Devinci Launches Three 29er Mountain Bikes & a Lightweight Road Bike
Devinci, which is tucked away in Canada’s far north, has only recently dipped its toes into the U.S. market with their Dave Weagle designed, Split Pivot mountain bikes. I’ve had a chance to ride the Dixon, and it’s a solid, solid bike.
For 2012, they’re bringing the road bikes in, too, and they’re launching their first ever 29er mountain bikes with a full range. The new Atlas 29er is based on the 110mm travel Dexter 26″ bike. They tried to mimic everything and managed to get the chainstay length within a hair of the 26″ bike, putting it at 428mm where the Dexter is 423mm. They also mimicked the travel, giving the Atlas 110mm of movement out back.
The suspension uses Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot with their geometry adjusting linkage at the rear of the linkage arm. Using a flippable insert, the bike can sit low and long or tall and tight. Swapping it to the low position brings the bottom bracket down a bit and extends the chainstay length to 430mm. All without changing travel.
The seat tube and pivot points all had to be really worked over to keep the chainstays so short. The goal was to have it handle just like their 26″ bikes.
Bottom bracket is PF92.
The Medium Atlas comes in at 28lbs 13oz with an average build.
The Wooky Alloy 29er is one of two hardtails. It starts at $1,300 and will have one higher end build option.
The alloy versions have less aggressive geometry with a shorter top tube. It comes in at 28lbs even for the Medium.
Next up the ladder is the Wooky Carbon 29er that starts at $2,500. It has internal cable routing, a massive downtube and squared off top tube and stays to make it as strong as possible.
The carbon version gets a longer top tube and higher BB for a more aggressive ride.It’s meant for racing.
Weight is 25lbs 10oz for the Medium with X9 and a Reba fork.
Wilson DH bike gets a new carbon fiber seatstay. It keeps the frame more rigid during full compression, and it’s lighter. It saves about a quarter pound over the all alloy version. Product manager Gabe says it makes it 35% stiffer and it’s a $200 upgrade.
Devinci started their company with a touring bike before expanding to road and mountain…but they’ve come a long way. The new Leo SL road bike uses a two part construction called Dual Core Fusion. This means the top tube through seat stays are made to offer compliance while the downtube, BB and chainstays are very stiff to be as efficient as possible.
It’s fully Di2 compatible with internal cable routing and uses an asymmetric BB86 with oversized downtube.
Extended seat tube combined with the straight seat stays provide better lateral rigidity than their other road bikes’ S-bend stays while still providing a bit of backward flex of the saddle for comfort.
MSRP starts at $3300 with Ultegra and goes up to $4,500 for Ultegra Di2, then goes custom. Frame weight is 930g for medium (claimed). The complete bike with Dura-Ace is 15lbs 7oz.
All of their frames have a lifetime warranty.