Spotted: Prototype High Pivot Full Suspension Bike in North Vancouver

Feb 23, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Pinkbike user and super sleuth Tonkatruck has sent us through this picture of a prototype full suspension trail bike in North Vancouver.

Tonkatruck was the Pinkbike user who also spotted Norco's still unreleased high pivot, carbon, long-travel bike in August last year. This time he was on his way to get pizza just below Mount Seymour when he spotted this bike on the rack of a parked car.

So, what is it? Well, it uses Dave Weagle's Split Pivot design and the rocker shares a similar outline to the recently updated Troy and Marshall, so we'd have to guess it's a Devinci. This is a Split Pivot with a difference though, namely, a high pivot design.

If the bike is a Devinci, this isn't exactly new ground for them and the Quebec brand have been experimenting with high pivot designs through the Wilson they were testing on the World Cup circuit last year. According to Devinci, the concept first came to light over 20 years ago with a bike called the Big Bang, a high pivot DH bike in the early 2000s, and culminated with the Wilson HP design unveiled at the Leogang World Championships last year. For more information on that bike, read Dan Sapp's deep dive, here.

The Devinci Wilson HP was an experiment in combining the Split Pivot with a High Pivot design.

The Wilson HP was never designed for production and only two frames were ever made, one for Dakotah Norton and one for Jure Žabjek. Instead, it was an experiment to see how the HP concept matched with the Split Pivot system and we'd speculate this bike is the culmination of that.

Don't get too excited yet though, while this bike does look to be made in carbon, we're not expecting it to be released any time soon, and there definitely isn't a full review coming tomorrow. Devinci tends to release its flagship models in September each year, with the new Troy coming last year, the Django the year before and the Spartan in 2018, so we're not expecting to hear anything concrete about this bike for the best part of a year or longer. However, we'll be keeping an eye on Devinci's athletes to see if we can get any better shots of this bike at an event and will update you with any more news as we have it.


242 Comments

  • 573 12
 I wants to get paid on the 3rd one i spot
  • 148 2
 Send us an invoice for your Lil' C's next time
  • 81 1
 Pay the man!
  • 21 1
 Maybe @mikelevy would be willing to share some of his energy drink supply with you...
  • 21 1
 @The-Swindon-Secreteer: you mean Tim Hortons?
  • 3 0
 Getting high on a high pivot is totally bosanova broby!
  • 31 3
 I mean, the photo helps Pinkbike make money, so yeah, I wouldn’t give it to them for free.
  • 9 0
 at least pay for his pizza!
  • 18 3
 I think the better question is: "Why did you send it to them if they didn't pay you for it?"
  • 2 0
 My man....
  • 4 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: where can i send the pics i have
  • 16 0
 Loose lips, sink ships...
  • 2 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: 1 year supply?
  • 6 3
 @The-Swindon-Secreteer: i dont drink those poison potions haha, not even coffee
  • 27 104
flag buildandride (Feb 23, 2021 at 10:15) (Below Threshold)
 You should not have taken this picture let alone posted it to the internet. It's not yours to share, it's the bike developers. It's kinda like riding an unfinished loamer, you stole those first tracks from the builder.
  • 46 2
 @buildandride: Well, maybe they shouda put it INSIDE the vehicle if they were so concerned about it? Leaving it on a rack like that is basically asking for it to be posted, so maybe they actually WANTED it to get posted?
  • 11 13
 @davec113: The bike was asking for it (sarcasm)
  • 14 0
 If it's a Devinci, it's the best looking bike they've released in a long time. It looks good.
  • 7 1
 And yet the biggest travesty is that for some reason they have the derailleur side of the bike trays facing each other.

This is aesthetically and functionally unacceptable to my "don't let derailleurs see each other" brain.
  • 4 0
 @cuban-b-can-blow-me: my god - i'm with you - I can't unsee that. i won't sleep tonight. who are these monsters?
  • 2 0
 @buildandride: Bike was being pimped!
  • 12 0
 @davec113: just because it was scantily clad in a public parking lot doesn't mean it wanted to be looked at and photographed.
  • 1 1
 @onemind123: "Your bike was on a platter like the dessert tray at IHOP! What else was I supposed to look at?"
  • 5 1
 Lol, bike paparazzi looking for a paycheck when editors of sites make what they make. Guy thinks he found the next kardashian sex tape.
  • 4 1
 @buildandride: Are you out of your mind? Seriously, I'm asking.
  • 3 2
 @Chuckolicious: "Are you out of your mind? Seriously, I'm asking."

