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    devinci dixon

    does anyone have one or test it?

    I?m really interested in buying one, but I have no feedback from some one that as allready ride it.

    Thanks

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    Just got one

    I just got one but have only had a short (20min) ride, so I can't say much yet. I was impressed by how well it climbed, and it seemed to feel good. Now, full disclosure: I am coming from a completely rigid bike, and have not been biking for a number of years, so I have no experience with full suspension.

    I also had trouble finding any reviews or anything, but the best I have found is this one:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...bike-11-40503/

    Hope it helps!

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    Thanks a lot

    I'm buying a dixon to replace my morewood mbuzi, that is a real great bike, but not the best climber in the world, but I steal want a bike that descends really well, because I'm doing mega avalanche this year...so I need a bike with good suspension and decent angles...

    yeah I've read the review in bike radar, but says nothing special, and they say that the one test was a production model, and they say that there was thing they wold change in the prodution bike.

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    Found another review, buts its in Italian, so you need to translate it...

    http://www.tri-ride.net/tests/tests-...n-2011-tested/

    As for me, I took mine for a ride, and I like it. As I said before, it seems to climb well, although I will lower my stem a bit, as the front end was lifting at times. I also have it set on the LO setting, so I am going to try the HI and see how much that changes things.

    EDIT: I can't tell exactly what this Tri-Ride site is, so not sure how trustworthy their review is...
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    I'm in the midst of building mine up. Will be done by Monday, I'll try to post some pictures and initial feedback by next week.

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    Tinier with what parts are you building yours?

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    Sorry for the delay, but I had parts being held up in the mail and I only managed to get everything installed today. The bike rides great around the park, but i'll only know how well it works in the trails tomorrow. Some of the parts are transferred from my previous bike, a 5spot, but most parts ended up being new despite me wanting a budget build..oh well, it's all for the better.

    Frame: Dixon RC Medium size (18inch I think)
    Fork: 2010 Rockshox Revelation team 150mm dual air tapered steerer.
    Shock : RP23 with boost valve (came with the bike..probably will ditch it soon once I get my hands on an Xfusion shock)
    Headset: FSA (Came with the frame)
    Stem : Point One Racing 70mm.
    Handlebar : Syntace Vector Carbon 680mm 12degree sweep (love this bar!!)
    Grips: ESI chunky grip
    Shifters : M970 XTR rear, mated to the M988 brakes via the I-spec mount.
    Brakes : M988 XTR trail brake levers maded to M775 XT brake calipers, goodridge hoses. (XT calipers from previous bike, but the XT levers were abit corroded so I swapped them).
    Brake Rotors : BRAKING, 180mm fr/ 160mm rr.
    Rear Derailleur : Saint M810 Midcage
    Front chainguide : Ethirteen XCX-ST.
    Crankset : XTR 970 cranks, Ethirteen single ring 32t, BrandX chainring bolts, XT BB.
    Pedals: Syncros AM clipless pedals (These are ridiculously lightweight, 310grams a pair)
    Saddle: Kore T-beam
    Seatpost : SDG aluminum I-beam
    Seatpost clamp : QR, came with the bike (waiting for CRC to have stock of the white gusset clamp)
    Wheelset: Hope Pro2, DT comp straight gauge spokes, brass nipples, Stans Flow rims, ducttape for rim tape, CST tubes and Intense 2.25CC tires.
    Chainstay protector : cSixx chainstay protector. It's really nice and thick, and after abit of trimming looks like it came stock for the bike!

    Whole thing weighs a hair under 28lb without the mudguard which I'm going to mount on. I'm a happy man. =)
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    @Tinier, do you mind me asking how tall you are? I may be picking up a Dixon Frameset, but will be unable to ride it before I get it. I normally ride mediums, but it seems the Dixon may be a little big by the geometry. I'm 5'8", with a ~29" inseam. My biggest concern is that I have enough seatpost showing for a dropper post.
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    I'm roughly 5'8" (178cm tall) and my inseam should be about the same as yours. I have about 23cm of seatpost exposed to where the saddle rails are. Below is a picture of my friend's medium Dixon RC, he's about 5'10" and he has a KS adjustable seatpost with 100mm travel on it. He has a 36float RLC on his bike.
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    I forgot to add, the Dixon has braze-ons for the adjustable seatpost under the top tube.

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    does bikes look great! I'm think in putting my marzocchi 55 rc3 ti on my dixon hope it's not to mutch...

    and I have the same problem as rogue22 I'm going to put a KS (125mm) hope it works to!

    and how do you manage to get RC frame? for what I know the only version sell as frame only is the SL

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    Erm I'm not sure. My friend is a distributor and he managed to get 4 frames over to Singapore..3 RC and one SL. He just got his SL built up today too, will be riding it tomorrow!

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    Thanks!!
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    only one question Tinier, that as nothing to do with be bike frame, your friends as the syncros ds 28 rims, does he use it as tubless? because I have one's to I what to use them as tubless but I don't know if it's possible.

    thanks

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    this is mine!


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    Anyone have any impressions on this bike? Extremely interested.

    Lookign to replace my older BMC trailfox. Would like one something a bit more versatile than the BMC, more of a 'do it all' type bike.

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    I've ride mine 3 or 4 times and I think it's a great bike in terms of geometry, descends really well and it's not a bad climber at all, specially if you have a 140/150 mm suspention...mine as the zochi 55 so it's a diferent history.

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    Anyone know the Dexters chainline and seatpost size? The website says 31.8 but nobody seems to make that size and I need the chainline to correctly setup my Race Face Atlas AM with blackspire stinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarlet View Post
    Anyone know the Dexters chainline and seatpost size? The website says 31.8 but nobody seems to make that size and I need the chainline to correctly setup my Race Face Atlas AM with blackspire stinger.
    Seatpost is 31.6mm and the chainline is 50mm.

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    Cheers. Built.

    Only one short blast so far but initial impression is light, agile, stunning attention to detail on frame, very high build quality, bottomless travel and very aggressive. Build weight is 31lbs with gravity dropper, DH Bars and front tyre and a generally very tough build. Should be an immense ride for the mountains of Scotland.

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    Anybody know of a dual ring chain device that fits the Dixon with a Raceface Atlas AM crank? Tried the stinger but it catches the inner bolts of the granny ring.

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    Tried one this weekend... I was curious to try an AM bike and I didn't really like it much. I didn't like how it climbed and was not a fan of the Nevegal's either (maxxis fan here). But it was pretty good in descents, felt in control. It was ok, but it's not something I would buy personally.

    Then right after I tried a Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 and got blown away and wanted to bring one home.

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    Ha ha that one made me laugh, but seriously, (you are being serious?) do you work for Rocky Mountain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarlet View Post
    Ha ha that one made me laugh, but seriously, (you are being serious?) do you work for Rocky Mountain?
    Why you say that? I'm not working for them at all. I just enjoyed the hell of a ride.

    Anyway it was demo day setups. The Rocky Mountain one was much better. Bikes were more solid & they had my size. I'm not saying I didn't like the Devinci, I didn't like All-mountain bike.
    I'm a XC rider, and when I fell on the Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 which is a XC bike with a AM flavour, it became an instant favorite. Riding experience was much better on the RM.
    Still, I could only test Kona, Devinci and Rocky mountain so far (there were Giant's). I would like to be able to test out Cannondale & Specialized too but they are too cool for demo days. :P
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    Here's mine:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/diggingtrail/6000030563/" title="IMG_2331 by diggingtrail, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/6000030563_3e687d679f_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="IMG_2331"></a>

    Tires have been swapped out, since this photo was taken, to the new Conti Rubber Queen 2.2 UST w/ black chili, and the current weight comes in just under 31.5lbs. I built this bike up be able to handle some hard riding. Full parts list and review to come but I have enough time on the bike to say with confidence that I do not regret the purchase at all. The bike as setup rides great, both up and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanny View Post
    Why you say that? I'm not working for them at all. I just enjoyed the hell of a ride.

    Anyway it was demo day setups. The Rocky Mountain one was much better. Bikes were more solid & they had my size. I'm not saying I didn't like the Devinci, I didn't like All-mountain bike.
    I'm a XC rider, and when I fell on the Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 which is a XC bike with a AM flavour, it became an instant favorite. Riding experience was much better on the RM.
    Still, I could only test Kona, Devinci and Rocky mountain so far (there were Giant's). I would like to be able to test out Cannondale & Specialized too but they are too cool for demo days. :P
    No offence old chap! Just that you came onto a thred for the Dixon and advertised a Rocky Mountain bike instead!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarlet View Post
    No offence old chap! Just that you came onto a thred for the Dixon and advertised a Rocky Mountain bike instead!!
    Ok my bad I was a bit edgy yesterday. Anyway Devinci's are made where I live... Unfortunately for them, they chose the worst LBS ever and to top it off, they are very overpriced. You would expect good prices as the factory is just 10 kms away from my house.

