The Release 4C features the similar bottomless-feeling rear suspension and deft handling as our aluminum Release models, but with an even lighter, stiffer chassis built from carbon fiber. It starts with our Level Link suspension system, which isolates chain forces from trail inputs, which means the suspension doesn’t bob whilst you stomp at the pedals, yet becomes extremely plush on technical descents. For smooth bump-eating performance, the Release 4C is equipped with a Fox Glide DPS EVOL LV rear shock and a 150mm trip Fox 34 Performance Glide fork. SRAM’s NX Eagle 12-speed single-ring drivetrain provides consistent shifting and, way to its 50-tooth granny gear, makes short work of pesky climbs. SRAM Guide R brakes keep you slicing through probably the most technical lines all day long.
Level Link design equals 130mm of efficient yet supple rear suspension
Light and stiff carbon frame with Boost 148x12mm Maxle dropout
KS LEV Si dropper post (w/ Southpaw remote lever) adds maneuverability on descents
Fox 34 Performance Glide and Fox Glide DPS EVOL LV rear shock provide supple suspension trip (150/130mm, front and rear)
Quite a few gearing to take on steep climbs, way to SRAM NX Eagle 11-50T, single-ring drivetrain