2017 Diamondback Release 2 Sram GX All Mountain Bike
When we set out to build our dream trail bike, we knew it would take more than just a new suspension platform. The goal of the Release series was to showcase our Level Link design in the best-pedaling trail bikes we’ve ever made. The Release Two gets this done with geometry that reflects the current state of mountain biking: stable at speed, quick in corners, and excellent on climbs. The Level Link configuration separates pedaling and trail inputs and makes 130mm of travel feel like much more.
The 6061 aluminum frame features hydroformed tubes, a tapered headtube, and a stiff 148×12mm thru-axle rear end. With a 150mm RockShox Pike fork and wide handlebars, the front end is dialed: you can dive into tough sections with confidence. Our new Blanchard tubeless wheels have a 28mm internal width, giving the 27.5” Schwalbe Hans Dampfs a trail-gripping profile. Braking duties are handled by SRAM Level T hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear.
The drivetrain is a mix of RaceFace and SRAM 1×11 components, letting you enjoy your ride without chain drops or noise. This bike is designed to be ridden hard all day long. Just raise the KS dropper post and climb up for another lap: the Release Two is more than ready.
Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube
Rockshox Monarch RT3 DebonAir, 200x57mm
Rockshox Pike RC, 150mm Travel, w/ Rebound and Compression Damping, 35mm Stanction, 1.5" Alloy Taper Steerer, w/ 110x15mm Boost Thru-axle
FSA No-57E Taper 1.5 /1-1/8" Standard Cups, Sealed Cartridge
Raceface Æffect SL, 30T Direct Mount "Narrow Wide" Single Ring, Boost Compatible
Raceface Outboard Bearing
SRAM GX X-Horizon, 11 Speed
SRAM GX 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
SRAM XG1150, 11 Speed, 10-42T
KMC X11EL, 11 Speed
32h Alloy,110x15mm BoostThru-axle, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ CNC Disc Mount
32h Alloy, Boost 148x12mm Thru-axle, 4 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, w/ XD Cassette Body
14g Stainless Steel
Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
Schwalbe Hans Dampf, Performance, 27.5x2.35"
SRAM Level T Hydraulic Disc, w/ 180mm Front / 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors
SRAM Level Hydraulic Levers w/ Tooled Reach Adjust
DB4L CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/ Replaceable Pins
DB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton
DB35 Alloy, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
WTB Volt Race
KS LEV Integera Dropper, 31.6mm
Owner’s Manual, Assembly Guide, DB Shock Pump, Tubless Valves, DB Torque Wrench w/ 3mm/ 4mm/ 5mm/ T25 Hex Bits, Diamondback Mud Guard, Extra Derailleur Hanger