Devinci Troy 2014 - first look

650b (27.5in) trail bike in carbon and aluminum

Devinci is set to introduce the Troy, a 650b (27.5in) trail bike, this fall. The bike uses Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension to provide 140mm of rear wheel travel. The Canadian company will offer the Troy in one aluminum and three carbon builds, as well as carbon and aluminum frame-only options. Pricing for complete bikes starts at US$2,999 and tops out at US$6,599. UK pricing is to be announced.

Click through the image gallery, right, for detailed images of the Troy, and a rundown of specifications and claimed weights for the complete bikes and frames. 

Last year, Devinci Global Racing athlete Steve Smith piloted his Devinci Dixon to a first place finish at the Crankworx Air DH competition. This year he returned to successfully defend his title aboard the Troy.

The 650b Troy can accommodate 140mm to 160mm forks

The Troy is relatively similar to the 26in Dixon in terms of geometry and intended use, though the rear suspension travel decreases by 5mm. The Troy will be offered in a four-bike size range, where the Dixon is only offered in three sizes. According to Devinci, the Troy will be offered alongside the Dixon for 2014.

Like other Split Pivot-equipped Devinci bikes, the Troy uses an offset plate that sits in the rear of the rocker link to adjust the frame geometry. Dubbed Full Response Geometry (FRG), the system allows the rider to choose between a high and steep or a low and slack setting by flipping the orientation of this offset plate.

Devinci uses an offset plate located in the rear of the rocker link to provide two geometry settings for users to choose from:

Pricing

  • Troy RR, US$6,599
  • Troy SL, US$6,499
  • Troy RC, US$4,799
  • Troy XP, US$2,999
  • Carbon frame with Fox CTD shock, US$2,399
  • Aluminum frame with RockShox Monarch RT shock, US$1,899
Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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