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    Spartan 2018. Let's begin speculation.

    All their mtbs lines had been updated, except the Spartan, it's old. For sure (and hope) we will see a newly design Spartan next year. And the meantime, all we can do his watch Oton bike at every EWS events and speculate.
    The do and don't you are expecting? Any wishes? suspension linkage change and of course wheels size.

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    The "2017 Spartan" thread on PB has a few details, in the last page, from someone who claims to have seen it. Says it's coming at crank works Whistler.

    (Edit to change to the correct thread & release date, apologies for the previously wrong info)
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    Very anxious for this bike!


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    Boost? I hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFahn View Post
    Boost? I hope not.
    Seriously? Of course it will be. Every model Devinci has made since the Spartan is Boost.

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    definitely boost


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    definitely boost


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    Heard anything else? It looks like Damien Oton won Megavalanche on the new Spartan, but of course there are no features on the bike since it isn't released yet.

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    There's some Megavalanche coverage on the Devinci site and this pic.

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    Was hoping for 29''. (don't throw me rocks). A Django with 65 headtube

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    Another pic of the bike from Devinci's Mega coverage.Spartan 2018. Let's begin speculation.-spartanv2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
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    I dig the styling of top/seat tube junction. Also looks like the down tube is a more complicated shape than the previous square profile.

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    Drain holes at the lower shock mount area. That'll make a few riders happy. As will the water bottle mount.
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    Any spy photos and details on the 2018 Devinci range? I haven't found anything yet and emails sent to Devinci go unanswered. thanks

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    Saw the 2018 dealer book, the Spartan, Django and Troy all are gorgeous, with color schemes and drool worthy builds. Not sure when the release is, but there's a lot to be happy about, including making some of those shorter travel more aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Saw the 2018 dealer book, the Spartan, Django and Troy all are gorgeous, with color schemes and drool worthy builds. Not sure when the release is, but there's a lot to be happy about, including making some of those shorter travel more aggressive.
    Nice! So the Django and Troy got a similar remodel like the Spartan?...


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    They already have the vertical shock link, so that much hasn't changed, but overall they are both updated with awesome builds and paint schemes.

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    Here you go.

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    The reach has increased.

    165mm back (same) 170mm front (from 160mm).

    Supposedly the CS has shrunk.

    Downtube protector is Kevlar and built into the frame now but still removable.

    Boost f/r.

    Fits a 38t ring!

    Vertical metric shock. I still don't like the idea of changing to "metric" since there was absolutely no issues with the other way for 25+ years.

    You can now lose your water bottles on the trail.

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    They surely jump to the expensive $$ side of the market with the Spartan. For the price I paid for my Troy X01 I only can get a GX.

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    My 2017 Spartan gx carbon was $4420. With almost the same build (mine had RF rims w/Formula hubs, new one has v2 rims) its $50 cheaper I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFahn View Post
    My 2017 Spartan gx carbon was $4420. With almost the same build (mine had RF rims w/Formula hubs, new one has v2 rims) its $50 cheaper I think.
    I'm not too impressed with the build kits, but I'm still ordering one. Im going for the GX option and I'll sprinkle it with Carbon as I break thing.

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    Is the carbon Spartan still made in Canada since the chainstays are now carbon as well?

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    Anyone been on it yet? Got a review of the gen 2 Spartan?


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    Quote Originally Posted by EV07 View Post
    Is the carbon Spartan still made in Canada since the chainstays are now carbon as well?
    they never manufactured carbon spartan in canada

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    Have one coming, went with the frameset. Parts are starting to show up, hoping to get a tracking # tomorrow.

    Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahm View Post
    Have one coming, went with the frameset. Parts are starting to show up, hoping to get a tracking # tomorrow.

    Can't wait!
    what color did you go with

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver View Post
    what color did you go with

    The purple green, a little flashier then I'm used to but, figured it was time to break the cycle of black bikes, also the black colour way is shipping at a later date. Looking like it will be showing up within the next week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahm View Post
    The purple green, a little flashier then I'm used to but, figured it was time to break the cycle of black bikes, also the black colour way is shipping at a later date. Looking like it will be showing up within the next week or so.
    Sick you will have to show it off when you get it. I'm tempted even though I just got another rig haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver View Post
    Sick you will have to show it off when you get it. I'm tempted even though I just got another rig haha
    Of course, this will be our first "custom" build up, pretty excited.

