Results 1 to 88 of 88

Thread: DeVinci Thread

  1. #1
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,755

    DeVinci Thread

    Since there wasn't a DeVinci thread, I figured it was time to start one.

  2. #2
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,755
    Ssteel's & ErrAzIb's Banzai

    Banzai!!

  3. #3
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,755
    wickerman1's Hucker

    '04 Devinci Hucker

  4. #4
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,755
    Greg M's Desperado

    2004 Devinci Desperado

  5. #5
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,755

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    Hey i'ts my bike

    Some changes have been done for enduro racing


    WTR weirwolf 2.3 team FR for Hutchies spider 2.1 airlight w/stan
    easton EA70 stem and EA50 bar for MG60 stem and carbon monkey lite bar
    HFX-9 brakes for Mag
    Ea50 seatpost and WTB speedVcomp saddle for thompson elite and WTB rocket V stealth

    Weight 27.5 lbs on LBS scale

    Next step: purchaise a pair of crossmax XL disc

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495

    Any thoughts on the 05 Guzzler and Magma?

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Since there wasn't a DeVinci thread, I figured it was time to start one.
    I am looking for a all mountain/light freeride and the Guzzler and Magma look pretty nice, but no shops have any yet. Both bikes come with the Pike fork and look decent. I was at the "bike shop" in Calgary and a salesman told me they had a demo and it was nice but has a really long top tube that will be shortened for 06.

    Has anyone had a chance to ride a demo or just throw in .02.

  8. #8
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782

    Good job! My $0.02

    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    I am looking for a all mountain/light freeride and the Guzzler and Magma look pretty nice, but no shops have any yet. Both bikes come with the Pike fork and look decent. I was at the "bike shop" in Calgary and a salesman told me they had a demo and it was nice but has a really long top tube that will be shortened for 06.

    Has anyone had a chance to ride a demo or just throw in .02.
    The Banzai which is the same frame as the Magma and Guzzler, rides very well in almost all conditions. The slack headtube angle makes it difficult to make steep climbs, but hell... it Rips on the downside!

    The TT is perfect in my opinion.

    I also had the oportunity to ride the '05 bikes at a demo day and they feel very much the same as my '04 model.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495
    Right on,

    Thanks. Sounds good. There are too many good bikes to choose from right now. I am looking at the Guzzler and Magma, Heckler, Enduro, Saber, and a few others right now.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    my 0.02 too

    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    I am looking for a all mountain/light freeride and the Guzzler and Magma look pretty nice, but no shops have any yet. Both bikes come with the Pike fork and look decent. I was at the "bike shop" in Calgary and a salesman told me they had a demo and it was nice but has a really long top tube that will be shortened for 06.

    Has anyone had a chance to ride a demo or just throw in .02.
    I ride a 2004 med. banzai that are exactly the same frame as the 2005 guzzler and magma. I do a lot of epic rides and endurance racing on this bike and i do light freeride at mont-ste-anne. The bike is definitly bullet proof. Depending on the configuration (mine is on the light side a 27.5 lbs) it could be a decent climber if you can drop the travel of your fork (i use a TALAS) because of the slack head angle when the fork is fully extended..The rear linkage is very nice, 4bar with horstlink, just like the turner 5 spot and the ellsworth ICT but half the price...by the way....excellent customer service and the assembly quality is no fault

    I ride with a friend that have an intense 5.5 (medium) and the rider position on thoses bikes(we are riding the same stem and handlebar) ils nearly similar with is 130mm minute fork..so when we swap bikes i feel at home, but i preferd the feeling of the TALAS for small bump and stiffness.

    The new remix frame is named all-mountain light....some differences with my frame.....3/4 pound lighter, has butted tubing, has a shorter TT and a HA more XC oriented.....on the down side it is less strong, and can take only 130mm of fork travel...

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495
    Is the rear travel on the 04, 5" or 6"?

    The 05 has 6" of travel, at least I think it does. I am looking into an 04 that has the Saint gruppo, and I dont know if I want these components, as they are not that compatible with other brands. I also dont like the idea of having to run a Saint rear thru axle rear hub for the Saint rear derailleur. I ride hard and have never needed a thru axle rear. Having a thru axle up front is enough for me.

