Devinci Unveils a New 29" DH Bike
The latest release from Devinci has some good news, and some bad news. The good news: they're announcing an all-new version of their Wilson DH bike shod in 29" wheels. The bad news is that you can't buy one. According to Devinci, "[t]his bike was developed specifically for UDFR riders to race on the World Cup circuit and will not be part of Devinci’s product lineup for 2018." Still, a person can dream right?
For 2018, riders of the Unior/Devinci Factory Racing Team will tackle the World’s toughest courses on the newest rendition of Devinci’s podium proven DH bike: The Wilson 29er. This bike was developed specifically for UDFR riders to race on the World Cup circuit and will not be part of Devinci’s product lineup for 2018. While US based UDFR rider Dakotah Norton is currently preparing for his first Pro GRT race of the season this coming weekend at Windrock Bike Park, TN, we are taking a closer look at the race bike he’s been practising on for the past few months.
‘’This bike is unreal. I feel there is no limit to how fast you can go on this thing. With modern tracks getting rougher, straighter, and faster, I had been dreaming about a bike that had the capabilities of putting me up there on the podium. The Wilson 29 has the confidence to accelerate over chatter that would normally make a rider tighten up while having the support and traction to turn through corners just as well as any 27.5 Downhill bike on the market. My initial impression of a downhill bike with 29’’ wheels was that you needed to ride wider lines. With this bike, I can ride the same corners in the same way with more grip. With a low bottom bracket and slack head-angle, this is the perfect mix for straight line confidence and turning control. The split pivot suspension design is progressive through big jumps, and harsh compressions while being plush enough off the top to not deflect over wet roots and rocks. The Wilson 29 is totally about confidence.’’ -Dakotah Norton