    No advertisement was intended. Was just sharing my experience as OP wanted opinions. The dixon was quite quality. However, XC riders should look elsewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanny View Post
    Ok my bad I was a bit edgy yesterday. Anyway Devinci's are made where I live... Unfortunately for them, they chose the worst LBS ever and to top it off, they are very overpriced. You would expect good prices as the factory is just 10 kms away from my house.

    No advertisement was intended. Was just sharing my experience as OP wanted opinions. The dixon was quite quality. However, XC riders should look elsewhere...
    No worries. I really love the Canadian made stuff as it just seems to last ages here in the wet muddy and rocky terrain of Scotland. For me the Dixon ticks every box of exactly the kind of bike I need to ride all day in the mountains or throw it down the local downhill course on an evening, and anything inbetween!

    Still the Rocky Mountains are sweet too.....and Canadian!!!

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    scarlet I've a truvativ "something", but I'm going to put a stinger hope can make it work, because the truvativ weights tones

    pspwesty why have you changed the rear shox??? and that's a fox 180mm??

    I've done mega avalanche on mine, and something that I can't say is that my bad result was caused by the bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx View Post
    scarlet I've a truvativ "something", but I'm going to put a stinger hope can make it work, because the truvativ weights tones
    Let me know how you get on as the Race Face Atlas cranks don't seem to work with any dual/bash setup without catching the inner bolts.

    Maybe try latest E13 or Gamut stuff?

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    Anyone know which way up the geometry chip goes for the slackest setting? Can't seem to find it on the Devinci site it just says hi or low but high setting on my other bike is slackest???

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarlet View Post
    Anyone know which way up the geometry chip goes for the slackest setting? Can't seem to find it on the Devinci site it just says hi or low but high setting on my other bike is slackest???
    Look at my pic above. That's how it came from the factory. My bike measured out to a 66 degree head angle, which with my Fox 36 at 160mm, is spot on for the slack setting. Looking at the chip, the way I see it looks like if you flip it around it would push the seat stays down and back relative to the shock linkage. This would steepen the head angle and raise the bottom bracket.
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    does anywhone know if it's possible to replace thestandard rear axle that isn't tool-free for a RS maxle or a for the DT swiss?

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    Sorry, I have been lurking in the other sections of the forum, didn't see the question from xsalirx.

    Yes, my friend has been running it tubeless with Stans conversion. So far so good. Ironically, all my wheelsets are running on Stan Flows (even my 29er), but they are all running tubes. I just use the Flows because it's the lightest rim for its width at a decent strength.

    xsalirx, I tried the RS 142mm Maxle on the Devinci. IT DOES NOT WORK. IT IS TOO SHORT! I'm not sure if the 150mm version would work, but based on the the pdf file dimensions from rockshox, I doubt it'll work either. That being said, I've tried taking a maxle from the Trek Remedy which my friend owns and it works perfectly. I do not know which version of the maxle is the Trek Remedy's though, perhaps someone can find out? I also discovered that there are 2 versions of screw on axles from Devinci. My friend got his through Competitive Cyclist and it has a mushroom head axle, where you can only open it with a 8mm allen key. Mine has a hex shaped axle, where I can also use a pedal wrench to open the axle. Leynze makes a really nice flat pedal wrench/tire lever/bottle opener thingy in chrome steel.

    Lastly, pspwesty..How is the monarch plus working on the Dixon? I'm waiting for the white Monarch Plus to be launched..going to match it with my white Revelation fork.

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    Here is my Dixon. I've owned a ton of bikes in the 6" range and the Dixon is the best all-around in my opinion. It's reasonably light, reasonably burly, and the suspension works amazingly well. It accelerates great, is plenty supple over small stuff, ramps up nicely on big hits, and is composed no matter how rough the trail. Other pluses include large pivot bearings that are all the same size, no pivot hardware threads into the frame, 12mm rear axle, great cable routing, best tapered head tube option (ZS44/ZS56), and has decent tire clearance. I wouldn't mind if the TT/WB was a little longer or if the BB was just a fraction lower, but overall the geometry is dialed. And a couple of nice tweaks are coming on the 2012 models.

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    I've had a Dixon since May. I crashed last week and bent the seat stay round a rock :-(

    I can't link to the pics on here though as I haven't posted up enough times yet. Now waiting to hear back from the shop about crash replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    Here is my Dixon. I've owned a ton of bikes in the 6" range and the Dixon is the best all-around in my opinion. It's reasonably light, reasonably burly, and the suspension works amazingly well. It accelerates great, is plenty supple over small stuff, ramps up nicely on big hits, and is composed no matter how rough the trail. Other pluses include large pivot bearings that are all the same size, no pivot hardware threads into the frame, 12mm rear axle, great cable routing, best tapered head tube option (ZS44/ZS56), and has decent tire clearance. I wouldn't mind if the TT/WB was a little longer or if the BB was just a fraction lower, but overall the geometry is dialed. And a couple of nice tweaks are coming on the 2012 models.

    What are the tweaks for 2012? Great looking bike, seriously looking at a Dixon frame for the Sedona season.

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    How would a dixon fit someone who is 6'4" with a 34" inseam. I'm lucky enough to have a Devinci dealer less than 45min away with lots of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrancho66 View Post
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    What are the tweaks for 2012? Great looking bike, seriously looking at a Dixon frame for the Sedona season.
    Thanks. They are making the rear brake mount a post-mount and adding removeable (like the Wilson) ISCG tabs. It'll mostly just make it easier to run whatever chainguide you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty View Post
    Here's mine:

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    Tires have been swapped out, since this photo was taken, to the new Conti Rubber Queen 2.2 UST w/ black chili, and the current weight comes in just under 31.5lbs. I built this bike up be able to handle some hard riding. Full parts list and review to come but I have enough time on the bike to say with confidence that I do not regret the purchase at all. The bike as setup rides great, both up and down.

    Your following post said Fox 160, but those lowers sure look like a 36/ 180! Wassupwitdat?
    Will ride singletrack for food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletboy View Post
    Your following post said Fox 160, but those lowers sure look like a 36/ 180! Wassupwitdat?
    The fork is a 36RC2 that I've lowered to 160.

    Also Tinier, sorry I never replied about the Monarch. It's a great shock on this bike. Better than the Fox shocks I've ridden. I was off the bike for 2 months completely due to a hard crash, and have just started back riding randomly again not long ago. I wanted to get some more rides in again before I commented further on the ride of the bike and components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty View Post
    The fork is a 36RC2 that I've lowered to 160.

    Also Tinier, sorry I never replied about the Monarch. It's a great shock on this bike. Better than the Fox shocks I've ridden. I was off the bike for 2 months completely due to a hard crash, and have just started back riding randomly again not long ago. I wanted to get some more rides in again before I commented further on the ride of the bike and components.
    Ah... so that gives it the crown to axle measurement of a 150? (It looks lower in the front than any other 160mm fork I've seen on these bikes.
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    does anyone know what the frame and shock weighs? Also, what's the max rear tire width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletboy View Post
    Ah... so that gives it the crown to axle measurement of a 150? (It looks lower in the front than any other 160mm fork I've seen on these bikes.
    Nope, a2c is 545mm. The 180 is 565mm and the 20mm travel spacer it drops it down to 545. The Fox 32 150 that Devinci uses to get their angles is 521mm. So at aprox. 1degree head angle change for every 20mm, my measured 66deg HA is spot on.

    I'm soon going to throw in another 10mm spacer to try the fork out at 150mm. I'd switch the chips around to change the HA but I want to lower the BB not raise it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    does anyone know what the frame and shock weighs? Also, what's the max rear tire width?
    Med. frame w/ Monarch Plus shock, included seat collar, headset and rear axel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty View Post
    Med. frame w/ Monarch Plus shock, included seat collar, headset and rear axel.

    Cool thanks. Do you know what max tire capacity is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    Cool thanks. Do you know what max tire capacity is?
    No. But I'd guess a 2.5 will fit. Just a guess though.
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    So, are there any shops in PA that sell these?

    I'd love to take a look at one before I drop the coin... riding would be even better.
    Will ride singletrack for food...

