We were told to bring downhill gear, along
with a set of trail-riding gear, and that was
about it. When we got to Arizona we were
met with two surprises that truly knocked
our socks off.
The first surprise was an all-new carbon
chassis for the World Cup-winning Devinci
Wilson downhill bike. The new DMC-G
carbon chassis with EPS molding features
fast-rolling, 27.5-inch wheels with enough
clearance to handle 2.5-inch tires. The
Wilson’s downtube has a carbon skid plate,
and the head tube has integrated fork
A rock staircase: Jeff Hunter, a
mechanic for the Devinci Global
Racing team, rides down a natural
staircase with ease.
The Django: For 2016 Devinci released an all-new bike called the Django. This new bike closely resembles the geometry
of the 2016 Troy but in a shorter-travel package that’s aimed to satisfy the needs of the trail rider with all the confidence
that the enduro-inspired Troy delivers.
bumpers. The suspension is a Split Pivot
design with a RockShox Vivid in the rear
and a RockShox Boxxer in the front. The
model we rode weighed 35 pounds and
sported 200 millimeters of travel. The new
carbon Wilson is an all-out downhill race
bike ready to put riders at the top of the
The next surprise was the Django—an
all-new bike. It’s built around 27.5-inch
wheels and has 130 millimeters of travel in
the front and 120 millimeters in the rear.
It uses geometry very similar to that of the
Well-balanced: The Django is a pure-bred trailbike with a balanced suspension feel.
It’s designed to climb every bit as well as the longer-travel bikes without giving up the
plushness of Devinci’s gravity bikes.