Diamondback Release 3.0 27.5 Mountain Bike - 2016. Diamondback isn't holding back. They're claiming the Diamondback Release 3.0 is the best trail bike they've ever made. They base those claims on a potent combination of their new DB Level Link Suspension, geometry that's stable at speed, quick in corners, and excellent on climbs. Sounds impressive. Let's take a closer look. Level Link is Diamondback's patent-pending short-bar four-link suspension platform created for their next generation of trail bikes, which includes the Release 3.0 Level-Link isolates horizontal pedaling forces and controls chain growth, increasing your pedaling efficiency. So go ahead and roll some single-track, gas it out of tight corners: Level Link is fully responsive. You'll experience excellent bump compliance as the system soaks up small and large hits. Ready to climb? The Release 3.0 is, because the rear wheel stays planted for the kind of junkyard dog grip you want on long fire roads and punchy technical sections. In short, the level-link equipped Release 3.0 climbs like a cross-country machine without compromising its ability to attack the most aggressive lines. That's some serious performance in one trail bike. The frame's geometry was engineered to get the most out of the new DB suspension. Hydroformed alloy tubes make up the low-slung, semi-slack frame, which in profile reflects current mountain bike design: a shorter rear end and longer top tube for a quick bike that stays stable at speed. With 130mm of rear travel and a 150mm RockShox Pike up front, the Release 3.0 floats over the rough stuff without breaking a sweat, like a much bigger bike. And because it pedals so efficiently, this bike is right at home on climbs and rolling single-track. To complete the build. Diamondback chose first rate components. Like the 11-speed SRAM X1 drivetrain, a KS LEV Integra dropper post, SRAM Guide RS hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors, and Diamondback's new, wide Blanchard rims. Looking for a mountain bike that will satisfy your need for speed? The Release 3.0 is your bike.
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