    I have heard nothing but good things about the Pike for 05 also.

    Good to hear you guys like your Devinci rides. You got me thinking.

  12. #12
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Is the rear travel on the 04, 5" or 6"?

    The '04 has a Talas rear shock, it can be switched (on the fly) from 105mm, 125mm, 145mm (approx 4", 5" & 5.7") of travel.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  13. #13
    Ride More Work Less
    Reputation: pdontig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    38
    Hi everyone...

    here is my contribution to this Devinci thread, a really great bike company!

    it is my first Devinci and not last.

    I used to have a Specialized Stumpjumper (rigid), this is my first full suspension bike and I really love it. It is light and a blast to ride on the singletracks.

    the bike is a cross country Moonracer 2004 size medium

    bike weight about 25lbs now..

    I just ugraded the pedals to 959, stem and handlebar to Ritchey WCS and Easton CT2. Seatpost is also changed for Ritchey Carbon WCS seatpost. Other than that it is pretty much stock.

    other pics here :
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showgallery....&ppuser=256335
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by pdontig; 02-03-2005 at 07:48 AM.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MMcG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    9,603
    That's a sharp Moonracer! Looks fast! does it feature chainstay pivots in the rear?

  15. #15
    Ride More Work Less
    Reputation: pdontig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    38
    yes it has chainstays pivot

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495

    MORE Banzai questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    The '04 has a Talas rear shock, it can be switched (on the fly) from 105mm, 125mm, 145mm (approx 4", 5" & 5.7") of travel.
    Okay, I got to test out a used 04 Banzai yesterday and have some questions. First I am 5'10" and the Banzai was a small and the owner says the small fits like a medium, which is what I usually ride. It tried it out on the sidewalk and it did not feel overly cramped. Are there any Banzai owners who are around 5'10" riding a small size? It was too crappy outside to get an accurate assessment for the bike. I will have to ride the bike when it is nicer out to really get a feel for it. The small size would be great for technical dh portions, but I am not sure about climbing.

    One more thing, I have heard that Devinci gave the okay for a DC fork on the Banzai. Not that I would put one on, but this is testamount to the bikes durability if this is true.

    Overall, the bike is impressive. I am really surprised that Devinci is not more popular. More shops in Calgary are starting to stock Devinci. The ripple effect has started.

    Thank you to all the Devinci riders who have responded.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185
    i'm 5'11 and i ride medium........i can say that a medium devinci fit like all the medium bikes i've tested..(except santacruz, i ride a large chameleon)..get a small for 4X of mountaincross. Ffor trail riding, the medium will fit way better.

  18. #18
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Okay, I got to test out a used 04 Banzai yesterday and have some questions. First I am 5'10" and the Banzai was a small and the owner says the small fits like a medium, which is what I usually ride. It tried it out on the sidewalk and it did not feel overly cramped. Are there any Banzai owners who are around 5'10" riding a small size? It was too crappy outside to get an accurate assessment for the bike. I will have to ride the bike when it is nicer out to really get a feel for it. The small size would be great for technical dh portions, but I am not sure about climbing.

    One more thing, I have heard that Devinci gave the okay for a DC fork on the Banzai. Not that I would put one on, but this is testamount to the bikes durability if this is true.

    Overall, the bike is impressive. I am really surprised that Devinci is not more popular. More shops in Calgary are starting to stock Devinci. The ripple effect has started.

    Thank you to all the Devinci riders who have responded.

    Sorry I took so long to respond, I don't check this thread that often...

    I am 5'8" and I ride a Medium. Since the Banzai is all-mountain, and not big-huck freeride, I would say stay with the normal sizing convention. There is no way you should be riding a Small unless your arms were sawed-off at the elbows. If you are dead-set on a tight cockpit, then a Medium is for you.
    The engineers (and warranty dept) at Devinci assured me that it will take a double-crown fork, But they feel that anything over 8" may compromise the handling (not the strength) on climbs.
    I have thrashed my bike at Snowshoe Mtn and rear-wheel dropped off a 4' ledge (no I'm not smooth) and I have had no issues with the design, strength or even the paint (super durable). I liked it so much that for the 1st time in 6 years I have not replaced my bike between seasons. I have purchased a better fork (Pike) than the craptacular Minute 3:00 and as soon as I get around to it I will post an updated picture... maybe this weekend.

