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Crankworx 2018: The Sabbath is upon us w/ Devinci’s pumptrack specific bike

*Photo by Klemen Humar
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After talking with Devinci at this year’s Crankworx, it’s clear that this brand’s athletes have a heavy influence on product development. All the new or updated bikes I saw have been created or refined to meet the needs of Devinci’s racers, including the all-new pumptrack slaying Sabbath.

It’s been a while since Devinci offered a dirt jump bike, but when Dakota Norton and Keegan Wright started racking up podium finishes at pumptrack races, they needed a bike to race on. It also didn’t hurt that Devinci has a pumptrack outside their facility in Quebec, Canada, so some of their employees were pushing for a new hardtail too!

Devinci-Sabbath-2019-side-view

The Sabbath is built from 6066 T-6 Aluminum, and rides on 26” wheels. Up front is a 100m Rockshox Pike fork. Devinci’s Julien Boulais mentioned to me that they made a specific point of putting a quality fork on this bike. Since the fork is the only high-tech component on a DJ bike, you might as well have a good one!

Despite its specific ‘pumptrack’ designation, the Sabbath does have a pedal-able single speed drivetrain. The dropouts are horizontally slotted, but there is a derailleur hanger in case you choose to add a few gears to the bike (for dual slalom racing, perhaps).

Devinci Sabbath 2019, chain tensioners

Other notable frame details include a threaded BB shell, 12x142mm rear axle and ISCG 05 mounts to accommodate chain guides. The rear dropouts also feature integrated chain tensioner bolts to make wheel alignment a breeze.  As I spent my youth riding BMX, my eyes noticed the beefy junction at the seatstay/seat mast area, which helps DJ bikes cope with sideways crashes or under-rotated spins.

The Sabbath will come in one size only (Medium) with a 69° head angle, 72° seat tube angle, 598mm top tube length and stubby 400mm chainstays.

Devinci Sabbath 2019, SDG-Devinci seat
SDG has teamed up with Devinci to make their saddles, and this is the DJ seat found on the Sabbath.

A frameset and one complete build of the Sabbath will be offered. The complete will retail at $1669 USD, and full build specs are shown below. The frameset includes an FSA Orbit 1.5” Zero-stack headset and a CNC’d alloy seat clamp for the price of $749.

Devinci Sabbath 2019 complete bike build specs

Devinci Sabbath 2019, on scale
We put the Sabbath on the scale, and it weighed up at 26.02 lbs.

The Sabbath is a limited-run bike that comes with a lifetime warranty, and will be made in Canada (Devinci’s previous hardtail bikes were manufactured overseas). Frames will come with a brushed aluminum finish, so my only question for Devinci is when you make a bike called the Sabbath, why isn’t it Black?!

Here’s a quick vid of Keegan Wright making the bike look fast and smooth on his way to a pumptrack victory! *Video courtesy of Devinci, title image by Klemen Humar. 

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M
4 years ago

Every time I see that bike, I’m observing the Sabbath. ba dum tssss!

JNH
JNH
4 years ago

One day this bike will run into the old Sabbath DH bike and the Diamondback will eat it, there can only be one!

Lonesome Cowboy Dave
Lonesome Cowboy Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  JNH

And the S&M Sabbath BMX frame

duder
duder
4 years ago

I only ride pump!

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