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…
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.
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.
The seat stay is carbon and the linkage now has a sag indicator.
The bike was rolling on 2.35″ Schwalbe Magic Mary tires, but there was room for something meatier out back.
The geometry is long, slack, and speedy. Everything you need to conquer the World Cup Circuit.
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.