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    anyone own a nomad2 before their dixon? Opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletboy View Post
    So, are there any shops in PA that sell these?

    I'd love to take a look at one before I drop the coin... riding would be even better.

    Where about in PA are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty View Post
    Where about in PA are you?
    Northeastern PA, near Stroudsburg Pa. 18360
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    anyone own a nomad2 before their dixon? Opinions?
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.

    I would run a 36 160 on a Dixon, currently have a 36 180 on a nomad. Less travel aside, do you feel the Dixon is as capable as the nomad? Are the frames similar in stiffness? Will the Dix accept tires as wide as the nomad? I've run tires as wide as maxxis 2.7 on the nomad no issues, but typically I run specialized 2.5, sometimes 2.3.

    What attracts me to the Dix is the slack HA with a 160,(should be very similar to a nomad with a 180) steeper seat tube angle, (nomad with a 180 has a pretty slack STA) and I like the simplicity of the split pivot design. I've owned an 04 Ollie so I know devinci's are put together well.

    I'm growing tired of blowing through 160mm of linear travel all the time with the nomad, does the Dix ramp up a bit, or is it linear like the nomad? How would you compare the travel on the DH between the two. Also, please comment on climbing discrepancies.

    thanks!

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    2012 Dixon RC factory spec. Pulled out of box with all the tie wraps and cardboard protective wrap still on, no pedals. Weighed in on the Park digital scale at 28.08 lbs
    Won't have build complete for a while due to holiday work.

    Forgot to add it's a Medium.

    Got lucky and the Fox RP2 is spec for rear shock, but came with a RP23 instead
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    Somebody has a dixon in size M with 160mm lyrik, want to know if it's not overkill, the 160mm travel for the geo of the bike. A slacker head angle is not so bad.

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    I've mine with a zochi 55 and I don't feel overkill, but with 150mm suspension will go up much easier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx View Post
    I've mine with a zochi 55 and I don't feel overkill, but with 150mm suspension will go up much easier...
    I will use it more for enduro downhill.
    Want to build it up with a 160mm lyrik, 1x10speed, adjustable seatpost, 50mm stem.

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    650B tire clearance?

    Really cool bike. Hits on so many of my wish list points, love the quality, clean and lean look, Split Pivot, different factor, and actually made in Canada not some Chinese factory. Lifetime frame warranty oh yeah!

    Now can someone who owns one of these take a real close up pic of the front chain stay arch and the seat stay brace areas so I can see the clearance available.

    I've got this thing for 650B wheels and it would be awesome if one would fit (2.3" Pacenti Neo-Moto) the Dixon triangle. This rim/tire actually only requires 1/2" more of clearance than a 26" rim/tire combo (650B rim/tire approx 1" more total diameter than 26" rim/tire not 1.5" like the size suggests) Yeah, these do make a nice difference and especially the front which will work in any Fox fork with no clearance issues. If you use these wheels F/B you raise the BB about 1/2". Good for me becasue I live in the rocks of New England. Used only on the front it slightly slackens the HA with improved roll over and cornering grip. I've yet to read a negative review of anyone putting a 650B on the front of their 26" bike. No, I do not want a 29'r.

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    I've been trying to find a way to get the maxle 12mm to fit. I ordered a 142x12mm from CRC but it was way too short. So I looked through the Rockshox's maxle dimensions, none of them could fit our Dixon's axle which was about 194mm.
    http://www.bike-discount.de/pdf/products/4353.pdf <--Rockshox's dimensions pdf file.

    135's axle - 167mm
    142's axle - 174mm
    150's axle - 182mm
    Dixon axle - 194mm (from my own measurement)

    Then I found Trek's ABP maxle, which was about 192mm. It's about 2mm shorter, but it still fits with plenty of threads engaged in the frame. So far so good. I ordered my Trek ABP maxle from ebay because the local dealers are a real pain to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylomat View Post
    Somebody has a dixon in size M with 160mm lyrik, want to know if it's not overkill, the 160mm travel for the geo of the bike. A slacker head angle is not so bad.
    Yes, I have. Climbs just as well as it did with 150s on. I measured the head angle at 65.9 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Really cool bike. Hits on so many of my wish list points, love the quality, clean and lean look, Split Pivot, different factor, and actually made in Canada not some Chinese factory. Lifetime frame warranty oh yeah!

    Now can someone who owns one of these take a real close up pic of the front chain stay arch and the seat stay brace areas so I can see the clearance available.

    I've got this thing for 650B wheels and it would be awesome if one would fit (2.3" Pacenti Neo-Moto) the Dixon triangle. This rim/tire actually only requires 1/2" more of clearance than a 26" rim/tire combo (650B rim/tire approx 1" more total diameter than 26" rim/tire not 1.5" like the size suggests) Yeah, these do make a nice difference and especially the front which will work in any Fox fork with no clearance issues. If you use these wheels F/B you raise the BB about 1/2". Good for me becasue I live in the rocks of New England. Used only on the front it slightly slackens the HA with improved roll over and cornering grip. I've yet to read a negative review of anyone putting a 650B on the front of their 26" bike. No, I do not want a 29'r.

    Thanks!
    I don't have pictures, but I doubt this will work. I've got 2.4" nobby nics, and there is not much clearance. If a rock gets stuck in the tread it hits the arch.

    The bike otherwise seems awesome for your purposes!

    Climbs really well with a Lyric at 160

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.
    I'm very interested in your impressions of the Dixon, especially compared to the Nomad since I'm familiar with VPP. Do you think it's as versatile as the Nomad? What shocks are you running with the Dixon?
    Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.

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    Here's mine (at home after a muddy weekend).

    2011 Dixon SL frame, large, slack setting
    RP23 modified with 0.4 cu in (mid size) Fox air volume tuning spacer
    2012 Fox Factory Kashima Float 32 FIT RLC 150 QR15
    XTR M988 Trail wheels
    Continental Baron 2.3 front tire
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 UST rear tire
    XTR M970 crank running 1x Renthal 34T chainring
    XTR M985 Shadow Plus GS (medium cage) rear derailleur
    XTR M980 rear shifter (separate clamp)
    XT cassette 11-36 10 speed
    XT chain 10 speed
    MRP Lopes BB-fit chain device
    XTR M988 Trail brakes
    XTR Ice-Tec 180mm centre-lock rotors front and rear
    Thomson Elite X4 70x0 stem
    Easton Haven 711mm carbon bar
    Devinci lock-on grips
    RockShox Reverb seatpost
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    DMR Vault flat pedals

    I'm loving the Dixon. I've now had a couple of rides since getting it in its sweet spot and the bike is just so much fun to ride. Very confidence inspiring, very comfortable in the air.

    This is my first go at 1x10 and my first go with flat pedals. It has been a learning curve, but I'm getting used to it.

    Most disappointing component is the fork. It feels a bit floppy, might be starting to creak and needs to be re-lubed every two weeks or so. Same old Fox behaviour means it is difficult to see much more than 120mm travel from this 150mm fork. When it is working, it feels OK but I keep thinking it shouldn't be as harsh as it is.



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    Anyone know what the exact measurements are of the shock hard for the Dixon?

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    does anyone know the measures of the rear shox of the 2011 dixon, I'm want to try the rock shox monarch plus...

    thanks

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    Hi all!
    This is my first post so I apologise for any lack of forum etiquette!
    Has anyone seen any pics of the XL frame or even complete build?
    Also since I am of oaf like proportions (6'6" 250lbs) would you recommend this bike for general trail riding, jumps, drops and a bit of DH, all in the UK?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougieSmash View Post
    Hi all!
    This is my first post so I apologise for any lack of forum etiquette!
    Has anyone seen any pics of the XL frame or even complete build?
    Also since I am of oaf like proportions (6'6" 250lbs) would you recommend this bike for general trail riding, jumps, drops and a bit of DH, all in the UK?
    Cheers
    Even heavy riders can ride light. Technique can be the difference between a jump or drop being a big peak load or being smooth, so I am going to ignore your weight and just talk about the bike. If you're a bike breaker who cases jumps eight times out of ten, you should be buying the strongest bike you can or something disposable.

    The Dixon ramps up the suspension ratio deep in the stroke, so it does the bottomless feel thing. You can push hard into the deep travel and it will soak up the hit. for the bigger rider you can use the shock's propedal setting to control compression events. Dave Weagle tells us this is part of the design. To prevent wallowing you might think about using one of the air can volume reducers - these will come with the frame.

