Devinci Spartan – 2019
Prepare for Glory
The Devinici Spartan 29 truly lives up to the people whose name it shares. Its 29” wheels and huge range of travel make it an enduro and downhill warrior. With its 170mm front and 165mm rear suspension, the amount of fun you can have is unlimited.
While it is a long travel bike, the Spartan on the uphill isn't some bobbing slouch that takes the wind out of your sails. Quite the opposite actually; its a very efficient pedaler thats incredibly quick in it's in class. That's thanks to that Split-Pivot design of the rear suspension. With its single-pivot for acceleration purposes, the bike easily retains contact with the ground and rock, even when ascending tricky and technical terrain. Furthermore, its 29” wheels means the attack angle is rather large, making it easy to roll over obstacles in the trail. Its fairly steep 76° seat angle means your pedaling position is comfortable too, with your body right over the cranks of the bike. It’s more similar to Leonides crack team of Spartans than Xerxes’ lumbering army, any day of the week.
However, the downhill is where the Spartan really comes alive. Its 170mm of front and 165mm of rear suspension means that you can roll over even the biggest of features on the trail. The suspension is almost endless, venturing in the downhill-bike territory. However, it's not some possessed trampoline on wheels; the shock is fairly firm on the top end of the compression, making the ride smooth and predictable. That also means that the is very intuitive to ride and stable at speed. The tail tracks incredibly well and it is stable in the air as well. Overall, the downhill experience is fast and fun, whether in the air, in the super rough stuff, or even just on the average trail.
Devinci Spartan 29 - The Bottom Line
Overall, the 2019 Devinci Spartan 29 is a downhill machine. With its 170mm of front and 165mm rear suspension, you know that you are going to have plenty of squish for anything you throw at it, from small to large features. Its slack 65° head tube angle makes the bike a cheetah in technical terrain, and it eats up the trail, regardless of the features. But much like ole’ Greek legend Leonaides, its as smart as it is burly. That is thanks to it’s Split Pivot suspension design on the backend, which helps you on both the uphill and down. It truly is one of (if not 'the') best climber in its class and will get you to the top of the trail with zero fuss. If you are looking for an enduro champ, a shuttle-boss, or even just something that is going to crush the gnar on the downhill, then look no further.
Specs are for the 2019 Devinci Spartan in the GX build.
|Drivetrain:||SRAM GX 1×12 with 30t chainring, 10-50t cassette and GX 32t Superboost crankset.|
|Handlebar||RaceFace Aeffect R 35 Riserbar 20mm|
|Wheels:||29″ RaceFace AR35 Offset|
|Tires:||Maxxis 2.5″ Minion DHF on the front wheel, and Minion DHR II 2.4″ on the rear|
|Sizes in our fleet:||L, XL|
|Finish:||Green, Tectonic Red|
|Weight (actual):||30.56 pounds / ~13.86kg|
|Frame:||Carbon DMC-G 165mm, Assembled in Canada|
|Fork:||RockShox Lyrik Charger 2 170mm|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||165mm / 6.4″|
|Shock:||RockShox Super Deluxe RC3|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide R, with 200mm rotors|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed|
|Front Derailleur:||None: 1×12 shifting|
|Seatpost:||RockShox Reverb 31.66mm dropper|
|Saddle:||SDG Fly Mtn|
|Headset:||FS Orbit 1.5 Zero Stack|
|Grips:||Devinci Performance w/lock on|
|Your Height||Recommended Frame Size|
|Virtual TT||22.3 in. / 568mm||23.3 in. / 592mm||24.2 in. / 615mm||25.1 in. / 639mm|
|Seat Tube Length||15.7 in. / 400mm||16.7in. / 425mm||18.1 in. / 460mm||19.5 in. / 495mm|
|Head Tube Length||3.9 in. / 100mm||4.3 in. / 110mm||4.5 in. / 115mm||4.9 in. / 125mm|
|Bottom-Bracket Height||13.5 in. / 343mm||13.5 in. / 343mm||13.5 in. / 343mm||13.5 in. / 343mm|
|Chainstay Length||17.01 in. / 432mm||17.01 in. / 432mm||17.01 in. / 432mm||17.01 in. / 432mm|
|Stack Height||24.8 in. / 630mm||25.1 in. / 639mm||25.3 in. / 644mm||25.7 in. / 653mm|
|Reach Length||16.7 in. / 425mm||17.5 in. / 445mm||18.3 in. / 465mm||19.1 in. / 485mm|
|Standover Height||29.1 in. / 740mm||29.4in. / 748mm||29.6 in. / 754mm||30.2 in. / 768mm|
|Wheelbase||46.61in. / 1184mm||47.56 in. / 1208mm||48.50 / 1232mm||48.48 in. / 1257mm|
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