    Ride a Devinci... cause if it's not Canadian, it's crap!
    Last edited by SSteel; 03-02-2005 at 01:29 PM.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    22
    Can anyone give me any info on the 05 Devinci Johnson or Ollie? Looking into getting a new bike and they have struck my eye but are very hard to find here.(sacramento Ca.) Pros, cons, experiences with the company, etc......... Would really appreciate it! Thanks!

  20. #20
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    I have found their customer service to be excellent, and build quality top-notch.

    If you buy a Devinci in the USA through a US dealer, you will get a faux-bar (single-pivot linkage actuated) design rather than a Canadian released 4-bar design. This is due to Specialized's hold on the patent in the USA (but less so in Canada).

    If you like what you see, and you should, contact a Canadian dealer and have one shipped to you... so you gert the real deal. The Bike Zone located in Barrie, Ontario is worth dealing with (705) 725-0892. Ask for Joe.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wickerman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,268

    Wow!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    wickerman1's Hucker

    '04 Devinci Hucker
    Those are old pics when I first built it...
    here's what it looked like when I sold it.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    4

    My Latest

    Here is my most recent build. Hasn't even been ridden yet!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    My banzai was destroy by fire here is my new rig


  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    my banzai was destroyed by fire her is my new ride


  25. #25
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782

    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Banzai !

    Sooo late posting these pics.

    Voila.... my 2005 All Mountian Ride









    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495
    Very nice. What type of shock did you get pushed? it looks like a Fox. I got to demo a 05 Guzzler in Calgary recently and was very impressed. If I get one I will probably upgrade to a swinger rear shock. The Pike had a good feel to it and I would go with a firmer spring.

    I rode the Guzzler up some small hills and was surprised with how well it climbs. Overall just a great bike. The build quality on the Bonzai/Guzzler is second to none imo.

    Have fun with your bike.

  27. #27
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    The PUSHed shock is a Fox Vanilla RC. Understand though that I have had no problems with the Fox Talas RL that came with the frame (which I am keeping). I just wanted a coil-over to play with in places like Moab.

    Devinci rules...
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: markthetaselmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    97
    this is my 04 Guzzler which my dealer bought before the pooh hit the fan so I got a Canadian version here in the USA. one question though, I seem to have no difference in geometry between 1/4 and 1/2 on the TALAS. when I put it on full extend the bike changes completly. is there a problem with the shock or is this the correct thing for a TALAS?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  29. #29
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    There is a difference, but it is pretty subtle. No need to worry, just ride!
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495

    Vanilla R or upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    The PUSHed shock is a Fox Vanilla RC. Understand though that I have had no problems with the Fox Talas RL that came with the frame (which I am keeping). I just wanted a coil-over to play with in places like Moab.

    Devinci rules...
    I tested out a 05 Guzzler recently that had a Fox Vanilla R coil shock on it. The bike felt great but I am skeptical of the Vanilla R as I have heard bad things. The Magma has the swinger on it which is what I prefer but no Magmas were in stock.

    The shop said they would put a 3 way swinger on for an extra 250 bucks. The last three bikes I had were running the 5th element and Romic.

    What do you think of the Vanilla R coil as a rear shock? The Vanilla has pro pedal if that is worth mentioning.

    Thanks.

  31. #31
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    The Swingers are a decent shock from all accounts; I have no practical experience with them however. If you have the $ I say upgrade, it will be the closest to what you are used to using.

    As for the Vanilla R, I am not aware of any problems with the units; I love Propedal, I think it works quite well. There may be issues with riders doing big hits and DH on an entry level shock... I guess it will all depend on your riding style.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495
    Thanks for the reply.

    On my short test ride the Vanilla seemed fine but I have heard of them blowing up on drops. I weigh 215lbs without gear and even a little 2 to 3 footer will put a lot more force on the shock, than say a 170lb rider would.

