The new Troy 29er is Amazing!

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The new Troy 29er is Amazing!
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 11:52 Quote
duncanstrohnd wrote:
I love the way it looks with the Kashima front and back - nicely done!. When I bought mine I agonized over switching out the shock for a Super Deluxe, but living in Southern Ontario, I really couldn't justify it. It still does just fine at the local DH park, and with only 750' of vertical it's not really enough to overheat the stock Deluxe the bike came with.

Thanks! Being from southern Ontario myself I know what you mean. The Troy is a bit much for the terrain around here. I have a Django setup as an XC bike for local rides, and I take the Troy with me for rides with more demanding trails.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 at 8:19 Quote
Bumping this. I’m considering a 2019 Troy carbon 29er, there is a few nice deals out there right now. Anyone have any more info if you ride one? I’m coming from 27.5 and would like to give 29 a try. I need a burly trail bike and the Troy seems to fit the bill, I had a 2016 and really liked it, the rear suspension was great. Was also looking at a yeti SB130 but they are really pricey.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 at 8:23 Quote
What info are you looking for?

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 at 9:17 Quote
Wondering if anyone has compared it to a sb130, ripmo etc and also if anyone went from 27.5 to the 29 version. Personal accounts are a little scarce and I won’t have a chance to demo one so just trying to cover my bases before ordering. I’ve always liked Devinci as they’re not a mega brand and this bike checks most of the boxes for me, thanks!

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 at 9:22 Quote
I haven't ridden an SB130 or ripmo, so can't compare for you there, sorry.

I have however owned both the previous 27.5 versions of the Troy. See my review on the previous page of this thread. To summarize, I feel it's better in every way, except in tight switchback situations where it definitely takes more effort to get it around tight corners both up and down, I feel simply due to the bigger wheels and longer wheelbase.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 at 11:51 Quote
I went from the 2016 27.5 Troy to the 2019 29er. I'm 6'2" and needed the bigger frame size it offered. I love the geo of the 29er and it climbs better than the 27.5 but maybe that's because of the 50T ring : ) Living where i do there's as much climbing as going down so the new Troy is an excellent match for the trails, and it descend great too.

The one small thing i don't like about the new Troy is the break cable that runs right behind the chain ring and almost rubs against it unless you zip tie it to something.

How many folks hate the rear shock mount on the 2016 model that holds water like a pot hole, not a huge deal but SO annoying. The new design is so much better, cleans better.

Can't beat the lifetime warranty either.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 at 12:01 Quote
lblizzard wrote:
The one small thing i don't like about the new Troy is the break cable that runs right behind the chain ring and almost rubs against it unless you zip tie it to something.

I'm assuming you mean the shifter cable/housing since brake cable is on the other side of the bike from the ring? There are small holes in the chainstay just behind where it joins the front triangle for you to secure the cable with zip ties. Once secured it shouldn't come close to the ring. Devinci have been using this method of cable routing for many years on most of their frames. I've always thought they had some of the cleanest and well thought out cable routing around.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 at 4:26 Quote
freerider11 wrote:
lblizzard wrote:
The one small thing i don't like about the new Troy is the break cable that runs right behind the chain ring and almost rubs against it unless you zip tie it to something.

I'm assuming you mean the shifter cable/housing since brake cable is on the other side of the bike from the ring? There are small holes in the chainstay just behind where it joins the front triangle for you to secure the cable with zip ties. Once secured it shouldn't come close to the ring. Devinci have been using this method of cable routing for many years on most of their frames. I've always thought they had some of the cleanest and well thought out cable routing around.

yup that's exactly what i do, and yes the cable routing is very clean

Posted: 1 days ago Quote
Hi Everyone,
I was able to buy a new Troy Carbon 29 LTD version for a great price and got it shipped overnight and I am super stoked. My euphoria took a turn when I started unpacking the bike and discovered a few items that I am not so happy about. Yes, it was a really good deal, but still, this is a premium product with MSRP of $5,800, so it's a bit frustrating. I can fix some of these issues myself (though not sure about the downtube protector and the poor finish on the headtube), but having to do all this on a brand new bike at this price point seems just wrong.

-downtube protector already delaminating and appears deformed or not well fitting shape to the downtube
-chainstay protector already delaminating and same story regarding the shape
-generally, the quality of craftmanship how the plastic protectors are attached/glued to the frame is really poor
-frame/paint finish on top of headtube is very poor
-zip tie issue on swingarm for securing shift cable housing (drivetrain side); zip tie collar located on the inside of the swingarm and will scratch up the frame when compressing the swingarm/suspension
-crankset not tight and is wiggling
-the 32 chainring has only 2mm clearance (at best) to the chainstay; that just seems too tight; not sure if the cranks were not mounted right or if this is truly by design (i.e. I don't see how you could fit a 34 chainring in there if you were inclined to do that)

I contacted the online shop and sent them photos to see how they propose to resolve this. Just need an outside reality check that I am not being a self-entitled bitchy jerk. What do you guys think?









