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Cam Zink Signs with Devinci

Jan 12, 2022
by Ed Spratt  

Devinci has revealed that they have signed freerider Cam Zink for 2022 and beyond.

Cam Zink previously rode for YT for seven years from 2014 to 2020, with him even helping to bring YT bikes to North America in 2015. Cam did leave YT at the end of 2020, although he kept on riding a YT in 2021 taking on last year's Red Bull Rampage on a 2016 YT Tues. 2022 sees a whole new direction for Cam as he joins Devinci and gets to ride its Wilson DH bike and high pivot Spartan enduro bike.

bigquotesWith industry-leading technology, made in North America, and an incredible team to work with, this is going to be amazing. Cam Zink

bigquotesWe are extremely excited to have Cam join the Devinci family. Cam’s experience and involvement in the industry both on and off the bike will bring true value to the development of the brand and its products across the global market. I think we are all excited to see Cam on a Devinci bike at his next Rampage event amongst other key initiatives to come… Jimmy Adams, Cycles Devinci Sports Marketing Director


Devinci says that they look forward to Zink doing some valuable testing for their products as he pushes his bikes to their limit on a regular basis. Zink will be riding Devinci’s bikes at Red Bull Rampage and select events throughout the year with the support of the Canadian brand. He’ll also collaborate with Devinci on bike development and upcoming video projects.






128 Comments

  • 127 6
 DaVinki?!?!
  • 7 0
 is a key?
  • 75 0
 DeZinki
  • 2 1
 if you know, you know XD XD XD
  • 9 0
 DaZinky
  • 15 1
 Coming up next, Devinci prototype DH bike "spotted"
  • 5 0
 @peterfoley5: gesundheit!
  • 39 6
 Finally news about a guy switching teams that we actually know!
  • 1 0
 who painted the mona lisa?
  • 4 0
 A new DH / Freeride bike designed to huck to flat 40ft !
  • 1 3
 @tonkatruck: with some picture quality looking like it was taken on an iphone 1
  • 2 0
 @glenno: and an electronic device on the bars,push it once and you instantly lose all nerves ,and drop in on stuff mountain goats wouldnt attempt to down Smile Smile
  • 5 1
 @mikeyb76: Your on the wrong site mate if you don’t know the previous people that have just changed teams!
David trummer
Joe barnes
Laurie Greenland
Jackson goldstone
  • 1 0
 @Meganstuart1: Laurie Greenland is legit, don't know the rest
  • 35 0
 unexpected team news. are all their bikes being made in North America now? I thought it was just some of the aluminum models?
  • 34 0
 Carbon is overseas, some Alu are produced in Quebec with material sourced in the area.
  • 3 43
flag mrkj221 (Jan 12, 2022 at 7:12) (Below Threshold)
 From what I know (google) all of the frames are made Canada.
  • 6 3
 @aaronaaron: Why cant they just produce the carbon here?
  • 8 1
 @michaelbozof: ovens are more expensive, moulds are cheaper to make there too, most fibre making facilities are in Asia too, and of course cheap labour and electricity
  • 7 0
 @michaelbozof: Ask We Are One about that. Unless he is riding the alu bikes, they are made overseas.
  • 23 3
 @theoskar57: also way more lax environmental agencies overseas. people usually don't consider that when we put tariffs on countries or otherwise restrict trade to bring production/labor supply domestic, you're actually helping the environment by not giving business to Asian/South American countries that have no qualms with dumping lead ant toxic waste into rivers/oceans/public land etc.
  • 3 0
 @michaelbozof: tbh on top of other reasons mentioned, small and intricate composites parts layup like bike frames are a fairly niche skillset that don’t necessarily translate well to and from other industries. Training those skills up is labour and time intensive. Employing a qualified welder is a completely different story....
  • 15 0
 Alloy Spartans, Wilson, Kobain, and Marshall are their Made in Canada mountain bikes. They also produce the Minus, Sabbath, and 3 e-bikes in Canada. It's a step in the right direction.
  • 4 0
 @michaelbozof: Devinci makes a huge range of bikes, plus models for bike share, so they have a lot more ali models that a typical boutique manufacturer. Someone like WAO has invested exclusively in scaling up their carbon manufacturing from wheels to components to frames, while Devinci is closer to quality aluminum and cheaper power in Quebec. I suspect Zink will probably ride a aluminum wilson regardless.
  • 1 0
 @michaelbozof: Oh good lord....
  • 13 0
 @aaronaaron: frames will be welded together with poutine, and stress relieved in Maple syrup. Delicious!
  • 2 1
 @michaelbozof: labour and environmental laws make it way to expensive to make carbon here
  • 3 0
 @cb7: I want maple flavored tubeless sealant. Maybe maple chain lube and brake fluid too?
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: I have owned a few Devincis that were made in Canada and they are really nicely assembled to boot
  • 2 0
 @michaelbozof:

We Are One: “Hold my Molsen.”
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: sorry scott not everyones as genius as you
  • 2 0
 @theoskar57: Qubec hydo projects mean Quebec has just about the cheapest electricity in the world.
  • 28 0
 How we feelin' out there? How's your drivetime commute? What's the saga? I need a SAGA
  • 3 0
 Well that got my soundtrack sorted for the day..
  • 7 0
 IT'S SONGS FOR THE DEAF
  • 6 0
 You can't even hear it
  • 3 0
 Gimme toro! Gimme some more!!!
  • 2 0
 Wasn't happy when he turned Kip Kasper.
  • 26 1
 I did not expect this, wasn't Cam talking about 26" bikes being better and him making his own bikes at rampage ?
It's cool none the less but I wonder how this came to be !
  • 7 0
 He had implied it wouldn't necessarily be soon but that he had been considering it. Maybe devinci offered enough that he will lend his design input to a freeride bike in their lineup
  • 15 0
 Both of those things are true. Cam did say that he prefers 26 inch wheels and that he had played around with designing a bike and riding the prototype. However, Cam said that he wasn't going to actually do that because it was too complicated. He mentioned that he had been talking to a few brands and that something would be announced in the future. The future is now and Devinci is in it
  • 2 0
 Also it's interesting because I've read a few times that high pivot are not as good for freeride as they don't give as much "pop" than a normal pivot, and indeed while the Supreme DH dominates in DH, you don't see many in freeride where it's more Tues, Furious, etc.
So if anyone's got a knowledgeable opinion.
  • 26 2
 I'm not a freerider and I've never ridden a Devinci, but based on what I've seen Steve Vanderhoek do in the video clips with Remy and Yoann, it seems like the Devinci bikes work well in freeride contexts.
  • 32 0
 @erkkilaurila: I cant speak for all high pivots but Devinci nailed it with this one. I only notice advantages over my old spartan with this one. Still tons of pops and I even managed to flip it off a flat lip step-down so Id say its good to go!
  • 14 0
 @stevev88: would be interesting to have Cam pay you a visit up here and get him to ride the shore with you... Wink
  • 3 2
 @stevev88: we all know you have been doing flat drop flips long before whoever this zink guy has been doing them haha
  • 3 0
 @O1D4: this would be rad. Ive not really followed Zink outside of Rampage. It would be awesome to see him ride something like the Shore or Squamish.
  • 1 3
 @Will-narayan: who needs opinions when you've got axle paths. Vanderhoek prob means a backflip. Think of the flat lip as a square edge. Paths will need to be translated into your various freeride elements
  • 1 0
 @Will-narayan: High pivot designs usually are designed so the wheelbase is expanding through the travel (ie rearward wheel path) and isolating pedal kickback to some degree with the idler. Like you said, great for DH speed, but some of that "pop" is from the forward axel path and pedal kickback.
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: they do a significant amount of ali manufacturing and most prototyping in Canada so it would definitely be easier for him to design and prototype his own ideas with them, if that's on the radar.
  • 2 1
 @davidflu: where are you for all of my news
  • 1 0
 @Will-narayan: yup, true story, just don’t try to argue it with the Druid fanbois.
  • 16 0