    The lack of adjustments were another thing also but like I said, the shock felt fine. I am recovering from orthoscopic knee surgery so I am not in a rush I guess. I could always rider the shock and upgrade later also because the shop manager told me I could still upgrade for the same price later.

    How are you liking the Pike on the old Bonzai. I was impressed with it when I tested the Guzzler. I would need a stiffer spring than stock though.

    Later.

  33. #33
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    A shock with an extrnal resevoir should be something you look at closely, especially if you are over 200Lbs and looking at drops.

    I love the Pike, for the extremely limited amount of time I have been on it thus far. I love my bike... so well thought out, so well put together.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  34. #34
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    Whereabouts are you located?
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495
    I am from Calgary. How about yourself?

  36. #36
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    I am from Calgary. How about yourself?
    I was going to offer you a chance to test ride the bike, but I live in Hamilton.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,495

    No worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    I was going to offer you a chance to test ride the bike, but I live in Hamilton.
    I have test ridden the 05 with the Pike and coil rear shock and it felt really nice. It climbed well for a 34lb bike.

  38. #38
    cookie round up champion
    Reputation: fleagalbaum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    42

    Broke my 04' guzzler

    I broke the seat tube on my guzzler the other day while riding, I was riding through a dip and must of landed hard on the seat, I felt something, but I just thought it was my seat post sliding down a bit. When I went to lower my seat for the downhill, I discovered it was cracked. I sure hope they come through with a warrantied frame, it would suck to have to buy a new triangle.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    You are not drunk until you're hanging onto the grass so you don't fall off the end of the earth!

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wickerman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,268
    Quote Originally Posted by fleagalbaum
    I broke the seat tube on my guzzler the other day while riding, I was riding through a dip and must of landed hard on the seat, I felt something, but I just thought it was my seat post sliding down a bit. When I went to lower my seat for the downhill, I discovered it was cracked. I sure hope they come through with a warrantied frame, it would suck to have to buy a new triangle.
    if you bought the bike new they will waranty the frame... Devinci is excellent that way

  40. #40
    cookie round up champion
    Reputation: fleagalbaum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    42
    I bought the bike as a demo from the LBS. They said it would be like buying a new one as far as warranty and other stuff goes.
    You are not drunk until you're hanging onto the grass so you don't fall off the end of the earth!

  41. #41
    Inrideo est vita
    Reputation: SSteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by fleagalbaum
    I broke the seat tube on my guzzler the other day while riding, I was riding through a dip and must of landed hard on the seat, I felt something, but I just thought it was my seat post sliding down a bit. When I went to lower my seat for the downhill, I discovered it was cracked. I sure hope they come through with a warrantied frame, it would suck to have to buy a new triangle.

    Was you seatpost too short? Looks like the post wasn't down past the seat-tube gusset...
    I'm sure D will cover you.
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
    TheRide.ca
    Facebook

  42. #42
    cookie round up champion
    Reputation: fleagalbaum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    42
    Maybe it was too short, but I did have it out to the maximum line, but it still only has about 3 or 4 inches of insertion. The LBS told me that Devinci will supply a new frame for me, so I am relieved. I guess i need to find a post with more insertion length. I would hate for this to be a common occurence.
    You are not drunk until you're hanging onto the grass so you don't fall off the end of the earth!

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ORYX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    174

    ... and if we just ...

    Nice ride. I am looking at getting a moonracer, how do they ride vs some other full suspensions. (i am getting the frame only so no chance to pretest). Not to mention that I am coming from a hardtail. any help would be appreciated

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ORYX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    174

    Sizing

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Since there wasn't a DeVinci thread, I figured it was time to start one.
    How do devinci's fit, large or small for the frame size??? Eg I can fit an xl stumpy full, but am a med Oryx hardtail?

