Devinci Frantik 2 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Frantik
  • Fork: Marzocchi 66 RCV 180mm
  • Crankset: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 RG Howitzer 36/24T
  • Pedals: Daredevil Flat
  • Brake: Avid Juicy 5 203mm rotor hydraulic disc
  • Stem: Daredevil DH 31.8mm
  • Saddle: Daredevil FR


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by coolbiker123 a Downhiller from delta

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2009

Strengths:    very stable bike with lots of options. never have broken a part on it. overall AWESOME bike

Weaknesses:    fox vanilla performs well but is limited to tuning. A teeny bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
SWEET BIKE

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Favorite Trail:   watershed

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $31000.00

Purchased At:   Awesomeness

Similar Products Used:   banshee scythe kona coiler and stinky

Bike Setup:   all stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by legionnair a Weekend Warrior from victoria, BC, canada

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2009

Strengths:    I have riden alot of different frame this one just seems to work very well in almost every environment. You can jump it, DH it, it is a good park bike, I climb with it, and you can huck it.

Weaknesses:    it is heavy but its a free ride bike what do you expect

Bottom Line:   
I have slowly replaced alot of the parts making it lighter and better for me, I have looked at other bikes some AM, Some DH, and some FR, but I always come back to the frantik because it works so well at alot of disciplines. Sure it is heavy in stock form but you can make it lighter and it will take a beating.

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Favorite Trail:   grinder

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   goldstream bikes

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, banshee scream, norco aline and shore.

Bike Setup:   09 66 rc3, roco air tst, and lots of other goodies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wee_dan a Weekend Warrior from Roberts Creek, BC

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008

Strengths:    Beautifully built, Canadian frame w/ great geometry, lifetime warranty, amazing suspension & braking systems.

Weaknesses:    Frame came w/ a Vanilla R which performs well but is limited in its tuning options.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has been an absolute dream to ride. It's performed well as a park bike in Whistler, and as a freeride/all mountain bike in Squamish & the Sunshine Coast. While not the best climber, it certainly outperforms a lot of other bikes in its category and descents beautifully. Is easy to pop into the air, super stable at speed and corners well. I am very satisfied w/ the performance of this bike and recommend it to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Hwy 103

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bits, Bikes & Boards

Similar Products Used:   '04 Norco Fluid, '07 RM Switch

Bike Setup:   Frantik 1.0 Frameset w/ Marozcchi 666 (888 w/ 66 internals & flat crowns), FSA Big Fat Pig, Thomson Elite 4X 75mm, Race Face Diabolus Handlebar 31.8, XTR Shifters, Avid Juicy 7s w/ Dangerboy Levers, Avid Sweep Rotors (203F, 185R), ODI Rogue Grips, Mavic 721 Rims 36H w/ Formula 20mm Front & Sun Ringle Demon 12 x 150mm Rear, Kenda Nevegals 2.5/2.35, Race Face Atlas FR 170 Crankset w/ eNVy EXO 28/38T chainrings, e-13 DRS w/ 40T bashguard, Crank Bros. Mallet M pedals, Shimano Deore FD, Shimano XT Shadow GS RD, Thomson Elite seatpost, WTB Rocket V Race saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by weedan a Weekend Warrior from Roberts Creek, BC

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008

Strengths:    Beautifully built, Canadian frame w/ great geometry, lifetime warranty, amazing suspension & braking systems.

