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Diamondback Release 3 Full Suspension Mountain Bike, MD, Mustard

Diamondback Release 3 Full Suspension Mountain Bike, MD, Mustard

Regular price $2,699.00 USD
Regular price $3,950.00 USD Sale price $2,699.00 USD
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This is a new/unused bike, 2021 model, but it was most likely used for parts in a warranty claim so it is missing a cassette, derailleur and chain, which we will replace before selling to you! Full suspension aluminum mountain bike, 27.5" tires, medium size. We are aware it's photographed with the fork backwards; we will definitely correct this before fixing/selling it. 


The inspiration for Diamondback's impressive lineup of trail-gobbling 27.5in frames came from the brand's smooth and efficient suspension platform, known as Level Link, and everything from the frame geometry to the drivetrain was built not just to work with, but showcase, the suspension's design. The Release 3 makes efficient use of the latest modern standards to create a bike comfortable on everything from XC singletrack to hand-numbing enduro descents, a machine whose nimble dexterity belies its ability to keep up in the big, scary stuff.

The Release 3 is a major departure from Diamondback's previous designs, and the frame's aesthetics would be at home next to bikes that cost twice as much. If you don't want to take out a loan or liquidate your savings to buy a mountain bike but know your abilities are well beyond the limitations of an entry-level frame, the Release admirably occupies that sparsely populated middle ground. Rather than shaping the frame with low-grade carbon in a heavy layup to keep the price low, Diamondback instead trusts hydroformed aluminum, giving the Release Two the incredible durability that has kept aluminum relevant even in era of ubiquitous carbon.

The geometry borrows from both featherweight XC racers and beastly enduro machines, combining a long-and-low front end with a rear triangle that has all of the snappiness of a bike designed for racing smooth hardpack. Diamondback achieves this by knocking the headtube angle out to a slack 66 degrees with a plush RockShox Pike 150mm fork, then positioning the seat tube at 73 degrees to position you over the bottom bracket and keep you on top of the pedals. The Release 3's Boost spacing demonstrates once again why the new standard is here to stay, as it stiffens and strengthens the entire rear triangle and makes room for shortened, 16.73in chainstays. You'll appreciate that stubby stiffness while stepping through steep, rock-encrusted lines.

As the defining feature of the Release 3, the versatility of Level Link suspension expertly matches with the frame's do-it-all design. The short-link, four-bar system keeps pedal input and bump forces independent, which translates to a consistent pedal platform and plush ride on root-latticed climbs. Diamondback also carefully integrated chain growth management and anti-squat pedaling tendencies, making sure the suspension refuses to dive when you clamp down on the brake levers to avoid being flipped over your handlebars by a hidden branch. According to Diamondback, Level Link's 130mm feels deeper than it actually is, and it's plenty capable of barreling down the same descents as lumbering enduro sleds but with far more finesse while climbing and accelerating out of tight corners.


  • Diamondback's mid-travel 27.5in trail bike
  • 6in front, 5in rear travel soaks up the rough stuff
  • Level Link suspension platform is comfortable and efficient
  • Geometry offers a perfect balance of stability and agility
  • Fox suspension offers a smooth feel and intuitive adjustments
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain performs admirably on the trail
  • Item #DMB1WUM

Original Specs

Frame Release 27.5, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube
Fork Fox 34 Performance Float, 27.5", 150mm Travel, Grip 3 Position Dampener, Rebound Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer, 110x15mm Thru-axle
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float DPX2, 3 Position Lever, LV EVOL, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width
Rims Diamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless ready, 32h
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
Bottom Bracket Raceface Outboard Bearing
Crankset Shimano XT M8100, 32T
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12 Speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100 Shadow Plus, 12 Speed SGS
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano XT M8100 Cassette, 12 Speed, 10-51T
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12 Speed
Brakes Shimano XT M8100, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear, RT800 Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano XT M8100
Handlebars DB35 Aluminum 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
Tape/Grips Ergon GE10 Evo Lock-On
Stem DB35 Aluminum 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
Headset FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge
Seatpost KS LEV SI Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/ Southpaw Remote
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Pedals DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartridge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins
Accessories & Extras Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector, Carbon Paste
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