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2019 Diamondback Release 29er

Coinciding with Sedona Mountain Bike Fest Diamondback has brought a 29er version of it’s popular Release trail bike to market. Coming in two versions this alloy bike fills a obvious hole in Diamondbacks line of trail bikes. Up until this point Diamondback did not have any 29er full suspension bikes in it’s lineup for those that wanted to run bigger wheels.

The Release 29 shares the same suspension platform, Level Link, with the 27.5″ versions of the release. It also share much of the same geometry numbers with only small tweaks to accommodate the 29″ wheels and make them perform well. The rear suspension stays at 130mm while the fork is reduced by 10mm to 150mm of travel.

There are two version of the Release 29 available, the Release 29 2 and the Release 29 3. Both are alloy frames with with fox suspension. The 29 2 is the base model at $2,699.99. Highlights on the build are a Fox Float DPS EVOL LV rear shock, Fox Rhythm 34 fork and Shimano SLX drivetrain and brakes.

The Release 29 2

Release 29 2

Rear ShockFox Float DPS EVOL LV, Performance, 3 Position Lever, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width
ForkFox Rhythm 34 29", 140mm Travel, Grip Dampener w/Sweep Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer, 110x15mm Thru-axle
CranksRaceface Æffect Cinch w/Steel 30T Direct Mount Narrow Wide
DrivetrainShimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus, 11 Speed, GS
RimsDiamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
TiresMaxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
BrakesShimano SLX M7000, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear Rotors
PedalsDB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins
HandlebarDB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
GripsErgon GE10 Evo Lock-On
StemDB35 Alloy, 50mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
SeatWTB Volt Comp
SeatpostKS E30i Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/Southpaw Remote, SM = 125mm, MD/LG/XL = 150mm

The Release 29 3 retails for $3,299.99. Upgrades over the Release 29 2 include a Fox Performance Float DPX2 rear shock, Fox 34 Performance Float fork, and Shimano XT brakes and drivetrain.

The Release 29 3

Release 29 3

Rear ShockFox Performance Float DPX2, 3 Position Lever, LV EVOL, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width
ForkFox 34 Performance Float, 29", 140mm Travel, Grip 3 Position Dampener, Rebound Adjust.
CranksRaceface Turbine Cinch w/32T Direct Mount Narrow Wide
DrivetrainShimano XT M8000 Shadow Plus
RimsDiamondback Blanchard 28R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h
TiresMaxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding / Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
BrakesShimano XT M8000, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear Rotors
PedalsDB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins
HandlebarDB35 Alloy, 780mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore
GripsErgon GE10 Evo Lock-On
StemDB35 Alloy, 50mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore
SeatWTB Volt Race
SeatpostKS LEV SI Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/Southpaw Remote, SM = 125mm, MD/LG/XL = 150mm

You can find out more about the Diamondback Release 29 and order one direct at on Diamondback’s site.

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