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RockShox Tuning Camp - Feb. 29, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

Obligatory newbie question, when you say "fully open" when referring to your rebound, that is the fastest setting, correct? Also, I have the Monarch on my devinci Spartan and am considering upgrading to a Debonair can. Worth the $$ (especially since the dollar sucks)? I am riding in Nelson, and like to ride up, prefer something that smooths out the small bumps, relatively light rider at 140 lbs. I am defenitely going to look into getting some tokens for the Pike, being a light rider I am having trouble finding a good balance between something too soft and divey and then being too firm. I think throwing a couple of tokens in there and futzing with the air pressure might do the trick.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 20, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

Thanks Morgan, I'll give it a shot. I think a lot of it has to do with coming off of my fat bike, which has about an inch longer reach on it, so its probably just a case of having to reacquaint with the Spartan.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.

800 mm. I love the wide bar. I flipped the stem to get a liiiiittle bit more stretch.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 19, 2016, 11:22 a.m.

Yeah, I've accepted that this bike is not in the same geo revolution that Kona is doing with the Process. I did the ole stretched out thing back in the day and i like the feeling of being a bit more upright, especially on the downs. I'm happy with it, just seeing how much I can play around with the fit.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 19, 2016, 8:43 a.m.

I've got a medium and I am at the tippy top end of the medium in terms of recommended height…I wanted something I could move around on these tight Nelson, BC trails but when I go from my fat bike or hard tail the cockpit feels a bit small, especially on the ups. I've got a 60 mm on there, just wondering how much it starts to effect the intended geo/steering if I go much longer. Absolutely love the bike, I have the aluminum, it was an offer I couldn't refuse, I've lightened it up with wheels and tires and tubeless, its the best beast for these crazy Nelson trails.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 18, 2016, 8:51 p.m.

Just out of curiousity, what length of stem did you end up with?

The 650b Conspiracy - Nov. 17, 2015, 9:55 a.m.

This is exactly what happened to me. Took a new Devinci Spartan for a test ride and immediately started cursing because the mixture of wheel size, frame geo and suspension tech blew my poor 2008 DH 26er so far out of the water that it is currently in orbit. Its the complete package that is kicking ass, not just the wheel size. That being said, i felt like I could tell the difference, better flow, rolled over stuff, was it the wheels or the suspension? Who knows but every single ride I take now, at some point I say, out loud "I love this bike."

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