from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date Reviewed: April 25, 2010
Strengths: Sturdy frame, great brakes, solid drive train.
Weaknesses: Marzocchi Drop Off IV, factory wheel set, lack of 20mm fork axle.
I have been riding bikes for a long time and this bike is one of the best all-round bikes I have ever had the chance to ride. I have the 2007 model and it has held up to mild freeride use when I don't feel like packing my Stinky, is great at the DJ and street parks, and actually is my primary cross-country mount now. I tend to look for lines that would demolish my Four Deluxe and have found that my Hucker can take a beating and still ask for more.
If you are looking for a good all-round bike for decent money and you tend to be the type of rider that finds little drops and jumps along the way then this is the bike for you. It isn't super light, but it pedals well and I have had no problems climbing with it. It is a bit stiff so I would personally look into a slightly more comfortable saddle. It also handles a bit on the stable end of darty. It is quicker to steer than my stinky is but a bit more deliberate than my Four. Makes for a wicked single-track/jumping bike.
Also, it is the easiest hardtail I have ever owned to wheelie.
Similar Products Used: 2001 Devinci Phatt, Specialized P3, Kona Stuff
Bike Setup: Stock except single track rims and Chris King hubs.
a Weekend Warrior
from fredericton, new brunswick, Canada
Date Reviewed: March 18, 2010
Strengths: it has a really good frame, nice rims and the disc breaks work extremely good. Haven't haved any problems with it and i've been hitting drops and jumps, mostly street.
Weaknesses: The seat is really hard, and takes about a week to get use to.
It is a sick bike, this is my first bike and my friends that's been riding love the bike. It's a really good bike, plus it has a 5 year warrenty on the frame! It's really a all around bike, really good for street and dirt jumping, haven't tried downhill on it.
a Weekend Warrior
from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2008
Strengths: Very solid (even though i have the 04 model) great geometry, big, pretty light for its size, great feeling, will take anything you through at it wether its street, xc, freeride or downhill. Its big for a "small" sized frame.
Weaknesses: Don't understand why the use of so many different tubing on the frame. Original paint was ugly, painted it black.
Well this bike is great. I love it dearly and will always keep it even if i get a fully which will be the case in 2 years or so. I'd recommend this bike to anyone thats looks for a great fr hardtail bike. Just customise it yourself because the stock parts aren't very good.
Bike Setup: Marzocchi 66 RCV, MRP system 3 chain guide. Rest is stock
a Cross Country Rider
from Sault ste. Marie
Date Reviewed: April 26, 2008
Strengths: amazing frame, geometry and verry good fork. good seat. Easy to ajust brakes and it looks really sikk. Great bang for the buck.
Weaknesses: bent the seatpost in a week or so. Avid BB5's are alrite. I upgraded to the BB7's and couldnt be happier. It smetimes ghost shifts sometimes but im sure its nothing that a little tunung couldnt fix. Paint chips easy(no big deal) breaks squeel really loud wen wet. Tires arent great otherwise this bike is amazing
This is my first "real" bike(not one from walmart) and i just love it. im 6foot 2 210lbs on the large frame and this bike handles me exceptionally. I would recomend this bike to anyone except for downhillers. It handles rough terrain like a beats and climbes like a goat. I bent the seatpost but this wasnt a weakness in the bike, I was just being retarted and did a couple drops while sitting on the seat(just getting into bikeing) This bike is totally the cats meow! =)
a Weekend Warrior
from Sudbury, ON, Canada
Date Reviewed: May 10, 2007
Strengths: Huge brakes, squishy fork, solid construction, beefy components, great geometry for flying
Weaknesses: squishy fork, heavy, don't like the sram shifters, kinda wish it had a 20 mm front axle
takes everything I can throw at it, love the 203mm hayes, geometry is perfect, flies like it has wings. Don't like the Sram shifters because I keep hitting them accidently (used to Shimano) but I'll get used to them. Fork is a little too soft for my liking but I'll get it dialed in soon enough.