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    seen the purple/green frame today. definitely flashy

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    anybody build one up yet

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    I'm supposed to get my frame from the 2nd batch, mid/late-November. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    I'm supposed to get my frame from the 2nd batch, mid/late-November. Can't wait.
    what color did you go with

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    Sorry for the delay! She's built, just got back from riding her out in downieville.

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    Very nice, looks awesome! I debated it a bit but ended up going with the black.

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    Well how does it ride man and how do you like that purple?

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    Colour wise I'm digging it, wasn't sure I would but in person, but it's stunning. It can be extremely flashy when you look directly at it and the sun hits (or a light source) like in the photos above or it's can be muted blue, green or goldish/sliver.



    Rides amazing, feels faster and more stable at speeds, pedals really nice even open it's better then how the old one pedaled (which pedaled well), very stiff. It definitely likes to plow stuff feels closer to a DH bike in a lot of regards but isn't totally dissimilar to how the gen 1 road vs say when I jump on different brand.

    Still dialing in the suspension got the big hit stuff really plush better then any other fork/bike I've had, I am still tweaking the small bump compliance (moving in the right direction but there is a learning curve for me after riding exclusively RockShox for quite sometime). Also need to get used riding 800's over 780s whenever I go to wider bars my steering gets a little twitchy for a few rides. Blown away with the hopes as well, was worried it was all hype and style but I had to dial the BCP way back once they set in.

    I may tweak a couple things though, I put a 35mm stem on it as I was worried it would feel long with the longer top tube, it's spec'd for a 45 the old one had a 50mm I may go back to the 50mm. I may cut the bars down to 780 and when I can get my hands on a 205mm coil rear I'm making the swap. Couldn't be happier with the wheel and tire combo I can lean it way on it's side with confidence and am digging the wider profile I get from the i9s, the high engagement hubs were a life saver in a lot of the technical climbing we did the next day in south lake tahoe.

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    looks rad

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    Anybody else from the first batch get any ride time

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    Bueller Bueller

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    No updates? Anyone get a new bike and want to give a report?

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    My frame should be shipping tomorrow. So, soon...

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    Medium black frame with headset cups is 6.67lbs.
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    So I got it built up last Friday and have a few rides on it now. Still tweaking some of the settings and fit, but so far it's pretty awesome. It's been a little while since I had my first gen Spartan, but pretty much everything is improved - better seat angle, lighter, bottle cage in the front triangle, good, modern Reach numbers. The Super Deluxe feels great and is pretty straightforward to set up. I'm running a 170mm Cane Creek Helm fork, I9 Enduro 305 wheels, 185mm Bike Yoke Revive post, XT brakes and cranks, XTR shifter and rear derailleur, X01 cassette and chain, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front/Aggressor 2.3 rear tires, RF Atlas stem and pedals, and RF Turbine R bars. I'll post up more after I've ridden it more and feel free to ask any questions.Spartan 2018. Let's begin speculation.-angles.jpgSpartan 2018. Let's begin speculation.-backs.jpgSpartan 2018. Let's begin speculation.-sides.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    So I got it built up last Friday and have a few rides on it now. Still tweaking some of the settings and fit, but so far it's pretty awesome. It's been a little while since I had my first gen Spartan, but pretty much everything is improved - better seat angle, lighter, bottle cage in the front triangle, good, modern Reach numbers. The Super Deluxe feels great and is pretty straightforward to set up. I'm running a 170mm Cane Creek Helm fork, I9 Enduro 305 wheels, 185mm Bike Yoke Revive post, XT brakes and cranks, XTR shifter and rear derailleur, X01 cassette and chain, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front/Aggressor 2.3 rear tires, RF Atlas stem and pedals, and RF Turbine R bars. I'll post up more after I've ridden it more and feel free to ask any questions.Click image for larger version. 