    So it is a great frame that rides aggressively and begs to have a solid build put around it. the bb height is taller than some, so if you go for a 160 fork it will be taller still. Mine is on a Bos Deville 140mm fork which keeps it at same angles as a fox 32 150 but is a lot tougher. At 6'1", I ride a large with a 70mm stem.

    for the xl, you will need a 2012 frame. I'd give Freeborn a call to check on availability. they are great bikes that look good and aren't all that common.

    recommended.

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    petercarm, sounds like you like the bike but you also have experience posted on other bikes you own. How does the Dixon stack up against the other bikes you own? Suspension feel, geometry, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aust95 View Post
    petercarm, sounds like you like the bike but you also have experience posted on other bikes you own. How does the Dixon stack up against the other bikes you own? Suspension feel, geometry, etc.
    I'm currently able to choose between my Dixon and a Yeti SB-66. The Dixon came about because I'd been tweaking parts on the Yeti and discovered I had enough spare to be close to having another bike. The Dixon frame gave me the excuse I needed.

    The Yeti geometry is definitely longer in the top tube.

    Shorter stem on the Yeti (55mm) vs the Dixon (70mm) - the reach ends up about the same.
    Wider bars on the Yeti (750mm) vs the Dixon (711mm).
    Wheels are very similar: Yeti (Fulcrum Red Zone XLR) vs Dixon (Mavic Crossmax SX)
    Tyres: Yeti (Bonty XR4 TLR 2.35f/Bonty XR2 TLR 2.3r) vs Dixon (Bonty XR4 TLR 2.2f/Maxxis Ignitor LUST 2.3r)
    Drivetrain: Yeti (2x10 - 26/38T x 11/36) vs Dixon (1x10 - 34T x 11/36 with chain device)
    Forks: Yeti (Bos Deville 160 TRC taper) vs Dixon (Bos Deville 140 taper)

    By my reckoning, the geometry ends up very similar. The fit is certainly good on both bikes.

    The draggier rear tyre on the Dixon is noticeable. Ignoring that difference, they both pedal remarkably well. The Dixon is really solid under pedalling input, but perhaps feels like that pedalling performance is at the cost of bump absorption when under power. The Yeti achieves the trick of feeling just as efficient but is also able to soak up hits while you're pedalling, (Climbing: Dixon=8, Yeti=9)

    Technical singletrack riding is most of what I do, riding as aggressively hard and fast as I know how. No complaints with either. With the big fork, the Yeti is a degree slacker than the Dixon. The Yeti's RP23 has been retuned to have a firmer damping; it can be a bit harsh as a result. The Dixon needs a little help to keep it from wallowing on big hits - this can be tuned out with the propedal settings and air can volume reducers. Both are solid confidence inspiring performers. The Dixon feels like the smaller bike but has worse standover. The Yeti is linear. The Dixon is progressive. Both are good in the air. (Handling: Dixon=9, Yeti=9)

    I don't know how much further to go in describing both bikes. They are both very good. The yeti somehow feels more sophisticated (suspension feel), but the Dixon just gets on with doing its thing in a simple, unfussy way. The Dixon copes better with mud and the elements and is very easy to live with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercarm View Post
    I'm currently able to choose between my Dixon and a Yeti SB-66.
    I too have the same bikes (oddly enough) and agree with your summary on the characteristics - very well put. I'm 5'9" and on mediums (50mm stem on the Yeti/70mm stem on the Devinci). I really like both bikes and got to check out a full carbon Dixon last week - looks awesome.

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    seems like Devinci has an awesome line of products for the MTB market and many things are going well for them (split pivot, Canadian made, lifetime warranty) but it looks like they're not getting the amount of exposure and hype they deserve (IMHO).

    any suggestions why its like that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx View Post
    does anyone know the measures of the rear shox of the 2011 dixon, I'm want to try the rock shox monarch plus...

    thanks
    200mm/57mm

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    anyone else seen the pics of the new carbon dixon? looks sweet as, hoping they've lowered the bb and lengthened the toptube abit, then it could well be the perfect am rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawman1991 View Post
    anyone else seen the pics of the new carbon dixon? looks sweet as, hoping they've lowered the bb and lengthened the toptube abit, then it could well be the perfect am rig.
    Yeah, lower the BB and make it fit 650B wheels (which it just might already with the measurements I got from Devinci)
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    not fussed by 650bb, imo there are too few lightweight, carbon, pure 150mm bikes out there with properly slack geometry as standard, the list is like 5 bikes long if that!! devinci and evil need to get the carbon dixon and uprising sorted asap!

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    Finally building up my 2011 Dixon RC and noticed the last brake hose guide on my frame rear triangle is only welded on one end unlike the rest of the guides. While moving the hose, the guide threatens to break off from the chain stay. I uses plastic hose guide clamps that snaps on to the guides to hold the hoses.

    Wrote to Devinci minutes ago, waiting for a reply from them currently. Just wondering any of Dixon owners out there has such problem.

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    What are you all running for rear sag on your dixons? Currently i am running 25% and cannot get the last 5-7mm of shock travel. I'm riding fairly aggressively with drops.

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    Saw the carbon Dixon at Crankworx in Whistler. I think that is my next bike. Spent a day on the Wilson. Did Kyber Pass on that bike and I was blown away on how capable that frame is.
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    Tinier i like your cycle...

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    What do you guys do to enable trail side der hanger replacement? Looks like carrying a wrench to get it replaced is the only option, any other ideas?

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    Hey all, what sort of rear sag are you running on your dixon? I'm running 26-275% which is about 20psi below my riding weight. I never use full travel but at the same time I don't feel like it's ramping up nicely on bigger hits. I was considering trying a monarch or vivid btw, right I have the RP23 kashima.

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    That's pretty much what I ride, maybe a little more sag, like 27.5-30%. I have an RP2 and I also set it pretty close to 20 psi below my riding weight. I don't do big drops or jumps however.

    I find it's really sensitive when you get close to that sweet spot.
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    hello all,
    does someone had a Transition Covert before a Devinci Dixon and can explain to me the difference between this 2 frames in downhill and climbing section ?
    I'm looking to change my Covert and I think the Devinci would be very good in Enduro race and Downhill marathon like the megavalanche.

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    Went to the Outerbike event in Moab and sampled a Dixon Carbon SL and I must say it was my favorite bike of the 11 I rode, with the Santa Cruz Blur TRc and Mach 4 also top bikes (also rode the Ibis Mojo HD, SL-R, Mach 5.7, Firebird, Nomad, Tracer 275, Jekyll, and Trance X 29er).

    I just happened to ride the Dixon as my first bike on friday and loved it instantly, it's just a real "playful" and fun bike to ride in that kind of terrain. I was manualing that bike over everything. Really seems to reward aggressive riding. And just to make sure that my first test impression wasn't biased due to being fresh, I rode it again Sunday and still loved the thing.

    My only gripe was the Fox 32 CTD fork is mediocre, and the tire rubs on the chainstay during hard cornering or climbing (Hans Dampf 2.3).

    I'm seriously considering this as my next bike, although lack of dealers around here is also a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chainslap- View Post
    Went to the Outerbike event in Moab and sampled a Dixon Carbon SL and I must say it was my favorite bike of the 11 I rode, with the Santa Cruz Blur TRc and Mach 4 also top bikes (also rode the Ibis Mojo HD, SL-R, Mach 5.7, Firebird, Nomad, Tracer 275, Jekyll, and Trance X 29er).

    I just happened to ride the Dixon as my first bike on friday and loved it instantly, it's just a real "playful" and fun bike to ride in that kind of terrain. I was manualing that bike over everything. Really seems to reward aggressive riding. And just to make sure that my first test impression wasn't biased due to being fresh, I rode it again Sunday and still loved the thing.

    My only gripe was the Fox 32 CTD fork is mediocre, and the tire rubs on the chainstay during hard cornering or climbing (Hans Dampf 2.3).

    I'm seriously considering this as my next bike, although lack of dealers around here is also a problem...
    Impressive considering some of the other bike you rode. Love the Dixon but won't consider it now until Devinci makes it a 650B. Then we will see. Same with the Pivot 5.7 which I kind of lust for but only in 650B if/when.

    Interested to hear your thoughts on the other bikes you rode and how they rate/ride or did you post in individual forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Impressive considering some of the other bike you rode. Love the Dixon but won't consider it now until Devinci makes it a 650B. Then we will see. Same with the Pivot 5.7 which I kind of lust for but only in 650B if/when.

    Interested to hear your thoughts on the other bikes you rode and how they rate/ride or did you post in individual forums?
    I haven't posted my thoughts on the other bikes yet but I'll do a short review on them here and probably write some reports over the next few weeks.