Similar Products Used: Nothing that i can compare it with
Bike Setup: Stock; MZ Drop Off 4s, SRAM gearing, daredevil finishing kit
Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007
Strengths: Nice, tight geometry. Beautiful, solid frame, reasonable spec. MADE IN CANADA.
Weaknesses: The stock fork is rather simple, and should be a 20MM thru axle. Lack of High-speed compression means you have a choice between bottoming out on big jumps, or chattering your way through rough spots.
As you can see, I've upgraded most aspects of my bike over the years, which I would only do because this frame is totally worth it. As far as freeride hardtails go, this is the one to get. Unlike other companies that pump out Taiwanese frames for a penny a piece, Devinci puts a lifetime warranty on their frames because they simply don't break. Period.
Bike Setup: Manitou Nixon Super, Hope Mono M4 brakes, Raceface Evolve DH Crankset, Mavic EX729 Rims on Dirty hubs.
from Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Date Reviewed: March 11, 2007
Strengths: Super strong frame and parts to go along with it. My 05 has made me a Sram convert, I love it.
Weaknesses: weight. The bike is beefy, you really appreciate the downhill once you get there though. The 05 OE Marz Drop-off fork lacks adjustability. I carry a shock pump with me when I go on rides. I increase air pressure to firm it up for the climb and once at teh top, reduce it for a plusher ride down.
I love this bike. I removed the 36 tooth front ring and put on a 32 and replaced the Alex DM24 rims with Double tracks. I ride this bike as my heavy duty all mountain rig, it may be a pig riding up hills and trails, but it rails on the way down.
from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: July 27, 2006
Strengths: Great frame, good rebound on the forks, awesome geometry, sram exponets. ITS CANADIAN
Weaknesses: Disk rub, a bit heavy,
Sick bike... i paid 850 cuz i got a crazy deal. I was riding it at White Face NY and keeping up to my cousin on his dual suspension bike. This bike is a tank strong as hell but the derailer, just like any other, get bashed up easy. People who are into dirt jumping, trail riding and free riding this is a must. If you x/c then dont get haha its a free ride bike so built heavy.
a Weekend Warrior
from Niagara Falls Canada
Date Reviewed: September 21, 2005
Strengths: This bike RULES
Weaknesses: None! This is one TOUGH bike
I'm 6'1' and 210 lbs and I have distroyed every other bike that I have stepped on. I have hit 5 foot dirt jumps, shot down ruff trails and tore up the skate park and the bike is still in one piece. I am very happy with this purchase. and would recomend this bike to anyone who rides like a maniac.
Similar Products Used: Kona, Trek, Specialized, Giant
Bike Setup: Right out of the box
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: August 19, 2005
Strengths: solid frame,strong wheels,responsive brakes,awsome high speed handling,great cornering.
This bike has been a nice solid ride so far the only real big problem was the fork bottoming out. I replaced it with a firm spring but have not had a chance to put it through its paces yet. I have used the bike for downhill,urban x country,commuting to work and towing my kids in their trailer.It is super solid for downhilling and the tires hook up on the corners like its on rails and it has a beautiful hand crafted Canadian frame. no tiawan crap here.
Kills it on downhill races. Mark admits to not being a big hucker but is an unreal downhiller. I've only seen downhill on videos and didn't see many big (over 4ft) jumps or drops. Am I correct to say that most downhill races don't involve big jumps and/or big drops? I'm a trailrider btw so pardon my ... Read More »
Hey everyone. So Im trying to talk my friend outta buying a specalized hardrck pro disc because I think he can get something elce better for the money. And about the devinci hucker 3. i bought it early summer and hasnt givven me a problem. But the guy who wants a goody goody specalized thinks its a ... Read More »
the name says it all. the hucker seems like a great bike, but the fork isnt great. il get free BB7's with it, the speccalized is a good bike with good forks, but the breaks arnt great. any personal prefrences?
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Hi. I was in the market for a new bike and with some reserch i found that the devinci hucker was the best choise for the $1000 price range. I was just wondering if anybody has had any experience on these, and how you liked it. I never hear anything about these, but they seem great. If anybody has tr ... Read More »