Check out this cracking new 650B offering from Devinci bikes, the Troy.
The Devinci Troy has been designed as a 140mm trail bike that can handle all that’s thrown at it! As was shown by Stevie Smith when he won this years Crankworx Fox Air DH race on it.
• Rear wheel travel: 140mm/5.5”
• Wheel size: 650B
• Carbon fiber front triangle, seat stays
• Aluminum chain stays
• ISCG 05 chain guide tabs
• 12 x 142mm Maxle
• Internally routed cables
• Frame weight: 6.07lb (claimed, w/ shock,)
The aluminum and carbon fiber Troy frames may share similar lines to the more aggressive Dixon platform, but the Troy is a completely new design from the ground up. The similarities in their appearance shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, as the Troy employs the same Split Pivot suspension layout that is used on the rest of Devinic’s performance full-suspension lineup, although the pivot locations have been altered to better suit the bike’s slightly shorter 140mm of travel. This is also the first carbon mountain bike frame from Devinci that makes use of internal cable routing, with the lines entering via ports located just behind the head tube and exiting the down tube near the BB92 bottom, and internal sleeves that make changing a cable a cinch. There is also built-in routing for an internally routed dropper post line, with the the top three carbon models coming complete from Devinci with a Reverb Stealth. A set of ISCG 05 chain guide tabs allows riders to mount a single or dual-ring guide if required.
Split Pivot Suspension
Having been in use for a few years now, the Split Pivot suspension design used on the Troy has proven to be both reliable and offer active suspension that can still be pedalled well. The key to the system is its concentric pivot that rotates directly in line with the rear axle, allowing the bike to remain relatively active under braking while also allowing the main pivot to be positioned with acceleration in mind instead of also having an effect on braking forces.