Welcome Chuck. You've reached the internet. It's a mad...mad world.
  • 11 22
flag buildandride (Feb 24, 2021 at 8:57) (Below Threshold)
 If you worked for years to develop something, wouldn't you want to release it on your own terms rather than have some anonymous internet fame-seeker leak it? Spy shots piss bike engineers off, and I think a large website like pinkbike should use more discretion in what they choose to post.
  • 13 1
 @buildandride:

May I introduce you to the world of free publicity and drip marketing?

Used to, Specialized duct taped the head tube on the original Demo9 just so no one could see the techniques used. That's a simple example.

But this is not some secret ride spot that all the Strava kids are tagging and heat mapping.
This is a bike on a car in public view of thousands. If you want to keep a secret, you keep your moth shut.
If you want to hide a physical object, you don't put it on open highways on a display rack.

You're taking this way too far.
  • 6 2
 @buildandride: What a bizarre lens you see the world through. I know I'm banging my head against the Wall of Incorrigible, but WTF. So here goes... If I were to work years on ANYTHING, and wanted to keep it under wraps, I wouldn't then go out in public with it...period...full stop. If I chose to go out in public with it, and I was confident that I had something of interest, I would expect it to be noticed, which in today's world means: photographed and posted. To think anything less would require a damaged or infantile intellect.

Now let's go one step further. If I had a secret game I was working on, and went to CES and setup a monitor and played it in the lobby, would I be actually insane to think it wouldn't be noticed, photographed, posted? Like if I had a secret bike and PUT IT ON A FRIGGIN HITCH RACK, parked in a bike-centric community??? Hell, parked in f*cking industrial Brooklyn...parked anywhere... Yea, I'd need to institutionalize myself.
  • 7 14
flag buildandride (Feb 24, 2021 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe I am taking it too far, maybe I'm not, my point is just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. There are consequences to this post whether intentional by OP/PB or not.

It's not like developing a bike is some top-secret mission, it's a bike. My point is that OP/PB should have enough sense to know that the developer and their marketing team have plans to release the bike at some point, and posting this photo takes some of the ooo ahhh factor out of it when it finally gets released. Prototypes go through testing, testing involves going out in the world, people are going to see the bike. You shouldn't have to go to extremes to hide it, people should respect the process and not blow the lid off before the designer intended. It really comes down to the principle of putting yourself in the other persons shoes and considering the effect it might have on them.

I also don't see the reason to attack me personally, you're stirring up more controversy than there needs to be.
  • 6 5
 @buildandride: Again, such a bizarre lens. Yes, there are indeed consequences for your actions. Something the person who decided to put it on a hitch rack and park it in a crowded parking lot in mountain biker territory should have thought of. Right? Because to think you could do such a thing and instead demonize the public for taking and posting pictures would be the height of insane Entitlement Syndrome, right?
  • 3 8
flag buildandride (Feb 24, 2021 at 10:44) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b-can-blow-me: I do agree that there are worse offenders that blow up the location of secret trails, I think it is the same mentality here with this photo, and that's why this bothers me so much.
  • 8 6
 OK so the takeaway here is that people are going to do whatever they want if it serves them in some way and to assume that everyone is going to act primarily in their own self interest. If something you do has negative consequences on someone else it's probably their fault anyways. How depressing.
  • 3 2
 @buildandride: OK, so let me come at this from a different direction. Was there a sign that said something to the effect of No Pictures? Anything like that?
  • 4 6
 @Chuckolicious: Why do people need a sign to tell them how to conduct themselves?
  • 4 2
 @buildandride: Hahah, ok, now I call bullshit. You're just messing with everyone. Fair play.
  • 1 0
 @cuban-b-can-blow-me: mehh, i just feel like sharing
  • 2 2
 @tebb: awehh, you want mommy to kiss youre little booboo there butthurt-brigade?
  • 2 0
 @usedbikestuff: its called luck bro, its not like i patrol the north shore everyday hoping to cash in on my next meal, LOL
  • 1 1
 @viatch: "mehh, i just feel like sharing"

