Photos by Ryan Palmer
Devinci has their new plus-size trail bike on display today at Eurobike, the annual industry tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Devinci Hendrix is built around an aluminum frame and for now will only come with the build shown here, but more options are likely to be added later in 2016. The bike’s adjustable geometry is based off of the freshly redesigned Troy, giving it a head angle of 67.3 in the ‘low’ setting and 67.7 in the ‘high’ setting. The BB height changes with the head angle from 326 to 333.
The Hendrix’s 120 millimeters of front and rear travel is hosted by a Rockshox Reba up front and a Monarch RT out back. Both ends of the bike feature Boost spacing. Devinci was keen on keeping the chainstays short despite the plus-size tires, and managed to limit them to a very reasonable 433 millimeters. The current build doesn’t include a dropper post, but the frame is compatible with stealth-routed droppers.
The aluminum frame is handmade at Devinci’s headquarters in Chicoutimi, Quebec, and is only compatible with single-ring drivetrains. The current build will be dressed with a kit consisting of SRAM’s Guide brakes and GX 1×11 drivetrain, OEM spiderless Raceface cranks, and housebrand cockpit components. The 3.0-inch-wide Maxxis Chronicle tires are set up on 33-millimeter-internal-width housebrand rims, which are laced to Formula hubs.
The size-medium build we checked out weighed in at 27.03 pounds without pedals, and will retail for $3000.