• 05-27-2008
    Kaba Klaus
    How to get a Devinci Wilson in the US
    Does anybody know how I could get a Wilson 4 frame in the US? What would be the procedure to order one directly in Canada?

    Thanks

    Klaus
  • 05-27-2008
    DeeEight
    Drive across to a town with a devinci dealer, buy a wilson, drive back, declare it at the customs, pay any duty/taxes. That's the procedure.
  • 05-29-2008
    LMN
    I believe they are sold in the US.

    By brother in-law road for Devinci. His Wilson came with two rear ends, one with horst link (the canadian version) one without a horst link (the US version).
  • 06-01-2008
    SnowMongoose
    I've never seen one sold in the US...

    D8 took the words right out of my mouth.
    I would hop in my car, drive fourty minutes to Vancouver, grab one, and bring it back.

    Only difference: I totally wouldn't declare it.
  • 06-01-2008
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    I've never seen one sold in the US...

    D8 took the words right out of my mouth.
    I would hop in my car, drive fourty minutes to Vancouver, grab one, and bring it back.

    Only difference: I totally wouldn't declare it.

    Seriously! Ask for a local trail, get it dirty, say you took it with you.
  • 06-02-2008
    FireDog46
    don't play games crossing the border these days
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Seriously! Ask for a local trail, get it dirty, say you took it with you.

    Declare it. Pay whatever is asked.
    Carry all receipts when crossing at any later date.
  • 06-02-2008
    Nagaredama
    I bought a closeout 2007 from a dealer in Quebec I found on Pinkbike. He shipped it to me via Canada post. Shoot him a email [email protected]. They guy sells on eBay and Pinkbike regularly. He is legit.

    Or call a shop in the Canadian city nearest to you. They'll probably be happy to do it.
  • 06-07-2008
    mjw
    www.ride709.com

    Call Jon there. He'll hook you up.
  • 06-13-2008
    Nagaredama
    They are nice bikes! Can't wait to rock mine at Mammoth next weekend.



  • 06-13-2008
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    They are nice bikes! Can't wait to rock mine at Mammoth next weekend.

    Excellent pics, and nice choice of bike!
  • 06-24-2008
    Kaba Klaus
    Insult to injury - but got it solved...
    This weekend I made it up to SolVista (DH resort Granby, Colorado). Guess what, they have at least 3 Devincy Ollie 2008 in their rental fleet. Wonder how they got them.

    Anyway, my new frame just arrived. In the end I simply called a bike shop in Canada and asked them to ship me one. Simple solutions are usually the best.

    PS: Sorry - saw the links too late. Already had the order placed.
  • 06-24-2008
    Nagaredama
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    This weekend I made it up to SolVista (DH resort Granby, Colorado). Guess what, they have at least 3 Devincy Ollie 2008 in their rental fleet. Wonder how they got them.

    Anyway, my new frame just arrived. In the end I simply called a bike shop in Canada and asked them to ship me one. Simple solutions are usually the best.

    PS: Sorry - saw the links too late. Already had the order placed.

    Nice!

    My older Wilson felt great over the weekend.

    I've heard the newer ones are quite flexy. Let us know what you think after you get some riding time on it.
  • 07-01-2008
    Juklano
    What do you mean flexy...as in unstable rear triangle? I felt this once in a Iron Horse Aniki (horrible stuff). The bolt that held the r.t. and the front together went loose and had severe lateral play.

    I'm thinking about getting a frame- can anyone throw some prices around so I know what to expect?
  • 07-06-2008
    Kaba Klaus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Nice!

    My older Wilson felt great over the weekend.

    I've heard the newer ones are quite flexy. Let us know what you think after you get some riding time on it.

    I can only compare the new Wilson to the 2006 Ollie. Not even that would be fair as I bought the Ollie stock while I built the Wilson to my own liking. As a result the Wilson is a fair amount lighter, which of course has a huge influence on how the bike handles.

    The Ollie ploughs, the Wilson dances. It is that simple. The Wilson is shorter and lighter and for that way more nimble. I find myself changing lines quickly and hoping over and around obstacles where I went straight through before. I really do like the nimbleness of the Wilson.

    I did not feel any flex in the rear. Seemd to me as if the bike would hold the line (if asked to do so) just as well as the Ollie did. The ony thing left to demonstrate is if the Wilson can take the same abuse as the Ollie. So far I did not launch the Wilson off of anything more than 5'. The Ollie survived regular flights off Keystone's Jaw drop, a 8'4" ladder into a steep transition marketed as a 14'-22'. (I was crazy last year)