Devinci Django Carbon 29

One of the most capable and fun 29er trail bikes we’ve had the pleasure of riding, the Devinci Django Carbon 29 is one of those bikes where the numbers just don’t add up. With only 120m of travel in the rear and a 130mm fork, you’d think the Django Carbon 29 would feel like a cross-country bike. You’d be wrong, though. It’s so much more than it looks like on paper and we’re really excited to offer it in our 2017 mountain bike fleet. The big wheels, slack geometry and excellent Split-Pivot suspension system beg you to point your front wheel right at rock gardens and let go of the brakes.

The Devinci Django Carbon 29’s slack, adjustable geometry is very different from most short and medium-travel 29ers. Despite having “just” 120mm of travel, the Django 29’s big wheels, Split-Pivot suspension and slack 28° head angle (in the Lo position) make it feel more like a long-travel bike in rocky, rooty terrain. But unlike long-travel bikes, when it’s time to climb, the Django 29’s minimal travel and efficient suspension keep it moving forward with no bobbing, wallowing or wasted energy. The Django 29 gives you the confidence and efficiency you need to take on those really big all-day, all-mountain rides. If you prefer more traditional geometry, it’s easy to make the bike half a degree steeper and a little higher by rotating the eccentric pivot bolt in the upper link of the rear suspension.

Our pick for best price-to-weight-to-performance ratio is the Devinci Django Carbon 29 with the Shimano SLX/XT kit. It has premium Fox suspension components and a 1×11 drivetrain with a mix of Shimano XT and SLX bits for efficient shifting, a smooth ride and great value.

Devinci Django Carbon 29 Carbon Fiber Frame

No matter what spec Django Carbon 29er you choose, Devinci uses the same excellent carbon frame design and construction. They combine an EPS-molded T600 carbon front triangle with a one-piece 6061 rear triangle for a light, stiff, tough frame that makes the bike relatively affordable compared to a lot of other carbon bikes. The complete SLX/XT Django Carbon 29 build weighs in at just over 28.5 pounds (without pedals). That’s not the lightest in this class but we’ve found Devinci’s carbon bikes more than make up for that little bit of extra weight with their high fun factor and sturdy reliability. Add a pair of our Reynolds Cycling Carbon Trail wheels and the weight drops to about 28 pounds and you have an even stiffer, more reliable and better performing bike.

Devinci Django Carbon 29 Split-Pivot Suspension

The Django Carbon 29 uses Dave Weagle’s patented Split-Pivot suspension for super-efficient pedaling and plush, bottomless travel on the descents. Split-Pivot is a linked single-pivot system with the rear pivot placed in-line with the axle. Chain tension effectively locks out the suspension when you’re pedaling so all your energy keeps you moving forward and the bike feels like it’s glued to the ground. When it’s time to head back down the trail, the in-line rear pivot separates braking forces from suspension so you can brake as hard as you want without locking out the suspension. The result is a smoother, more confidence-inspiring ride on the downhill – especially on chunky, technical terrain. Devinci’s Split-Pivot full-suspension mountain bikes are some of the most bottomless-feeling we’ve experienced and the Django 29 begs you choose the toughest lines, point it and let ‘er rip.

To learn more about Split-Pivot suspension, let Dave Weagle explain it himself in this video from Devinci.

Devinci Django Carbon 29 – The Bottom Line

We’ve had a couple of solid rides on the Devinci Django Carbon 29 (Interbike Outdoor Demo and Moab Outerbike) and we’re excited to offer it for sale and in our demo/rental fleet. The low, slack geometry and Split-Pivot suspension set it apart and make it more versatile and a lot more fun descending than any other short-travel 29er we’ve ridden. We expect it will be one of our most popular bikes for everything from beginner rides to all-day Park City singletrack epics.

Devinci Django Carbon 29 – Where it Fits

We’re always on the lookout for unique, bikes that standout from the pack. The Devinci Django Carbon 29er is definitely one of those bikes. With just 120mm of rear travel it appears to fit in at the bottom of our lineup. But thanks to aggressive geometry and the bottomless Split-Pivot suspension it actually falls in the middle of our 29er lineup, between the 130mm BMC Speedfox and the 150mm rear-travel BMC Trailfox enduro race bike.

To see how the Devinci Django Carbon 29 fits in with our entire bike lineup, check out our Mountain Bike Guide.

