Devincis in the Desert for 2017

Words Cam McRae
Photos David Ferguson
Date Sep 20, 2016

Devinci has new bikes. These are the new bikes. There are three models in five different incarnations. Here’s some info.

ib2016d1 devinci marshal side

The Marshall in the desert. This shows the bike with 27.5 Plus wheels. I’m going to suggest we drop the .5. It may not be accurate but at least it’s awkward. Let’s just say 27 Plus. You can buy the bike in either 29 or 27 Plus

ib2016d1 devinci marshal linkage detail

Short chainstays (435 mm) are made of aluminum while the seatstays are carbon on the high-end model pictured here (Marshall Carbon NX).

ib2016d1 devinci marshal wheel detail

Race Face Aeffect 40 rims. Wide.

ib2016d1 devinci marshal tire closeup

The Chronicle tires look to be great for smooth trails or loose conditions – but I’m not sure about mud, rock or loam.

ib2016d1 devinci marshal cockpit.

This is the front of the bike. There may be acronyms.

ib2016d1 devinci kobain side

Plus hardtails are so hot right now. The Devinci Kobain is billed as ‘fast, responsive and massively fun.” Like the Marshall it can be ridden as a 27.5 Plus or as a 29er, but it ships in plus trim.

ib2016d1 devinci kobain rear end

The Kobain has an aluminum frame, internal routing, a Gravity-branded dropper post (by FSA Gravity – not Gravity Dropper) and an 11-36 1X drivetrain. Nothing missing really,

ib2016d1 devinci kobain cockpit

Kobain head angle is 67. Price is US$1499, CDN$1699 and €1599.

ib2016d1 devinci django side

The Django carbon 29 NX presents a lot of value for CDN$7699. 130mm front travel and 120mm rear. 29″ wheels full time. Head angle is a surprisingly retro 68 degrees (or 68.5 in the high setting). The bike is also available as a 27.5 with a 67.5 degree HA.

ib2016d1 django bent rocker arm

An asymmetrical swingarm. More space for big cassettes.

ib2016d1 devinci django linkage

This is the rear end.

ib2016d1 devinci django cockpit

This is the front part. I have run out of captions. But at least we have images.


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DemonMike
mike
5 years, 9 months ago
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did a quick parking lot spin on a Django a few weeks back it had a 150mm 36 up front

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JBV2
james
5 years, 9 months ago
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aaaaannndd……?
(seems rather far outside of the bikes mandate)

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DemonMike
mike
5 years, 9 months ago
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it was a reps bike Matt Slaven and he was showing them off to a shop , so I snuck a quick pedal while they where chatting , nice bike in person , has me considering one they are Canadian built and frames are $2K for the aluminum which is right up my alley .

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giddyupPG
giddyupPG
5 years, 9 months ago
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+ bikes and 29'ers? Next please…

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derkontextgeber
derkontextgeber
5 years, 9 months ago
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giddyupPG
giddyupPG
5 years, 9 months ago
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Nope, just trying to ensure any industry folks or others that are reading understand that it's not what everyone wants. Just like in politics or otherwise, there are good reasons to present opposing, or fringe, perspectives. Maybe I'm also just frustrated that I can no longer get any sort of affordable wheel for my 3 year old, top of the line carbon 26 inch all- mountain bike.

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pete@nsmb.com
Pete Roggeman
5 years, 9 months ago
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Totally fair that you would rather not read about 29 or 27 plus. Except there's no news about 26″ stuff.

It took five minutes to compile this list of 26″ wheels that are available online. Any competent shop could hand build something nice for less than the ones I'm quoting at the high end:

Stans RGX wheelset $650 all in, built and ready to go.
Stand Flow is also $650.
Sun Ringle ADD Pro at Jenson $700.
CRC has XT M788 wheels for $299. Or the DT Swiss EXC 1550 CARBON wheels for $390.

Maxxis is still making 26″ tires - we just spoke to Bobby Brown about that yesterday. So is Schwalbe.

So…by all means be un-stoked that there aren't new 26″ bikes. But don't whine about stuff not being available, because it ain't true.

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giddyupPG
giddyupPG
5 years, 9 months ago
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Fair points - particularly about the lack of new 26″ stuff.

I'll provide some specific detail, though, in an effort to explain the frustration. In Smithers, where two decent bike shops exist, not a single 26″, 142 x 12 wheel existed (or even build-able combination of parts). Sucks to be on holiday and not be able to buy a wheel for a 3 year old bike. Upon getting home, my LBS had nothing built in stock, or order-able within any reasonable timeline (say, less than a month), and so was forced to build up a wheel with whatever parts were around, resulting in a $650 build. Either that or sacrifice riding for a month. Last time I tried to buy a 26″ maxxis in PG at a competent shop, I was told they don't keep them in stock anymore. I guess it's a lower mainland thing, then, but these parts are indeed becoming really hard to get anywhere else.

I'm generally pretty chill about bike parts, and understand that it's an expensive sport. But when I'm told over and over that the $6k bike that I bought three years ago is outdated? That gets a bit frustrating.

You're absolutely correct, though, in that I'll be pre-buying parts online from now on, because it's the only place to get them and the only way to have them available when needed. I've always firmly been in the "support your LBS" (and the "stop complaining and ride your bike") camp, but when they don't have the ability to help anymore it becomes easier to rely on the internet for reasonably priced parts.

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pete@nsmb.com
Pete Roggeman
5 years, 9 months ago
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Understandable frustration. What's less understanding is why your shop in PG can't get parts in in under a month. A week would be understandable but any good shop that is intent on keeping you as a customer (and you sound exactly like the kind of supportive customer any shop should make accommodations for) should be working a little harder to find a solution. Hell, you could mail order the parts and have them in a week and then just get the shop to build for you - but that's doing half the work for them.

My suspicion is they're more intent on selling you something they already have in stock as winter approaches, rather than ordering something in. Not a good long term play…

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sam-burkhardt
Sam Burkhardt
5 years, 9 months ago
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Ummm… the Django in the photo is an Eagle build and definitey not the $3099 model… ?!?

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pete@nsmb.com
Pete Roggeman
5 years, 9 months ago
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Thanks, we fixed that. It was late or Cam was hoovering tequila or something.

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