    First and foremost, I'm a moto trials guy by trade so my riding style tends to be more about finesse and line choice than just bombing through everything. So I really like the nimble and quick bikes. But most if the rides I do are pretty technical and the guys I ride with mostly ride ~160mm bikes (I'm on a Trance X built up burly with a 140mm fork). So I figured I would focus on the bigger travel bikes and see if I liked them. And I still have the most fun on 26" wheels, although I can get along with any of the wheel sizes really.

    With that here's some thoughts, on how I liked the bikes for riding out there. I might like some of them a lot more if I were riding somewhere else. Most of these bikes were ridden on the Circle O trail, and some of the XC loops in the Bar M area.

    Blur TRc: After I got off the Nomad and expressed my ambivalence to that bike, Bamma(?) at Santa Cruz agreed and recommended I try the TRc after discussing my riding style. He was spot on with this ride. Only 130mm of travel but handles like it's on rails, really nimble and light, surprisingly good on drops, and overall a hoot to ride. This is a strong contender for my next bike. And I see they are selling frames for $1500 on the SC site, not sure what year frame it is though, looks like 2012?

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    Mach 4: I've been thinking about getting a more pure bred XC bike for racing and liked the specs on this bike so gave it a shot. Blast to ride on the XC trails out there, but I haven't ridden much else in the XC bike category so can't compare to much...felt like a racer on it though, ha.

    Pivot 5.7 carbon: I think this bike was juts plagued with poor setup. Had a loooong stem, narrow bars, and a dinky Fox 32 CTD. (I didn't like a single one of those Fox CTD forks to begin with). Felt really unbalanced and rather "clapped out". I would like to ride another with a proper setup for me before I rag on it too much or form an opinion.

    Nomad carbon: I would say this is by far the most popular bike with the guys I ride with, although they all say the 08 frame is best and ride that almost exclusively. They must be right since this bike just didn't do anything for me. Seat angle felt like it was about 45° and just overall an awkward bike for me to ride. Good on the descents, but not much fun to grind out uphill or pedal along the slickrock.

    Mojo HD: Really wanted to love this bike, and it was good, but didn't blow me away by any means. The best of the 160mm bikes I rode though. I will say the Ibis guys were great and spent the most time setting the bike up and making sure I was happy with it. It also had some heavier components on it compared to the Dixon and others so I think if it were equivalent in the weight category it would be a strong contender.

    SL-R: I liked this bike better than the HD for the terrain out there, quicker and more nimble. Good bike that was probably my 4th favorite. Both of the Ibis's were good but not memorable really?

    Firebird: Surprisingly efficient and fun for how heavy it was, but still seemed to use the travel rather quickly. If I was doing a lot of shuttling and wanted a big bike for ugly terrain I'd probably go with this, but overkill for most of the riding I do.

    Trance X wagon wheeler: I like my 26" Trance X and the 29 version is a pretty damn good bike. They did a good job making this feel like the 26er but with the big wheels. I still think Giant has some of the best deals on bikes out there.

    Tracer 275: Ugh. Heavy, super clunky feeling, soft rear end with another harsh CTD Fox (36mm though). 2nd least favorite...

    Jekyll: What a weird bike. Heavy, struck the pedals on everything, kept rubbing my ankles on the chainstays, medicore suspension that was scary on some of the sharp square edge rocks. Least favorite...

    Basically I learned that pedaling around a 160mm bike just so I can do the bigger drops and steep downs isn't really worth the extra effort they are to ride elsewhere for me. I like doing long rides that have a mix of everything from mellow XC to rocky downhills. So I'm still looking for a do all bike, which will inherently have compromises but the Dixon or Blur TRc fits that bill the best for me thus far. Ideally, I would like to ride some of the bikes on the loops I'm familiar with, but that's not going to happen.

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    Excellent, thanks for those quick reviews. BTW I've badgered Devinci to build a 650B Dixon. I hope they do.

    Sounds like we like similar conditions (I'm a long time enduro/trail guy in rock infested New England) and I think 150mm is the max I would go for an all day do it all bike. Hell, I have guys smoking me on 100mm hardtails...in the rocks no less. Arrrggg!

    Sounds like you really need to retest a properly set up 5.7C as soooo many rave about that bike
    Retest a Mojo HD in 140 mode (converts to 650B in that state) and you might like it better?
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    Mark recommended I try the Mojo HD in the 140 setting and I am planning on doing this soon. I do like the idea of being able to run it that way and having a 160mm setup if I do a shuttle ride or something.

    Couldn't get on a Carbine although it was on my list. Going to demo a RM Altitude in a couple weeks as they are going to be in Prescott with the demo rigs. Also haven't had a chance to ride a Norco but I would certainly give one of those a shot.

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    At 5'11" and 32-33" in-seam do I fit a Medium or Large frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    At 5'11" and 32-33" in-seam do I fit a Medium or Large frame?

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    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
    Merci. Large it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
    I also chose a size L. I'm 178cm and have a longish torso. I also come from a size M Yeti SB66 thats got the same TT as a L Dixon. I'm running a 50mm stem and 740mm bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilsern View Post
    I also chose a size L. I'm 178cm and have a longish torso. I also come from a size M Yeti SB66 thats got the same TT as a L Dixon. I'm running a 50mm stem and 740mm bars.
    You switched from the SB66 to the Dixon? May I ask why?

    BTW, I purchased the Dixon. The weather is not very good so I haven't had the chance to try it. A 36 Float is on the way. I don't like the feel of a 150mm Float 32 that I tried on a friend's Super-D.

    I also need to get a 50-60mm stem. My bars are 740mm.

    Below is the picture from the seller. I have added my KS Lev to it. It has a Fox RP23 instead of the Monarch and I have also swapped bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    You switched from the SB66 to the Dixon? May I ask why?

    BTW, I purchased the Dixon. The weather is not very good so I haven't had the chance to try it. A 36 Float is on the way. I don't like the feel of a 150mm Float 32 that I tried on a friend's Super-D.

    I also need to get a 50-60mm stem. My bars are 740mm.

    Below is the picture from the seller. I have added my KS Lev to it. It has a Fox RP23 instead of the Monarch and I have also swapped bars.
    First: VERY NICE LOOKING BIKE!!

    The company i work for just became the distributor of Devinci, and I ended up ordering the Carbon SL and a Leo SL X. Can't wait for them to arrive! It's gonna be a loooooong winter.

    I do really enjoy the ride of the SB66, but it does have its issues and some of them I'm sure will be better on the Dixon. The SB is quite heavy compared to many other frames in the same category, my frame exceeded 8pounds. I'm also a bit sceptic to the bearings on the Yeti. From what I've heard the Switch system does take alot of beating, and the bearings are not cheep to replace. So far, so good on mine, but I've not been able to ride too much this summer.

    On my Devinci my plan is to swopp out the 32 Fox to a Lyrik DH trimmed down to 150mm. Also adding bars and stem as mentioned above.

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    Thank you!

    We're thinking alike. I am also planning to drop the Float from 160 to 150. I was unsure about the stem length but will try a 50mm based on your feedback. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    I am also planning to drop the Float from 160 to 150.
    Right on. I think you will find the bike very balanced with the Float36 set to 150mm. I also have a Dixon and SB66. They are both fantastic bikes, but quite different. The longer TT (for a given size) is nice on the Yeti and allows a shorter stem without going up a frame size larger than I would normally use. The Yeti also pedals noticeably better, but the Dixon is a bit more progressive and as mentioned, a bit lighter. The weight of the SB has never been an issue as the suspension works so efficiently and I'm still on original bearings at just under a year of use. Enjoy the Dixon, it's a great bike!

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    I finally rode the bike today. I enjoyed it but I thought the ride was a bit harsh. Certainly some suspension tune-up to do. However I was wondering what shock do you use on your Dixon? I had a RS Monarch RC3 and thought it was really smooth on the Canfield One. The eye-to-eye is not the same so I cannot transfer the shock but would consider getting one to replace the RP2 XV. Any thoughts?

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    Hi Evil

    I've seen you sometime on vmqca.qc.ca.

    I've ordered a 2013 carbon Dixon RX.

    D'you ride a Large frame?