Wait? I can't remember what we're chitting about
  • 1 0
 @viatch: I just find it funny that in the same scroll there is a Pinkbike article on “dh prototypes that never made it”. Until there is product in warehouse and an MSRP, it isn’t real. And let’s be honest everything these days is a riff on Fsr anyway
  • 1 0
 Pretty quiet there J.P. where did you go?
  • 65 1
 Whats that Nissan wagon with the roof box back there? Is it a Canada-only model?
  • 28 0
 I was about to say. Who cares about the bike, but that Nissan wagon has peaked my interest. Mostly likely a RHD driver import. We can import these after 15 years unlike the 25 year wait in the USA
  • 14 0
 @piotrek21: BC in particular is so cool to look at for JDM oddballs in North America. I love reading the rumors about warehouses full of R34 GT-Rs right on the border waiting for the day they can be scalped in America at $200k.
  • 32 0
 Second gen Nissan Stagea. I'm pretty sure the first gen Stagea was only sold in Japan, not sure about the second generation. The first generation was very similar to the Skylne platform and they came with RBs. The second gen was based on the G35 platform and used VQs. Super sweet cars if you're a wagon fan.
  • 15 0
 That is the thing I noticed in that photo. It is called a Nissan Stagea. They are beasts. Basically Skyline wagons. Forbidden fruit here in the US.
  • 1 0
 @HollyBoni: I was thinking it was a non-GTR Skyline variant of some kind. Thanks for that info.
  • 2 0
 @sjma: Roads Untravelled channel showcases how many R34s in lower mainland. Even GT-Ts with RB25 are becoming popular and getting expensive.
  • 1 0
 Looks like it. Haven't seen one in a while here in Ontario
  • 1 0
 @gabdumlao: R32s and R33s are popping up a decent amount here in the States. The non GTR versions are the most popular as you get a strong motor and RWD. They make great drift cars.
  • 4 0
 It's definitely right hand drive. If you look at the windshield wipers they move from left to right.
  • 13 1
 there are so many wagons that the US doesn't get. one of the best vehicle body styles in my opinion.
  • 2 0
 @piotrek21: Yet another reason why you made the right choice. I hate being trapped down here in the leper colony!
  • 4 0
 @imnotdanny: Agreed. I have a Golf Alltrack and it hauls me, family, and bikes all over the place comfortably, at 30 mpg.
  • 1 0
 We have some Stageas here in Aus, but they only come in auto, so that was that Frown
  • 1 0
 @justinc5716: You know it, haha! You should see the diesel Land Cruisers that are cruising around here.
  • 1 0
 @jmhills: The Alltrack is great. My 6MT will be even more awesome once it receives an injection of power via a larger turbo and a tune. Such a great versatile car.
  • 1 0
 @piotrek21: And when US gets their hands on the diesel 3rd gen hilux surfs/4runners prices are going to jacked up too.
  • 1 0
 Its definitely RHD
  • 4 0
 @jmhills: oh dear. The clapped out R33 gtst in clear-coat peeling dark red is the quintessential derro/dealer car in oz.
  • 2 0
 Have them here in NZ as used Japanese imports. Earlier generation RB engined versions sell for more than the VQ series engined model pictured. I've seen some shockingly bad modified ones about. Can pick up a tidy VQ with low K's for NZ$5,000. $3,000 or less if you want a piece of shit with curbed chrome rims.
  • 2 0
 @dirtyburger: clear coat peeling dark blue is the quintessential bogan derro/dealer wannabe drifter car in NZ.
  • 1 0
 @piotrek21: I have the basic APR tune on mine and that more than woke it up.
  • 1 0
 @dirtyburger: That is the perfect drift car.
  • 2 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: even the vq engines are good though. Damn the US is missing out. It's almost a 350z/r34 wagon...
  • 1 0
 @dirtyburger: is a derro a derelict? if so, I like it.
  • 2 0
 @imnotdanny: yeah they're a solid motor. Basically you can say it's a 350Z wagon, same drivetrain, same chassis. Nissan did a VQ series Stagea called the Autech Axis 350S that was the only Stagea of that series to come with a 6 speed manual.

