A privateer is a top-level rider who hits the trails without the benefit of a fancy sponsorship deal. Their ideal rig? A blue-collar machine that doesn't skimp on performance. That sums up the Release 3 perfectly. The heart of the bike is our artfully shaped and butted aluminum frame with brisk-pedaling Level Link suspension. A Fox 34 Performance Float 150mm travel fork and Fox Float DPX2 rear shock work in perfect tandem to obliterate tooth-rattling hits on even the longest of descents.
Shimano's reliable XT 11-speed drivetrain components offer up seasons of accurate shifts, while the Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes continue to impress with their excellent balance of pucker power and finesse. Other brag-worthy components include our burly Blanchard tubeless-ready wheelset, Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR tires, and a KS LEV Si dropper post. The Release 3-pro-caliber quality for those of us with day jobs.
- Level Link design equals 130mm of efficient yet supple rear suspension
- Boost 148x12mm Maxle dropout adds even more stiffness to the hydroformed aluminum frame
- KS LEV Si dropper post w/Southpaw remote improves maneuverability on descents
- Powerful Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotors front and rear)
- Crisp, confident shifting via Shimano XT 11-speed drivetrain paired with Race Face Turbine Cinch cranks
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 34 Performance Float, 27.5", 150mm Travel, Grip 3 Position Dampener, Rebound Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer|
|Headset||FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float DPX2, 3 Position Lever, LV EVOL, 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, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear: 32h Alloy, 5 Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Cassette
|Spokes||14g Stainless Steel|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
|Crankset||Raceface Turbine Cinch Direct Mount|
|Chainrings||32T Narrow Wide|
|Bottom Bracket||Raceface Outboard Bearing|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8000 Shadow Plus, 11 Speed, GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT M8000 Cassette, 11 Speed, 11-46T|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8000 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 XT M8000|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000, w/180mm Front / 180mm Rear Rotors|
|Pedals||DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartidge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seat Post||KS LEV SI Internal Dropper, 31.6mm w/Southpaw Remote, SM = 125mm, MD/LG/XL = 150mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Tool Kit, DB Shock Pump, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector, Carbon Paste|
* Subject to change without notice.