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    That new carbon Dixon is really nice! Congrats!
    Yes I ride a large one. I'm 5'11" with 34 in-seam.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    I finally rode the bike today. I enjoyed it but I thought the ride was a bit harsh. Certainly some suspension tune-up to do. However I was wondering what shock do you use on your Dixon? I had a RS Monarch RC3 and thought it was really smooth on the Canfield One. The eye-to-eye is not the same so I cannot transfer the shock but would consider getting one to replace the RP2 XV. Any thoughts?
    If I'm not mistaken, only read this and not experienced, the ride of the Dixon is not set up to be butter-smooth. It's more of an efficiant setup, and might be why you feel it abit harsh. Your weight also should be considered. For me I think it's going to feel more smooth, but I'm over 200lbs.
    I'd consider getting the RP2 PUSHed to your liking. Sould be a better investment than a new shock.
    If you want to try the RS, the suspension tune for your CF probably wont be the same as the Dixon. Check what tune (A-E) you have on your Monarch, and check with Devinci to see how it would fit. They use Monarch on 2013 Carbon frames. Here is a chart over the different Monarch tunes: https://foto.mtb-forum.it/data//950/tune.jpg
    You'd probably need new mounting hardware as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilsern View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, only read this and not experienced, the ride of the Dixon is not set up to be butter-smooth. It's more of an efficiant setup, and might be why you feel it abit harsh. Your weight also should be considered. For me I think it's going to feel more smooth, but I'm over 200lbs.
    I'd consider getting the RP2 PUSHed to your liking. Sould be a better investment than a new shock.
    If you want to try the RS, the suspension tune for your CF probably wont be the same as the Dixon. Check what tune (A-E) you have on your Monarch, and check with Devinci to see how it would fit. They use Monarch on 2013 Carbon frames. Here is a chart over the different Monarch tunes: https://foto.mtb-forum.it/data//950/tune.jpg
    You'd probably need new mounting hardware as well.
    I emailed Devinci about what tune Monarch Plus they recommend for me at 170lb and they told me MM. I'm going to get a Monarch Plaus or a Vivid air.

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    Careful with the Monarch tune even with what Devinci recommends. I'm on the learning curve here with this shock which is on my 2011 Jamis Dakar B2. I have the MM tune, weigh 185lbs geared up and cannot get full travel from the shock even with 40% sag. I've lowered the internal IFP pressure to 200psi (200-300 per RS) and it rides better but still can't get the last 10mm of shock stroke. If you do a search you'll find plenty of talk about the firm setting of these shocks. A guy who has lots of experience with these told me he always orders the Monarch in a low tune and works from there. Not sure how this relates to the Monarch Plus or Vivid Air but food for thought.

    Dixon is a good efficient pedlar with other good #'s. Where's the 650B version?

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    I purchased my Dixon from a Devinci employee. He was using a Monarch RT3 but he sold the bike with the stock RP2. When I inquired about the RT3 tuning, after my previous post, he told me it should be LL therefore low rebound and low compression tune. I checked the web and pictures of the new 2013 Carbon Dixon where the shock is visible seem to confirm the LL tune as the default.

    I have asked to purchased a Monarch RT3 in LL tune but my bike shop could not order one. They all seem to come in MM tune at the moment, at least in Canada from either Norco or Lambert. Therefore it would be an extra to have it modified for LL tune.

    I guess I'll stick with the RP2 until I can find a used RT3 already LL tuned.

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    Not sure you can even order a LL tune Monarch. They usually come LM (low compression, medium rebound). LL would seem to make some sense though since the other thing people have complained about the Monarch is the rebound being to slow even at the fastest setting.

    Would love to hear how the 2013 Dixon rides with that LL shock tune. Bet it's sweet.
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    Now according to that chart above my Jamis Dakar which has a rising rate design with a 200 x 50 shock and a leverage ratio of 2.56 (Jamis calls it 2.6) it would clearly fall in the "B" tune area. I presume that's M and what's on the bike now. To stiff IMO. Needs a LL or LM. I'd happily take a LL and since the bike is still under warranty and I've already had a bunch of discussions with Jamis about the issue I may ask for this. The chart makes no mention of a rebound setting either. Other riders with the same bike as mine have experienced the same travel issue including 1 test reviewer who was jumping the bike 3' to flat with 30% sag and couldn't get full travel. Jamis sent him a Fox shock.
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    What size rear tyre are most people using on this bike? I have a 2012 Dixon RC and the stock Kenda Nevegal 2.35 buzzes the stays when cornering. I trial fitted a Nobby Nic 2.35 which is an even tighter fit.
    Looks like I'll need to fit a 2.25 to get enough clearance, which seems a little wrong on a bike like this.

    So what size rear are you running, and does it rub on the stays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS220 View Post
    What size rear tyre are most people using on this bike? I have a 2012 Dixon RC and the stock Kenda Nevegal 2.35 buzzes the stays when cornering. I trial fitted a Nobby Nic 2.35 which is an even tighter fit.
    Looks like I'll need to fit a 2.25 to get enough clearance, which seems a little wrong on a bike like this.

    So what size rear are you running, and does it rub on the stays?

    I run a 2.35 Nevegal with no issues, and I run a fairly wide rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS220 View Post
    What size rear tyre are most people using on this bike? I have a 2012 Dixon RC and the stock Kenda Nevegal 2.35 buzzes the stays when cornering. I trial fitted a Nobby Nic 2.35 which is an even tighter fit.
    Looks like I'll need to fit a 2.25 to get enough clearance, which seems a little wrong on a bike like this.

    So what size rear are you running, and does it rub on the stays?
    That was my main complaint on the demo 2013 SL I rode and it had the stock Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires on it.

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    Anyone out there resprayed their Dixon? My 2011 Dixon's paint is looking worse for wear and is really the only poor part of this bike. I did want to just strip the paint and make it a "Raw" finish but apparently Devinci don't recommend this as the aluminium will corrode?

    So anyone out there have a custom colour?

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    Raw Dixon

    Went ahead and made my Dixon "Raw" anyway despite the advice to the contrary! I didn't want a polished look so went for the dull bare metal instead.



    Seems to be holding up ok, just awaiting a decal kit and a custom metal headbadge to finish it off.

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    Nice. Am thinking about doing the same to mine. Make sure you post more pics!

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    Anyone owned or used the dixons ancestor, the remix? trying to figure out which suspension to get for the front, but can't find anything definite on the matter and Devinci is somewhat slow in their replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    Anyone owned or used the dixons ancestor, the remix? trying to figure out which suspension to get for the front, but can't find anything definite on the matter and Devinci is somewhat slow in their replies.
    If you're looking for specific advice, then I can't help you as I have not ridden one. But they used to be sold with 130mm and 140mm forks. Check out this page, this is for 2010, the last year the Remix were sold: http://2010.devinci.com/bikes/category_3
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    Thanks, google didn't find that page when I searched

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    Anyone know off the top of their head what the Dixons rear shock eye to eye length is? I have a chance to try something new but am away from the bike so can't measure.

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    200mm/57mm, can't wait to finish my build, just need to order up my wheelset!

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    My new Dixon RX!

    Stock except for : Avid X0 chrome brakes, ODI Flight Control Handlebar (red), ODI Rogue grips, Cane Creek Angleset (-1 deg), MRP AMG chain guide, MRP 36 T Bling ring and Crank Brothers Mallet 3 Pedals!

    31 lbs as is!
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    Just wanted to post my friends newly buildt Dixon Carbon.

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    2012 Large
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    Hey guys, I need some help! I'm 6'3" with a 31" inseam. Do you think an XL is too big? I have a 21" GF Ferrous and love the bike. Long rides are so money while I can descend and drop just fine. The guy from the shop I bought from says it's right but.. I didn't ask him or think about it until after I bought it.

    I only need a Fox 34, Chromag carbon bars and a 70mm stem to finish the build. I just want to make sure it's the right frame!
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    I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and I'm riding a L (19.5) with a fair amount of seat post showing. I would say the xl would be ok, you'll still have enough standover, and you'll appreciate the slightly longer reach as you should be taller in the upper body than me. Congrat's on the purchase! they are a fun bike to ride!

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    Thanks SS! I'll post be sure to post a pic after I put the Dixon together. The last of the parts should get here on Wednesday... Then it's time to start wrenching!
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    Has anyone out there experienced frame vibration on the Dixon with the new Shimano brakes? I just fitted Shimano XT M785 and the rear causes terrible vibration throughout the frame. All possible causes have been ruled out (pads, alignment, disc, bleeding etc) but nothing works.

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    It's finished!!

    Well.. sort of, I still got to cut the rear brake cable down, bleed the brakes and cut the zip ties.

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    Does anyone happen to know the shock mounting hardware specs for the Dixon? I'm about to order some RWC shock eye needle bearing kits to replace the stock bushings/reducers, but am unsure what mounting spans I need to order. Thanks.