There was effectively a GTR wagon in the 90's known as the Autech 260RS. Nissan stopped making them in 2007.

Reckon the only JDM wagon around now is the Corolla wagon, lol.
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: from this day forth, let the word 'derro' go forward an enter US vocabulary.
  • 3 0
 @imnotdanny: I'm stubbornly holding on to my 2008 Passat wagon, even at 220,000 miles. There are so few wagons for sale anymore, and finding a good sized one with AWD is basically impossible. I like the Golf sportwagen but it's so much smaller than my Passat. I don't know if I'm willing to give up the space. Plus I do like my 3.6 VR6 Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @BlackVR: if you're willing to put up with a few inches of added ride height the Outback with the 3.6 6 cylinder sounds like exactly what you're looking for. If you want a lower ride height, check out the Buick Regal Tour X (seriously)
  • 1 0
 @BlackVR: I really wanted a Passat wagon when I bought the Alltrack but the Tiguan was all that was available in that size. I have a permanent search going for a B6 Passat 3.6 4mo with the sport package. Basically the closest we got to an R36 here.
  • 1 0
 @sjma: that Buick is actually super cool. Looks good and is functional.
  • 1 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: Mazda makes a Mazda6 wagon, I saw one in Germany a few years ago. The only fast wagons in the US are either old imports, lifted wannabe SUVs, or really expensive. Sad Frown

That GTR wagon is SO cool though!
  • 1 0
 I love that the #2 thread on a post about MTBs is about cars.
  • 1 0
 @imnotdanny: maybe the Euro guys can comment on its build quality/reliability - the Regal Tour X is exactly the same as a Vauxhall/Opel Insignia estate.
  • 2 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: I like southern hemisphere slang - I'll go my best to introduce derro. Bogan is solid as well...
  • 1 0
 @sjma: They're all GM
  • 2 0
 @sjma: The driving dynamics absolutely do not compare. I have also got an Outback. It is in that middle space between SUV crossover and wagon. It is a nice ride but it is no where near as interesting and engaging of a driving car. The B6 is a good, fun car to drive.

I looked a TourX/ Regal wagon. It looks good on the outside but I think they made all of the interior panels out of melted down Tonka toys. For the money you are spending, the interior materials and fit and finish are garbage. The other thing is the transmission. It has 8 speeds and it wants to use all of them. As quickly as possible. Then, once it got the the 8th gear, it absolutely refused to let it go unless you smashed down on the pedal to force a downshift. It was horrible. The motor had good power though.
  • 1 0
 @jmhills: Well, if I ever do break down and sell mine, I can let you know Smile That's exactly what I have, 2008 3.6 4Motion sport, facelift with the updated engine, Xenons, everything except adaptive cruise.

