Diamondback just announced they’re adding carbon models to the popular Release line of 27.5″-wheeled trail bikes introduced just a year and a half ago. Prices start at only $2,999.99 USD for the Release 4c, and the new carbon bikes are available for purchase online starting today.
Diamondback is introducing two carbon models–the 4c and 5c–both use the same frame, the differences are in the build kits. Geometry highlights include a 66° head tube angle, 425mm chainstays, and a 73° seat tube angle. The carbon Release models feature 130mm of travel in the rear, with 150mm forks up front.
Diamondback Release 4c
The Release 4c ships with a Fox 34 Performance fork and a Fox Float EVOL shock. The drivetrain is Shimano’s SLX 1×11 with a 30T RaceFace Aeffect crank. Diamondback managed to include a KS Lev dropper (125mm for sizes S/M, 150mm for L/XL) and Shimano Deore M6000 brakes. The wheels are Diamondback-branded so it’s hard to say how nice they are, but the rims are tubeless compatible and ship with the appropriate valves. Diamondback spec’d quality, Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR II tires which are tubeless friendly as well. The entire package costs $2,999.99 with free shipping and most of the assembly complete.
Diamondback Release 5c
For riders who can afford to drop a little more coin on a nicer bike, the Diamondback Release 5c, priced at $4,499.99 USD, offers a seriously choice component spec. Not only does the 5c upgrade the drivetrain to SRAM Eagle X01–including carbon cranks–it also adds a beefier Fox 36 Elite fork and Fox Elite DPX2 shock. The Release 5c is decked out in RaceFace Arc30 wheels, a nicer KS dropper post, 35mm x 780mm RaceFace Aeffect R handlebars, and SRAM Guide RS brakes.
Both the Release 4c and 5c come with a pile of extras intended to get you riding immediately. Apart from the tubeless valves mentioned earlier, you also get a set of flat pedals, a shock pump, a torque wrench with bits, a fender, and a spare derailleur hanger.
Customize Your Build
Beyond the Release 4c and 5c builds mentioned above, Diamondback also offers the ability to customize the bike online with a wide variety of components, including upgrades like Enve bars and wheels or an XX1 drivetrain. Once the bike is configured, it’s 95% assembled and ships directly to customers’ doors.