Diamondback Release 4C Carbon Review | Full Suspension Trail Mountain Bike

Diamondback Release 4C Carbon Bike Review


Are you ready to create great riding memories with an extraordinary bike? Hope this Diamondback Release 4C review brings a great mountain bike to you.

From Southwest Missouri to Northwest Arkansas, this super bike can handle a wide range of terrain, berms, rock gardens, climbs, drops, etc with ease.

This trail bike is designed to roll over single track as well as crush climbs.

The best part of this bike is its Carbon version frame with the Level Link suspension platform.

All these make it capable of absorbing rugged terrains and smoothing out pedal when climbing uphill tracks.

Overview of Diamondback Release 4C


Approx. 31 pounds




SRAM Guide disc brakes


12 Speed



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Who is this bike designed for & suggested sizing? 

  • It is best for the tasteful buyers who are searching for an all-mountain bike with assured comfort.
  • Perfect for the people who are looking for an exceptional category bike that is built for technical descents as well as to climb rough tracks.
  • It is the best choice when one searches for a high-quality component bike.
  • This bike comes in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes. The small (15.5″) suits 5’4″- 5’7″ height; the medium (17″) is for 5′ .7″- 5′ .10″ height riders; large one (19″) goes with 5′ .10″- 6′ .2″ height person; and the extra-large(21″) is suitable for 6′ .2″- 6′ .6″ height user.
  • The Release 4C bike comes with a steep price, so if you are looking for a trail bike with excellent performance and not worry about its price, then this one is for you.

Main feature details which make Diamondback Release 4C bike best


A renowned brand Diamondback manufactured this Release 4 dual suspension bike. So it is obvious to except that this bike comes with great features that make it the best itself and also better from its competitors.

Let's see what those exceptional features are below-

Frame Construction

You will love its frame material when it comes to durability. To climbs as well as single tracks, this bike is equipped with lighter and stiffer chassis, which is built from carbon fibre.

This full-carbon asymmetric frame also adds an excellent geometry that gives positive effort on the bike's overall performance. This also ensures comfort for the user.

Level-Link Suspension

The Diamondback's first introduction, Level Link suspension platform is another great feature of the Release 4C. What is the main target of this spec? It absorbs shocks of rough terrain and while climbing high smooth up pedal bob.

The concept of the multi-link suspension allows the rider to have better control and traction while turning up the tough climbs.

To enrich your riding experience with more stability, the four-bar Level Link suspension system is designed with rotating links and the lower link.

This technology develops this bike to fulfilling all the requirements of modern riders. During technical climbs, you need this particular feature.

Comfy Seat Post

What does make your bike to move quickly, even on descents? A comfortable seat post. Most of the higher-end models are equipped with a standard seat post that makes the mountain bike moving effortlessly even when on technical descents.

The KS LEV Si Dropper Post with Southpaw remote lever increases the maneuverability of the release 4C full suspension bike. Also, its low seat tube allows you to sit in an aggressive position.

Durable Wheels

What would you need to deliver excellent performance on any terrain? It depends on the width of your bike's wheels.

Wide tires give cushioning support on rough surfaces. The 27.5-inch Diamondback Blanchard wheels of this mountain bike help to deliver impressive performance no matter the type of terrain you are riding.

The wheels give you soften support, which makes a comfortable posture. Rough surfaces or wet ground, the rider gets excellent traction power.

Similar bike you may want to check - Release 1 / Release 3 / Release 5C

High-End Drivetrain

Another nice feature of this trail bike is its SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. You'll see many high-quality mountain bikes are made of this best drivetrain brand- SRAM.

It is one of the reputed brands for the drivetrain. This single ring drivetrain focuses on allowing the user easiness while shifting.

Moreover, depending on the riding conditions, gear changing is effortless with this feature. Along with consistent shifting, this makes annoying climbs into the little physical effort. Isn't that great?

Quality Components

We know you will not compromise price with quality. But have you checked on the quality of the components of your desired bike?

