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New 2015 Devinci Wilson SL Downhill Race Bike Goes 27.5

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2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_0

Tested under Steve Smith and Nick Beer (the man with the best last name in cycling) , the new Devinci Wilson has-been completely redesigned to accommodate 27.5″ wheels, received a reconfigured suspension platform, and more…

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_2

This complete build, featuring aluminum Steve Smith Edition bars, Avid Guide brakes, Boxxer World Cup, and XO1 7 speed DH drivetrain, will retail for $7,199 USD. This preproduction sample weighs 37.06 lbs, but Devinci is still working to reduce weight in the rear triangle.

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_1

Several things have changed with the rear suspension, of which the most readily apparent is the shock has moved further forward. This was done to help reduce mud build up and help keep the center go gravity when compressed.

The frame is no longer adjustable and is set permanently in the “slack” 2014 setting. The Wilson has also moved from a 10.5″ to a  9.5” eye-to-eye model, which is more common, and will allow after market shocks to be more easily sourced. Rearward travel has also gone down from 216 mm to 204mm.

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_3

The seat stay is carbon and the linkage now has a sag indicator.

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_5

The bike was rolling on 2.35″ Schwalbe Magic Mary tires, but there was room for something meatier out back.

2015 Devinci WIlson Geometry

The geometry is long, slack, and speedy. Everything you need to conquer the World Cup Circuit.

2015 Devinci Wilson 27.5_4

After such an exciting 2014 World Cup DH race season, we’re looking forward to seeing Steve Smith getting back in the mix on this new production model.


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9 years ago

That geo chart looks a little off. All of the columns after wheelbase have the same values.

9 years ago

What if that’s intended?

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