Devinci, a Canadian bike manufacturer from Quebec, planted its roots back in 1987. The company was originally
named Da Vinci, after the famous Leonardo
da Vinci, but the name was later changed
when Felix Gauthier took control in 1990.
At first money was tight and business
was slow, but by 1993 the company went
from an 800-square-foot building to one
that was four times the size. (Today the
factory is reportedly 100,000 square feet,
with somewhere around 100 employees.)
Devinci later became connected with Dave
Weagle and began to use his patented
Split Pivot technology on its full-suspension
bikes. Devinci is committed to quality and
demonstrates their commitment to their
customers with a lifetime warranty on all
Devinci bikes. Heading into 2016 we knew
Devinci had a surprise for us, but our
friends at the company wouldn’t spill the
beans. Towards the end of January they
asked if we could meet them in Arizona.
Flowy singletrack: Thanks to the dialed shock tune and geometry, the Django sits high in
its travel when you want it to, making it exceptionally quick and nimble on smooth trails.
It’s also plush and forgiving, thanks to the over 5 inches of travel. Photo: Fred Grinnan