Troy’s short chainstays and stem gave the front end a light feel
on steep climbs, but our test riders quickly learned to place more
weight over the front tire. The Troy was no slouch tackling steep
singletrack and fire roads while still carrying up all the right tools to
blast right back down.
Cornering: The Troy could be effortlessly flicked around the
trails in a fun and playful manner due to a few of the Troy’s great
attributes. First of all, the Troy’s active suspension and Maxxis
tires grabbed the ground well, and the 780-millimeter handlebars
provided tons of leverage. The Troy’s 67-degree head tube angle
provided stability, and the short chainstays allowed us to whip the
bike around a variety of tight turns.
Descending: The plush feel of the Split Pivot suspension and
RockShox Pike gave our test riders tons of confidence moving
down the trails. The Troy can plow through rough sections or jump
clear over them. Swapping the chips in the rear end to the high
position gave the Troy a steeper head angle and higher bottom
bracket, resulting in a traditional trailbike feel; however, we enjoyed
the aggressive all-mountain geometry the low setting offered. With
either setting, the Troy is truly built to handle the gnarliest trails
you can find. Point the Troy in the direction you want to go and it
will get you there fast.
Braking: SRAM Guide R brakes offer a good amount of power
and have easy-to-adjust levers. The Guides did a great job of
keeping our speed in check, and the Troy’s suspension handled
Trail features: When the Devinci Troy puts a trail
feature in its sights you better hang on tight. This
rig inspires confidence when charging anything
from rock jumps to wooden berms. With a little
imagination the Troy’s rider can turn any trail into
a playground for bikes.
Drivetrain: SRAM X1 kept things rolling smoothly, and the
30-tooth chainring allowed us to spin up our steepest climbs.
RockShox’s tried-and-true fork does
a great job of handling what any rider
throws at it. It’s
truly the standard
by which an enduro
fork should be measured and has yet to
disappoint on any of
our test bikes.
New for 2016: The Troy received a longer top tube over last
year’s model, allowing riders to shorten up the stem and retain a
the braking forces well. Our Maxxis High Roller IIs helped maintain
traction and had no issues digging into the dirt. When our test
riders were aboard the Troy, slowing down was nothing to worry