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    New Devinci Troy - Bike Pics

    Hey guys the one thing this forum lacks in is pictures. As such I thought I'd post up some pics of my new Troy. I'll give a ride report after I've had a chance to acccurately set up the suspension and ride the the Troy on varying trail conditions.

    Just as an fyi the measured head angle with a 160mm fork is 65.75deg and the bottom bracket height is 13.25".

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    Wow what an awsome bikee

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    sh!tballs, thats awesome
    more bike than I need but it looks light and fast if you ride in allot of chop lol
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    New Devinci Troy - Bike Pics

    How's she ride? Nice looking for sure!

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    I just finished my first ride on trails here in the area that are relatively smooth but with some chatter with fast tight corners, some bermed some without. The bike rode great but I'm still trying to get the susension dialed in (I'm really close) and learning where my body needs to be to optimize corning. My next step is to ride on some technically nasty trails to dial in the suspension that much more. Once I get everything dialed I'll write a more detailed ride report with a DHr's trail bike/enduro race slant to it vs. just a trail bike ride report.

    One thing I can say for sure is this bike does not need a propedal switch to climb efficiently. With that said I was playing with the climb switch on the double barrel air and all I can say is that little lever is for real and would be a great tool for those bikes that need propedal assistance for climbing. It's not just a compression lock out switch like all of the other shock offerings out there - it just adds an entirely different dimension of shock tune involving rebound control.

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    Holy Hannah! That is a sweet build. What does she weigh?
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    Beautiful, beautiful bike man

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Holy Hannah! That is a sweet build. What does she weigh?
    Thank you for all of the compliments guys. Had my Nomad not been stolen last month I would have never ended up with a bike like this. I guess what some say is true - Good things come out of bad things.

    The bike with pedals, as shown in the photos weighs 26.96lbs.

    Just as an fyi KRob if it wasn't for your Outer Bike ride report I probably wouldn't have ended up with the Troy - So thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFreak View Post
    Just as an fyi KRob if it wasn't for your Outer Bike ride report I probably wouldn't have ended up with the Troy - So thank you!
    You're welcome. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it. I was frankly surprised at how much I liked the Troy. If I were buying it I'd stress a bit about which size to get. The medium felt great for the stand up, bmx, pump track type ride I did on it, but for the long climbs I do here locally I think it might be a bit short and there would be quite a bit of exposed seat post much of the time...... but the large sounds very long at 24.7" Which size did you got with? I saw some discussion on sizing in the other Troy review thread for folks right around six feet.

    Hope you get the CCDB air sorted out. It's a great shock, but with all its adjustments it can be set up to perform very poorly too.

    Anyway the Troy is a very pretty bike. Really nice lines and with the full carbon and Enve wheels you've caused me to have some serious bike envy. Great photography as well. Did you shoot those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    You're welcome. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it. I was frankly surprised at how much I liked the Troy. If I were buying it I'd stress a bit about which size to get. The medium felt great for the stand up, bmx, pump track type ride I did on it, but for the long climbs I do here locally I think it might be a bit short and there would be quite a bit of exposed seat post much of the time...... but the large sounds very long at 24.7" Which size did you got with? I saw some discussion on sizing in the other Troy review thread for folks right around six feet.

    Hope you get the CCDB air sorted out. It's a great shock, but with all its adjustments it can be set up to perform very poorly too.

    Anyway the Troy is a very pretty bike. Really nice lines and with the full carbon and Enve wheels you've caused me to have some serious bike envy. Great photography as well. Did you shoot those?
    It's funny that you brought up sizing - I"m 5'-8" and was concerned about what size to get after reviewing the geo chart thinking I may need to go to a small. My bike shop recommended that I go with a medium which I'm glad I did as it fits me very nicely, giving me a little more room compared to my Nomad. I personally think that Devinci's published geo numbers are wrong because the TT and reach measurements indicate that a medium would be a size large with other manufactures.

    The shop that built my bike takes pictures of custom builds and posts them on their website and facebook.

    They also built up a really nice Dixon last week who's photos are now posted: Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham Wa - Intense, Turner, Ibis, Santa Cruz, Morewood, Evil, Cannondale, Norco, Felt, Surly...

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    wow what a bike! Can you please post the full specs.

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    GFreak, you're right about the troy geo chart.
    I took a tape measure to a medium trop at my local bike shop, and the effective top tube was around a little more than a half inch shorter than the geo chart says. I thought looking at the chart that I'd be ok on a medium at 5'11.5", but when I was pedaling around, I felt a little too cramped. The height sizing guide on the website does say at my height, I should be on a large.

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    any idea what the WB is? TIA

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    Per request here's the build:

    Rear Shock: Cane Creek DB Air CS
    Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 160 27.5"
    Wheels: ENVE AM/Industry Nine Torch Classic/DT Swiss Aerolite
    Cranks: Raceface Next SL w/ DM 34T Ring
    Pedals: Twenty6 Predator Ti
    Derailleur/Cassette/Shifter/Chain: SRAM XX1
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
    Seat: WTB Devo Carbon
    Handlebar: ENVE DH
    Stem: Raceface Atlas 50mm
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail 203mm Front / 180mm Rear
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.25" SS TSC
    Upper Chainguide: Csixx
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lockon
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    The wheelbase is 45" on the nose and the chain stay length is as published on the website.