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    Hey guys life got in the way but I finally have the funds to purchase a dixon. I'm looking pretty hard @ the Carbon RC.

    I currently rid a 19inch framed older BMC trail fox. I'm 6 foot w/ a 33-34 inch inseam would you recommend medium or large frame? Unfortunately no demos here in Phoenix for me to try out.

    Also is the fox 32 on this partic build that bad?

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    I Sarcazmo!

    I'm 5''10'' tall with a 32-33'' inseam and mine is a medium. Perfect fit! Both will fit for you. Personally I prefer smaller bikes.

    If you can go with a RX carbon. Fox talas 34 and reverb seat post!

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    Sarcazmo - I'm in the Phoenix area and have a large dixon, you can usually find me at South Mountain. If you wanted to do a fit test let me know.
    I pretty sure I'm the only dixon rider in the Phoenix area.

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    Re: devinci dixon

    Where did you purchase it from? I've been emailing an online dealer. The devinci website lists one dealer in Tucson but I haven't contacted them.

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    The Tucson dealer doesen't have anything in stock but he can special order you one.
    I got mine from Fanatik bike Co. I ordered it on a Sunday and had it in my hands by Wednesday. I totally recommend them.

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    I'm 6'1", 34" inseam and I'm on a large up here in Flagstaff AZ. Perfect fit with a 60mm, stem, thinking about going a little longer though.

    If you ever make it up here into cooler temperatures you can take it for a spin. Mine has a lyrik at 160mm, climbs and descends great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiebankrupt View Post
    The Tucson dealer doesen't have anything in stock but he can special order you one.
    I got mine from Fanatik bike Co. I ordered it on a Sunday and had it in my hands by Wednesday. I totally recommend them.
    Hehe, thtas who I've been emailing! Sending you a pm.

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    Sarcazmo.. This is just my two cents. When I bought my frame I too was unsure of size. I asked everyone I could think of. LBS, friends, other riders, forums etc.. The best piece of advice I got was not go too small. You don't want to be over your handlebars. The bike won't handle right. You won't be able to shift your weight back if the frame is too small. I own XL Dixon (scroll up) and never rode a large so I couldn't tell if the advice was right. I ended up renting a large DH and hit the park. I owned a medium at the time. Jumping, steep rock faces and cornering felt much more in control. Drops and tight turns and ladders stayed the same.

    I don't know if this will matter to you but it really helped me. I was always told smaller bikes handle better.. easier to throw around. I'm not so sure anymore.
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    Howdy.

    This is such a simple question, but for the life of me I can't find the answer.

    What size seat clamp does the dixon have?

    Cheers, Grant.

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    Howdy.

    This is such a simple question, but for the life of me I can't find the answer.

    What size seat clamp does the dixon have?

    Cheers, Grant.
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    Carbon or Alu?
    Sorry, alu.

    Cheers.

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    this is my new bike!

    Frame Devinci Dixon Carbon M 145mm
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    Headset Canecreek 40 Zero Stack
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    Handlebar Easton Haven Aluminium 711mm 31.8
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    Front Brake Shimano XTR trail 180mm
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    Pedals Nukeproof Proton
    Wheelset Mavic Crossmax ST
    Front Tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic 4X 2.25 tubeless
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    Monarch air pressure.....?

    Hey peeps

    I've had a couple of shake down rides on my Dixon, but i still feel like i'm missing the mark on my rear shock.

    It's the Monarch that comes with the XP model. I'm currently running it at 185psi, rebound bang in the middle, not that either end of the spectrum seems to do anything though. It's an L/L tune.

    I'm around the 195-200lbs mark all geared up.

    No matter what pressure it pedals like crazy, but i just feel that there should be a bit more give in the other direction, slightly harsh on some larger hits.

    Any thoughts? What are others running?

    Keep in mind that i'm, looking to swap the shock out down the track, so i'm open to suggestions there too.

    Cheers, Grant.

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    Sounds like you need to try messing with the IFP (internal floating piston) pressure in the shock (or IFP piston height is set wrong to begin with). It's not difficult at all with the proper RS adapter. Sram even has a video on how to set it and it's a fairly wide range of pressure to play with. Adapter is cheap money also.

    Some reading here on the matter http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspen...ge-524727.html

    Are you able to get full travel from the shock? If not and indeed you have a LL tune shock (rare and unavailable from RS aftermarket) try lowering the IFP pressure which should make it more supple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Sounds like you need to try messing with the IFP (internal floating piston) pressure in the shock (or IFP piston height is set wrong to begin with). It's not difficult at all with the proper RS adapter. Sram even has a video on how to set it and it's a fairly wide range of pressure to play with. Adapter is cheap money also.

    Some reading here on the matter http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspen...ge-524727.html

    Are you able to get full travel from the shock? If not and indeed you have a LL tune shock (rare and unavailable from RS aftermarket) try lowering the IFP pressure which should make it more supple.
    Hey buddy

    Thanks for the reply.

    I think you're on the money in regards to the IFP pressure. I'm not getting full travel, so it looks like i may need to drop the pressure, or just upgrade the shock earlier than planned.

    Thanks.

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    I had the exact same problem with the Monarch on my 2011 Jamis Dakar B2. Unable to get full travel even with sag set to unreasonable levels. I lowered the IFP pressure which helped some but really what that bike needed I felt was a LL tune shock (stock was MM). My research is the Monarch's run very firm. In my case the shock leaked oil all over itself and Sram replaced it under warranty. I asked for a LL tune but they said that is custom tune only so they gave me a ML as I recall and upgraded the shock also to a higher level. Only rode the bike 1 time with the new shock before I sold it so no solid report on that outcome. Interesting that Divinci specs a LL tune. Definitely try lowering the IFP and I think you might get the results you want. Shock is decent.

    Now where the heck is that 650b Dixon???

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    I had the exact same problem with the Monarch on my 2011 Jamis Dakar B2. Unable to get full travel even with sag set to unreasonable levels. I lowered the IFP pressure which helped some but really what that bike needed I felt was a LL tune shock (stock was MM). My research is the Monarch's run very firm. In my case the shock leaked oil all over itself and Sram replaced it under warranty. I asked for a LL tune but they said that is custom tune only so they gave me a ML as I recall and upgraded the shock also to a higher level. Only rode the bike 1 time with the new shock before I sold it so no solid report on that outcome. Interesting that Divinci specs a LL tune. Definitely try lowering the IFP and I think you might get the results you want. Shock is decent.

    Now where the heck is that 650b Dixon???
    I'm just tracking down an air valve adapter now. Bit harder to get a hold of in Australia.

    I'm going to go straight to 200psi, and as far as I can see, as long as my main chamber pressure is less than the IFP, i shouldn't have any issues.

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    Shock hardware question.

    I swapped out my Monarch for a RP23, and transplanted the hardware from the Monarch into the new shock.

    Here's the problem, it's three piece RS hardware, and the main axle fits fine, but the two sleeve spacers aren't sitting snug between the rocker arms at the top and the frame mounts at the bottom.

    I want to get new hardware, prob Fox, but open to suggestions. Here's the problem, I don't believe that i'm taking accurate measurements for of the hardware. Can someone help me out?

    I'm currently getting 43mm(ish) across for the top mount and 20mm(ish) for the bottom. Neither of these sizes correlate with anything in the Fox catalogue.

    Can anyone help me out with a more accurate measurement?

    Cheers, Grant.

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    Spacing for the top is 42.2mm, and the bottom is 19.1mm.

    I was running the new Fox Polymer bushings on my Dixon but was having issues with it creaking/squeaking on the top bushing, and it would gradually loosen itself over a few rides (even when loctited). The old Fox DU bushing setup did not have this problem. I eventually replaced the top bushing/hardware with the RWC needle bearing setup, and left the Fox polymer bushings on the bottom. Haven't had a problem since, and this was months ago. I suggest this setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerider View Post
    Spacing for the top is 42.2mm, and the bottom is 19.1mm.

    I was running the new Fox Polymer bushings on my Dixon but was having issues with it creaking/squeaking on the top bushing, and it would gradually loosen itself over a few rides (even when loctited). The old Fox DU bushing setup did not have this problem. I eventually replaced the top bushing/hardware with the RWC needle bearing setup, and left the Fox polymer bushings on the bottom. Haven't had a problem since, and this was months ago. I suggest this setup.
    Hey mate

    So, silly question.

    Were you able to find hardware that was the exact size down to the first decimal point?

    For the life of me, the closest i can find is 19mm and 42mm.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    Hey mate

    So, silly question.