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by ORYX
    How do devinci's fit, large or small for the frame size??? Eg I can fit an xl stumpy full, but am a med Oryx hardtail?
    I don't know if this will help or not, but here goes:

    I have a 2001 Devinci Saguaro hardtail, it's essentially a Chilli Pepper without disc brakes. It's a Medium and one of these days I'll post the picture up. I'm 5' 10 1/2" (don't know my inseam size, but wear 32"-long Levi's) and it feels perfect for me - I prefer a more upright position.

    In March, I bought a 2005 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 120 in a Medium size. It is slightly (very slightly) smaller than my Devinci, but with a longer wheelbase. I had to get the saddle 1 cm back from the center position and I sometimes feel it a bit small, but I rather have on the smaller size than too big. I used to own a 1995 19" Kona Lava Dome and it was way too big in books.

    When I bought my SJ, my LBS who also sells Devinci (I was seriously considering a Remix Three for $270 more), advised that Devinci's sizing had changed from last year.

    Finally, I have a friend who has a Oryx SuperFreak (FS) in a Small... it's definitively too small for me.

    I hope this helps you out!

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9

    Us Devinci Dealer??

    I live in Baltimore MD, looking for a Devinci dealer in the Eastern US. Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks
    Dave

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ORYX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    174
    went to devinci.com, there is a dealer in Virginia, and another dealer in Erie PA. Hope this helps. Also I think Wheelworld.com sells devinci.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation: markthetaselmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    97
    Bikes Unlimited is in Williamsburg Va. the phone # is 757-229-4620. this is an excellent shop. well worth the trip. if you need parts, Devinci swag etc. the owner will mail them to you if you dont want or cant make the trip. Devinci makes the coolest looking jersey ever. black with grey and red lettering. totally awesome looking and feeling. I drove there and made a day of the shop ,the pottery, and the outlet malls. needless to say my wife, kids and I left williamsburg happy
    Last edited by markthetaselmore; 08-04-2005 at 05:05 PM.

  49. #49
    Custom User Title
    Reputation: Bill Payer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    239

    chili

    just had to post my old chili pepper in here.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  50. #50
    Muskoka
    Reputation: BlackCanoeDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    3,330

    Devinci Moonracer

    Only in Canada you say?....pity ;^))





















    Last edited by BlackCanoeDog; 11-27-2005 at 12:44 PM.

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    Nice ride

    it's a flygirlz team bike

    how do you like it?

  52. #52
    Muskoka
    Reputation: BlackCanoeDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    3,330
    Quote Originally Posted by ErrAzIb
    it's a flygirlz team bike

    how do you like it?
    This is a beauty xc-bike. Strong, stiff, durable,... but sub 25 lb. Light but not stupid light. Horst link design. Excellent build quality, great paint etc. I could not believe this bike when I 1st rode it, made my previous bike feel like a slug....and I thought I had a decently quick bike! Did I get an eye opener!!
    Here is a bike mag review ....
    http://www.pedalmag.com/index.php?mo...l&item_id=2535

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by Wild74
    I don't know if this will help or not, but here goes:

    I have a 2001 Devinci Saguaro hardtail, it's essentially a Chilli Pepper without disc brakes. It's a Medium and one of these days I'll post the picture up. I'm 5' 10 1/2" (don't know my inseam size, but wear 32"-long Levi's) and it feels perfect for me - I prefer a more upright position.

    In March, I bought a 2005 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 120 in a Medium size. It is slightly (very slightly) smaller than my Devinci, but with a longer wheelbase. I had to get the saddle 1 cm back from the center position and I sometimes feel it a bit small, but I rather have on the smaller size than too big. I used to own a 1995 19" Kona Lava Dome and it was way too big in books.

    When I bought my SJ, my LBS who also sells Devinci (I was seriously considering a Remix Three for $270 more), advised that Devinci's sizing had changed from last year.

    Finally, I have a friend who has a Oryx SuperFreak (FS) in a Small... it's definitively too small for me.