Posted: 22 hours ago Quote
fizzynut wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I was able to buy a new Troy Carbon 29 LTD version for a great price and got it shipped overnight and I am super stoked. My euphoria took a turn when I started unpacking the bike and discovered a few items that I am not so happy about. Yes, it was a really good deal, but still, this is a premium product with MSRP of $5,800, so it's a bit frustrating. I can fix some of these issues myself (though not sure about the downtube protector and the poor finish on the headtube), but having to do all this on a brand new bike at this price point seems just wrong.

-downtube protector already delaminating and appears deformed or not well fitting shape to the downtube
-chainstay protector already delaminating and same story regarding the shape
-generally, the quality of craftmanship how the plastic protectors are attached/glued to the frame is really poor
-frame/paint finish on top of headtube is very poor
-zip tie issue on swingarm for securing shift cable housing (drivetrain side); zip tie collar located on the inside of the swingarm and will scratch up the frame when compressing the swingarm/suspension
-crankset not tight and is wiggling
-the 32 chainring has only 2mm clearance (at best) to the chainstay; that just seems too tight; not sure if the cranks were not mounted right or if this is truly by design (i.e. I don't see how you could fit a 34 chainring in there if you were inclined to do that)

I contacted the online shop and sent them photos to see how they propose to resolve this. Just need an outside reality check that I am not being a self-entitled bitchy jerk. What do you guys think?


I have the 2019 29er Troy , same color, i have none of those issues, mine came in two boxes with absolutely nothing assembled. the bike shop must have done some pre-assembly? but assembling would not have caused those paint issues

Posted: 21 hours ago Quote
I've also seen none of those issues. I got frame only, so can't comment on the build issues you're seeing. I'd be annoyed at the paint and frame protection issues you have. Try contacting Devinci directly instead of the shop you bought it from. Devinci's customer service is generally very good in my experience. Hopefully they take care of you.

As far as the zip tie and crank issues. Obviously the person who assembled the bike for you doesn't know what they're doing. I'd take the crank off and re-install. You can adjust the chainline then to give you more room on the drive side for a bigger ring. The frame is supposed to accommodate up to a 38t ring. While you have the crank off, cut off that zip tie securing the shift cable and install a new one so the collar of the zip tie is on the outside so it won't rub the frame. No idea why they would have installed it that way. As I've said in a previous post, Devinci cable routing is generally very well thought out, and I like the solution of securing it in this area.

Posted: 19 hours ago Quote
lblizzard wrote:
fizzynut wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I was able to buy a new Troy Carbon 29 LTD version for a great price and got it shipped overnight and I am super stoked. My euphoria took a turn when I started unpacking the bike and discovered a few items that I am not so happy about. Yes, it was a really good deal, but still, this is a premium product with MSRP of $5,800, so it's a bit frustrating. I can fix some of these issues myself (though not sure about the downtube protector and the poor finish on the headtube), but having to do all this on a brand new bike at this price point seems just wrong.

-downtube protector already delaminating and appears deformed or not well fitting shape to the downtube
-chainstay protector already delaminating and same story regarding the shape
-generally, the quality of craftmanship how the plastic protectors are attached/glued to the frame is really poor
-frame/paint finish on top of headtube is very poor
-zip tie issue on swingarm for securing shift cable housing (drivetrain side); zip tie collar located on the inside of the swingarm and will scratch up the frame when compressing the swingarm/suspension
-crankset not tight and is wiggling
-the 32 chainring has only 2mm clearance (at best) to the chainstay; that just seems too tight; not sure if the cranks were not mounted right or if this is truly by design (i.e. I don't see how you could fit a 34 chainring in there if you were inclined to do that)

I contacted the online shop and sent them photos to see how they propose to resolve this. Just need an outside reality check that I am not being a self-entitled bitchy jerk. What do you guys think?


I have the 2019 29er Troy , same color, i have none of those issues, mine came in two boxes with absolutely nothing assembled. the bike shop must have done some pre-assembly? but assembling would not have caused those paint issues

It almost looks like this plastic insert is missing, which would cover the non-painted area. This is my bike, pre-build and built. Also if you don't install the spacers correctly in the DUB crank the alignment will be shifted. It took me some reading to figure out how to install it properly.

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