Like Pokemon Go, mid travel 29ers are exploding through the cycling world, with more and more brands jumping on the bandwagon. The latest Devinci Django follows this trend, blending confident handling with 120 mm of travel it looks on paper to be a trail missile.
The new Devinic Django 29 has its geometry targeted purely at fun, with short 434 mm chainstays and relatively (by modern standards) steep head angle of 68 degrees (in the low setting), it may be the perfect bike for those whose home trails are all about pedal and flow, rather than hanging-off-the-back steep. Internal cable routing keeps the lines clean and Boost spacing helps build wheel stiffness. The split pivot suspension delivers up 120 mm of travel and Devinci have opted for an asymmetric, single ring specific design. Devinci has kept their frame standover clearance which will suit those of us who are more vertically challenged or have legs with hobbit-like proportions.
Geometry of the Devinci Django 29
The geometry of the Django 29 can be adjusted between High and Low, all measurements below are in the Low setting.
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Top of the line Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 12s
The €6819 Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 12s features a full SRAM Eagle XO1 drivetrain, with a 34 tooth chainring and the might 10-50 tooth cassette. A Race Face Turbine R30 wheelset is shod with Maxxis Highroller II 2.3 EXO TL rubber for maximum grip, and the new lightweight but powerful SRAM Level TLM brakes with 180/160 mm rotors handle deceleration. A Fox Float Factory 34 fork and Float Shock deliver 130 mm front and 120 mm of Kashima coated suspension. The carbon theme carries on into the Race Face Sixc 800 mm bar and 35 mm stem. The carbon frame weighs in at 3.06 kg, 600 g lighter than the aluminum one at 3.66 kg.
The rest of the Devinci Django 29 lineup.
Next in the lineup is the €5129 Devinci Django Carbon 29 SLX, with a 1×11 speed Shimano XT drivetrain, a Fox Performance 34 fork and Race Face Aeffect SL24 wheels. Reliable Shimano SLX brakes handle the stopping and the carbon bar of the top model is replaced with a Race Face aluminium Atlas 800 mm bar. For €4299 you can buy the Devinci Django Carbon 29 GX with a full SRAM GX drivetrain, SRAM Level TI brakes, and Race Face AR24 wheels. The €3809 Devinci Django Carbon 29 NX completes the carbon lineup and 2 models of aluminium Django’s are available for those looking at more affordable, the Django 29 GX and NX priced at $3539 and $3099 respectively.
For more information, check out the Devinci website.
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Words: Photos: Devinci