Well, in this term, the Release 4C gives you the guaranty of building with exceptional quality components.

Whether it is frame, fork, drivetrain, or brakes- all of them are manufactured with the best components.

Comfortable Riding

The geometry of this super bike results in comfort and smoothness in your every ride. This alloy frame model comes with standard lengths of head-tube and reasonable long reach.

Its long and low geometry brings with a slack and tight back triangle that helps to center the rider's weight. This feature gives the rider more control and power throughout corners.

Also, you will enjoy stability over unstable terrain even at high speed. The saddle is maintained to be in a position so that getting over the bikes back on stiff dives is more comfortable for you.

What We Like

  • It is a built ready bike which means very easy to assemble
  • It’s an affordable bike in carbon bike category which is very convenient
  • It is a great product made for rugged terrains as well as technical descents
  • Provides the rider with a great experience of having a smooth and comfortable riding
  • All the components of this bike demonstrate high quality and guaranteed to longevity

What We Don’t Like

  • This is a bit expensive bike with exceptional performance.

Features at a Glance:

  • Level Link Light and stiff 27.5 Monocoque Carbon frame with Boost 148x12mm Maxle Drop Out provides durability
  • suspension platform with 130mm Travel ensures stability under pedal pressure
  • KS LEV Si dropper post along with Southpaw remote lever to give maneuverability on dives
  • Fox 34 Performance Float and Fox Float DPS EVOL LV rear shock provide 150/130 mm front and rear supple suspension travel for a smooth shock-absorbing performance
  • With SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed, 11-50T and SRAM Guide R brakes rider gets enough gearing to handle stiff climbs
  • SRAM’s NX Eagle 12-speed single-ring drivetrain with a RaceFace Affect alloy crank, and 11-46-tooth cassette ensures compatible shifting to get you top of any hill.
  • SRAM Guide R with 180mm front and rear centerline rotors brakes help you keep slicing even on the most critical lines every time


Questions and Answers

  • Question: What is the actual weight of this mountain bike?

Answer: Though this bike is made of carbon fibre frame, it weighs only 31 pounds.

  • Question: What else does this bike include with it?

Answer: Well, with the Release 4C mountain bike, you’ll get the owner’s manual, assemble guideline, RD hanger, tool kit, fork mudguard, and shock pump.

  • Question: What about the warranty facility?

Answer: The Diamondback Bicycles come with a limited warranty on the original purchase. The specific warranty expectation is noted with the purchased bicycle documentation.

  • Question: How hard is it to assemble this bike?

Answer: This bike comes with ReadyRide features. Which means it will arrive 85% assembled.  You need to do only a few finishing tasks with this bike.

  • Does the DB Release 4C include pedals with this set?

Answer: Yes, of course, it does.

Buying Advice

Where other mountain bikes might require much effort to assemble, the Release 4C dual suspension bike comes with 85% assembled.

The remaining parts will need only 30 to 60 minutes of yours to assemble. For enjoying the longer functioning of this bike, one should carefully maintain it.

This product also includes an assembly guide, owner's manual, RD hanger, tool kit, fork mudguard, and shock pump.

Final Verdict

At the end of this bike review, we must say that this bicycle is a great product that worth every penny.

As being from one of the famous bike brands in the market, you can be assured of its exceptional performance, excellent maneuverability, traction, and controlling power, and built-up with high-end components.

Also, how can we forget to mention the comfort that this bike offers to the rider, nevertheless the terrain? So, if your agenda is to purchase a great bike to perform in all-terrain conditions, then nothing can be better than the Diamondback Release 4C dual suspension mountain bike.


Last update: 27th March, 2020

About the Author Zachary Anderson

Hi, I am Zach who is behind Bikefeatures.com I am a fitness geek. I love to ride bicycle regularly to be fit everyday. In winter when riding is impossible in cold then I love to workout at home using indoor exercise equipment. I also love to write in blog to share my knowledge in cycling & workout segment. I hope my articles will help you to be fit in any weather. Thanks!

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