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    that looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    So I got it built up last Friday and have a few rides on it now. Still tweaking some of the settings and fit, but so far it's pretty awesome. It's been a little while since I had my first gen Spartan, but pretty much everything is improved - better seat angle, lighter, bottle cage in the front triangle, good, modern Reach numbers. The Super Deluxe feels great and is pretty straightforward to set up. I'm running a 170mm Cane Creek Helm fork, I9 Enduro 305 wheels, 185mm Bike Yoke Revive post, XT brakes and cranks, XTR shifter and rear derailleur, X01 cassette and chain, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front/Aggressor 2.3 rear tires, RF Atlas stem and pedals, and RF Turbine R bars. I'll post up more after I've ridden it more and feel free to ask any questions.Click image for larger version. 

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    Howís the pedaling? Does it have any pop? I only got a parking lot pedal and it felt really dh.

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    I just got my Spartan frame and built in up. Not completely done been it's standing. I noticed that when I lift the bike up and put it down there is a knocking sound coming from the frame. I've pinpointed it to the rear shock lower bushing/bearing. Seems like there is some play there and everytime I lift the bike up and put it down, it moves a little vertocally and makes the sound. Anyone else experience this with theirs?

    I haven't dismantled the shock but I doubt that can do anything. Seems like the bolt and the bushing do not match in terms of diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john85D View Post
    I just got my Spartan frame and built in up. Not completely done been it's standing. I noticed that when I lift the bike up and put it down there is a knocking sound coming from the frame. I've pinpointed it to the rear shock lower bushing/bearing. Seems like there is some play there and everytime I lift the bike up and put it down, it moves a little vertocally and makes the sound. Anyone else experience this with theirs?

    I haven't dismantled the shock but I doubt that can do anything. Seems like the bolt and the bushing do not match in terms of diameter.
    Not a problem with mine. Have you checked the lower shock mount bolt torque? It could be as simple as it being a little loose.

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    I just removed the shock and checked. If you put the bolt through the lower bushing, and wiggle it perpendicularly to the hole, there is some movement. Isn't is supposed to have almost zero movement?

    Having said that, when I reassembled and tightened it down good, the movement and knocking sound was gone. But I'm still wondering how much play should the bolt have inside the bushing. I have a video, just have to figure out how to post it here. Hehe.

    I don't know if this will work but here it is:
    https://drive.google.com/a/deeconpremier.com/file/d/12xNOvIjHA01y_9Z7J5wC5e2ovEPMJmqS/view?usp=drivesdk

    https://drive.google.com/a/deeconpremier.com/file/d/1wQKOmYhfic6nTi2tfMPDRObNhXvn9wCd/view?usp=drivesdk

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    For those that built up their own bikes. Did you guys use the foam tubing for the shifter cable housing and hydraulic hoses? They are pain in the *** to use, how did you go about it? Putting the dropper hose into the tubing would make it almost impossible to pull the dropper post out with out destroying that foam tubing. Wish devinci came up with a better solution for this.

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    anyone else bike make a annoying knocking noise when going over a bump have checked all bolts and it seems to be the shock

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    Is it carbon or aluminum, and does it have internal cable routing? It's most likely the cable housing bouncing around in the frame. Ttyl, Fahn
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    its defiantly not the cables i think its probably the shock hardware or something I've kinda just accepted its a bit of a noisy bike

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    what is the fork offset of the rockshox lyrik that comes on the stock builds? anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezkyle View Post
    anyone else bike make a annoying knocking noise when going over a bump have checked all bolts and it seems to be the shock
    I too had a problem with a knocking sound coming from the shock. You can see my post above regarding the shaft moving about in the bushing of the shock. But when you tighten the bolt of the shock down, you eliminate the sound completely so do give it a try.

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    anybody have an x2 on one yet?

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    Yes, I am on a size large with a Float X2 and 170mm Float 36. I weigh 78 kg and am 178 cm.

    I am still tweaking the shock, but for day to day riding I am running 3 volume spacers at 215 PSI and very close to the recommended compression and rebound settings: HSC 14 LSC 18 HSR 15 LSR 14 from closed.

    I may try a fourth volume spacer and/ or go up in pressure. The LSC seems to be the trickiest thing to settle on. The trade off is between the ride height, given the low BB, and the small square edge bumps.