I'm an Audi tech for a living, so I drive Audis all day and I literally don't know if I'd give up my car for anything in Audi's lineup even, except for the RS6 haha.
  • 1 0
 @BlackVR: Lucky guy you are. That is exactly what I would have loved to get my hands on. I bought my MKV Fahrenheit GLI instead. HIndsight says I would still have the Passat if I had. I ended up selling the GLI and buying a C5 allroad. Phenomenal car but also a massive pain at the same time. I spent more time in a loaner A3 than the allroad. If I had the patience, that allroad was the perfect wagon. Comfortable, tons of space, lots and lots of power, and the suspension allowed me to get to trailheads really easily.
  • 1 0
 @BlackVR: oh yes, the RS6. One of the greatest cars ever to exist.
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: I'm glad to hear Bogan has made its way there.
  • 1 0
 @imnotdanny: ah yeah I forgot about the Mazda 6. Can still buy them new here. There's also the Subaru Levorg but we're one of the few countries outside of Japan to get it.
  • 1 0
 @sjma: we use to have that wagon but it was called the Holden Commodore. Build quality and reliability was solid but that brand is dead now as GM has mostly withdrawn from RHD markets. Incidentally that Euro built Holden/Opel/Vauxhall/Buick replaced the Australian built RWD Commodore which came with V6/V8 engines. Came out as a sedan/wagon/ute. You guys got it as the Pontiac G8/Chevrolet SS.
  • 1 0
 @BlackVR: hang onto this for life! I had to trade in my CC 3.6 4motion and it's a decision I deeply regret. Best drivetrain VW ever made. The Touareg TDI is nice, but I miss that VR6 bad!
  • 50 1
 Is this the frame WeAreOne is building? I haven’t heard anything about that one yet.
  • 6 1
 look like the da package for stem and bars too
  • 8 1
 @gabrielbeauparlant: and wheels too it looks like
  • 20 1
 Raw carbon look, WAO wheels, WAO DaPackage, expected launch in Q2, their staff spent last year on Druids... 1+1+1+1+1 = 5
  • 52 0
 We Are Onedering if this is true
  • 9 0
 They literally teased a frame shot on FB within the past hr.
  • 7 0
 Wonder what local bike company CEO also has a hand in kitchen countertops..?
  • 1 1
 its got the same exact parts as devinci bikes come with oem and the white tires would also suggest its and existing manufacturer as well as the headtube
  • 1 1
 @Brodydaft: Dave weagle?
  • 1 0
 They just put up a "teaser" shot on IG
  • 3 0
 well We Are One liked my comment when I asked on instagram.... fuel to the fire?
  • 2 0
 @jmhills: DUDE. yes. that teaser shot looks an awful lot like a carbon version of the link on that bike.
  • 1 0
 @deiru: They also liked the comment from the guy that asked if they're making carbon fiber chairs. and the guy that asked if it was a carbon fiber balance bike for kids.... But I hope you're right.
  • 1 0
 @andr3wman: Minus all the WAO parts on it...
  • 1 0
 @downhillbrill: The teaser looks like an upside down shot looking at the head tube and downtube of the frame in this photo
  • 1 0
 I think you hit the nail right on the head Wink
  • 3 2
 Maybe Devinci are working on a carbon frame made in Canada with We Are One? They already do their alloy frames in Canada so could be a nice touch.
  • 1 0
 @timcloutier: it is taking forever to find out!
  • 1 0
 @timcloutier: I just hope it doesn't have "super boost" like the to other Devincis...
  • 24 1
 Not chained or locked. I also like to live dangerously.
  • 30 0
 There’s usually 20 or so mountain bikers at any given time in that parking lot. If you tried to steal someone’s bike you’d get pummeled with empty beer cans, then gonch pulled, then tossed in “the dumpsters”
  • 7 0
 @theedon: Yes high pivots aside, this looks suspiciously close to @the.dumpsters...
  • 3 1
 i think there was a posi nearby, im sure one of em was the owner
  • 23 5
 Not sure what product manager lets prototypes roll around on a hitch rack through down town Vancouver. Any proto is usually in a sprinter van and being ridden at odd hours of the days out of the sight of the public.
  • 9 5
 Downtown Van is about 25 mins away
  • 11 8
 EXACTLY ! I mean everyones got a phone, i just happen to have a nack of spotting unique stuff, including tight leggings haha
  • 32 49
flag tebb (Feb 23, 2021 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 @tonkatruck: There are countless prototypes/pre-released bikes floating around Parkgate. I don't think the nack is spotting prototype bikes, the nack is being douchy enough to post them on the internet
  • 18 38
flag jaydawg69 (Feb 23, 2021 at 11:10) (Below Threshold)
 @tonkatruck posting proto's online isn't really the smartest thing tbh. Who wants to buy a 2021 model now so it affects dealers and shops. Kind of a douchey move if you think about it. Should have stayed in the forums where no one looks which is a bad move on PB for posting it on the front page for clicks.
  • 11 9
 disagree w pinkbikers getting upset it got posted. rider should've kept it on the DL
  • 9 19
flag jaydawg69 (Feb 23, 2021 at 14:28) (Below Threshold)
 @crysvb: should've have been more discreet for sure but posting it on websites accomplishes nothing except stroking his fragile ego.
  • 15 5
 @jaydawg69: Dude can you just shut the f*ck up? He saw a new, interesting looking bike and thought it might be neat for other people to see. If this was such a huge f*ckin’ deal Devinci (or whoever’s it is) would’ve taken precautions to not have it seen. Would you be saying the same thing if it were a new Ferrari zebra’d up? f*ck no.
  • 3 10
flag jaydawg69 (Feb 23, 2021 at 20:05) (Below Threshold)
 @samslichter: bike was supposed to be under wraps but at least get something for posting the photo. PB is getting clicks ($) for this and what's he getting? I would have asked for some $ or sold the photo to the competition. Tonkatruck is as smart as duck.
  • 8 5
 @ tebb and jaydawg69

