First Look! 2014 Devinci Troy 650B Race-Winning Trail Mountain Bike

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

Here at Crankworx Whistler 2013, the all-new Devinci Troy took first place in the Fox Air DH race. Quite the coming out party for a 650B trail bike with 140mm travel. Of course, Steve Smith’s race-winning bike was a bit modified, and we’ll cover that in a separate post, but the basics resemble what you see here. And we think you’ll like what you see!

The bike is built on the same Split Pivot suspension design as their other full suspension bikes, complete with the geometry-changing AXIS Intelligent Link and swooping low stand over. It runs all cables internally, including the rear brake and dropper post, and it’ll come in three carbon bike builds and one alloy model, plus framesets of either. All of it’s mated to a 140mm or 150mm fork depending on model.

Drop in for all the details…


2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike frame details

The frames use an offset shock, set slightly to the non-drive side, which lets them better balance the bike’s weight and improve clearance for the front derailleur.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike frame details

On the carbon bikes, the asymmetry is taken further to improve performance by pushing the tubes out wider and keeping lines straighter to improve strength and stiffness while reducing weight. The PFBB92 gives them plenty of room to work with.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike frame details

Carbon bikes use full internal cable routing, even for rear brakes through the front triangle and stealth dropper routing.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike frame details

The carbon seatstays are shared with the alloy model. All alloy parts are made in house at their Chicoutimi factory in Canada. That includes the alloy frames, rockers and linkages.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike frame details

The Split Pivot rear end works around a 12×142 thru axle that requires tools to remove.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike geometry charts

The flip-flop chip where the seatstays meet the rocker link allow for geometry changes without affecting travel. While the numbers are subtle, we’ve found they produce a noticeable effect on handling when we reviewed the Atlas 29er.


2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

The full internal routing runs through two ports on either side of the headtube and makes for very clean lines on the bike.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

All the cables pop out just in front of the shock, with the dropper post and rear derailleur feeds going back into the frame or chainstay. The entry/exit holes are a bit oversized, which could let mud and water in, so we’d like to see grommets or something offered. For now, judicious use of electrical tape would help.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

Rear derailleur cable pops in and out of the chainstay on both the carbon and alloy models.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

The Fox shocks are custom tuned for the bike. The offset design isn’t obvious at first glance. Actually, even after staring at it for a while, it looked pretty normal to us.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike details

The latest version of their Intelligent Link chips are much improved from when we reviewed the Atlas, making for easier trailside switching.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike spec charts

Click to enlarge for specs. From left to right goes from top of the line to base model. Carbon models range from $4,800 (SLX) to $6,500 (XO 2×10) to $6,599 (X01), and it’s $2,399 for the frameset, which comes in at a claimed 6.07lbs (2.76kg) with shock. The $3,000 Troy XP alloy bike and comes in at a claimed 6.5lbs (2.96kg) for the medium frameset with shock. Only one model will be offered, with SRAM X7, Elixir 3 brakes and house brand wheels with Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires. Frameset price is $1,899.

2014 Devinci Troy 650B trail mountain bike and frame weights

Actual weights for size Medium carbon frame is 5lb 9oz. Carbon X0 bike is 27lb 5oz, and alloy bike is 30lb 6oz.

Stay tuned for a closeup look at Steve Smith’s race-winning Troy!


Party animal - 08/15/13 - 12:01am

Trek will be upset devinci took their suspension design

EM2 - 08/15/13 - 4:58am

Party animal split pivot is a bit older than the Trek design

Shane - 08/15/13 - 12:47pm

Looks great! Geo numbers are with the Fox34 140mm? Shock is 200×51 mm?

Dan - 08/15/13 - 1:00pm

What DeVinci was Nick Beer riding in the race though ? It’s not one that I recognized. An upcoming 160mm 650b bike ? Had a different suspension design to the Troy or any other DeVinci that I have seen.

chasejj - 08/15/13 - 1:42pm

Trek is currently fighting DW on the patent he has been awarded.
These bikes look fantastic. Geo looks spot on , features outstanding. ‘Just need to ride a Split Pivot somehow to see how it rides compared to my DW Turners.

Dave - 08/15/13 - 5:18pm

People need to remember Dave showed Trek his split pivot design whilst consulting with them. They then came up with their own version all by themselves, really!

rob - 08/16/13 - 12:14pm

Wow, this looks sick! I thought the Santa Cruz Bronson was definitely going to be my new bike but this might top it. The 2014 Treks look pretty good too. Looks like I’ve got some more bikes to test out before I commit.

29’s are just too big a leap for me when I really like “poppy” and playful bikes. 27.5’s are here to stay. I wish Specialized wasn’t so stubborn about it; the Enduro needs a 27.5.

Jeb - 08/18/13 - 9:06pm

Classic, 500g Schwalbe XC tires on a 140mm trail bike so you can advertise low weight in the catalog. So it’s more like 28.5 pounds when you put “real” tires on it?

mick - 08/21/13 - 1:32am

yeah those tires make no sense…

adam - 09/05/13 - 10:29am

Trek is “borrowing” DW’s split pivot and “borrowing” Kawasaki’s full floater. Not too worried about anyone else looking like “their” system.

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