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Devinci’s New E-Troy Lite Includes Bosch SX Motor for Light-Weight eMTB Performance & MTB Handling

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Canada’s Devinci Cycles has officially entered the ‘light eMTB’ category with their new E-Troy Lite. This all-new model is built around Devinci’s versatile Troy trail bike and features an aluminum frame, 150/160mm travel, and a mixed wheelset.

The E-Troy Lite’s Bosch Performance Line SX motor provides ample power to help you up the climbs but in a light enough package to go nearly unnoticed while you’re descending. Devinci built this bike for those who want a little assistance or extra range, but still want to ride a bike that feels natural and agile when you’re rallying downhill.

Devinci E-Troy Lite – Frame Details:

Devinci E-Troy Lite, intro image

Touting its durability, stiffness, and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, Devinci stuck with a 6061-T6 aluminum frame for the E-Troy Lite. The frame offers 150mm rear travel, and all models come with 160mm forks. The E-Troy Lite is built around an MX wheelset.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, linkage

Devinci has specifically optimized the E-Troy Lite’s Split Pivot suspension linkage for eMTBs. The tune aims to keep the suspension highly active even while accelerating, ensuring great traction and maximizing the motor’s torque. Furthermore, the linkage is also tuned to compensate for the added weight of the bike’s motor, and its mixed wheels.

The Split Pivot linkage is designed to separate acceleration and braking forces, and offer highly sensitive small-bump compliance. To keep that suspension running smoothly for the long haul, the E-Troy Lite’s frame is built with Enduro double-lip bearings.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, motor shield

Devinci has devised a nylon motor shield for the E-Troy Lite, which is vented to help heat and water escape. The frame also gets a chainstay protector.

An upper chain guide is included on these bikes, and all frame sizes have room for a 500ml water bottle (or larger), even with a piggyback shock. Devinci provides one water bottle mount on top of the down tube.


Devinci E-Troy Lite, rear axle

As for fitments, the E-Troy Lite frames use Boost 148mm rear axle spacing and run a 55mm chainline. The frame has clearance for up to 2.6” wide tires, and Devinci has adopted SRAM’s UDH derailleur hanger.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, cable routing

The frames feature internal cable routing, with a slick design up front. The cables/hoses go straight into the frame’s small entry ports at the head tube to prevent rattling or rubbing.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, dropper post

E-Troy Lite frames accept 31.6mm seat posts, and max insertion lengths by size are as follows: S – 240mm, M – 270mm, L – 300, XL – 340mm. Small frames come stock with 150mm posts, mediums get 175mm, and large and XL bikes run 200mm posts.

Drive System:

Devinci E-Troy Lite, Bosch Performance Line SX motor

To power the E-Troy Lite, Devinci went with Bosch’s newest and lightest motor, the Performance Line SX. The motor produces 55Nm of torque and a maximum output of 600 Watts. Devinci has neatly integrated the system’s speed sensor into the dropout.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, Bosch CompactTube 400 battery

Inside the frame’s down tube is a 400Wh Bosch CompactTube 400 battery, which was purpose-built with rugged construction for eMTB applications. The in-frame charge port is located on top of the down tube just above the BB.

Bosch’s 4A charger fully charges the battery in 3.5 hours, and brings it to 50% in 1.5 hours. A full charge should assist for around two hours of riding, roughly 3280ft of climbing, and an average distance of 25 miles. In Turbo mode, the range reduces to about 17 miles. In eco mode and under ideal conditions, the bike can provide up to 42 miles of assist.

This drive system is also compatible with Bosch’s Powermore 250 range extender battery, which mounts to a water bottle mount and adds another 250Wh of capacity. The battery is about the same size as a water bottle, and plugs into the frame charge port.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, Bosch top tube display

The E-Tory Lite’s frame includes Bosch’s top-tube mounted display unit. The unit includes the power button, and shows your assist level and battery life. It can also be used to toggle between assist levels.

Devinci E-Troy Lite, Bosch mini remote

While riding, Bosch’s wireless mini remote handlebar controller provides ergonomic, thumb-activated controls that are easy to use without moving your hand position.

This drive system connects to Bosch’s eBike Flow App. The app features include customization of drive system settings, ride metric tracking, software updates, and synchronization with Strava.


Devinci E-Troy Lite geometry chart

As the above chart shows, E-Troy Lite frames are available in small, medium, large and XL sizes. Devinci gave the E-Troy Lite a slack head tube angle of 63.6°, and the steep seat mast angles range slightly from 77.9° to 77.5° depending on frame size.

Reach numbers remain pretty conservative at 461mm for a size medium, or 481mm for a large. Chainstay length for all frame sizes is 438mm. BB height is 346mm, and Devinci has kept stack heights fairly low across the board. See the chart above for all other figures.

Model Lineup:

The E-Troy Lite will be available in three different build options.

GX AXS 12s – $7399

Devinci E-Troy Lite GX AXS 12s, side

The GX AXS 12s is available in a Gloss/AL13 frame color.

Devinci E-Troy Lite GX AXS 12s specs

GX 12s – $6399

Devinci E-Troy Lite GX 12s, side

The GX 12s model also comes in the Gloss/AL13 color.

Devinci E-Troy Lite GX 12s specs

NX 12s – $5499

Devinci E-Troy Lite NX 12s, side

The NX 12s model gets a Gloss/Digital Lavender paint job.

Devinci E-Troy Lite NX 12s specs
Devinci E-Troy Lite, Yoann Barelli, air
All images c. Devinci Cycles

The E-Troy Lite’s frame is made in Canada, and is covered by a lifetime warranty.


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27 days ago

490mm seattube on the XL just doesn’t make sense in 2024! There are people with short inseam and long torso which will be forced to a dropper with too short stroke, while for those with long inseam there are very long dropper posts.

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