Devinci 1999 ChilliPepper Hardtail Bike

4.38/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1300.00


Product Description

Devinci ChilliPepper


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Carl Robb a Cross Country Rider from Barrie, ON

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2007

Strengths:    Awesome Stiff Frame, You can do anything with this bike...XC...Jumps...It will handle it

Weaknesses:    stock fork, tires and bars kind of suck...has since been upgraded

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike as a frame and customized it for my riding style. With the 5" suspension on the front I can use this bike for anything. Climbs like an ox, holds the trail like an F1 car, as nimble as a deer. The bike is awesome. I am going to keep it for a long time.

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Favorite Trail:   Coulson Hill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Bought Frame Used

Similar Products Used:   Jamis Comodo, GT

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi EXR Pro coil, Avid BB5's, WTB Speed Disk hubs, Deore drivetrain, Panaracer Fire XC Tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick Wiltshire a Weekend Warrior from Guelph Ont

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff frame. Rides like an ideal aluminum frame should.

Weaknesses:    On the '99 models, (thats the one I have but the frame is the exact same as the '00 model, just different paint) the powder coating faded until the bike was nearly polished aluminum. Devinci paid for my new paint job to correct the problem. cudos to them.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is actually my girlfriends. I ride it quite a bit though cuz I like it. (not as much as my desperado though). Her's is a 16" so it is small for me, but wicked for jumping. This bike being so small adds to the stiffness of the frame, this bike feels great and tracks well. Buy this bike (frame, at least) if you prefer performance over comfort. this is not a forgiving frame(for that matter, neither is the 17.5" desperado frame that I have). Don't buy it you are old and on the virge of jumping on the FS bandwagon. (nothing against FS bikes, but let's face it, if you're not on the North Shore, a strong hardtail is much more practicle).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized stumpjumer, or rock hopper. . . Their high end race bike, I get these to names confused.

Bike Setup:   bought it as a frameset. Bomber z4 alloy, lx/stx, titec.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Cuillerier a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2000

Strengths:    Good fork (judy xc set a 100mm), rear derailleur, titec seatpost, frame, good on steep hills

Weaknesses:    the seat is way to hard, could of been LX

Bottom Line:   
Good bike overall, with the suspension set at 100mm it goes anywere, for the price (1150 canadian) it's the best

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Favorite Trail:   Camp Fortune, Tremblant

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Big Sur, Rockhopper comp

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jordan a Cross Country Rider from fort mac,alberta,canada

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2000

Strengths:    it is all the frame, the frame is very durable and lightwieght for its price(it wieght 4 pounds)

Weaknesses:    the componets it should have at least shimano LX

Bottom Line:   
well i bike is the team ford devinci replica that ford had a specail on and it is the same has the chillipepper. i love the bike the only down side is the shifters, derailers, crank, and brakes

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   kona nunu, kona lava-dome, kona hahanna

Bike Setup:   the only thing i have done yet was to change the rock shox jetts to a pair of Judy XC
i also put on axiom riser bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Szever a Weekend Warrior from Kitchener Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2000

Strengths:    God shifters,derailers,seatpost and pedals awesome frame

Weaknesses:    crumy tires,saddle,forks (97 indy xc),rims,grips,cranks,and head set

Bottom Line:   
The biggest thing this bike needs is forks,I switched from 97 ROCK SHOX INDY XC to a 99 MARZOCCHI Z2BAM.You cant get any better than marzocchi.This bike is set up for exstreme single track and dual slalom riding.I changed the saddle to a titec berserkr.Tires from michelin wild grippers to bontrager revolt st2 1.95 and the grips to yeti logos.THIS BIKE KICKS ASS!

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   For the money this was the best bike

Bike Setup:   stx-rc/lx, Marzocchi 99 Z-2bams, bontrager revolt st2 tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jacko a Cross Country Rider from New-Brunswick

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2000

Strengths:    value
made in canada
fork


Weaknesses:    skinny tires
could use riser bars


Bottom Line:   
great all around bike but I'm gonna add risers and some bigger tires for some more extreme riding. I ride all year round in mostly dry single track and fire roads (only dry in the summer in the winter it's mostly snowy). Also like riding in the city (drop offs, ramps)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   gt giant

Bike Setup:   stock with shorter stem

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dunzie a Cross-Country Rider from Guelph, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Absolutely the fastest trailbike I've ridden. Period. (Keeping in mind that the bike has been completely upgraded, not much left stock. But the riding position ROCKS on a 19.5 frame (I'm 6-1 205)


Weaknesses:    
Owner has poured cash hand over fist into the upgrades.


Bottom Line:   
This is actually a buddy's bike, got to ride it for a full 1/2 hour on trails (singletrack, fairly fast), and I'll tell you without a doubt that this bike rocks. Please keep in mind not much is left stock, but this bike was effortless to pedal, climbed faster and easier than anything I've ridden, and felt stiff and stable through everything I could dish at it. I ride a full-suspension Specialized FSR XC Comp, which I love to death, but this Devinci blows away any hardtail bike I have ever ridden for just a real fast overall feeling. There was no unwanted skittish feel, and it really did seem like I was carrying 5 extra mph through every section of trail over my old hardtails. Would I take it over my FSR??? Nah, but if I had to go back to a hardtail, this is what I would shoot for...

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
All kinds.


Bike Setup:   
Stock frame.
Marzocchi Z1 Bomber
Race Face Crank & Rings
Race Face Headset
XTR hubs
XT derailleurs
Mavic 517's ceramic
Shimano 636 pedals
Syncros riser bar
Maguras hydraulic brakes
Thompson seatpost

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Doug a Racer from Guelph Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: September 14, 1999

Strengths:    
strong frame
good components for the price


Weaknesses:    
pedals broke
weight


Bottom Line:   
This bike is good for the beginner mountain biker. I broke the cheap wellgo pedals a week and a half after I got the bike so I got Time's. The tires suck and the Alivio hubs are in desperate need of an upgrade. Overall I give it 3 chili peppers

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Favorite Trail:   
anything

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
C-dale F700



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