Devinci 2001 Desperado Hardtail Bike

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1499.00


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave "A" a Racer from Woodstock, Ontario

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2002

Strengths:    very light, price is right, as buddy said before... very nicely built frame (nice machined dropouts and Canadian!!) rock solid ride. very resposive. compared to other bikes i've ridden it climbs very well.

Weaknesses:    the titec x-wing seat post is crap. absolute crap. broke after only a few rides. actually it's just the post clamp that sucks. needs to be steel cause it's loaded in a funny way when riding.

Bottom Line:   
This bike was one of the best deals I've ever seen. If you want a down and dirty racing machine this bike is for you. If you're into casual X-country riding you might want to go with something a little more subtle.

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Favorite Trail:   Porqupine Ridge (Braceebridge, Ontario)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   East Side Cycles (Kitchener, Ont.)

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, Rocky Vertex TO, Cannondale F2000, Rocky Oxygen, Specialized FSR

Bike Setup:   Bike is stock except for a few changes. Raceface BB and Turbine cranks, 9.0 Shifters rather than the XT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oscar Avila a Cross Country Rider from San Jose, Costa rica, Central America

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Strengths:    The geometry of the frame is amazing, the drop outs is a piece of art, and the paint is nice.

Weaknesses:    Titec x-wing seat post

Bottom Line:   
The best bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Escazu, Costa rica

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bicicletas Devinci Costa Rica

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, Mavic Crossmax tubeless, seatpost Easton carbon, CT2 Handlebar, flite trans am.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Windsor, Ontario

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2001

Strengths:    Aluminum frame tracks amazing. Feels very strong and has heavy duty welds. Feels at home on all sections of trail (up's, downs, and all in-betweens)!!!

Weaknesses:    NONE yet

Bottom Line:   
just bought bike and put it through over 80 km of hard xc riding in 4 days on weekend. Best bike i've ever had the pleasure to ride. Upgrading from the sid xc to the bomber appears to have been a good choice. The bike sucked up anything i through at it. If your a serious rider who wants the best bike for his/her money, then i think this be it!

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Favorite Trail:   Big, fast, and technical

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bicycle World (Windsor)

Similar Products Used:   None. Last bike was steel and not anywhere neer the same calliper

Bike Setup:   Titec stem and seatpost; easton monkeybar (aluminum); xtr/lx deraillers; xt cranks, levers, and shifters; avid single-digit ti brakes; mavic rims; selle italia seat; time atac pedals; marzocchi Z2 atom bomber (80mm)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from everett, ont

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2001

Strengths:    canadian handcrafted, good components, light and agile

Weaknesses:    crap titec seatpost broke quickly

Bottom Line:   
really nice bike, climbs well and descends like an aluminum hard tail rough. made in chicoutimi quebec, sweet. can reach turbo speeds on twisty single track cause light and handels well. very solid rims and frame. bike with some full suspension dudes, I spend about half the energy on climbs. it you what a cadillac don't buy this. if you what to feel the trail and go mach 5 up, down, straight buy this. can be a little crazy on bumpy downhill, sweetness. love this hog.

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Favorite Trail:   base borden

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   East Side Cycles

Similar Products Used:   rocky oxygen, stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   sid xc, xt cranks, xtr/lx, mavic x221, pana XCfire tires, single digit avid brakes, xt shifter

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dale a Cross Country Rider from Tecumseh,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    Handmade frame, so based on that aspect alone it's a high quality piece of work. The welds appear adn feel strong. The ride is extremely aggressive and turning a corner is a cinch. Its head angle accomodates both climbing and medium downhill. Its frame is only 3.4 pounds, which is always good.

Weaknesses:    Its made of aluminium and like all bikes made of this material its fairly harsh. But thats it.

Bottom Line:   
I am very pleased with the frame, mind you I am hard to please. This hardtail can do basically everything, if you put discs and longer travel fork it would be a descent freeride bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle World

Similar Products Used:   Specialized stumpjumper hardtail.

Bike Setup:   Manitou Mars fork, all xt components, ct2 handlebar, race face stem, cane creek headset. (Bought frame and built up the bike piece by peice).

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