 Devinci Hectik owner from 2009 here ( Team Avalanche) , still on the original needle bearing, the bike took abuse, Megavalanche, Mountain of hell, full season in Morzine ( 3 months from 9-5 everyday), and now trashing the bike in south africa, still plenty of life and always ready for an adventure, i could not remplace it with the spesh enduro due to the tons of fun and well build bike. 26 inch is getting hard for the tyres, i like to point the maple leaf when people ask me, What bike is it ? , it s a De-vinchi and show them the belly where the sticker is. Made in canada!....whaooowww, they say. Great welding too.
  • 4 0
 Yes bro! Old bikes are wicked, and sounds like you're living the life, keep shredding!
  • 18 3
 I see a U.S. distribution deal in the works here. Zink has experience distributing YT and Sensus, Devinci needs a larger U.S. market share and strong dealers.
  • 4 1
 YT didn't have a distribution center/ network at the time so there was an opportunity. I don't see that happening here.
  • 3 1
 It’s unlikely Zink can come up with solutions other providers haven’t already pitched / modeled. IMO.
  • 17 1
 Devinci is about to sell more frames in places like Idaho.
  • 2 0
 While I do ride a Devinci and live in Idaho, i don't get your comment. Zink lives in Nevada I think?
  • 1 0
 @Duderz7: So, you will be first in line
  • 12 0
 Great to see he finally has a new frame sponsor. Did not see that coming with Devinci though.
  • 12 3
 Great looking bike but put it in the trunk next time. I would. I also wouldn't get up before dawn to watch youtubes of myself in a barn, but still. That's a 5 dead body trunk, surely it'd fit the bike. Put the bike in the trunk. Zink is great. Put the bike in the trunk.
  • 12 0
 This is good for the brand! Time to put Devinci back on the map
  • 10 1
 Lets goooooo This will definitely boost their popularity. Also a very good combo. Hopefully he can customize his own bike with them, as he said before he wanted to make his own bike for rampage
  • 8 0
 Now it makes sense alongside the 26 inch Wilson prototype we’ve seen a few weeks ago
  • 6 16
flag notdog (Jan 12, 2022 at 7:39) (Below Threshold)
 At first I thought of jordanboostmaster when I saw that bike but now it all makes sense
  • 8 0
 for real? I really want to see freeride bikes with zero race focus come back, that would be awesome!
  • 10 1
 Any port in a storm.
  • 8 1
 Yessss! Just hope Devinci starts to do some 27.5 long travel bikes again.
  • 4 0
 Totally awesome match-up ! it's going to be great to see another frame manufacturer at Rampage... And hopefully some footage of Cam riding with Steve Vanderhoeck and les Frenchies up North!
  • 6 0
 smaller wheeled bike pleeaaase lets go
  • 5 0
 NNIICCEE!! Congratulations Cam!
  • 1 0
 In the teaser yesterday when they said 4 letter word i thought it was a new troy. Im actually more happy that its Zink for some reason. I dont follow him much outside of Rampage, but this seems like an interesting partnership. Gonna have to give him a follow on the ol’ social medias.
  • 1 0
 I am pleased to see Cam on a new team, I spoke with him briefly a few years back when he was doing Joyride and I was blown away by what a nice guy he was and how much time he gave me considering I was ignorantly interrupting his practice. I suppose he is one of the mountain bike legends, goats, and elders and I hope Cam continues to flourish for years to come.
  • 1 0
 You Devinci . I know gotta sell bikes . So got this free ride guy sponsored. FREE RIDE. Not down country . Not Enduro . Not DH. Devinci you used to make a spectacular Free Ride bike. I know because I own it . The Frantik. Mine is upgraded with modern fork and shock. Horste link rear suspension. Very little anti squat so it sticks like glue to terrain. 65 degrees HTA . 26 inch wheels they are lighter , stronger . No stupid boost BS. Yet the 150 mm rear axle is rather wide. Bring back the Frantik. Do something different. Make a free ride bike . You have in the past.
  • 5 0
 Awesome! Congrats Cam!