    Were you able to find hardware that was the exact size down to the first decimal point?

    For the life of me, the closest i can find is 19mm and 42mm.

    Cheers.
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. 19mm and 42mm will be fine. Think of how small .1 and .2mm is.

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    Hi Guys,

    I just got a 2014 Dixon last week, and have been shredding every day since. I'm going to post my review soon, but had a question about sag first.

    Are you guys running 25% or 30% sag on this bike?

    I was running 30 the first few days, then emailed Devinci to ask what there recommendation was. They told me 20-25%.

    I rode it today at 25, and wow it's a rocket at that setting. It doesn't feel as settled entering corners, but it rockets out of them. I've never had a bike with such good mid-stroke support that I can pedal so easily out of berms.

    I like the tune on the Float X, I think they nailed it. Sadly, it came with air in the damper out of the box. Dammit Fox! Seems like it is leaking a little damper fluid from the ctd lever, though this could just be residual from assembly. Probably going to warranty and sell, getting the 2014 RC3+, which I know shreds.

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    Congrats! The Dixon is realy good bike! And I'm not a fox fan... Go with the Rock shox monarch rc3+!

    A vivid air could be cool to!

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    anyone who has swapped out their fox shock, looking to do a monarch+ , my question is can you use the same mounting hardware/spacers?

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    You can't use Rockshox bushings with the spacers that came with Fox Igus bushings, they will be too thin.

    If you have the older pre-Igus Fox, you should be good. You can also swap the entire 5 piece Fox Igus assembly to the Rockshox product, which is working fine for me.

    Bolts and reducers should be compatible across all systems.

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    Anyone know what the headset size is for a 2012 Dixon? ZS44/28.6 Top and ZS56/40 Bottom?

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    Re: devinci dixon

    Zs56/zs44

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    I have a 2011 Dixon. I had a 150 revelation on it but now that fork is gone. I can get a vanilla 36 160 for a good deal. From what I've read, that should give me a hta of 65.9 and a higher bb. Does anyone have some feed back from going to a 150 to a 160? Is the handling affected by the higher bb? If I switch the chip around in the back, will that give me a hta and bb height close to my original set up?

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    Dont buy one!!! mine snapped on the chain-stay - weak as a Kitten! no warranty support from Freeborn or Devinci direct, just the offer of a £240 replacement part Not Happy!!!

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    Re: devinci dixon

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    Dont buy one!!! mine snapped on the chain-stay - weak as a Kitten! no warranty support from Freeborn or Devinci direct, just the offer of a £240 replacement part Not Happy!!!
    Where on the chainstay?

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    Best bike ever made!!!

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    I have been looking at one of these for some time now and was wondering what people think of theirs.

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    I have no words to describe the joy I get when I throw a leg over mine!

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    Yeah i'm looking at the Dixon Rs

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    I have no words to describe the joy I get when I throw a leg over mine!
    Looking at the bikes and the companies mission statement really shows the worth of the product. So it's good to hear positive feedback from actual owners.

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    Great all around bike. I've had mine for a year an a half. Couldn't be happier with the Dixon.

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    I've had my Dixon carbon for a year now. This thing corners, accelerates, and pops like no other. It is the most playful bike I've ridden. That being said, the latest crop of trail bikes are longer and lower than the Dixon, giving them the stability and plow advantage. It's all personal preference, of course.

    All the pivots and hardware are robust, and idiot proof, a simple design that works.

    A note on shocks. I've tried a couple with this frame. There is a ton of mid-stroke support and progressiveness built into the bike. Thus, shock tune and air can volume are key. You want the most linear, largest air can, shock you can find. The air can of the float x was too small, creating instability at speed. I switched to a XV solo air Monarch RC3, and that shock is the ticket. It looks like the RS comes with a Monarch+, so I think you're golden. I bet a DBair would also pair nicely, though I haven't tried it. I tried the Debonair upgrade on the monarch, as well, and while it increased traction, it provided more than necessary mid-stroke support leading to instability.

    Take care.

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    I've had mine for 2 months, and I love it. It climbs better than anything else I've ridden & it descends just as well. I am cleaning sections of trail, up & down, that I was never able to before. I rode at the local bike park, Stevens Pass, & was riding black diamond trails on it. The frame is super stiff and super responsive. I love this bike!

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    Awesome feedback, it's great to hear the input on this bike.

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    Love my Dixon RC Carbon, but unfortunately I have to sell it. Medium frame. Bought it brand new from a dealer at the beginning of the year. It's in excellent condition. First $2500 or best offer gets it.
    PM me with any questions. I have a ton of pics but couldnt upload them.

    Here is the craigslist post w pics.

    *PRICE DROP* 2013 Devinci Dixon Carbon RC

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    My Dixon with Derby rims!

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    The Dixon RS looks like a great deal since their website lists it at $2,450 Canadian (DEVINCI) especially considering the aluminum frame is made in Canada and cheaper than the Spartan.

    Wondering if Devinci has plans on keeping the Dixon for 2016 since the Dixon RS and frame seem to be abnormally low. I am tempted to pick up a Dixon RS, but need to demo it first :-)

    Frame only (aluminum):
    Dixon: $1600 CAD
    Spartan: $2400 CAD
    Troy: $2000 CAD

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    What impact do you think this new air sleeve would have on the rear shock performance for a dixon with an Rp23?

    Vorsprung Suspension Releases the Corset Air Sleeve - Press Release - Pinkbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by handsomedan View Post
    What impact do you think this new air sleeve would have on the rear shock performance for a dixon with an Rp23?

    Vorsprung Suspension Releases the Corset Air Sleeve - Press Release - Pinkbike
    If it makes it feel at all coil like it will be amazing. Coil on my Dixon is balls out awesome!

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    does anyone have any spare pivot hardware for aluminum dixon?

    I need one of the seatstay / rocker link hardware units. with the nut, bolt, and spacer/washer things. the non drive side rattled out and im getting impatient wating on my shop to get replacement from Canada...would be super appreciative if i could get one off fellow forum user

    thanks

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    Is this what your looking for?
    Devinci Dixon/Troy Pivot Kit - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham WA
    From what I understand there's a devinci distributer in Texas now, it shouldn't be hard to get parts in the US anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiebankrupt View Post
    Is this what your looking for?
    Devinci Dixon/Troy Pivot Kit - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham WA
    From what I understand there's a devinci distributer in Texas now, it shouldn't be hard to get parts in the US anymore.
    it is, but Im also trying to avoid buying a $70 kit when i just need one component of it. my point in asking is if someone else bought the whole kit and like me only used part of it and would sell the rest

    edit: thanks for response.

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    I have some play in the non-drive side seat stay / rocker pivot. I have taken it apart cleaned it, greased it, and tightened to torque spec and the play is still there (makes a knocking sound too when checking). Any ideas as to what is going on?

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    Replace the bearing.
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Hey there, I've been slowly upgrading my 2011 dixon and I'm currently in the market for a new fork. Considering the rooty rocky terrain here on the north shore I'm looking into a Talas 180/140. ... Thoughts?
    Could the dixon handle such travel?

    Any comments and/or remarks would be much appreciated.
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    2013 Dixon XL

    Just picked up this bad boy yesterday (New old stock) and swapped over some parts from my old trek;

    -KS eten dropper
    -Race face Atlas bars
    -Fyxation MS Pedals
    -ODI Vans grips

    Near future upgrades;

    -go to a 1x10 with 30 or 32t Race Face NW +Bash
    -Shorter stem, the Easton Haven 55 might be a better fit

    Pardon the messy bedding and poor lighting. I'll post some "out in the wild" photos ASAP;
    devinci dixon-my-dixon.jpg

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    Was looking at buying a 2014 Dixon online and wondering about sizing.

    Watched a video about the 14 Troy and all Bike Mag could do was complain about how small and cramped the bike felt. Is the Dixon similarly wrongfully sized?

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    currently riding a 12' large dixon, i like the length of the bike but dislike the seattube height, 24TT x 19.5ST. even with a dropper I wish it was lower, it's my only complaint.

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    Just got my hands on a Dixon frame and I'm starting with the BB and Crank. I'm REALLY confused though on shell width and picking a crank. I have a Shimano BB71 on order, but I can't figure out what crank will fit. Spindle length is relative to BB shell width right? If I follow online guides to measure my shell I'm getting 90mm'ish. This doesn't seem to correspond to any spindle lengths I'm finding on the market. 68, 73, 83?

    I'm looking through the builds in this thread and they seem to be all typical cranks, nothing special. So what am I missing?

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