Diamondback was founded in 1977

and began selling mountain bikes and road bikes in the early 90’s. Located in Kent, Washington Diamondback was known for its mid-range bikes until 2011 when they started to produce higher end mountain bikes. High profile riders like Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry and Carson Storch brought international recognition and value to the brand by showing what Diamondback bikes were capable of.

For years Diamondback was known for their Knuckle Box suspension design that was found on its Sortie, Mission and Scapegoat full suspension bikes. In recent years Diamondback has gone away from the Knuckle Box suspension design and has started using their patent-pending suspension called Level Link. The Level Link suspension is based on a dual counter-rotating links in a similar fashion to the Virtual Pivot Point system. The Release, Clutch and Catch all use the Level Link suspension platform.

The Release is Diamondback’s do it all 130mm travel full suspension trail bike. Thanks to the Level Link suspension allows the Release to accelerate and climb with the efficiency that lightweight cross-country bikes have. Diamondback’s modern geometry – long in the front, short in the rear, with a low bottom bracket makes the Release stable at high speeds without sacrificing agility when the trail gets tight. Diamondback has created a great all-round mountain bike with the Release.


Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Diamondback bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.

To learn more about Diamondback visit: https://www.diamondback.com/