2022 Diamondback Release 2 Shimano SLX

LGBlue Gloss

SN: DB22022

MSRP $3,400.00

25% Off-850.00

Sale Price$2,550

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Key Specs

  • Diamondback 6061 T-6 Aluminum frame
  • Shimano SLX drivetrain
  • Fox Rhythm 34, 140mm fork
  • Fox Float DPS Evol 3 Position, 130mm shock
  • Diamondback Blanchard 28R tubeless wheelset
  • Shimano SLX brakes
  • Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO front tire
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3" EXO rear tire
  • WTB Koda Comp saddle


The 2022 Diamondback Release 2 is a versatile and capable full-suspension mountain bike that is designed to tackle a wide range of trail conditions with confidence and control. With its advanced features and high-quality components, this bike is built to deliver an exceptional riding experience for trail enthusiasts and experienced riders alike.

At the core of the 2022 Diamondback Release 2 is the Diamondback 6061 T-6 Aluminum frame. This frame is constructed using lightweight and durable aluminum, providing a solid foundation for the bike's performance. The frame's geometry is optimized for trail riding, striking a balance between agility and stability. The aluminum frame offers strength and stiffness, ensuring efficient power transfer and precise handling on technical terrain.

Equipped with a Shimano SLX drivetrain, the 2022 Diamondback Release 2 offers reliable and smooth shifting performance. The SLX groupset is known for its durability and precision, providing crisp gear changes even under demanding conditions. With a wide range of gears, the drivetrain enables riders to conquer steep climbs and maintain speed on descents. The Shimano SLX drivetrain offers excellent reliability and is a popular choice among mountain bikers.

The Fox Rhythm 34 fork with 140mm of travel enhances the bike's trail capabilities. This suspension fork delivers a plush and controlled ride, absorbing impacts and smoothing out rough terrain. The 140mm of travel provides ample suspension to handle technical descents and rough trails, offering improved traction and comfort. The Fox Rhythm 34 fork is highly adjustable, allowing riders to fine-tune the suspension settings to suit their riding style and preferences.

Complementing the front suspension is the Fox Float DPS Evol 3 Position rear shock, offering 130mm of travel. This rear shock provides a responsive and supple suspension platform, allowing the bike to maintain traction and control over uneven terrain. The 3-position lever allows riders to easily adjust the shock's compression settings on the go, providing efficient pedaling performance on climbs and full suspension support on descents.

The Diamondback Release 2 rolls on the Diamondback Blanchard 28R tubeless wheelset. These wheels offer a great balance of strength, durability, and lightweight performance. The tubeless-ready design allows for lower tire pressures, enhancing traction and reducing the risk of pinch flats. The Blanchard 28R wheels are wide enough to support larger volume tires, allowing riders to benefit from improved grip and stability on the trails.

For reliable stopping power, the 2022 Diamondback Release 2 is equipped with Shimano SLX brakes. These hydraulic disc brakes deliver consistent and powerful braking performance, allowing riders to maintain control in all trail conditions. The SLX brakes offer excellent modulation, giving riders the confidence to tackle steep descents and navigate technical sections with precision.

The Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO front tire and Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3" EXO rear tire provide excellent traction and durability. The Minion tires are known for their aggressive tread pattern, which offers exceptional grip in a variety of trail conditions. The EXO sidewall protection adds an extra layer of durability to the tires, reducing the risk of punctures and cuts. These tires inspire confidence, allowing riders to push their limits and tackle challenging terrain with ease.

The WTB Koda Comp saddle completes the 2022 Diamondback Release 2, providing comfort and support for long hours on the trail. The Koda Comp saddle features a sleek and ergonomic design that caters to a wide range of body shapes and riding positions. The saddle's padding offers optimal cushioning without sacrificing pedaling efficiency, allowing riders to enjoy extended rides without discomfort.

In conclusion, the 2022 Diamondback Release 2 is a high-performancemountain bike that combines a durable and lightweight aluminum frame, a reliable Shimano SLX drivetrain, responsive Fox suspension components, a robust Diamondback Blanchard 28R tubeless wheelset, powerful Shimano SLX brakes, grippy Maxxis Minion tires, and a comfortable WTB Koda Comp saddle. With its versatile capabilities and quality components, the 2022 Diamondback Release 2 is ready to take on challenging trails and provide riders with an exhilarating and confident off-road riding experience.