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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hatchet Carbon 105 11S
Moving on from the 1x “gravel builds”, the carbon frame and fork continues with a 2×11 “road build”.
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.
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.
Because it’s the same bike, it’s the same price at $2,899.
Hatchet Aluminum Builds
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hatchet Tiagra 10S
Same bike, but with a step down in drivetrain, the Tiagra 10S gets even more affordable at $1,399.
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.
Again, same bike as the men’s, so same price at $1,399.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hatchet Claris 8S WF
Not to be left out, the Claris 8S build is also available in a Women’s Fit.
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.
For the full development story and technical details, check out the original post here.