Devinci Moonracer 2002 Full Suspension

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3000.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom a Cross Country Rider from frisco, CO

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2004

Strengths:    stiff, durable frame, horst link, good bearings, Canadian geometry, high quality, very little bob, very fast

Weaknesses:    Zero-stack headset, a little heavy, not that plush, 85mm max travel

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good race/trail bike. Gives up some plushness for pedaling efficiency, but a good compromise. Smoother ride than the Giant NRS. 70 degree head angle makes it stable, steepish seat angle helps you spin, 16.75" chainstays help it climb like a monkey. Lock it out and it is like-a-hardtail STIFF- not like the Kona I used to have. My only gripes are that the standover/BB height is a bit tall, and the friggin zero-stack headset- why?? At least it's not an integrated headset, where you replace the frame when the bearings ovalize the head tube. With a shock that has a more linear rate progression than the stock Float, could be near perfect in suspension performance. Maybe a future upgrade to an SPV shock and a King Perdido headset?
Bike works better the faster you go. Similar to Trek's Fuel, but strong enough for enduros, heavyweights and trail abuse. Love this bike, will have it for a long time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   wheelworld (closeout)

Similar Products Used:   Kona king Kikapu, Ibis, bridgestone, ross

Bike Setup:   Crossroc UST, Formula B4s, 100mm Marathon S, Truvativ/SRAM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Acton Vale, Qc

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight
Quality craftmanship
Overall ride quality
Raceable
Price



Weaknesses:    Delivery took 4 months, because I wanted disc tabs. Devinci kept pushing back the delivery date for XCD1 frames with disc tabs for fear of a recall down the road. More testing was needed I guess.

Bottom Line:   
Now that I raced this bike in a 24hr race, I feel ready for an honest review. The Moonracers little sibblings (Arrowhead/Dragonfly) are very popular up here in eastern Canada race scene. Not to bad for a first year model.
Anyways this bike rocks, its plenty stiff, the lockout on the rear suspension is there as a selling tool for the bike shop, because you'll hardly even use it once you get out on the tails. My other bike is a Fisher Supercaliber (26" wheels!), and can't see myself riding it besides commuting to work with it! It took a while to get it, but very well worth the waiting afterall. This bike is so smooth over the rough stuff (roots & rocks) I have to give it 5 chili's. Again very impresive for a first year model. With disc brakes you can really push this bike to its full potential.

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont/Coaticook

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 90/98, Sugar 2+, Rocky's Instict, and Giants NSR 1 are all bikes I also considered and tried out.

Bike Setup:   Built up the frame with a Manitou Super fork, Hayes Mag hydro brakes. Easton's EA70 stem/seatpost, with a Monkey Lite handlebar, Shimano XT shifters/crank/der. Wheels are Mavics 317 to King Iso Hubs. Pedals are Times, tires are IRC SeracXC, and a Selle Italia Max Flight Trans Am seat to finish all this up. Bike weights in at just under 25lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Desgreniers Ugo a Cross Country Rider from Sherbrooke, Quebec

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

Strengths:    The strengths is amazing on lateral and feel really stiff
on technical (east coast "rooty" style) singletrack.Can handle drop, not usual for a FSXC lightweight bike!


Weaknesses:    The paint style look's like a road bike (maybe the Lance's bike!), but it's only because i have nothing complaint about this bike...

Bottom Line:   
This Bike is Perfect! I was the one who was frecking out to change to a full suspension bike(got a Ti Kona hardtail before), and i rather be fishing than go back on my hardtail! I have a really good Summer (ride 5-6 day/week,around 1500 km yet) and a big part of it it's my bike. I'm confortable on it, and it's nice they just did a bigger custom frame for me(i'm 6.3 feet tall), for a good price... Buy the Bike, NOW!

Sorry for my English, i'm a "frenchy" boy!

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Favorite Trail:   St-félicien, Lac St-Jean

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Vélomania, Sherbrooke

Similar Products Used:   Kona 4 bar linkage(Stinky, King Kikapu)

Bike Setup:   Fox Float 100mm, Thompson, Mavic, Chris King, Tire with tube(tubeless suck!)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric b a Racer from northridge

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2002

Strengths:    rear lockout is easy to reach, bike gives me more confidence on narly downhills as well as turning hairy corners, sweet looks, overall fun, and i can do 4 foot drops onto flat landing easily. and the bike holds up great.

Weaknesses:    CRAPPY sram rear der. 9.0 broke, the thing snapped, ruined a good ride, had to buy a new rear der., scram xo, but this is working good so far.

Bottom Line:   
bike still ROCKS after 6 months of harsh beating, riding almost every day, about 800 miles in all. still works great.

BO BUY THIS BIKE

5 flamin' turds!

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Favorite Trail:   johnsons motorway, to chumash

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   ritchey sponsor

Similar Products Used:   kona, giant, trek, all 4 bar linkage

Bike Setup:   ritchey, sram, shimano, rock shox.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric barlevav a Racer from northridge, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2002

Strengths:    laterlally stiff, vertically stiff, LIGHT(mine,24lbs), plush, full lockout, sweet paint job, and very fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    no disk brake mount on rear, other than that, NONE.

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE ROCKS! if your thinking about buying this bike, stop thinking and buy it! its light, strong, climbs like a billy goat, and looks sweet.

BUY THIS BIKE!

5 flamin' chilis all the way.

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Favorite Trail:   johnsons truck trail up and than down chumash, than backward

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   ritchey sponsor

Similar Products Used:   kona king kikapu

Bike Setup:   decked out with ritchey parts, sram 9.0 drive train with xt front derailleur, rock shox sid sl fork, and sid xc with lockout rear shock.

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