Devinci Phantom XC Hardtail

4/5 (3 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Findlay Froese a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2005

Strengths:    Feels fast, very light; it is my first very good mountain bike. I can see how, with a few upgrades, it would be ideal for racing. It also climbs well, and is very responsive on any tricky sections of single track.

Weaknesses:    The biggest weakness for me is the fork. I am a heavy rider (approx 210 lbs.) at only 5'10", and the Manitou Skareb fork is far too soft for my liking. I pumped the shock up to the max psI, but it's still too soft. I have ordered the heavier spring kit for this season, so we'll see how it does.

Bottom Line:   
This is the perfect bike if you're making the transition between serious weekend riding and sport-class recreational racing. If you are looking to race expert or elite class, you will need smoother shifting than Deore componenets can offer. The fork is always a matter of personal preference, but I think the Skareb will do for most people under 190 lbs.

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Olympia Cylce and Ski (Pembina)

Similar Products Used:   Giant Yukon SE (2000 0r 2001?)

Bike Setup:   As bought

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rossi a Cross Country Rider from Waterloo, Ontario

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2005

Strengths:    good, fast, solid ride. nice frame. not very expensive and definitely worthy of upgrades.

Weaknesses:    fork, pedals, deore hubs, deore shifters

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike that will need some upgrades to become a racing machine!Great deal!Upgrade everything in the weaknesses section and your ready to go!

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Favorite Trail:   Buckwallow

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Eastside

Similar Products Used:   marin bolinas ridge

Bike Setup:   stock except for 2004 skareb platinum fork, sram attack shifters, and time attac pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glen a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2004

Strengths:    light weight, hand made frame in Canada, comparable to more expensive x-country bikes.

Weaknesses:    Manitou front shock, decals seem to easily peel off, and the seat is as hard as a rock.

Bottom Line:   
Super light, feels fast, grips well on pavement and hardpacked trails. Climbs well too. I can see replacing the front shock and the seat soon.

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Western Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500, Specialised Rockhopper

Bike Setup:   FORK
Manitou Skareb Comp 80mm
Shimano Deore XT M760 SGS
Shimano Deore M511
Shimano M445 44/32/22T
Shimano Deore M510
Mavic X221S/Shimano Deore M525
Michelin Comp S Light 26x2.0
Avid Single Digit 7
Easton EA50
Easton EA50
Still all stock.

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