Ramp Control fork insert or a Shock Wiz suspension-tuning
monitor. Diamondback’s custom-built bikes are assembled
in-house at their Seattle office and are shipped in a custom
box. Our test riders were more than pleased with the 5C build
kit—from its plush Fox suspension to its Eagle drivetrain and
comfy Race Face cockpit. No customization may be needed at
all, unless of course you have the deep pockets for it.
WHICH COMPONENTS STAND OUT?
The Release Carbon is sold with two different build kits,
including the 5C build we tested and the more affordable 4C
option; however, customers will not be limited to just these two
builds. Diamondback’s Custom Studio, found at Diamondback.
com, will allow riders to customize their stem, handlebar,
drivetrain, wheels, suspension, saddle, pedals and dropper.
Additional components can be added to your bike, such as MRP’s
Level Link: Diamondback designed the original Release
with their Level Link suspension platform. The all-new
Release 5C Carbon shares the same suspension design
but increases performance by utilizing a Fox DPX2 shock.
Elite: Fox Shox
of the best
on the market,
and their new
Elite series is
Our test bike
as their Factory
Edition fork, but
coating on the
instead of Fox’s