These images of a weld free Devinci Wilson, posted on the company’s Facebook, indicate a carbon frame will soon be available to the masses. Our first hint that the Canadian company was contemplating a full carbon DH bike was the introduction of a carbon swingarm on the Wilson for the 2012 production year. The company claimed that the wee bit of carbon created a frame which was 35% stiffer!
While we don’t have the frame weight of the 2012 Wilson with carbon swing arm handy, I can tell you that a size large frame (sans shock), with the aluminum swingarm weighs 3935 ( 8.7 lbs). Typically, with carbon DH frames, you can expect a weight savings of around a pound over the aluminum version.
We’re looking forward to seeing Steve Smith slay at his next world cup appearance, and will keep you updated as news trickles in. Expect the typical “lighter, stiffer, and just plain faster.”