Devinci eMTBs

DEVINCI CYCLES

ONE REVIEW AND THREE NEW eMTBs

The 170mm AC, 150mm DC 29 and 130mm EP 29

Photos by Margus Riga & Laurent Bilodeau

E-ENDURO

THE ALL-NEW AC

Devinci’s 2019 AC salutes those about to rock with the kind of slack, aggressive roll you’d expect from the spawn of Spartan—and with the extra oomph of an e-equipped engine. Tame turbulent descents thanks to a generous 170mm of rear travel meets 180mm of finesse in the fork. And then turn around and hit turbo on the uphill. The Shimano STEPS E8000 engine boosts you to speeds of up to 20mph. The drive unit is controlled via a left-hand power-mode switch that triggers three settings (ECO, TRAIL and BOOST) for varied terrain.

FEATURES & TECHNOLOGIES

  • ALUMINUM 6066-T6 FRAME Made in Canada. Frame built from 6066-T6 tube sets for superior durability, incredible stiffness, and a knockout strength-to-weight ratio exclusive to Devinci bikes.
  • BOOST 148 Frames designed around Boost 148 offer ample tire clearance so you can take advantage of improved wheel stiffness.
  • FRAME PROTECTION
    Molded polyurethane on chainstay upper / lower valiantly blocks, deflects and defends.
    Fiber-reinforced Nylon battery protector shields your power source from wear and tear.
    Cast-alloy motor features a flexible Nylon protector that fights rocks and loose debris.
  • SPLIT PIVOT Separates acceleration forces from braking forces for a buttery smooth ride with hyperactive small bump compliance, plus increased traction and podium-crushing pedal stroke efficiency.
  • ASYMECTRIC CONSTRUCTION Milking the most performance out of every frame angle for improved torsional stiffness.
  • MOLDED CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR Reinforced chainstay protectors enhance durability for the rugged ride ahead.
  • MOTOR Designed to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB. At 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • SWITCH UNIT (SHIFTER) Switch between Boost, Trail, Eco and Walk settings in a flash.
  • BATTERY Ultra-durable, powerful battery designed for the rigors of mountain biking. Supported travel up to 100km on one charge.
  • DROPOUT SPEED SENSOR Clean, streamlined solution to clunky, outdated spoke magnets, with internalized cable routing for less rattle.
  • ADJUSTABLE GEO FLIP CHIP Customize handling characteristics and fine tune overall feel for specific trail types.
  • UPDATED GEOMETRY Modern trail bike geometry featuring a 10mm longer reach and 0.5 degree slacker head angle for confidently tackling technical sections,while steeper seat tube angle helps you motor up the climbs.
Devinci AC Geo Chart
Devinci AC Geo Numbers
Devinci AC GX

AC GX 11S

WEIGHT: 53.93 LBS

FRAME: ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G04 170MM
FORK: FOX FLOAT 36 FACTORY FIT4 27.5 BOOST 110 180MM 44OS
REAR SHOCK: FOX DHX2 FACTORY SERIES 205X65 400 STD COIL

DRIVE UNIT: SHIMANO STEPS E8000 250W
BATTERY: SHIMANO SHIMANO STEPS E8035 504WH LITHIUM-ION
COMPUTER: SHIMANO STEPS SC-E8000

HEADSET: FSA ORBIT 1.5 ZERO STACK
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE TURBINE R35 20MM RISERBAR | 800MM
STEM: RACE FACE TURBINE R 35 | 50MM
GRIPS: DEVINCI PERFORMANCE W/LOCK-ON
SADDLE: SDG RADAR
SEATPOST: FOX TRANSFER PERFOMANCE 31.6 1XLEVER

BRAKES: SRAM CODE R
ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX 11S
REAR SHIFTER: SRAM X01 11S SINGLE CLICK

FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHF 27.5X2.8» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR
REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHRII 27.5X2.8» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR

CRANKSET: SHIMANO E8050 HOLLOWTECH
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1130-11S 11-42T
CHAIN: SHIMANO HG701-11S
CHAIN GUIDE: E13 CHAIN GUIDE FOR STEPS

