Devinci Moonracer 2002 Full Suspension

User Reviews (5)

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eric b   Racer [Jul 18, 2002]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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!

Similar Products Used: kona, giant, trek, all 4 bar linkage
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Jason   Cross Country Rider [Sep 02, 2002]
Strength:

Light weight
Quality craftmanship
Overall ride quality
Raceable
Price

Weakness:

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.

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.

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.
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eric barlevav   Racer [Mar 31, 2002]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: kona king kikapu
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Desgreniers Ugo   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2002]
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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...

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!

Similar Products Used: Kona 4 bar linkage(Stinky, King Kikapu)
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tom   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

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