    I hope this helps you out!
    It took a little while, but I finally got around to taking some pictures of my Devinci this morning before a ride. It's all set up for the upcoming season, including new(er) Specialized Adrenaline 2.0 tires, Specialized grips and Shimano M520 pedals - all ripped off my SJ120, which will get new stuff shortly. I still need to swap the brake cables and change the fork configuration from 80mm to 100mm. The rest of the bike is stock, well except the brakepads and CatEye computer. The plan is to keep it at work for lunch rides with the group there and the SJ120 for evening and weekend rides, which are typically longer and more technical.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    56

    My Ollie


  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation: matty81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by shoredad
    I hope to buy this frame .. and i wont to mount it with a fork as the Marzocchi 66 light eta 170mm..
    I never ride on a Devinci .. and i wont to now if is easy to climb with it.. and if is possible make a light setting on this frame ... to ride up hill and down hill.... as a trail-freeride bike
    The rear shock is a Manitou Swinger 4 way.

    Matty
    Freeride club Italy www.mtbsorciverdi.it
    GALLERY

  56. #56
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2
    my johnson 2005, amazing bike


  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    25
    another johnson


  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simomark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14

    Hectik in ITALY !!!

    Attached Images Attached Images

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    98
    Very nice...How do you like it?

  60. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    179
    What's the Hectic like to ride? How do you get on with the long wheel base and slack head angle?

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simomark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14
    I didn't think, but the Hectik climbs really very well, you have to take a central position on the bike but the seat tube angle (very vertical) help you a lot!!!
    I'd like to try it with a Lyric fork(2STEP) or a Talas fork....
    As regards descend...not comment...a rocket!!!!!!!!!!

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    179

    I'm currently riding a......

    ... Magma, and it's great. I like the look of the Hectic, but think the wheelbase might be a tad too long for the tight techy stuff. It would be an inch and a hlaf longer. Have you made a similar switch?

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simomark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14
    Yes, I rode a Magma, Remix and now I'm riding the Hectik.
    Next week I'll try the Hectik with the Lyric 2Step. So I'll be able to tell you something more.
    As regards the Magma I rode it with a Pike U-Turn, and when you take the fork to 95 mm it climbs really wery well. I'm sure the Hectik with 115 mm will be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simomark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14

    Another Hectik of my friend Matteo

    Attached Images Attached Images

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    8
    Huckers definitly have to be one of my favorite HT's, thats what im riding and my only complaints is that it has drop off IV's on it haha, that will change soon, I hope!

  66. #66
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jetta_mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    484
    here is my 2005 Hucker. I've updated the wheels with something a little lighter, and put a lighter/higher bar on it too.


  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kreater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    782
    check out the 08 wilson spoted @ crankworx...
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Product designer @RSDBikes.com

    "Live dangerously and you live right."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    177
    i'll put pics up of my new 06 Basher if i finish my homework before my guitar teacher comes.

  69. #69
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1

    Cool-blue Rhythm Opinions on my bike

    Hey everyone,

    I'm new to the FR thing and just bought an 07 Devinci Frantik 1. Any thoughts on what I should change up on this bike? It seems pretty sturdy, but I know it is entry level in some respects with the Truvativ Crankset and Rock Shox Domain 302 fork, Fox Vanilla R shock.
    I put at 550 spring on the rear and extra firm spring in the fork. I am a novice buy weigh in at 230-232 without gear. Help?

  70. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    65
    Hey guys I have an Ollie and got a flat the other day. And cannot for the life of me figure out how to take the rear wheel of. please help

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    179
    How tall are you guys with Hectiks? I'm 5'9" and would be more tempted by a small. The reason I say this is the steep seat angle would probably require a layback seat pin. If this is so, then the TT automatically becomes a good 20mm longer or so.

    Anyone else think their Hectik/Frantiks come up big compared to other standard sizings?

    Cheers

  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simomark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14
    I'm 1,82 cm (about 6') and I ride a Medium Hectik. great bike!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    179
    That looks soooo nice! Ok, with that sizing in mind, would you think a small would be better for me? Problem is, test riding can be a bit tricky here in UK.

  74. #74
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    319

    2008 Devinci Remix SL5



    Picked up a new 08 Remix frame to replace my 05 frame that I managed to crack.
    Moved over most of the parts from the 05. Looking to replace the wheels in the not too distant future and other parts as they wear out.
    Rides very similar to the 05 version which I pretty much expected but since I really liked how the 05 handled this is a good thing.

