Video – Diamondback Release Carbon Bike And Short Film “Skidsville”

by Brian Mullin on September 28, 2017

Pro athlete Mike Hopkins is making a name for himself not only as a ripping mountain biker but also a talented filmmaker. His soulful films Dreamride and Dreamride 2 have won film festival awards and generated hundreds of thousands of views. His new short film, Skidsville, just launched and is fun, nostalgic retrospective on why we love riding bikes. I loved both of the previous films, especially Dreamride 2, which offered a delightful, dreamy and thoughtful tale with incredible filming and cinematography. The new film brings back childhood memories of sliding and jumping on my 5-speed Schwinn Stingray banana bike.

The film drop coincides with the launch of two new mountain bikes from Diamondback, the Release 4c, and 5c carbon bikes. Both bikes utilize their Level Link suspension platform and can be built as a standard kit or customized per the buyers desire.

Press Release – Diamondback Introduces the Release Carbon 

KENT, Wash. (September 28, 2017) — Diamondback’s best-selling trail bike, the Release, now comes in carbon. Built on the brand’s proprietary Level Link suspension platform, the new carbon Release will be available in standard build kits, but can also be customized through Diamondback’s online Custom Studio.

“The success of our Level Link platform, which we launched just last year, has been incredible and we’re excited to expand our offering to include a high-performance carbon frame,” said Steve Westover, Diamondback vice president of marketing. “The new Release 4c and 5c feature top of the line components, and with prices starting at $3000 and $4400 they are some the most competitively priced bikes on the market.”

The Release Carbon features 66-degree head tube angle and short chain stays, a geometry ideally balanced for climbing efficiency and ripping descents. The Level Link suspension features a short-link, four-bar design that separates the drivetrain forces from the suspension, allowing it to soak up hits without feeding back into pedaling power. At the neutral sag point, the upper link is perpendicular to the lower one, which is parallel to the chain, further isolating pedaling from the suspension.

The Release 5c features a Fox 36 Float 150mm fork, a 130 mm Fox DPX2 rear shock, a Sram X01 Eagle drivetrain and 27.5-inch Raceface Arc30 rims. It also comes with SRAM Guide RS brakes, Maxxis Minon 2.5-inch front and 2.4-inch rear tires and a KS LEV Integra dropper.

The 4c includes a Fox 34 fork, a Fox Float EV rear shock, and a Shimano SLX 11 speed drivetrain. The 5c is available for $4400 and 4c for $3000.

In addition to the stock builds, the Release Carbon will be available with customizable build options through Diamonback’s online Custom Studio. Custom bikes can be shipped to over 100 countries worldwide.

After ordering a Diamondback bicycle online, the ReadyRide packaging system delivers it to consumers’ doors 95 percent assembled. Included tools and a comprehensive online support system with chat and helpful how-to videos, means that anyone can build their new bike in four steps that take a matter of minutes. Consumers can also choose to have their bike assembled at their local bike shop or built and delivered by Beeline Mobile Delivery Service where available for no extra charge.

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About Diamondback Bicycles:

Born in Camarillo, California, in 1978 and today based in Kent, Washington, Diamondback designs and builds performance bicycles for every rider at every level. With roots in the BMX world, and ongoing innovations in road, triathlon, and full-suspension mountain technologies, Diamondback continues to build a legacy of quality, service, and community. For more about Diamondback Bicycles, visit

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