IB13: New Devinci Newton Commuter Bike w/ Trick Integrated Lights
The new Devinci Newton is their latest commuter bike, the first that’s inspired by their bike share models for New York, Chicago, Aspen, San Francisco and others.
The frame is hydroformed alloy with rack and fender mounts and a curvy modern look. 700c tires and a somewhat upright riding position with flat handlebars should make for a fast, capable city bike.
The real standout features are the electronics: It builds integrated lights into the fork legs and rear dropouts. Those, coupled with reflective sidewalls on the tires, provide 360° visibility. They’re powered by a front hub dynamo that sends the power first to a capacitor in the seat tube to store the charge, then back to each set of lights. That allows them to continue blinking for up to 90 seconds after you’re stopped (helpful for when stopped at a light or something but still on the road).
Note the complete absence of visible wires.
The more you look at the subtle curves and the formed dropouts, the more we like this bike.
It’s disc brake specific with partial internal routing for a very clean look. Even the rack/fender mounts are subtle and sleek.
Up front is a tapered headtube that has their nifty little stopper tab to keep the bar from spinning too far around. This protects the internal wiring.
The top model is $1,699 and comes spec’d with Shimano Tiagra 2×10 drivetrain and LX hydraulic brakes. A lower level model is available for $1,399 with an Acera build (but still hydro brakes).
While the bike share bikes are made in Canada, these are designed there but made in Asia. Assembly happens back in Canada.