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    20
    my new remix is coming ....

  76. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1

    Looking to buy

    I've been riding a Rocky Mountain Flow and was looking to add a Devinci to the mix. I saw this one for sale locally but can't make heads or tails on which model it is

    Anyone want to help out with the model and maybe how much is a reasonable cost with the assumpution that everything is in good working order?

    Thanks!




  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    975
    thought i'd post up my Chilipepper. I have no idea if it is an 05 or an 06. Bought it used a couple months ago.


  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    11

    09 hectic 3

    better than the heckler it replaced. haha
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DeVinci Thread-sdc17677.jpg  


  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    185

    Big Hit ride

    here is the baby i ride at Mont Ste-Anne and Bromont
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DeVinci Thread-frantik1.jpg  


  80. #80
    Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
    Reputation: scrublover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    8,757
    My Frantik. I'm not a huge DH or lift riding guy, but it's nice to have something for those days that is bigger/slacker than my trail bike.



    Budget ebay/sales/spare parts/cheap deals build. Around $2500 total. Under 36#.

    07 frame, with the 170mm rear link installed. Angled headset cups, paired with the Boxxer give me a ~ 64.5* HTA. Long, fairly low. DH tires front and rear, with the rear set up tubeless. The Roco Air is nothing fancy, but it does the job. Workhorse bike. Lot's of little ti and alu bits here and there, left over from other rides past. The X.9 rear mech and Sunline stem are really the only upper end parts. Boxxer is a Race model that I scored cheaply. Azonic Outlaw rear wheel, left Specialized house brand 20mm front.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  81. #81
    Stray Bullet
    Reputation: Nagaredama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,275
    My 2007 Wilson.


  82. #82
    person
    Reputation: G-VegasMTBiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    684
    How do you guys get Devinci's in the US?
    My epiglottis is full of bees!

    Slapheadmofo
    EPhatch

  83. #83
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    235
    My 2009 Hectik 2, got it late last year used for super cheap and have since added the new Lyrik, bars, stem, seatpost. I can't wait to really ride this bike.



  84. #84
    Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
    Reputation: scrublover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    8,757
    Quote Originally Posted by G-VegasMTBiker
    How do you guys get Devinci's in the US?
    Ebay, hop over the border, get a buddy to pick on up and ship it, or a shop willing to ship one.

    I got my Frantik frame for about $450 US shipped, from a guy in Vancouver. Via Ebay.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  85. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation: konut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,477
    Scrub how are you liking your franitk,and what do you mean by the 170mm link installed.

  86. #86
    Stray Bullet
    Reputation: Nagaredama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,275
    Quote Originally Posted by G-VegasMTBiker
    How do you guys get Devinci's in the US?
    I bought mine from a delear in Canada who advertises frames on Pinkbike. His user name Nomade2000. Great to work with and the frame showed up quickly!

  87. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    99
    I see a couple of Hectiks with coil shocks,how are they?Better than a dhx air?Tempted to try one,especially at my weight(200 plus gear).

  88. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    39

    Devinci Frantik 3 -- crankset installation question

    Just purchased an '09 Frantik 3 frame and am having trouble installing the crankset. I've got an e-13 SRS chainguide and am using the e-13 ISCG mount flange (counter-bored side facing the bottom bracket shell) to mount the backplate to the BB shell. I'm also using a Saint crank with a spindle of about 120 mm. After inserting the drive-side crank through the bottom bracket and installing the non-drive crank, I'm unable to load the adjusting nut because the spindle doesn't come quite far enough through the non-drive side.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. 1/8" spoke thread showing - bad?
    By old_dude in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-30-2005, 02:46 PM
  2. Clyde Devinci picture thread...let's see 'em!!
    By wickerman1 in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-15-2004, 05:39 PM
  3. Read and Unread thread headings....
    By Monte in forum Site Feedback/Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-03-2004, 04:14 PM
  4. Read and Unread thread headings....
    By Monte in forum Site Feedback/Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2004, 09:50 AM
  5. Rate the Thread
    By george_da_trog in forum Site Feedback/Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-02-2004, 11:25 AM

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •