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Devinci Dixon anyone?

May 28, 2012, 4:06 a.m.
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Anyone here have one and would like to comment on it?

I just had a short parking lot test and the rear end felt pretty good. I'm thinking of picking up a frame.

May 28, 2012, 5:26 a.m.
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Picked one up a month or so ago, early impressions are good, climbs really well and descends even better.

May 28, 2012, 10:09 a.m.
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http://www.nsmb.com/5080-first-date-2012-devinci-dixon-sl

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

May 28, 2012, 12:26 p.m.
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Picked one up a month or so ago, early impressions are good, climbs really well and descends even better.

Are you running the 36 at 160mm or did you lower it?

May 28, 2012, 12:37 p.m.
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been curious about this bike myself. Check out the carbon frame.

May 28, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
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I picked mine up a couple months ago to replace my G-Spot and I've been loving every minute on it. I played around with the suspension spec a bit, but finally settled on a Lyric RC2DH Solo Air up front and Vivid Air out back. I was a bit worried that the 160mm Lyric would slack the Dixon out too much and it'd loose some of it's climbing ability, but after a month with the new setup, it still works perfectly for me. The Vivid Air completely changed the Dixon and now it demolishes on the downhills. The most noticeable difference over the stock RP23 was over the chattery sections; the Vivid Air allowed me to push the bike even harder through the fast chattery sections and remain in control.

Right now it sits at 30.1 lbs and the bike is adaptable enough that I can ride it anywhere. Stoked to see where it'll take me this summer!

Just Ride.

May 28, 2012, 2:18 p.m.
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After some solid time on the Dixon, I'm definitely of the mind that the frame is capable of out-riding the 150mm Fox 32 in terms of smashing and stiffness. For the majority of riders, the 32 is probably sufficient, but for the trails that often end up being part of XC rides here on the Shore, I'd take a bigger fork.

The Lyrik seems the best option as the axle-to-crown is lower than a Fox 36 at the same travel. Steve Smith rides his with a 170mm Lyrik, I'd be willing to bet that's an amazing combination for descending.

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May 28, 2012, 7:18 p.m.
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this bike is killer

i rode one with bunk single ply's, skinny bars, a stupid triple ring, and a long stem and it was still fun.

get some meaty tires, a proper cockpit, and a chain tensioner and this bike will unequivocally smash.

May 28, 2012, 9:37 p.m.
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fox 32 150mm fork is useless around here unless you're tiny

May 28, 2012, 10:50 p.m.
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After some solid time on the Dixon, I'm definitely of the mind that the frame is capable of out-riding the 150mm Fox 32 in terms of smashing and stiffness. For the majority of riders, the 32 is probably sufficient, but for the trails that often end up being part of XC rides here on the Shore, I'd take a bigger fork.

The Lyrik seems the best option as the axle-to-crown is lower than a Fox 36 at the same travel. Steve Smith rides his with a 170mm Lyrik, I'd be willing to bet that's an amazing combination for descending.

IF one is really wanting a fox 36, the 10mm spacer is a good trick to bring it down a bit. I did this on my Ibis, and it actually gives a better balance (less squat on climbs for one with PP on), as the 36 sits far higher (to have similar damping characteristics) that say a marz or lyrik.

May 28, 2012, 11:11 p.m.
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Are you running the 36 at 160mm or did you lower it?

160. The handling is still well behaved, and it so much fun on the descents I don't see my self changing it.

May 29, 2012, 1:39 p.m.
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owned a 2011 Dixon SP for a year, sold it because it was making my riding in the South-East of England way too easy, and bought a 29er hardtail, but that's another, irrelevant story!

Dixon = really capable bike, for sure

mine was sub 30lb with a sensible building including Fox 36 Float and RS Reverb post, went up the hills very well for a 145mm bike, and more capable at descending than many 160mm-170mm bikes I have owned!

dropped the 36 Float RC2 to 150mm using Fox 10mm spacer and found it was the "sweet spot" giving a 65.7 degree HA

if I lived somewhere like Vancouver with more severe terrain, it would be my first choice for an all-mountain bike

I have ridden the Dixon with Fox 32 and did not have the same love for it, the burlier Fox 36 or Lyric are the key to unlocking the potential in this frame ;)

July 7, 2012, 10:28 p.m.
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Can any of you let me know what your rear end sag is at. Is there a recommended amount for this bike's suspension to perform it's best?

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