The Release turned heads and earned rave reviews from the cycling press when it debuted. We're proud of that fact, but (at the risk of sounding conceited) we're not entirely surprised. Our patent-pending Level Link system is the best-pedaling suspension design we've ever cooked up. What's more, the bike's progressive geometry helps make the Release fast and flickable, yet supremely confident at high speeds. It's a winning combination.
We equipped the Release 2 with a host of reliable components, including a KS E30i S dropper post, Shimano SLX single-ring drivetrain components, and a 150mm Fox Rhythm 34 fork — a fork that plows through big hits without diving or flexing. Tackle tough climbs and fast, steep, technical descents aboard the Release 2.
- Level Link design equals 130mm of efficient-yet-supple rear suspension
- Fox Float DPS EVOL LV shock
- Fox Rhythm 34 fork with 150mm travel and grip damper, 15mm thru-axle
- Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain components with Race Face cranks provide plenty of gear range
- Diamondback Blanchard 28R wheels make it easy to go tubeless
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
|Frame||Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, 1.5" Tapered Headtube|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 27.5", 150mm Travel, Grip Dampener w/Sweep Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer|
|Headset||FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL LV, Performance, 3 Position Lever, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width|
Front: 110 x 15mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Ready, 32h|
Front: 32h Alloy, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear: 32h Alloy, Center Lock, 5 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
|Spokes||14g Stainless Steel|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
|Crankset||Raceface Æffect Cinch Direct Mount|
|Chainrings||30T Narrow Wide|
|Bottom Bracket||Raceface Outboard Bearing|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus, 11 Speed, GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX M7000 Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-46T|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus, 11 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||Shimano SLX M7000|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7000, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear Rotors|
|Pedals||DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Seat Post||TranzX YSP32FL Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/Trigger Remote, SM = 125mm, MD = 150mm, LG/XL = 170mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector, Carbon Paste|
* Subject to change without notice.
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