Drivetrain: Shimano XT/SLX 1×11 with 30t chainring, 11-42 cassette and RaceFace Turbine crankset
Wheels: 29er RaceFace Aeffect SL24 29 Boost
Tires: Maxxis 2.3 High Roller II 3C Exo TL front and 2.25 Ardent TR rear
Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL
Sizes in our fleet: All sizes
Finish: Gloss Black /White or Matte Navy Blue/Orange/Blue
Weight (actual): 28.62 pounds / 12.98kg
Frame: Devinci monocoque carbon (DMC-G) construction with EPS molding, T700 carbon fiber and 6061 aluminum chainstays. Asymetrical design with Split-Pivot suspension, adjustable geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, and Boost hub spacing and low standover
Fork: 130mm Fox Float 34 Performance Elite 29 Boost 110
Rear Suspension Travel: 120mm / 4.7″
Shock: Fox Float Factory Series
Brakes: Shimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 11-speed
Front Derailleur: None: 1×11 shifting
Stem: Race Face Turbine 35mm
Handlebar: 800mm Race Face Atlas 20mm Rise 35mm
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
Saddle: SDG Fly Mtn.
Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero Stack w/SL bearing
Grips: Devinci Performance with lock-on
Your Height Recommended Frame Size Frame Seat-Tube
5′-5’6 SM 16″
5’5-5’9 M 17″
5’8-6’1 L 18.5″
6’1+ XL 20″

Sizing recommendations are approximate and a fitting session is recommended for best fit.

Size SM (16″/ 410mm) MD (17″/ 435mm) LG (18.5″/ 470mm) XL (20″/ 500mm)
Virtual TT (Lo) 22.9 in. / 582mm 23.7 in. / 602mm 24.6 in. / 626mm 25.6 in. / 649mm
Seat Tube Length 16.1 in. / 410mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 18.5 in. / 470mm 19.37 in. / 500mm
Seat Post 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Head Tube Length 4.1 in. / 105mm 4.1 in. / 105mm 4.5 in. / 115mm 4.9 in. / 125mm
Head Angle (Lo / Hi) 68° / 68.5° 68° / 68.5° 68° / 68.5° 68° / 68.5°
Seat Angle (Lo / Hi) 74.5° / 75° 74.5° / 75° 74.5° / 75° 74.5° / 75°
Bottom-Bracket Height (Lo) 13.2 in. / 336mm 13.2 in. / 336mm 13.2 in. / 336mm 13.2 in. / 336mm
Bottom-Bracket Height (Hi) 13.4 in. / 341mm 13.4 in. / 341mm 13.4 in. / 341mm 13.4 in. / 341mm
Chainstay Length (Lo) 17.1 in. / 434mm 17.1 in. / 434mm 17.1 in. / 434mm 17.1 in. / 434mm
Chainstay Length (Hi) 17 in. / 432mm 17 in. / 432mm 17 in. / 432mm 17 in. / 432mm
Stack Height (Lo) 24.4 in. / 619mm 24.4 in. / 619.5mm 24.7 in. / 628mm 25.1 in. / 638mm
Stack Height (Hi) 24.3 in. / 617mm 24.3 in. / 617.5mm 24.6 in. / 626mm 25 in. / 636mm
Reach Length (Lo) 16.5 in. / 420mm 17.3 in. / 440mm 18.1 in. / 460mm 18.9 in. / 480mm
Reach Length (Hi) 16.7 in. / 424mm 17.5 in. / 444mm 18.3 in. / 464mm 19.1 in. / 484mm
Standover Height (Lo) 28.2 in. / 717mm 28.7 in. / 730mm 29.4 in. / 748mm 29.7 in. / 755mm
Standover Height (Hi) 28.5 in. / 723mm 29 in. / 736mm 29.7 in. / 754mm 30 in. / 761mm
Wheelbase (Lo) 45 in. / 1142mm 45.7 in. / 1162mm 46.7 in. / 1186mm 47.6 in. / 1210mm
Wheelbase (Hi) 44.9 in. / 1140mm 45.7 in. / 1161mm 46.7 in. / 1185mm 47.6 in. / 1209mm

Geometry specified is for low/slack setting, unless indicated. All specifications subject to change.

We still have used 2016 Devinci Troy demo bikes for sale. Specs for the 2016 models are in the second table, below.

Mountain Bike Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
Devinci Django Carbon X01 SRAM XO1 Eagle 1×12 Fox Float 34 Factory 29 Boost Fox Float Factory Series RaceFace Turbine R30 29 Boost $6,819
Devinci Django Carbon SLX / XT Shimano XT/SLX 1×11 Fox Float 34 Performance Elite 29 Boost /td>

Fox Float Factory Series RaceFace Aeffect SL24 29 Boost $5,129
Devinci Django Carbon GX SRAM GX 1×11 Fox Float 34 Performance Elite 29 Boost /td>

Fox Float Factory Series RaceFace AR27 29 with Formula Boost hubs $4,249
Devinci Django Carbon NX SRAM NX 1×11 Fox Rhythm 34 Float 29 Boost Fox Float Factory Series V2 Comp 27.5 with Formula Boost hubs $3,809

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Devinci Django Carbon 29 Videos

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Devinci Django Carbon 29 Anatomy