At this point, you might have seen the new Devinci Hatchet on the internet. Or, if you were at Grinduro Canada, you might have seen it in person. The newest Devinci gravel bike is part of a select group of ultra-capable bikes with tire clearance for days, and a number of clever features. There’s also two different frame platforms with a race focused carbon frame and a more adventure oriented aluminum frame. Between carbon and aluminum, men’s and women’s, there are 12 different models with one to fit a wide range of budgets.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Carbon Builds

Hatchet Carbon GRX LTD

At the top end is the GRX LTD build, which is the bike that we rode in the Grinduro. We’ll have a full first ride review up next week, but we rode the stock build with the exception of the wheels and tires. This bike is set up with 700c x 40mm Maxxis Ramblers, but if you want to get really rad – it will clear the same tires in 700c x 50mm as well.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Built with a Shimano GRX drivetrain, DT Swiss G1800 wheels, a KS LEV SL dropper, and a full carbon frame and fork, the GRX LTD is surprisingly affordable as the top end model at just $3,299.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Carbon Rival1

Don’t want a dropper post and prefer SRAM’s 1x drivetrains? The Carbon Rival1 uses a mix of Rival and Apex parts to get the job done.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Built using the same carbon frame and fork, the Carbon Rival1 build also runs 700c x 40mm tires on V2 Pro DB Tubeless Ready rims with a 19mm internal measurement. The change in spec drops the price $800 to $2,499.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Carbon 105 11S

Moving on from the 1x “gravel builds”, the carbon frame and fork continues with a 2×11 “road build”.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Along with the change in drivetrain, this bike rolls on 700c x 32mm Maxxis Refuse tires on 19mm internal Shimano WH-RS370 wheels. Devinci says that since gravel bikes generally have a higher BB than road bikes, the drop in BB height from the change in tires benefits this bike since it’s meant for the road – but it’s still more of an “all road” bike meant to run larger slicks. The change in drivetrain makes it a bit more than the Rival1 build at $2,899.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Carbon 105 11S WF

The same bike is also available in a WF or ‘Women’s Fit’ model. While the bike has the exact same geometry as the men’s model, it has women’s specific touch points with different handlebar widths, saddles, and different colors.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Because it’s the same bike, it’s the same price at $2,899.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Aluminum Builds

Hatchet Apex1

Moving onto the aluminum frames, the metal Hatchets are very similar but include some key differences. While the aluminum frames have basically the same tire clearance as the carbon models, they do offer a bit more clearance at the chainstays for smaller chainrings. Along with an additional front rack mount on the forks, that meshes with the idea that these are slightly more adventure focused than the carbon builds.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

 

 

 

The geometry is very similar, but the aluminum frames have a 10mm taller head tube which makes the reach numbers about 5mm shorter, and they have a 2mm shorter wheelbase.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

There are also a few differences in the aluminum frames themselves, with the higher end “gravel builds” keeping 12mm thru axles front and back. The Apex1 build runs a 1×11 drivetrain with an 11-42t SRAM PG1130 cassette and Maxxis 700c x 40mm Rambler tires on 21mm inner width rims. It also keeps a full carbon fork with a capped axle, though this one does have the front rack mount and the bike is priced at $1,899.

Hatchet SoraDevinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

The Hatchet Sora also keeps the thru axle equipped frame and carbon fork, but jumps to a 2×9 drivetrain with a 48/32 up front and 11-32 out back. Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Not be confused with the less expensive Hatchet Sora 9sp, the Hatchet Sora (which also uses a 9 speed drivetrain) keeps the 700c x 40mm tires with some Kenda Flintridge rubber and a $1,299 price tag.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet 105 11S

The Hatchet 105 11 speed is the starting point for the entry level aluminum frame, but this build is a bit higher end than the Sora model above. Instead of 12mm thru axles, all of the bikes from this point on include 9×100 and 10 x 135mm quick release axles as the main difference. Because of the QR axle up front, the fork is not capped, but still offers the same mounts.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

