It was just over two years ago when Devinci unveiled an all new Troy. It happened to be the introduction of the first 29″ Troy, though there were still 27.5″ wheeled bikes to be had. Now, Devinci is back with another new version of the Troy, and the 4th generation bike rolls only on 29″ wheels.
There are some important changes, however. While the 3rd gen already made the move to Super Boost 157mm rear hub spacing, Devinci has now optimized the rear end to clear up to 29 x 2.6″ tires. The 3rd gen could only run up to 2.4″, so the ability to run 2.4″ tires with a ton of mud clearance or bigger tires in drier terrain is a big deal for the new bike.
To keep the back end as slim as possible, there is new Split Pivot hardware for the thru axle that makes it an impressive 9.5mm narrower. If you tend to rub your heels on the chainstays, there’s also a molded protector that’s separate from the chainstay protector on the carbon frames. The aluminum frames use a one piece protector that does dual duty. The downtube gets a molded protector as well.
Suspension travel is kept to 140mm, but there are some big changes to the layout and construction of the frame. The metric shock with trunnion mount and geometry flip chip is still there, but the linkage now pivots on double row, dual lip sealed bearings for improved motion and durability.
A new lower shock mount has been added that now connects the downtube to the seat tube, and allows the cables to be routed underneath through a tidy little cable holder/shock washer combo and then to the rear pivot brake cable clip – which is all there to prevent frame rub.
The suspension is coil shock compatible, and all builds include a rear shock with a piggy back reservoir hinting at the gen 4’s more aggressive tendencies. Importantly though, there’s still room for a water bottle inside the front triangle.
Up front there’s room for 28 – 36t chainrings, and each frame uses a threaded bottom bracket with a two bolt ISCG 05 mount for chainguides.
Moving to the larger 34.9mm dropper post size allows for more durable droppers due to the increased stiffness and room for larger internals. Devinci states that the small frames are compatible with 150mm travel droppers, the medium at 175mm, and the large/extra large at 200mm.
One of the biggest changes to the geometry is the addition of “rider optimized” chainstay lengths, or different lengths for different sizes. The S-M frames will run 435mm stays, 440mm on the L, and 445mm on the XL. All sizes also add a 15mm longer reach and 1° slacker head tube angle, and a steep seat tube angle for modern trail bike geometry.
In total, there are three frame options with five different builds – two full carbon, two full aluminum, and one mixed frame with a carbon front triangle and aluminum rear end. Pricing starts at $2,799 for the Deore 12s aluminum model and tops out at $6,199 for the Carbon XT 12s LTD shown above.