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    Absolutely gorgeous build, congrats. Building something very similar in a Mach 6 right now. Also coming from a bike theft that forced the upgrade. Hopefully I will see it in person somewhere around the NW!

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    Re: New Devinci Troy - Bike Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by GFreak View Post
    Per request here's the build:

    Rear Shock: Cane Creek DB Air CS
    Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 160 27.5"
    Wheels: ENVE AM/Industry Nine Torch Classic/DT Swiss Aerolite
    Cranks: Raceface Next SL w/ DM 34T Ring
    Pedals: Twenty6 Predator Ti
    Derailleur/Cassette/Shifter/Chain: SRAM XX1
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
    Seat: WTB Devo Carbon
    Handlebar: ENVE DH
    Stem: Raceface Atlas 50mm
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail 203mm Front / 180mm Rear
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.25" SS TSC
    Upper Chainguide: Csixx
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lockon
    Great bike. What is the weight?

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    Saw that bike on vital, if I had the $$ it would be tough to top that build, very, very nice.

    How does it climb with the 160 fork? are you using travel adjust a lot?

    Congrats on a rad build.

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    Sounds like you and I need to go bike thief hunting together!

    The Mach 6 was the other bike I was looking at although the decision was made easy for me when I learned my shop stopped carrying Pivot. Nonetheless there are so many great bikes out there these days I think it's hard to pick the wrong bike.

    I hope to see you on the trails as well, maybe if you go with the Mach 6 we can switch bikes for a bit.

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    The weight is 26.96lbs as pictured.

    The bike climbs well with the 160mm fork. I'm coming from a Nomad with a custom 2 degree angleset and 170mm fork so I've adjusted my climbing style to compensate climbing on slack bikes.

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    I would enjoy that. I stop by your bike shop just about every time I am up in Bellingham for a kids soccer or baseball tournament, but I have not ridden the trails up there. Dumb, I know...well worth a 90 minute drive up. Pretty spoiled in Issaquah with the great trails around here.

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    I actually live in Kirkland, I bet we've seen each other on the trails and not known it.

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    Devinci has improperly published geo numbers - There should be properly measured numbers released very soon...
    I have several pending sales on Troys right now, waiting on that info...I'll post as soon as I hear back from them.
    Speaking of which - next shipment should be ready mid-December - who else wants one?
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    I just bought one of these beauties, waiting for my new mail order bride to make it through customs. I will say that my build will be incredibly similar to GFreak's build. As far as fit or geo numbers, it was a bit strange on paper. Longer top tube, but a good reach. With a 70mm stem, the fit will be spot on for me at 5-11.

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    Right On! Please post pictures.

    Btw pulpwoody, nice review on the Troy in the "Canadian Bike" forum - After having 4 rides on my bike I think you were spot on with your review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFreak View Post
    Right On! Please post pictures.

    Btw pulpwoody, nice review on the Troy in the "Canadian Bike" forum - After having 4 rides on my bike I think you were spot on with your review.
    Thanks GF. My previous bike was stolen a couple of months ago, and my insurance company (USAA) did my a solid and gave me really great replacement value, so I've been test riding many bikes trying to find the winner, and this bike was it. I'm anxious as hell to get it and beat the hell out of it. It's the first mountain bike that I actually felt like taking around on the street, or to the bar because it feels so good. The suspension just works so damn well.


    .....getting antsy.....

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    Sorry to hear your bike got stolen as that's my story as well, But glad to hear you've been well taken care of.

    Sounds like your bike is going to be fairly similar to mine although I'm not sure if you've decided to go with the stock fox shock. If not the CCDB is a great choice but..... only if you're a set and forget kind of guy. Don't get me wrong the CCD compliments the bike very well (I mean very well) but I like to fine adjust my suspension for every trail and the CCDB requires a tool in order to adjust it. I had the Vivid Air on my Nomad which I also loved and did not require a tool (But it does not have climb adjust), If I had to do it over again I would have gone with the Vivid Air because it does not require a tool to adjust and climb assist is not needed on the Troy.

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    I'm going with the stock Fox. I'm not much of a tinker-er, and much more of a set it, forget it type. Like you said, the Troy didn't need the climb assist and was sooooooo smooth that I don't really want to mess with it. I'll be sure to post pics and post ride thoughts. I'm really excited to be getting the Pike and custom Stans/Hope wheels, as I felt that the stock Fox fork didn't live up to the exception rear end.

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    Subscribing for a future ride report

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    What is the STA with the 160mm fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    What is the STA with the 160mm fork?
    I think that's a question for Devinci. Generally, if you increase the fork travel by 10mm, the HA changes by one degree....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    I think that's a question for Devinci. Generally, if you increase the fork travel by 10mm, the HA changes by one degree....
    Actually it's 1 degree for every 20mm (change in Axle to Crown height, not travel which can vary wildly compared to A/C). Consider the 160mm travel Pike is actually only 8mm longer A/C than a 150mm Fox 34 - reduces the HTA a mere 0.4 degree.

