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Diamondback teases new Yowie short travel Level Link 29er XC/Trail bike

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It may be a while before the new Diamondback Yowie hits the trails, but it looks like it will be worth the wait. We’ve continually been impressed with the value and performance of the DB Level Link bikes, and with the Yowie it seems that will now apply to a short travel XC/Trail bike as well.

Diamondback Yowie 4c
Diamondback Yowie 4c

Details on the new bike are still quite limited, but we know that the Yowie frame will offer 110mm of rear Level Link suspension and will be offered in both carbon and aluminum versions. The Yowie 5c and 4c will be carbon fiber, while the Yowie 3, 2, and 1 will be aluminum.

Both of those frames are paired with 130mm travel suspension forks. While short travel, the use of RockShox Pike and Fox 34 suspension forks gives you an idea of the bike’s intended purpose – efficient when needed, rowdy when you want it.

The bikes all roll on 29 x 2.4″ Maxxis tires, and feature 1x drivetrains, hydrualic disc brakes, and dropper posts to keep in line with Diamondback’s high performance to dollar ratio.

Diamondback Yowie 3
Diamondback Yowie 3
Diamondback Yowie 2
Diamondback Yowie 2
Diamondback Yowie 1
Diamondback Yowie 1

Shown here as product renderings, the final product may vary slightly. We’re told that these will be available starting late 2021 or early 2022 depending on a number of factors which are affecting all bicycle inventory at the moment. No pricing info is available yet, but with the build on the Yowie 1 which features a RockShox 35 Silver fork, SRAM SX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, and Level brakes, we’d imagine that the line will start at a very approachable price point.

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Bret Miedema
Bret Miedema
1 year ago

Good to see! I love my Release. The Level Link VPP platform is great…sadly the prices from DB aren’t as good as they used to be. Who would buy a DB when a comparable Trek or Giant is the same price

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Bret Miedema

people would buy a DB to NOT ride a trek or giant. there are many companies that people refuse to purchase from. Trek and the evil S brand are but a few. Many bike brands have a very polarizing image of their brand and their riders. if other riders don’t identify with that image they wont buy the bike.

Jim Rawson
Jim Rawson
1 year ago
Reply to  Bret Miedema

100% agree with your comment

Seraph
Seraph
1 year ago

It looks almost exactly like the old Santa Cruz Solo. Which isn’t a bad thing, the Solo is sick.

Jason D West
Jason D West
1 year ago

That head angle looks messed up like its bent or something.

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Those pictures are a little Blurry!

corinnamaggy
1 year ago

SANTA CRUZ JUST DROPPED A SIMILAR BIKE AGAIN.
BOTH COMPANIES OWNED BY PON HOLDINGS
VERY SIMILAR MOUNTAIN BIKE LINES

David Wimmer
David Wimmer
1 year ago
Reply to  corinnamaggy

Diamondback is owned by Alta Cycling Group based in Kent WA, USA, no relation Pon holdings,

John
John
1 year ago

110mm rear travel Really? What is this a city bike? IMHO 120mm rear travel is absolute minimum

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