Let it rip: Julien Boulais from Devinci
shows us what the Django is all about.
Jump it: The Django may have less travel than Devinci’s other models, but that
doesn’t take away from its ability to get
airborne. This is a true trail rider’s bike.
Photo: Fred Grinnan
The new Wilson: The 2016 Devinci Wilson has a new carbon chassis, making it lighter
and faster then before. The new Devinci sheds several pounds from the previous design,
and it’s noticeable on the trail.
2016 Troy, but is designed with slightly
different terrain in mind. The Django’s
frame has more progressive suspension,
which allows the bike to sit higher in its
travel. This makes the Django a tad bit
snappier and punchier-feeling than the
Troy. The Troy still excels on long climbs
with long, rewarding descents, but the all-new Django is suited for rolling climbs and
quick descents. One thing to keep in mind,
however, is that while the Django may
have less travel, it’s not afraid to be ridden
aggressively. The model we rode weighed
26 pounds, 11 ounces and could conquer
a wide variety of trails. The Django’s shredding capabilities are due to its 67.5-degree
head angle and 16.8-inch chainstays. The
Django’s rear end is laterally stiff due to
its Boost 148 hub, and it comes with the
option of a carbon or an aluminum frame.
The Django is ready to tear up a trail near