This is what pisses me off about Boost. Everything I read originally when they were introducing it was that it was the widest you could go and maintain the narrower Q Factor- then all the manufacturer threw that right out the window when designing their frames.Knee problems for many of us because of larger Q-factor, heel clearance issues for big feet and the obvious compatibility issues. In my eyes superboost is more negative than positive. You guessed it already, huh?
To be fair the only other company you can compare them to SC since both offer Lifetime.This bike and it's pricing has me wondering about Devinci's business and market strategy. It's freaking expensive. More expensive than comparable bikes of premium brands like Santa Cruz, Ibis, Yeti, Evil...and more than other Canadian brands like Rocky Mountain and Norco - who appear to be getting traction outside of Canada. It a significant price jump from the previous Troy. And I don't think Devinci has the premium brand equity to charge at this level, plus their bikes (carbon or aluminum) are heavier than most.
In many ways they are missing the boat to better market "handmade in Canada" at least for the Aluminum bikes. And maybe they can actually charge this premium if their carbon layup was in Canada too, but I'm pretty sure it's done overseas. It seems like boutique brands like Guerrilla Gravity has done a much better job and marketing "Made in America" with their bikes. And at this price point, I rather get a GG.
Honestly the pricing of this bike has me scratching my head...and as brands like YT and Canyon continue to push into NA, it's going to be tougher for brands like Devinci.
Lifetime warranty yes, made in Canada no. Not the carbon frames anyway.Another example of bad marketing job with Devinci. Made in Canada and Lifetime warranty should be what they lead with. Neither show up on the Troy webpage clearly. I guess they want to lead with Carbon on this bike.
Either way - warranty is only one factor - so I would still compare it to other premium brands. SC does a great job marketing the lifetime warranty...part of it is from SC owners that get a frame replacement are walking advertisements.
Most of the release articles mentioned aluminum bikes coming in the fall.Does anybody happen to know if Devinci are planning on offering the Troy in aluminum?
I agree with several of the posts here re: the high cost of these bikes. The frame itself is $3250 but it appears that the frame includes a reverb dropper. Which strikes me as odd as you’d think they’d expect frame-only buyers to run their dropper of choice.
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