Devinci Wilson Freeride Full Suspension

4.44/5 (9 Reviews)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryce a Downhiller from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2008

Strengths:    slack headtube, steep seattube, 150x12 axle, Saint compatible replaceable vertical dropouts, 1.5 headtube, Horst link 4 bar, lotsa gussets, lower chainguide roller doesn't hit rocks

Weaknesses:    47" wheelbase, 15" BB, lotsa gussets, flexy seat stays

Bottom Line:   
Not really a freeride bike, more DH but whatever. Stable at speed but a bit of a handful in tight woods. The uniterrupted seattube is nice for pedalling up. The 1.5 headtube lets you use a zero stack headset which is stronger and which keeps the front end lower. Uhhhh, I dunno, it fun to ride but the '08 looks better.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Sports Swap

Similar Products Used:   BB7, Banshee Scream, Banshee Chapparal, Foes

Bike Setup:   DH stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Murdawg from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2006

Strengths:    DOWNHILL

Weaknesses:    it rellys alot on the front suspetion to work the rear

Bottom Line:   
it allright for a downhill

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Similar Products Used:   everything

Bike Setup:   the best

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from newmarket, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2006

Strengths:    i actually own the devinci johnson, but i couldnt figure out how to write a review for a bike that wasnt allready on there, but the johnson is a very solid bike for an entry level to downhill, it handles great and has very plush suspension. hayes 9 work amazing.

Weaknesses:    front marzocchi drop off triples arnt the greatest for big hucks, but they get the job done, im saving for some bombers.

Bottom Line:   
great mtb for freeriders who dont want to spend over 3 grand , it will get the job done, but you have to maintain it well.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   cyclismo

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, devinci lline up.(they all have very similar frames, just different components)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by murray a Downhiller from calgary, albeta, canada

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2005

Strengths:    awsome geo., e.therteen is amasing. i cant speek for the deralure because i have an X.0. swinger 6-way shock is amasing. great on corners and berms. turns great. michlen 2.8 tyers are extreamly good and the hubs work so good it feels like your pushing a 30 pound bike and not a 50 pound bike.

Weaknesses:    the cranks suck, gear ratio is more for downhill style. the rebound on the 6-way is weird but it is easy to fix.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is more made for downhill than freeride so if you are a downhiller looking for a new bike that is fast in the corners and can still take the big hits, this is for you

the hubs i would never change they are absolutly the best hub i've ever had, hands down. the x.0 and the e-therteen makes no chain slap nosie even going down the roughest terrain.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   steed cycle

Similar Products Used:   norco manik, brodie diablo, kona stab primo, santa cruz bulit,

Bike Setup:   stock except X.0 deralure, fork, breaks (J 7's) peadles.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamie Parrott a Racer from Oshawa Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2005

Strengths:    It fully adjutable to any race course and is easy to set up. The set only takes about 5 mins and if you dont like it some of the change can be made on the course

Weaknesses:    Mine is a 2005 with a 2004 boxxer team fork. And the top crown of the fork hits the frame before the stops do. Its not a big problem but i am getting a 2005 world cup for it to solve the problem

Bottom Line:   
Mine is 2005 frame only but the complet bike would spec about the same it the DH for the $$$$$$$$

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Favorite Trail:   3 roxs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Bay Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Giant DH/ KHS DH/ AND my cross country was a Devinci moonracer and i loved it

Bike Setup:   boxxer world cup fork, Diablus Race face cranks, mallet pedals answer pro tapper bar/ hayes disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sk8nbass a Downhiller from Mont Saint-Anne

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2005

Strengths:    Crazy Frame, it's so strong, so solid, it kicks ass! All components are really good if you're a DH rider or freerider!

Weaknesses:    It's all good like I said, but if you really want to have THE SUSPENSION, you gotta go with the FOX 40 203mm, that kicks ass!

Bottom Line:   
It's made in Québec man, it's the best bike you can have on the whole bike market!

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Favorite Trail:   world tournement trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3750.00

Purchased At:   Carzyy bikess

Similar Products Used:   Devinci 8flat8, kona stab primo

Bike Setup:   All stock except for the fox 40(203mm)!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ca hoon a Weekend Warrior from scotland

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2005

Strengths:    just sitting on this bike is dangerously confidence inspiring the bike just begs to be hucked and tanned over the roughest terrain i'v got the 17inch long version which can be chucked into the tightest of berms and come out standing proud its defintly the most stable bike i'v been on at speed nothing knocks it off line the slack head angle means its not twitchy and great for n.shore pedals really good for a 8.5inch 4bar linkage the frames super beefy and aint nothing gona break it

Weaknesses:    its abit heavy for cycling up the hill but if your into that sorta g*y stuff you got the wrong bike paint chaffffffffs prety easy too

Bottom Line:   
being the best seems a whole lot more possibly at the bars of this bike!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   fort william world cup track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   freeborn

Similar Products Used:   nothing comes close

Bike Setup:   compromise between race and hucking

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by p dot a Downhiller from toronto

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Strengths:    Awesome bike, takes all he big hits without making metal on metal contact noises, a lot of bike. Since I got it as a frame its custom, so i can't speak for the parts on the complete bike but the frme is very strong and the shock works well for th leverage ratio. A nice bonus is the ability to change the bb height when running a 24' as I am and the 1.5 headtube gives a better sense of strengh. Other then that its lived in the 8.5 inch travel setting. Devinci is a great company i was having issues with my banzai and got me the wison frame, great customer service

Weaknesses:    it's really a lot of bike, but thats it

Bottom Line:   
awesome bike, just make sure there ain't too many up hills. This bike is intended to go big, but anyone can ride it. Buy any devinci product as the company stands by it and you

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Favorite Trail:   don

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   east side cycle

Similar Products Used:   khs fxt pro, kona roast, kona stinky, devinci banzai

Bike Setup:   small frame, 05' 888rc, 2.8 mich, on mag30 with a seismic hub, all xt or xtr, swinger 6 way, 24' rear double tracks on 2.5 highrollers with dt swiss hub, holzfeller, and e13 srs, soon to come fox dhx5 and saint cranks and derailer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anne Bock a Downhiller from Toronto

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2004

Strengths:    The frame rides beautifully, the design is flawless. There is no brake-jack whatsoever on it at high speed. She corners great, it is super easy to whip her around the tightest turns. The frame is super solid, with no signs of weaknesses, but still light enough to manuver around. The shock adjustments are super convenient, as is regreasing the main pivot bolt (comes with grease port).

The shock combined with the 4 bar linkage makes pedalling as if I am on a 42lbs hardtail with an 888. There is no bob at all, and I have pedaled up local ski hills without problems.

The parts spec is sweet, the 888R is super adjustable with the adjusters on the outside for easy access. The Hayes brakes this year have a few issues with the lever backing out, and the Atom lab rims are not worth a whole lot. Other than that, I have not had any complaints.
All in all, she is an amazing bike, love to jump, drop, stick to the ground whether it is super technical rock gardens or tight twisty corners.


Weaknesses:    The rims are very weak, and the Hayes brake levers keep backing out.

Bottom Line:   
Worth her weight in gold. A sweet ride for a beginner to learn on, and can handle a pro just as easy.

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Favorite Trail:   Can-cup course at Bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   Devinci

Similar Products Used:   Turner DHR, RM6, Santa Cruz, plus too many more to remember.

Bike Setup:   stock, except with SRAM grip shift instead of rapid fire.

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