DiamondBack Release 3 2016
We 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
* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center
Convert mm to inches Size SM/15" MD/17" LG/19" XL/21" Seat Tube Length ** 394.0mm 432.0mm 483.0mm 533.0mm Standover Height 739.0mm 740.0mm 743.0mm 749.0mm Top Tube Length * 585.0mm 610.0mm 635.0mm 660.0mm Stack 584.43mm 593.56mm 602.7mm 611.83mm Reach 406.32mm 428.53mm 450.74mm 473.34mm Head Tube Length 100.0mm 110.0mm 120.0mm 130.0mm Head Angle 66.0mm 66.0mm 66.0mm 66.0mm Seat Angle 73.0mm 73.0mm 73.0mm 73.0mm 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 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm Handlebar Width 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm Crank Length 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm Seat Post Length 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Sizes SM/15" MD/17" LG/19" XL/21" Frame Release 27.5, 130mm, Level Link Suspension Platform. Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, Tapered Headtube Fork Rock Shox Pike RCT3, 150mm Travel, Rebound, Adjustable Compression Damping, 35mm stanchions, Tapered Steerer, 15mm Thru Axle Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, 200x57 Headset FSA No-57E Taper 1.5 /1-1/8" Standard Cups, Sealed Cartridge Cranks Raceface Turbine, 30T Narrow Wide Single Ring, Boost Compatible Bottom Bracket Raceface Outboard Bearing F. Derailleur R. Derailleur SRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11 Speed Shifter SRAM X1 11spd (right only) Cogset SRAM XG 1150 (10-42) Chain KMC X11L Brakes SRAM Guide RS, w/ 180mm Front/ 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors Brake Levers SRAM Guide RS Hydraulic Levers 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", Snake Skin, TSC Handlebar DB35, 780mm width, 15mm rise, 35mm bar bore Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton Stem DB35, 40mm length, 35mm barbore Seatpost KS LEV Integra Dropper w/SouthPaw Remote 31.6mm Seat WTB Volt Pro Colors Black & Red Extras Shock Pump, Tubeless Valves, Tubeless Rim Tape, Owner’s Manual, Chainstay Protector, H20 bottle mounts, Note Specifications Subject to Change