  • 3 0
 his spartan is already a 29/27.5 mullet.. now devinci bikes will need him a 27.5/26 devinci wilson for red bull rampage!
  • 3 3
 I've never liked the look of Devinci's with the bent top tube, but that new Spartan is a really nice looking bike. Maybe Devinci is more popular out east, but in Western Canada, you just don't see many of their high end bikes in the wild. Hopefully this helps with their marketing because they seem like solid bikes.
  • 1 0
 I have a ‘20 Troy Carbon XT LTD, live in BC and it is one of the most perfect bikes I’ve ridden out here.
  • 1 0
 Awesome. Congrats to Devinci on landing Zink. That last video Zink put out with cameos of Palmer and flashes of the Reno sign was insanely good. Hope to see more of that in the "to be continued."
  • 2 1
 I ducking love this guy! So much respect for him, being a dad really changes so many things in your head and to still push it like he does literally blows my mind. Actual legend of the sport for sure
  • 4 0
 Congrats Devinci!
  • 3 1
 it'll be very interesting to see what he chooses for rampage. can't exactly picture a 29" Wilson spinning off cliffs...
  • 2 0
 Same as most others, a custom 26" not available to the public more than likely
  • 3 0
 This fresh start might be the fire Cam needs to win Redbull
  • 3 0
 Zink repping a Canadian bike brand..... I'm ok with this.
  • 4 0
 He's an honorary Hoser, eh?
  • 4 1
 @suspended-flesh: no doot aboot it, eh dar bud.
  • 2 0
 Hopefully he gets paid this time and doesn't just end up with a Bombardier sled or something... Smile
  • 3 0
 that was the most unclimactic video I've ever seen
  • 7 0
 Now I know how my wife feels
  • 3 1
 I never would have thought this and yet this makes more sense for devinci than a world cup DH rider. Good job devinci.
  • 1 0
 just saying. Cam Zink is a F'N stud. Sooo much fun watching him through the years. hopefully he got a good deal with DeVinci. he deserves it
  • 2 0
 Congrats, it's definitely a win-win for both parties
  • 2 0
 Yes!! hopefully a new freeride bike coming soon!
  • 3 1
 Ahhhh so zink is the reason there is no stock of anything anywhere
  • 1 0
 Wow. Can't say I saw this coming. Zink knows how to make business moves in this industry...
  • 2 0
 New Spartan looks sweet. Congratulations Z.
  • 3 0
 Zink eh?!
  • 2 0
 like the "more video project"
  • 1 0
 f*ck yeah! Would have loved to see him smash a DH bike in the desert though……….
  • 2 0
 I wonder if are going to release a updated version of the Wilson.
  • 3 2
 The bike assembly is too precise... I much prefer watching Sam Pilgrim assemble bikes with a rock and a hammer!
  • 2 0
 well deserved, was a shame to see him without a bike sponsor
  • 2 0
 Awesome news.
  • 1 0
 Totally unexpected! What happened with the last Hyper deal?!
  • 1 0
 Cool!!
And his Spartan already looks mullet )
  • 2 1
 this is 100% pure dope news
  • 2 0
 Camrenardo DeZinki
  • 1 0
 Heck yeah! Zink is the man with the master plan!
  • 1 0
 Zink is the 2022 devinci hucker. And probably tougher than the 2004 model
  • 1 0
 Will be manufactured in Gulags pretty soon Frown
  • 1 0
 How's that? Did time travel just get invented and only you know about it?
  • 1 0
 lame should've signed for yt mob or sum. the spartan is ugly
  • 1 0
 remember when cam zink had a solid sponsorship with a good company?
  • 1 0
 Love my Spartan 2015.
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah!!
  • 1 0
 Wow!
  • 1 0
 hell ya lets go Cam
  • 1 0
 So it wasn't Hyper...
  • 1 0
 Nice rides Cam!!!
  • 1 0
 Well deserved.
  • 3 6
 This spartan is so ugly to my eyes. I hope they cook up some very exciting gravity oriented models with Zink
  • 1 3
 HYPER

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