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    Good points Gman, but to help answer Punky's question: is there an equivalent change to the STA (so each 20mm in A/C = ~1 degree there too?)

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    Excellent question SoCal - it is affected but buy just how much? I believe the whole bike rotates by 1 degree for 20mm A/C change so the STA would be 1 degree slacker for a 20mm increase in fork A/C. Keep in mind the 20 mm = 1 degree thing is also variable with wheelbase length so X-Large bikes will have less of an HTA/STA impact versus small sizes further confusing the issue!

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    how do you like those pedals. I was think about those or dmr vaults. Awesome build!!

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    I really like the pedals as they have a really wide platform and thin profile not to mention they're extremely light.

    I would also suggest Fanatik Bikes name brand pedals which are the exact same as the Loaded pedals just with a different logo etched on them and cost $30 less a pair.

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    We could debate this for days on end, grabbing a clinometer app for a smartphone and slapping it on both the fork stanchion and the dropper post stanchion would end the debate with some actual numbers.

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    Gfreak - thanks for letting me take a short spin on your Troy last weekend at Duthie. I was convinced I was going to build my new bike as a 26er, but riding your Troy convinced me to go 27.5 Your bike is unbelievable, flat out awesome. Blows away my 08 RFX. The ccdb really soaked up 2hi, but wow, the cornering! Well done!

    On a side note, GHY is now carrying Devinci.
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    Well, after a solid few days of riding over the Tday holiday, I have come to the conclusion that this bike is better than me.

    I've ridden it in super technical, fast and flowy, loose and ledgy, and nothing phases this bike. Nothing. I'm super impressed with the slow speed rock crawler ability. It's so easy to stick to a line when you're working your a$$ off grunting up a hill, that it makes climbing as close to fun as it can be.

    The confidence I have around corners now is just......wow. Precise. Balanced.

    I'm still dealing with some saddle height/fore aft/cleat placement issues giving me left knee pain, so that's a bummer. That's holding me back a bit from going full tilt on this bike, but that will soon be remedied.

    and the Pike has loosened up and is frigging great! So much traction.

    carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    grabbing a clinometer app for a smartphone and slapping it on both the fork stanchion and the dropper post stanchion would end the debate with some actual numbers.
    That would be ok for the head angle, but the dropper post stanchion will not give you the effective seat angle, as the seat tube has an offset by the BB. Effective seat angle depends on seat height and is not easily measurable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serotta b1kr View Post
    Gfreak - thanks for letting me take a short spin on your Troy last weekend at Duthie. I was convinced I was going to build my new bike as a 26er, but riding your Troy convinced me to go 27.5 Your bike is unbelievable, flat out awesome. Blows away my es08 RFX. The ccdb really soaked up 2hi, but wow, the cornering! Well done!

    On a side note, GHY is now carrying Devinci.
    You're very welcome! I know how hard it is to find bikes to actually test ride so I'm always happy to let others take mine for a spin.

    Btw, please check your PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serotta b1kr View Post
    Gfreak - thanks for letting me take a short spin on your Troy last weekend at Duthie. I was convinced I was going to build my new bike as a 26er, but riding your Troy convinced me to go 27.5 Your bike is unbelievable, flat out awesome. Blows away my 08 RFX. The ccdb really soaked up 2hi, but wow, the cornering! Well done!

    On a side note, GHY is now carrying Devinci.
    So, any luck? Is there a Troy in your garage yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    So, any luck? Is there a Troy in your garage yet?
    Not quite yet. I've narrowed it down to the Troy and the Rune. Now that a local shop is carrying Devinci - I'm waiting for them to build up a Troy demo in a Large. GFreak's sweet Troy was a medium.

    Stay tuned!
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    Hey pulpwoody. You say that you tested several bikes and the a Troy was the winner. Interested in what those bikes were. Looking for a 160mm 650b at the moment and keen to hear your opinions.

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    Troy pics.... Where the F are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    Troy pics.... Where the F are they?
    Here ya go.

    New Devinci Troy - Bike Pics-img_0952.jpg

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    Pretty. Looks like it has the same setup as the process 134 I demo'd this weekend - where without a massive headset stack your seat is going to be 4" higher than your bars.

    Even with a bad back (more neck) it didn't bother me on that bike though, interestingly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probiscus View Post
    Pretty. Looks like it has the same setup as the process 134 I demo'd this weekend - where without a massive headset stack your seat is going to be 4" higher than your bars.

    Even with a bad back (more neck) it didn't bother me on that bike though, interestingly enough.
    I'm running 1 1/4'' of spacers, and it's perfect for me.

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    FWIW the Troy has a lower stack height than a lot of other bikes out there, even compared to 26r's. This is one of the Troy's attributes like the most.

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    @ Gfreak, Hey there had a question for you. I am just wondering what frames you are comparing your reach and stack numbers to? Compared to my Mojo HD medium frame the R and S numbers are quite a bit larger by over 20mm on each measurement (Comparing to Troy medium frame). Again this is why I have been so interested in this bike, its geometry looks pretty spot on.

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