Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Devinci Guzzler XC Full Suspension

4/5 (4 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Cross Country Rider from central va. USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2005

Strengths:    ride,strength,geometry,component package,durability,best looking team jersey on the marketIMO

Weaknesses:    I hate yellow. wish it looked like the jersey(no yellow)

Bottom Line:   
I reviewed this bike when it was new and am back to say I still agree with the first review and wish to add the durabilty has been awesome. I get it muddy it doesnt skip a beat. I get caught in a downpour and ride 5 miles in pouring rain on a sandy trail system,no problems. the more I ride it ,the more I like it. I put over 300 miles on it in the last few months of last year and have well over 300 this year so far and it still rides like it is new and still amazes me when I try new things. this bike is definetly "all " from fast to stunts, to 2' air on a fast downhill. it feels like Im at one with the trail and forget how long or far Ive actually ridden

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Favorite Trail:   Pocahontas green

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Cobblestone bikes

Bike Setup:   stock w/Time pedals and Ergobars.5 weight oil in fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Lethbridge

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2005

Strengths:    Strong going up and down hills. Very strong frame which is good for big guys like me.

Weaknesses:    35lb frame makes it a little heavier than other bikes, but it's still manageable. You only notice the weight at the end of a long ride and on a steep hill.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is incredibly fun to ride. The 5" clearance on the front brakes can get reduced to 3" for those steep uphills, and you sure notice the difference. I've had it for 6 months and have abused it a lot- no problems so far. It's also got a lot of clearance between tires and frame, so it eats mud up very well. I've taken it through a lot of sloppy mud and it comes through with shining colors (in performance, not in looks).

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Favorite Trail:   coulees

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bike & Run (Medicine Hat)

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Jekyl

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Cross Country Rider from central va.

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2004

Strengths:    price,fit,component package,not made in China

Weaknesses:    no longer available in the US

Bottom Line:   
awesome. Ive never had any of these new fangled air,coil shock,needle bearing,9 speed,all mountain type things before so its some getting used takes all I can give it and says is that it? the SPV, and whatever Fox calls their pedaling efficiency valving is great. it climbs like a hardtail yet loves going downhill just as well.I cant recomend anyone in the US buy it because its no longer available but for my friends North of the border its well worth the $ with its component package for the cost.yes there is less expensive bikes . theres more expensive but if you want middle of the road price with above middle of the road features and components this is an excellent choice
Devincci says"if you went to the trouble to get up the hill ,it should be able to have a blast coming back down" or something like that but its true. excellent climber and downhiller too. balance was perfect for me,feels like running insead of being on a bike. cant give it a 5 on the overall because its not widely available but thats not Devinccis fault so Ill keep it high

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Cobblestone Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback XTS3,Mongoose 8500

Bike Setup:   stock with ATAC pedals and Ergogrips

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from BC

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    Nice bike, lots of suspension, paid in CND dollars. It was a demo bike with full warranty. Tires have good grip, and climbs well

Weaknesses:    Noisy. You need to grease any clamped parts or it will drive you nuts. the rear end makes tons of noise while going downhill. The suspension seems tough to service.

Bottom Line:   
I like it, and will ride it for years to come. I have improved my riding tenfold with this bike. I needed a bike to take my weight(230lbs) without breaking every ride, it haven't had any problems with it other than the noise and I needed to bleed my brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none, rode a trek 4500 and bought the Guzzler because I broke the 4500 everytime I go out.

Bike Setup:   stock

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