how is this inappropriate? you two obviously knows that person that "was smart enough to just let a prototype bike be sooo visible out in public" and I hope you honestly had a talk with him/her
  • 5 0
 @jaydawg69: pretty sure 2021 models will sell juuust fine.
  • 4 4
 @tebb: dont get mad if you have no talent, its okay, not everyone gets to be special
  • 5 2
 @jaydawg69: @jaydawg69: Wait so now you’re not even bashing him for releasing the picture, but bashing him for not selling the pic to a different media company? We are a community that’s trying to have fun on some bikes but you think he should’ve commercialized taking an opportune pic? The comment section shitdisturbing on this site is out of control.
  • 9 6
 @jaydawg69: and you are as bright as a ducks poo. you just said it yourself. Supposed to be under wraps. so now its my fault that i took a picture of something and wasn't under wraps? Jeez man you cant even say anything correctly. Why are you soo mad about it? Did your boss gave you shit today for dropping the soap?

By the way, im not after the money or fame. I just happened to get lucky catching two protos and got pictures to share with everyone.
  • 5 2
 @tonkatruck: Dude, you're arguing with a couple of clearly off-kilter kooks. Nothing you or anyone is going to say will knock them back into reality. Best thing to do is just ignore/block, otherwise you just feed the hole in their soul.
  • 2 5
 @Chuckolicious: i know i know, not gonna lie its kinda fun, like playing with kids. also exposed them at the same time so it a ein-win. im out !
  • 4 2
 @jaydawg69: he’s getting his due at nsmb.
  • 3 2
 @tonkatruck: like you exposed the owner of the truck?
  • 2 1
 @tonkatruck:

Pretty quiet there J.P. Where did you go?
  • 4 2
 @jasonpmogilvie: JP? Oh yeah, you guys actually thought im whoever you think that is. All on nsmb too. well you're buds arn't really all that smart with their sleuthing haha.

Btw, I did my own research and its pretty ironic with you're buddy jaydawg69 to be posting a picture of the at that time unreleased Norco shore on Vitalmtb. What do you think of this? pretty hypocritical don't you think?

www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/2020-MTB-Tech-rumors-and-innovation,10797?page=54
  • 1 2
 @CircusMaximus: Last time i checked trucks have beds in the back. Have you heard of an SUV?
  • 1 1
 @jasonpmogilvie: Living my life bro, unlike your people who sits down all day being keyboard commandos
  • 1 0
 @jasonpmogilvie: he went changing his LinkedIn.
  • 1 0
 @jaydawg69: Okay there JW, that is your initials correct?
  • 5 0
 @jaydawg69: So yeah what were you thinking too when you posted that Norco Shore "Embargo brochure" ? Was it something like "See how long this gets taken down"?