MSRP: $7,099 USD

Devinci AC NX

AC NX 11S

WEIGHT: 54.41 LBS

FRAME: ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G04 170MM
FORK: FOX FLOAT 36 PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL 27.5+ B110 180MM 44OS
REAR SHOCK: FLOAT DHX2 PERFORMANCE SERIES 205X65 400 STD COIL

DRIVE UNIT: SHIMANO STEPS E8000 250W
BATTERY: SHIMANO SHIMANO STEPS E8035 504WH LITHIUM-ION
COMPUTER: SHIMANO STEPS SC-E8000

HEADSET: FSA ORBIT 1.5 ZERO STACK
HANDLEBAR: V2 PRO 35 RISERBAR15MM | 780MM
STEM: V2 PRO 35 | 50MM
GRIPS: DEVINCI PERFORMANCE W/LOCK-ON
SADDLE: SDG RADAR
SEATPOST: TRANZX DROPPER 31.6MM 1XLEVER

BRAKES: SRAM GUIDE RE
ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM NX 11
REAR SHIFTER: SRAM GX 11S SINGLE CLICK

FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHF 27.5X2.8» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR
REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHRII 27.5X2.8» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR

CRANKSET: SHIMANO E8000
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1130-11S 11-42T
CHAIN: SHIMANO HG601-11S
CHAIN GUIDE: E13 CHAIN GUIDE FOR STEPS

MSRP: $6,099 USD

Devinci DC eMTB

E-VOLVE

TESTED – THE ALL-NEW DC

What makes DC 29 so dangerously fun is its uncanny ability to acclimate and annihilate anything you point it toward — from technical and gnarled, to rolling and flat-out fast. Agile handling is a function of modern geometry that combines steep seat angles for climbing with slacker head angles for confidence inspiring cornering and control. Made in Canada the bike is crafted from 6066-T6 Aluminum. Molded frame, motor, and battery protection shields the bike from abuse. And armed with Shimano’s next generation e-engine, that integrates seamlessly into the frame, riders will experience a solid pep in their step when it comes time to put the power down.

FEATURES & TECHNOLOGIES

  • ALUMINUM 6066-T6 FRAME Made in Canada. Frame built from 6066-T6 tube sets for superior durability, incredible stiffness, and a knockout strength-to-weight ratio exclusive to Devinci bikes.
  • BOOST 148 Frames designed around Boost 148 offer ample tire clearance so you can take advantage of improved wheel stiffness.
  • FRAME PROTECTION
    1. Molded polyurethane on chainstay upper / lower valiantly blocks, deflects and defends.
    2. Fiber-reinforced Nylon battery protector shields your power source from wear and tear.
    3. Cast-alloy motor features a flexible Nylon protector that fights rocks and loose debris.
  • SPLIT PIVOT Separates acceleration forces from braking forces for a buttery smooth ride with hyperactive small bump compliance, plus increased traction and podium-crushing pedal stroke efficiency.
  • REVAMPED SHOCK TUNE Heightened small bump sensitivity and a progressive feel, plus the ability to run lower pressure while maintaining optimal bottom resistance.
  • ASYMECTRIC CONSTRUCTION Milking the most performance out of every frame angle for improved torsional stiffness.
  • MOLDED CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR Reinforced chainstay protectors enhance durability for the rugged ride ahead.
  • MOTOR Designed to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB. At 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • SWITCH UNIT (SHIFTER) Switch between Boost, Trail, Eco and Walk settings in a flash.
  • BATTERY Ultra-durable, powerful battery designed for the rigors of mountain biking. Supported travel up to 100km on one charge.
  • DROPOUT SPEED SENSOR Clean, streamlined solution to clunky, outdated spoke magnets, with internalized cable routing for less rattle.
  • ADJUSTABLE GEO FLIP CHIP Customize handling characteristics and fine tune overall feel for specific trail types.
  • UPDATED GEOMETRY Modern trail bike geometry featuring a 10mm longer reach and 0.5 degree slacker head angle for confidently tackling technical sections,while steeper seat tube angle helps you motor up the climbs.
Devinci DC Geo Chart
Devinci DC Geo Numbers

FIRST RIDE REPORT

We spent the last few weeks putting in some serious time aboard the new Devinci DC. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know this bike and seeing where it shines and what makes it tick. After speaking with Devinci at length, we learned about many of the new tweaks and changes in the 2020 e-bike line. We are happy to report that Devinci listened to rider’s criticisms closely and they have been addressed. Our video review explains many of the features we appreciated most and how the bike behaved on the trail.