The 105 11S build includes a 2×11 drivetrain with an FSA Vero Pro 50/34 crank and 11-32t cassette. Since this is technically one of the road builds, the bike runs 700c x 32mm Maxxis Refuse tires on 21mm inner width rims with a retail price of $1,999.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Tiagra 10S

Same bike, but with a step down in drivetrain, the Tiagra 10S gets even more affordable at $1,399.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Tiagra 10S WF

The Hatchet Tiagra 10 speed is also available in a Women’s Fit model with the same geometry but with women’s touch points.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Again, same bike as the men’s, so same price at $1,399.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Sora 9S

As mentioned, the Hatchet Sora 9S is different than the Hatchet Sora model. Namely, the Hatchet Sora model uses the higher end aluminum frame with thru axles, while this bike uses the QR frame and fork.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Running a 2×9 drivetrain with a 50/34t FSA Vero Pro crank and 11-32t cassette, the bike rolls on Kenda Kwick Roller Sport tires in 700c x 32mm on 21mm inner width rims at $1,199.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Claris 8S

But wait, there’s more! Putting the Hatchet within reach of a large number of rider, the Claris 8S build makes it very affordable.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

The 2×8 drivetrain includes an FSA Temp 50/34t crank, 11-32t cassette, and Tektro MD-C511 mechanical disc brakes along with Kenda Kwick Roller Sport tires in 700c x 32mm on 21mm inner width rims. This gets the price down to just $1,099 – not bad for a bike with a full carbon fork and almost all the abilities of the top tier model.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Hatchet Claris 8S WF

Not to be left out, the Claris 8S build is also available in a Women’s Fit.

Devinci Hatchet Gravel Bike: Complete 2020 model breakdown in carbon and aluminum

Built with the same spec as the men’s bike but with women’s touch points (narrower bar, different saddle), the Claris 8S WF is also priced at a very low $1,099.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Does the aluminum frame have a BB386EVO bottom bracket shell like the carbon fiber version does? Or does it use BSA? It’s not listed in the specs.

    • Great question. Just asked, and Devinci says that all of the aluminum frames use a threaded bottom bracket, not BB386 EVO.

      • Okay, I’m good with either of those standards, as they support 30 mm spindle cranksets well. I definitely won’t be buying a Giant Revolt because of Giant’s use of BB86.

    • First of the big name brands to build a proper gravel bike? Try one of the last, and while a good brand not a “big” brand really. They’re actually late to the game by a few years.

      Fellow Canadian brand Norco has been offering the Search model line for 2-3 years and their Search XR was the first proper gravel bike of any brand. Not to mention the Section model line. Canadian brand Knolly served up the Cache last Fall which is one of the most well thought out gravel models out there.

      And of course with have Open with the U.P, UPPER, and another model that just launched. The UP is 3-4 years old now. Then sister brand 3T has had the Exploro for 3 years now. Both legit high end brands, though maybe not big brands.

      Trek launches the Checkpoint last year and that’s a solid mode line with a lot of proper good ideas. There is also of course Salsa with the Warbird, Warroad, Journeyman, and the technically the Cutthroat. They’re a good size brand these days.

      Cannondale is a big brand and their Topstone line is heading into it’s second or third season. Again, proper gravel bike.

      Niner has had the RLT line in steel and carbon for 2-3 years now.

      Canyon is going into their second year with proper Gravel bikes.

      And on goes the list. If you think this is the first proper gravel bike you ain’t paying attention.

      • I love my Norco Search, but it will just barely clear 40c tires…. on a dry day. Same with the Trek and many of the others you listed. A real gravel bike should clear 700x45c or larger.

      • Depends on your definition of, “proper.” For a lot of us, it’s not a, “proper,” gravel bike until it at least clears 700×45 or 27.5×2.1″ tires.

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