First Look: Production Devinci Spartan

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After putting together a special bike for Steve Smith last year their short travel DH has been refined into Devinci’s latest offering for the Enduro market. Their brand new Devinci Spartan Enduro bike and it’s being launched here at the Tweedlove round of the Enduro World Series in Peebles, Scotland.

The Spartan has more travel than the Troy from Devinci and is also slacker with a lower BB height, it’s defintiely aimed firmly at the downs over the ups. Here’s the run down for you.

GROUNDWORK

165mm rear travel with 160mm up front

Aluminium frame with carbon seat stays (possibly a hint of things to come?)

27.5 wheels

Chromag cockpit

Rock Shox Monarch Plus, Schwalbe tyres and Rock Shox reverb on all models in the range

We haven’t had chance to ride the Spartan yet but this is squarely aimed at Enduro racing, it’s aluminium which bucks the current trend in Enduro bikes but there is talk of a carbon production bike in the future.

Small  4’11″ – 5’7″ | Medium 5’6″ – 5’11 | Large 5’10″ – 6’1″ | XL 6′ – 6’4″

Small 152 – 171cm | Medium 169 – 180cm | Large 178 – 187cm | XL 185 – 193cm

The Spartan comes in four sizes and has some adjustable geometry so you can tweak it for your style or riding location. Done by flipping a chip in the carbon seat stay you get 0.8° slacker head angle and a BB dropped 8mm.

Flip chip set into the carbon seat stays
Flip chip set into the carbon seat stays

Numbers

With 4 sizes to choose from there should be something to fit most riders, in it’s low setting the head angle sits at 65.8° and BB at 337mm. Here’s the full breakdown in both Hi and Lo settings.

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SPECIFICATION

FRAME - ALUMINIUM OPTIMUM G04
FORK - ROCKSHOX PIKE RCT3 27.5 DUAL AIR 160MM
REAR SHOCK - MONARCH PLUS RC3
TIRES - SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF TRAILSTAR SUPER GRAVITY
WHEELS - DT SWISS E 1700
BRAKE - SRAM XO TRAIL
REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM XO1
REAR SHIFTER - SRAM XO X
CRANKSET - SRAM XO1 32T
HANDLEBAR - CHROMAG BZA 780MM
STEM - CHROMAG BZA 35
SADDLE - SDG FLY RL
SEATPOST - ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH 125MM
WEIGHT - 13.60 KG / 30.00 LBS
Available from Monday Devinci distributors Haven will be bringing in the entry level model the XP for £2899.99, check out all the details of that model here.
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If  you need another fix of shiny new bikes then check out our latest DH test build, an Intense 951 EVO or if you want to check out some of the recent action in the world of Enduro racing then hit the link to our EWS preview here

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