You're both a sore loser and a hypocrite. Props man, great on you
  • 1 0
 @tonkatruck: different guy dude...
  • 1 0
 @jaydawg69: you just got exposed. nuff said
  • 3 0
 @jaydawg69: so it has come to my attention that you think im @tonkatruck. I dont know where you got that idea from and how I got into your crosshairs but do get your facts straight and also tell your buddies like @jasonpmogilvie. Im pretty sure you got my name from the previous transaction we made but I just cant figure out what made you mix me up with another guy. You viewed my linkedin and a bunch of other random guys. I thought that was weird getting that many hits in a single day but did not make much of it. Although it did make me update my security settings. So you can still view it all you want if youre in linkedin.
Do your sleuthing properly before you tell your friends here in pb and nsmb before you end up with a mistaken identity. You looked like a decent guy so be one and dont mix me up into all this bullshit.
If you still have problems, send me a message and we can discuss privately in a civilized manner. If I dont hear from you, I will be reaching out myself.
  • 3 1
 @CircusMaximus: LOL nsmb comments.. how about DON'T BRING A SUPER SECRET PROTOTYPE TO THE DUMPSTERS AND NOT EXPECT A PHOTO TO SHOW UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA. idk i don't have any sympathy for the rider. @tonkatruck had/has all the right to do this, if you wanna take the photo and spend the time posting it up to get some people rattled on pinkbike.. to each their own
  • 3 0
 @Zephyrus: Ohh snap !
  • 15 1
 Did you call the number on the back of their car to ask them questions?
  • 12 1
 I was a bit suprised no effort was made to blur that....
  • 9 2
 Did some Googling on the company (Eye glasses), found some names on website, cross referenced with Instagram searches, found a likely pilot of bike.
  • 37 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: "Hi, my name is Freeride69420, calling from the Pinkbike Comment Section. Curious to see if you had any information to share on the bike spotted on the back of your company rig. Thanks!"
  • 4 0
 @JDFF: They're a kitchen company no?
  • 2 1
 @T4THH: didn't want to make it too obvious.
  • 5 23
flag juanny (Feb 23, 2021 at 8:44) (Below Threshold)
 I'm gonna guess the rider is Aurelio Marogna Based on linked in. Hi being the principal of Aya kitchens and looks like he's had a history of racing mountain bikes.
  • 3 11
flag pourquois-pas (Feb 23, 2021 at 9:00) (Below Threshold)
 @juanny: Found the same info. He is big in riding but no trace online anywhere of an affiliation to any brand. One would think if you were riding a proto a connection could be found somewhere. Unless he happens to be an investor of some sort or just a friend of a friend. But ya, he seems to be really into MTB. Or one of his staff is an ambassador...
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flag juanny (Feb 23, 2021 at 9:41) (Below Threshold)
 @pourquois-pas: looks like he does follow devinci on insta. No other bike manuf brands as far as I could see.
Old mates or money goes a long way in life.. I imagine the kitchen industry is doing pretty well right now and with an long history of racing he's probably made some decent connections.
Just speculation though of course.
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 @juanny: yo stop this shit is creepy as hell
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 @drakefan705: what makes it creepy? Anyone on here can Google that company name, find the two listed owners and then easily see decades worth of publicly available online stuff related to MTB. Nothing personal posted.

