Devinci Desperado 1 XC Hardtail

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: Rock Shox Tora 302
  • Crankset: Truvativ Firex 3.1 GXP
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore M511
  • Wheels: Shimano Deore M525 disc / Mach
  • Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT
  • Brakes: Avid Juicy 3
  • Stem: V2 Pro 31.8mm
  • Handlebar: V2 Gyro flatbar 31.8mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia FK trans am
  • Seatpast: V2 Pro 27.2mm

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by geoff parkyn a Cross Country Rider from vancouver

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2008

Strengths:    frame quality and well equiped for the price

Weaknesses:    front fork/saddle/crankset

Bottom Line:   
Swapping out the front fork (rock shox tora 3.2) and upgrading all other components has turned this decent quality bike into a nimble XC ride, which turns heads..A decent set of wheels..and its assembled in Canada..

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Favorite Trail:   TBD

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Sampson

Similar Products Used:   devinci chameleon/salsa ala carte

Bike Setup:   I have equiped the bike with a marzocchi marathon XC fork, race face evolve XC crankset, mavic crossride wheelset, IRC mythos XC 2.1 tires and WTB pure-v saddle, Hayes-9 brakes, and XT front/rear derailluers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from Toronto ON Canada

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2007

Strengths:    Solid bike. It's like a cat! Quiet and climbs like mad and is a super fast bike. I'm really happy with it. I don't ever buy anything higher end than LX, so this is perfect for me...and it has hydraulic discs! The RockShox Tora is really nice...remote lockout is handy.

Weaknesses:    At first it was the colour, then I lived with it, but now, I just plain wish it was one solid colour. The V2 Gyro Flatbar is not to my liking...I'd prefer a hellbent XC riserbar...but none of the Desperados have riserbars...and the other hardtails in Devinci's line were the Cameleons...which I don't care for.

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike every weekend on all sorts of trails and difficulty levels. I'll ride anything.

I also ride this to work every day about 20km. So I did want something rather rigid.

I preferred the paint job and the front fork on the Desperado SL2..but for $2000, it's overkill for my needs.

I'm very happy with this bike, and I didn't think anything would ever replace my old ChiliPepper, but this is doing the job just fine...maybe I'll paint the frame metallic green for nostalgia ;)

bottom line, Devinci bikes are unstoppable!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Scattalon Bikes (Hamilton)

Similar Products Used:   2000 (hardtail) & 2005 (FS) Devinci Chilipepper

Bike Setup:   I changed the pedals immediately to Shimano 545 pedals.
Going to replace the flatbar with a riser (probably Hellbent XC)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Geoff a Cross Country Rider from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

Strengths:    Frame and components are well specked

Weaknesses:    Too much colour, minor detail

Bottom Line:   
For the money good value, bike is tight and light enough for my needs. Hard to be this value and will match up to bikes a few hundred more...Hey, Im canadian (as is the bike), what can I say....

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Sampsons

Similar Products Used:   Devinci Cameleon, Kona

Bike Setup:   Hardtail

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