has a plush 150 millimeters. The rear end also has an adjustable
chip that can be flipped, resulting in a steep or slack geometry so
that the Troy can adapt to your riding style and terrain. Last but
not least is Devinci’s all-new, fifth-generation Split Pivot platform
designed by Dave Weagle, which is custom-tuned for the Troy’s
WHICH COMPONENTS STAND OUT?
The RockShox suspension and dropper post immediately
grabbed our attention, but a closer look at the Troy directed our
gaze towards its super-short, 45-millimeter stem. The short stem
and wide, 780-millimeter handlebars gave the Troy an aggressive
look and feel. We’ve always had a thing for bikes that look fast sitting still—and the Troy is definitely one of those bikes.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
Setting sag: With RockShox suspension, setting the sag was
as easy as one, two, three. One: remove the cap on the air chamber. Two: inflate to the recommended air pressure. Three: go shred
the trails. Thirty-percent sag in the front and 30–35 percent in
the rear was the ticket for our trails. We centered the rebound
knobs on the front and rear, as well as the low-speed compression
knob, to give us a baseline tune. After a few rides, one or two
additional clicks of low speed had us dialed for our favorite trails.
Moving out: Sitting on the Troy made us feel like we were
aboard a much longer-travel bike. The Troy’s wide bars and short
stem scream all-mountain rig, but its 140 millimeters of travel in
the rear give it an efficient trailbike feel. The Troy has a fairly long
top tube, but the shorty stem gave our test riders a comfortable
position on the bike. Our test riders felt this bike was an all-around
shredder suited to conquer any trail.
Climbing: With Devinci’s Split Pivot suspension, a lockout
switch is not necessary. The Troy climbs well with the switch set
to wide open. The plushness of the suspension grabs traction well,
but also offers great pedaling performance out of the saddle. The
Flip chips: The Troy uses an oblong chip in the rear-suspension
linkage resulting in an adjustable high and low geometry.