    170mm cranks are a must for anyone building a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big bear View Post
    Yes, I am on a size large with a Float X2 and 170mm Float 36. I weigh 78 kg and am 178 cm.

    I am still tweaking the shock, but for day to day riding I am running 3 volume spacers at 215 PSI and very close to the recommended compression and rebound settings: HSC 14 LSC 18 HSR 15 LSR 14 from closed.

    I may try a fourth volume spacer and/ or go up in pressure. The LSC seems to be the trickiest thing to settle on. The trade off is between the ride height, given the low BB, and the small square edge bumps.

    170mm cranks are a must for anyone building a frame.
    were you able to tune any life into the rear end or does it still feel pretty ground hugy?

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    Not sure what you mean by this. Don't you want the rear wheel to track on the ground?

    What sag percentage are you running? I'm sitting at 29% sag, which is just a number, but it sits nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john85D View Post
    I too had a problem with a knocking sound coming from the shock. You can see my post above regarding the shaft moving about in the bushing of the shock. But when you tighten the bolt of the shock down, you eliminate the sound completely so do give it a try.

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    Hey!
    Has the knocking stopped in your bike completely now?
    I've re-installed my shock with some blue loctite (there is 0.15mm of play between the bolt and the shock eyelet) and tightened the bolt down good.
    I've also re-installed the cables with some of that black cable insulation.
    Going down the trail it still feels as if some evil gnome is knocking on something important inside my frame.
    Real desperate for a solution here...

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    No knocking noise for me.

    Made the switch to a coil finally, took the bike to a whole different level, so planted, very active while being plush. Been riding it in high found it was a bit more playful and suited my riding style better.


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    Schweettt!!!

    I've tried a coil once too and I couldn't make out whether it was an improvement or not.
    Just felt different, no more no less.
    Probably my lack of intellect/skill

    The next step in my search for the knocking is to have my back wheel disassembled.

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    New color coming. I noticed that the title specifies 27 whereas they didn't use that pattern before except in their Django line where they have a Django 27 and a Django 29...

    DEVINCI - SPARTAN CARBON 27 GX 12S LTD
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    Damn the wait and unvertainty is killing me. Is there coming a Spartan 29 and WHEN??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy87 View Post
    Damn the wait and unvertainty is killing me. Is there coming a Spartan 29 and WHEN??
    It's coming

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-...duro-bike.html

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    But WHEN? Will it be released this year? Would love to have a built kit with a coil.

    Yeah I know that pinkbike article

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    Can't say :P

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    You cant say press release this or next year? Because you dont know or you are not allowed to tell?

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    More shouldn't, I have a general idea but nothing is concrete and may very well change. I can't pre-order them yet in the b2b; when that happens I'll let folks know.

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    With the new troys just released, I gues we have to ait even longer on the 29 Spartan?

    I am about to buy a new bike for next season. So I will have to order until end of the year to have it all set up in spring. Really wish I could testride one before buying, but that seems unlikely. Looks like I will go with the Rallon after all...

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    Got my 2018 Spartan built up last week. A couple of notes. The 200mm 9 point 8 dropper is too long, Iím picking up a 170mm Reverb that is pretty close to the 150mm Turbine I was able to sink to the collar. Initial impressions are that I love this bike. I do notice with the seat slammed I get a lot or rear tire contact and Iím squeezing the bike with my calves, I donít know if I try descending with the seat a little higher, if this will change, but just something I noticed. Iím coming off a Knolly Delirium and before that I had a 2016 Spartan. I took the bike to Highland yesterday and it handled everything just fine. I didnít go too big, but heading back a couple more times in July and as I get more familiar going to test the bike and my limits a little more. Has anyone run theirs with a 180mm fork?

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    Devinci offers a LTD Editon with a 180mm Fork, so it should be no problem at all. Just note that they use a 37mm (shorter) Offset for this build, which actually makes sense.

    DEVINCI - SPARTAN CARBON 27 GX 12S LTD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan0103 View Post
    Devinci offers a LTD Editon with a 180mm Fork, so it should be no problem at all. Just note that they use a 37mm (shorter) Offset for this build, which actually makes sense.

    DEVINCI - SPARTAN CARBON 27 GX 12S LTD
    I ordered mine today! I'll report back when I have a few rides with it.

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