Overall we believe Devinci has done a great job stepping up their eMTB line from last year but still wish for just a little bit more. Ideally the bike would have have one or more of these things: a sleeker downtube, a reduction in weight (53lbs), or a slightly lower price.

Going beyond our petty critiques of the value-to-frame design ratio, the Devinci DC really impressed us on the trail. It is a well rounded bike and blends small bump suppleness with big hit capabilities nicely. The Shimano STEPS system works great, the geometry is plenty capable and our testers were very pleased with the improvements made to the ride, specifically the feel of the suspension.  Devinci listened to rider feedback when creating the DC and it shows. We definitely suggest throwing a leg over one of these and trying one out for yourself.

Devinci DC GX

DC GX 11S

WEIGHT: 53.35 LBS

FRAME: ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G04 150MM
FORK: FOX FLOAT 36 FACTORY EVOL 29 BOOST 110 160MM E-BIKE
REAR SHOCK: FOX FLOAT DPS EVOL LV FACTORY 185X55

DRIVE UNIT: SHIMANO STEPS E8000 250W
BATTERY: SHIMANO SHIMANO STEPS E8035 504WH LITHIUM-ION
COMPUTER: SHIMANO STEPS SC-E8000

HEADSET: FSA ORBIT 1.5 ZERO STACK
HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE TURBINE R35 20MM RISERBAR | 800MM
STEM: RACE FACE TURBINE R 35 | 50MM
GRIPS: DEVINCI PERFORMANCE W/LOCK-ON
SADDLE: SDG RADAR
SEATPOST: FOX TRANSFER PERFOMANCE 31.6 1XLEVER

BRAKES: SRAM CODE R
ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX 11S
REAR SHIFTER: SRAM X01 11S SINGLE CLICK

FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.6» 3C MAXXTERRA EXO+ TL
REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHRII 29X2.60» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR

CRANKSET: SHIMANO E8050 HOLLOWTECH
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1130-11S 11-42T
CHAIN: SHIMANO HG701-11S
CHAIN GUIDE: E13 CHAIN GUIDE FOR STEPS

MSRP: $6,899 USD

Devinci DC NX

DC NX 11S

WEIGHT: 53.97 LBS

FRAME: ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G04 150MM
FORK: FOX FLOAT 36 PERFORMANCE ELITE EVOL 29 BOOST 110 160MM
REAR SHOCK: FOX FLOAT DPS EVOL LV FACTORY 185X55

DRIVE UNIT: SHIMANO STEPS E8000 250W
BATTERY: SHIMANO SHIMANO STEPS E8035 504WH LITHIUM-ION
COMPUTER: SHIMANO STEPS SC-E8000

HEADSET: FSA ORBIT 1.5 ZERO STACK
HANDLEBAR: V2 PRO 35 RISERBAR15MM | 780MM
STEM: V2 PRO 35 | 50MM
GRIPS: DEVINCI PERFORMANCE W/LOCK-ON
SADDLE: SDG RADAR
SEATPOST: TRANZX DROPPER 31.6MM 1XLEVER

BRAKES: SRAM GUIDE RE
ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM NX 11
REAR SHIFTER: SRAM GX 11S SINGLE CLICK

FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.6» 3C MAXXTERRA EXO+ TL
REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHRII 29X2.60» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR

CRANKSET: SHIMANO E8000
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1130-11S 11-42T
CHAIN: SHIMANO HG601-11S
CHAIN GUIDE: E13 CHAIN GUIDE FOR STEPS

MSRP: $5,799 USD

Devinci EP eMTB

E-TRAIL

THE ALL-NEW EP

EP brings responsive handling and a wickedly fun feel to the rolling, rugged terrain it’s hardwired to explore. Rip quick, technical trails with a modern geometry that combines steep seat angles for climbing with slacker head angles for confidence inspiring cornering and control. And when it’s time to flip the switch into ebike assist, EP makes climbing fast and effortlessly fun thanks to its efficient, powerful Shimano e-engine that integrates seamlessly into the frame. EP features a Canadian made 6066-T6 Aluminum frame, 130mm trail-taming rear travel, and molded frame, motor, and battery protection. Whether it’s woodsy laps with friends or a week of trail time with the family, this lively bike lives for it.

