Devinci Spartan 27.5 Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $6999.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AustinC a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2015

Strengths:    DW Split Pivot suspension does what it's supposed to do (stays totally active no matter what, but still pedals well), huge tire clearance, stiff frame and great geometry for descending hard

Weaknesses:    It's not the lightest frame among similar options

Bottom Line:   
Mine is the carbon SX build. I now have ten solid days of riding on it, including a couple days shuttling DH trails and hitting a variety of trails from jump lines to cross country. I'm really stoked on this bike.

I swapped out the Hans Dampf for Minion DHF front and rear, and went to a Vivid Air R2C in back.

Climbing traction it's probably the best I've ever ridden - it stays totally active so climbing steep technical stuff is just a matter of putting the hammer down and blasting up it while the suspension works over roots and rocks and holes. It's not a supportive as my Mojo HDR when pedaling out of the saddle, but it's more active (this is running the same Vivid shock with no lockout on both bikes). There is surprisingly not much pedal bob.

It has that new geometry that feels very, very stable descending fast. The faster you go, the better it feels. Amazing traction, especially while braking. Long and low geo is a handful on super tight trails where leaning hard means clipping a tree with your bars, but wow this bike wakes up at high speeds! Very active suspension, but progressive so it handles landings and big hits smoothly. It has a very solid feel to it.

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Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper, Ibis Mojo HD, Ibis Mojo HDR (26 inch setup with -1 degree angleset)

Bike Setup:   Minion DHF front and rear, Vivid Air R2C rear shock, Diety Decoy pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lzpup

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2014

Strengths:    Rails on the descent, like a Cadillac, suspension is perfectly matched front to rear. The bike is so fast and stable. I am also super impressed with the up hill, tracks amazingly well even with the head angle. I have the RR and love it, switched to a 32t to a 30t for the climbs which is an awesome switch. Switching the monarch i can stand up and hammer it.

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket is low, have not tried to switch setting so may help out. I get a lot of peddle strike on my local climb with big water bars and rocks to get up on.. but might be the rider..

Bottom Line:   
Get one, not sure if I should have got the carbon or not.. I like the durability of the alum front triangle..

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