The Carbon Devinci Wilson is the new kid on the block is Devinci’s 27.5 downhill bike line-up. With a great design that Devinci has with aluminum Wilson frame, they figured they would send it into carbon production. With alloy downhill bikes still at a reasonable weight, price, and all-mountain/enduro bikes on the rise, was there really a need for a carbon DH rig? For a World Cup racer there are many advantages that come to mind, but to your average rider, all they see is the jacked up price-tag. For you average riders there are many more advantages than just having a lighter weight bike.
Along with all the rest of the full suspension bikes Devinci manufactures, the Wilsons’ Split Pivot looks quite unlike any of the others, using another component which is the shape of the ‘control link’. This link is CNC’d and floats around the BB and also connects the shock to the swingarm. This design provides an additional amount of stiffness between the main triangle of the frame and the swingarm.
Devinci will be offering 3 build options with the sleek carbon frame: the SL, RC, and XP. The SL build is their SRAM X01 build with SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes, a RockShox Boxxer World Cup, and the RockShox Vivid R2C. The RC model comes with the SRAM X9 drivetrain, SRAM Guide RS Brakes, a RockShox Boxxer Team fork, and a RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock. Then last but not least is the Wilson XP build and this is their “balling on a budget” build. This comes with the SRAM X7/Truvativ drivetrain, SRAM Guide R brakes, the RockShox Boxxer RC fork, and the RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock. All of these are great builds and for the XP build, $4660 USD is a pretty good price for a carbon downhill bike!
Devinci didn’t change any of the geometry when producing the carbon frame, but when you put great geometry and design, and make it a stiffer and lighter, it is just a recipe for success. We are definitely excited to get one of these bikes in our hands and put some solid runs in on it on the mountain.
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