FEATURES & TECHNOLOGIES

  • ALUMINUM 6066-T6 FRAME Made in Canada. Frame built from 6066-T6 tube sets for superior durability, incredible stiffness, and a knockout strength-to-weight ratio exclusive to Devinci bikes.
  • BOOST 148 Frames designed around Boost 148 offer ample tire clearance so you can take advantage of improved wheel stiffness.
  • FRAME PROTECTION
    1. Molded polyurethane on chainstay upper / lower valiantly blocks, deflects and defends.
    2. Fiber-reinforced Nylon battery protector shields your power source from wear and tear.
    3. Cast-alloy motor features a flexible Nylon protector that fights rocks and loose debris.
  • SPLIT PIVOT Separates acceleration forces from braking forces for a buttery smooth ride with hyperactive small bump compliance, plus increased traction and podium-crushing pedal stroke efficiency.
  • REVAMPED SHOCK TUNE Heightened small bump sensitivity and a progressive feel, plus the ability to run lower pressure while maintaining optimal bottom resistance.
  • ASYMECTRIC CONSTRUCTION Milking the most performance out of every frame angle for improved torsional stiffness.
  • MOLDED CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR Reinforced chainstay protectors enhance durability for the rugged ride ahead.
  • MOTOR Designed to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB. At 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • SWITCH UNIT (SHIFTER) Switch between Boost, Trail, Eco and Walk settings in a flash.
  • BATTERY Ultra-durable, powerful battery designed for the rigors of mountain biking. Supported travel up to 100km on one charge.
  • DROPOUT SPEED SENSOR Clean, streamlined solution to clunky, outdated spoke magnets, with internalized cable routing for less rattle.
  • ADJUSTABLE GEO FLIP CHIP Customize handling characteristics and fine tune overall feel for specific trail types.
  • UPDATED GEOMETRY Modern trail bike geometry featuring a 10mm longer reach and 0.5 degree slacker head angle for confidently tackling technical sections,while steeper seat tube angle helps you motor up the climbs.
Devinci EP eMTB
Devinci EP eMTB
Devinci EP eMTB

EP NX 11S

WEIGHT: 54.15 LBS

FRAME: ALUMINUM OPTIMUM G04 130MM
FORK: FOX RHYTHM 34E PERFORMANCE ELITE 29 BOOST 110 140MM
REAR SHOCK: FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE 185X47.5

DRIVE UNIT: SHIMANO STEPS E8000 250W
BATTERY: SHIMANO SHIMANO STEPS E8035 504WH LITHIUM-ION
COMPUTER: SHIMANO STEPS SC-E8000

HEADSET: FSA ORBIT 1.5 ZERO STACK
HANDLEBAR: V2 PRO 35 RISERBAR15MM | 780MM
STEM: V2 PRO 35 | 50MM
GRIPS: DEVINCI PERFORMANCE W/LOCK-ON
SADDLE: SDG RADAR
SEATPOST: TRANZX DROPPER 31.6MM 1XLEVER

BRAKES: SRAM GUIDE RE
ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM NX 11S
REAR SHIFTER: SRAM GX 11S SINGLE CLICK

FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.6» 3C MAXXTERRA EXO+ TL
REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHRII 29X2.60» 3C MAXXTERRA, EXO+, TR

CRANKSET: SHIMANO E8000
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1130-11S 11-42T
CHAIN: SHIMANO HG701-11S
CHAIN GUIDE: E13 CHAIN GUIDE FOR STEPS

MSRP: $5,499 USD

Devinci EP eMTB