You can't have it all—Really? Nobody told that to the Release 5C. Our top-shelf trail bike is the embodiment of new-school technology. Thanks to our Level Link suspension, the Release 5C absolutely levels the kind of drops and rock gardens that stymie bikes with even more suspension travel. At the same time, our patent-pending design allows the Release to accelerate and climb with the kind of blazing efficiency you'd normally expect from a wispy, featherweight race rig.
The Release 5C, in a nutshell, is the perfect all-rounder. The bike's modern geometry — long in the front, short in the rear, low in the bottom bracket—lends the bike stability at high speeds without sacrificing agility when the trails get tight.
What's more, we've decked this machine out with a peerless parts kit that includes the absolutely bomber Fox 36 Performance Elite Float fork and Fox Performance Elite Float DPX2 rear shock, an ultra-precise SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, a wheelset with e*thirteen TRS Plus rims and Novatec hubs, and quick-stopping SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors. A KS LEV Integra dropper post and Race Face cockpit components round out the stellar package.
- Level Link design equals 130mm of efficient yet supple rear suspension
- Light and stiff carbon frame with Boost 148x12mm Maxle dropout
- Fox 36 Performance Elite Float suspension fork and Fox Performance Elite Float DPX2 shock provide 150/130mm of top-tier suspension
- Powerful and easy-to-adjust SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotors)
- SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain is durable and makes easy work of the steepest climbs with its ultra-wide gearing
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||Carbon Release 27.5, Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, 130mm Travel, Level Link Suspension Platform, Euro Standard Threaded BB, ISCG-05 Tabs, Maxle Drop Out, 1.5" Tapered Headtube, Post Mount Disc Tabs|
|Fork||Fox 36 Performance Elite Float, 27.5", 150mm Travel, Fit4, 3 Position Dampener, Rebound Adjust, 1.5" Tapered Steerer|
|Headset||FSA No. 57 Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Elite Float DPX2, 3 Position Lever w/Open Mode Adjust, LV EVOL, 200x57mm, 22.2mm Eyelet Width|
Front: 110 x 15mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||e*thirteen TRS Plus 30mm Aluminum Rim TRS Plus Aluminum 32h|
|Spokes||2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Steel|
|Tires||e*thirteen TRS Race SS 2.35" Tire Tubeless Ready Single Ply Apex Aramid Reinforced, Slow Rebound, Dual Compound|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Outboard Bearing|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||MRP XCG V2 Alloy Bash Guard, 32T, ISCG-05|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GXEagle, 12 Speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12 Speed, 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GXEagle, 12 Speed|
|Handlebars||Raceface Turbine R, 780mm Wide, 20mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GE10 Evo Lock-On|
|Stem||Raceface Æffect R 35, 40mm Reach, 35mm Bar Bore|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RS|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS Hydraulic Disc, w/180mm Front / 180mm Rear Centerline Rotors|
|Pedals||DB CNC Platform, Sealed Cartridge Bearing w/Replaceable Pins|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Pro|
|Seat Post||KS LEV Integra Internal Dropper, w/SouthPaw Remote, 31.6mm, XS/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.