When you spend hours in the saddle getting to a jaw-dropping descent, your bike should 100 percent rip. Those are the days for the Release 29 3. This aluminum trail bike is built on the same 130mm travel Level Link suspension platform as its smaller-wheeled siblings, the Release and Catch. We've adjusted the geometry for 29-inch wheels while keeping the same playful attitude of all our Level Link bikes.
A Shimano XT drivetrain paired with Race Face cranks provides crisp shifts. The Fox Performance Float DPX2 rear shock offers improved performance on the most aggressive descents, plus a greater compression adjustment range. For truly hairy descents, the 140mm travel Fox 34 Performance fork and Shimano XT brakes keep you laser-focused.
- 130mm travel hydroformed aluminum frame features Level Link system for efficient yet supple suspension
- Fox Performance Float DPX2 rear shock has excellent small-bump sensitivity plus improved adjustment range
- 140mm travel Fox 34 Performance Float fork features Grip damper for a more consistent feel
- Race Face cranks and Shimano XT 1x11-speed drivetrain for lightweight and smooth shifting
- Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes offer excellent power and modulation
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 29, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Hydroformed Tubing, ISCG-05 Tabs, 1.5" Tapered Headtube|
|Fork||Fox 34 Performance Float, 29", 140mm 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 29x2.3" EXO, TLR, Folding
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.3" 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, 50mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT M8000|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000, w/180mm Front /180mm Rear Rotors|
|Pedals||DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartridge 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, Tubeless Valves, DB Mud Guard, Chainstay Protector, Carbon Paste|
* Subject to change without notice.