Diamondback has released (pun intended) it’s new Release 4c and 5c carbon trail bikes. Diamondback is not the most flashy mountain bike manufacturer these days but it appears that with these latest bikes they may be starting to change that perception.
Relative to other carbon train bikes on the market the 4c rings in at a very easy on the wallet price of $2,999. And Diamondback isn’t skimping on the build kit to hit that price point. The Release 4c features a Fox 34 Performance Float 150mm travel fork out front and a Fox Float DPS EVOL LV supplies the rear suspension. Rounded out with Shimano SLX drivetrain, Deore brakes and a KS LEV S dropper this bike is pretty well specced out of the box. The 27.5 wheels and other touch points are Diamondback house brand, which can be expected at this price point.
This carbon framed bike features the same Level Link suspension platform that the previous aluminum Release series bikes have. This suspension system looks very similar on the surface to Santa Cruz’s system VPP system and I would expect it to perform pretty well. The bike features a slack 66.0° head tube angle combined with a 425mm chainstay length which should make it a pretty fun bike to ride.
The 5c takes all of this and cranks it to 11. The build kit features SRAM XO1 Eagle, SRAM Guide RS brakes and RaceFace Arc30 rims. In addition you get higher end Fox suspension on the front and rear and RaceFace touch points. Even with XO1 Eagle this superbly specced bike still retails for only $4,399.
If you want to go all out, you can also custom order your own build using the Diamondback custom studio online. All of the Diamondback’s bikes are available for sale in a direct to consumer model that delivers the bike to your doorstep almost ready to ride.
You can find out more over at Diamondback’s site.