DiamondBack Release 3 2016

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Release 3

Ready Ride Diamondback BikesWe won’t shy away from saying the Release Three is the best mountain bike we’ve ever made. Designed to deliver our new Level Link suspension platform to the public, it’s our dream machine come to life.

The frame’s geometry was engineered to get the most out of our new suspension. The lines reflect today’s mountain bike: a shorter rear end and longer top tube make for a quick bike that stays stable at speed. With 130mm of rear travel and a 150mm RockShox Pike up front, this bike gobbles up rough sections like a much bigger bike. And as an extremely efficient pedaler, it blazes up climbs and rolling singletrack just as well. Hydroformed aluminum tubes make up the low-slung and semi-slack frame.

We chose top notch parts to finish off the build. 11-speed SRAM X1, a KSLEV Integra dropper post, SRAM Guide RS hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors, and our new wide Blanchard rims. For riders who look for speed at every possible moment, the Release Three is the bike.


  • Level Link rear suspension
  • Hydroformed aluminum frame with Boost 148x12mm maxle dropout
  • KS LEV Integra dropper post w/ SouthPaw remote
  • SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes (180mm/180mm rotors)
  • SRAM X1 11sp drivetrain
  • Size Guide
    Convert mm to inches
    Seat Tube Length **394.0mm432.0mm483.0mm533.0mm
    Standover Height739.0mm740.0mm743.0mm749.0mm
    Top Tube Length *585.0mm610.0mm635.0mm660.0mm
    Head Tube Length100.0mm110.0mm120.0mm130.0mm
    Head Angle66.0mm66.0mm66.0mm66.0mm
    Seat Angle73.0mm73.0mm73.0mm73.0mm
    Chain Stay Length425.0mm425.0mm425.0mm425.0mm
    Fork Offset44.0mm44.0mm44.0mm44.0mm
    BB Drop14.0mm14.0mm14.0mm14.0mm
    Stem Length0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm
    Handlebar Width0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm
    Crank Length0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm
    Seat Post Length0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm0.0mm
    * Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center
  • Specs
    SizesSM/15"  MD/17"  LG/19"  XL/21" 
    FrameRelease 27.5, 130mm, Level Link Suspension Platform. Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, Tapered Headtube
    ForkRock Shox Pike RCT3, 150mm Travel, Rebound, Adjustable Compression Damping, 35mm stanchions, Tapered Steerer, 15mm Thru Axle
    Rear ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, 200x57
    HeadsetFSA No-57E Taper 1.5 /1-1/8" Standard Cups, Sealed Cartridge
    CranksRaceface Turbine, 30T Narrow Wide Single Ring, Boost Compatible
    Bottom BracketRaceface Outboard Bearing
    F. Derailleur
    R. DerailleurSRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11 Speed
    ShifterSRAM X1 11spd (right only)
    CogsetSRAM XG 1150 (10-42)
    ChainKMC X11L
    BrakesSRAM Guide RS, w/ 180mm Front/ 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors
    Brake LeversSRAM Guide RS Hydraulic Levers
    Front Hub32h Sealed Alloy Disc w/15mm Thru Axle
    Rear Hub32h, 148x12, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, XD Cassette Body w/ CNC Disc mount
    Spokes14g Stainless Steel
    RimsDiamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible
    TiresSchwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35", Snake Skin, TSC
    HandlebarDB35, 780mm width, 15mm rise, 35mm bar bore
    GripsDB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
    StemDB35, 40mm length, 35mm barbore
    SeatpostKS LEV Integra Dropper w/SouthPaw Remote 31.6mm
    SeatWTB Volt Pro
    ColorsBlack & Red
    ExtrasShock Pump, Tubeless Valves, Tubeless Rim Tape, Owner’s Manual, Chainstay Protector, H20 bottle mounts,
    NoteSpecifications Subject to Change