSA Sealed Outboard
Chain KMC X10EL, 10 Speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6000 Shadow Plus, 10 Speed, GS
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG500 Cassette, 10 Speed, 11-42T
Shifters Shimano Deore M6000, 10 Speed
Handlebars DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
Tape/Grips Ergon GE10 Evo Lock-On
Stem DB35 Alloy, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
Brake Levers TRP Slate X2
Brakes TRP Slate X2, w/180mm Front / 180mm Rear Rotors
Pedals DB4L Alloy Platform w/Replaceable Pins
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post DB Alloy Micro Adjust, 31.6mm
Accessories & Extras Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Red / Small 791964573494 02-0210550
Red / Medium 791964573500 02-0210551
Red / Large 791964573517 02-0210552 210000014675
Red / X-Large 791964573524 02-0210553