Weaknesses:    Frame came w/ a Vanilla R which performs well but is limited in its tuning options.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has been an absolute dream to ride. It's performed well as a park bike in Whistler, and as a freeride/all mountain bike in Squamish & the Sunshine Coast. While not the best climber, it certainly outperforms a lot of other bikes in its category and descents beautifully. Is easy to pop into the air, super stable at speed and corners well. I am very satisfied w/ the performance of this bike and recommend it to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Hwy 103

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bits, Bikes & Boards

Similar Products Used:   '04 Norco Fluid, '07 RM Switch

Bike Setup:   Frantik 1.0 Frameset w/ Marozcchi 666 (888 w/ 66 internals & flat crowns), FSA Big Fat Pig, Thomson Elite 4X 75mm, Race Face Diabolus Handlebar 31.8, XTR Shifters, Avid Juicy 7s w/ Dangerboy Levers, Avid Sweep Rotors (203F, 185R), ODI Rogue Grips, Mavic 721 Rims 36H w/ Formula 20mm Front & Sun Ringle Demon 12 x 150mm Rear, Kenda Nevegals 2.5/2.35, Race Face Atlas FR 170 Crankset w/ eNVy EXO 28/38T chainrings, e-13 DRS w/ 40T bashguard, Crank Bros. Mallet M pedals, Shimano Deore FD, Shimano XT Shadow GS RD, Thomson Elite seatpost, WTB Rocket V Race saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jacob holmes a Downhiller from ottawa, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2008

Strengths:    its soft as hell, the brakes were just amazing, the only problem was that they squelled, but i think that was due to the rain and mud.

Weaknesses:    only demoed so i found no weaknesses. but i found that it was rather heavy as i have a hardtail downhill with no rear shox.

Bottom Line:   
Great for rocky mountainous regions, wouldn't ride on the road, it would destroy it. its a crazy, amazing bike, its not cheap so make sure you like it before you buy it. I had a great experience on it and i hope will too. its heavy.

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Favorite Trail:   camp fortune

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   demoed

Similar Products Used:   my friend rode the devinci ollie and he said that it was a little too soft but rode smooth as hell, he said that it was a bike to dream for.

Bike Setup:   the store specs, as it came.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by treebasher a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver Canada

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2008

Strengths:    light frame weight, full seat tube, great front-back balance, incredible traction, pedals incredibly well for FR bike, low centre of gravity, slack HT, easily serviced pivots...and lifetime frame warranty

Weaknesses:    um - it's a very bright yellow. Fox 3.0 comes stock and needs to be replaced to make this a pedal-able.

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had this bike long (~ 8 rides), but I wanted to get a review out for others who are looking at this model. I wanted a FR bike that could pedal too, so I sold my beautiful Norco Park Edition. I liked the Frantic better within minutes - it pedals and handles like it's 10 lbs lighter than it is (right at 40 lb now), and by my second ride I was doing all the jumps and drops that I was doing on my DH bikes, and this bike makes them seem easier - I actually overshot several jumps, and this bike even took the flat landings with ease. I'll puke if I read another review with 'it'll eat whatever you throw at it', but this bike is already my all-time favourite. I'm not sure if the Devinci lifetime warranty is a sales pitch because they know that no one keeps a FR or DH bike for very long, or if they're really so certain that few frames will ever break, but this bike really does everything - including pedalling up the hills that I ride down. Having said all that, this is not a X-country bike - don't buy this bike if you're not going to make use of it on drops and steeps and jumps. The perfect use is true free riding, with some DH and AM thrown in.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Rocky Cycle

Similar Products Used:   04 Trek Fuel, 05 Norco six, 05 GF Kingfisher, 06 Demo 8, 07 Norco Aline PE

Bike Setup:   2008 Frantic 2 with Codes, Totem coil and Fox 5.0

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I'm in the US which makes getting Devinci's very difficult. Supposedly, the Horst link Canadian Devinci's are impossible to get in the US, but I know of a few exceptions that have slipped through the cracks and made their way onto US soil. Unfortunately, I don't know who's selling those. Can anyone ... Read More »

Where to buy a Devinci Frantik 2?

I'm in the US which makes getting Devinci's very difficult. Supposedly, the Horst link Canadian Devinci's are impossible to get in the US, but I know of a few exceptions that have slipped through the cracks and made their way onto US soil. Unfortunately, I don't know who's selling those. Can anyo ... Read More »

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