If this creeps you out, stay off the internet man. You’d freak out if you understood what companies know about you.
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 Wouldn't at all be surprised if it's the new Spartan. Timing's right, the Troy is so capable now that they need a real big-bike to give you a reason to buy it, the geo, spec, and design looks right for enduro, the front triangle mold and chainstays are 100% Devinci.
If it's already carbon, that means it's damn close to production. Would be a hell of a bike!
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 Yeah, the mold work around the head-tube in particular scream Devinci.
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 Definitely looks like a Devinci to me.
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 Hide your prototypes, Pinkbike spies are everywhere.
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 MORE PICS OF THE NISSAN STAGEA!!!!!!
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 this is epic. This dude knows bikes so well when he sees a bike he doesn't recognize, immediately knows if it's a prototype then proceeds to take a picture of the unsuspecting shred machine
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 Guilty as charged. I can also tell you the make and model, maybe even year of most cars around tbh
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flag jaydawg69 (Feb 23, 2021 at 18:32) (Below Threshold)
 @DAN-ROCKS: disagree... think its more of small penis thing.
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 @jaydawg69: its alright bro i got one too
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 @jaydawg69: Wow man. Cringe is off the scale now.
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 you dont leave your bike like that when you go shopping!!
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 Seriously, I'm so paranoid leaving my bike like that.
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 This is at the bottom of Mt. Seymour in North Van.
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 Try calling the phone number on the back of the car?
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 Strange that it's got the OEM maxxis white tyres on
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 it has the same or simmilar spec as a production devinci so they probably just grabbed parts meant for a spartan
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 Yeah this really gives it away that it's probably an existing manufacturer, and the similarities to the Wilson HP seem to be too good to be coincidence. Some are saying this may be WeAreOnes new bike but I don't think so based off the tyres alone.
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 @melonhead1145: Probably, but if a company are starting to make bikes I think they'd be able to get a hold of OEM parts but I have absolutely zero industry experience so I may be wrong.
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 I'm interested to hear how the split pivot plays with a high pivot - if split pivots are supposed to help keep braking from affecting suspension, but high pivots tend to stiffen under braking forces, I'm curious to know what happens here.
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 Looks like a proto trek ????
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 def not no need for it with the slash doesn't have the same style as trek
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 No it's got YT written all over it, including the silver shaped link against the black and that headtube shaping.
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 @landscapeben: hmm true capra is like four years old
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 @landscapeben: I have a Capra and was thinking the same thing. The top tube shape combined with the down tube width and angle screams Capra. The same with the side profile of the head tube.
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 @landscapeben:
YT would most likely be testing somewhere in europe. Keeping things under wraps is much easier here than anywhere in north america. They also have mostly european test riders as far as i know.
I also would suspect YT to roll out a major suspension overhaul on their flagship downhill bike first, with the enduro adaptation following shortly after, given how streamlined and homogenous their whole portfolio is. Component spec also doesn´t exactly scream YT.
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 My info is the new Session is also a high pivot..
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 Dylan Stark would be a good test pilot in Hellmecula.
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 @Loki87:
Last time I saw a yt prototype was in Klinovec. Erik Irmisch had a bike there nearly completely wrapped up in neoprene, so no linkage or frame details were visible.
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 @effeffeff:
Yup, Erik is probably the first one to get most or their prototypes.
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 @Loki87: those are good points but different places provide different testing parameters so it's not outside of the realms of possibility still.
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 Notice the the we are one wheels. Maybe its more local than devinci?
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 "Spotted: Prototype High Pivot Full Suspension Bike" ... can you have a high pivot not full suspension bike? Rigid fork maybe?
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 Looks like a Session... that was actually built for racing.
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 I can only say it would be one of the 3 brands that use split pivot. Being a fan of the design, it's either devinci, trek or salsa. And It kind of looks more like trek than devinci.
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 WTF is that insane bike? really nice!
The same with 27.5 wheels + 170mm rear travel+ gearboxe and I will be the first customer!!!!
  • 2 0
 OK now let us see the clear up close ones that you really got LOL.
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 Almost looks Evil to me...
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 My first thought as well!
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 Def looks Evil
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 The headtube does.. the rest.. not so much. Do you really think they'd go and abandon the DELTA linkage totally? Also, a bike like that would go head to head against the latest Wreck / Offering. Would make no sense from a marketing point of view. But what do I know.. maybe I'll be eating my words. That all being said - it is a nice looking bike.
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 @CDT77: the way people buy Evils they could probably sell them this one in addition to their Wrecker/Offering and the Chamois Hagar they've got.... Yetis got dentists, Evil went straight for the orthodontist market!
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 @RusMan: lol.. not around here! But I get your point... kinda like Harleys to some ppl...
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 Ah yes another one grabbed from vital mtb tech rumors
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 Let's all cal rhat number and ask about it...
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 The head tube design looks exactly like that of my old Norco Range from 2016.
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 I wanna hear of a balfa or Ironhorse prototype sighting
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 Looks like a 2025 Session
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 Who rides white logo maxxis on the shore in the winter?
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 Very happy to see this leak. I'm tired of those embargo. I don't like journalist getting to close from brands. Even though I m pretty sure pinkbike crew know more about this bike than it is written here. If you like adds just wait for the press release from brand.
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 Yes, it is common to see a full suspension high pivot bike these days.
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 Need. The need is significant.
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 I was expecting to see more high end dentist bikes... I mean, I see better bikes in the Mexico City area than in this video, and we are in the third or fourth world? hahaha
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 To expensive to live here, even dentists cant afford dentist bikes.
  • 1 0
 wrong article.... Fromme has more beginners
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 Why can't everyone just chill? This is like the second "discovered prototype" bike in two days.
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 Marketing names: High Split, High cut cutie?
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 That’s a GG. Where’s Barelli?
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 We are one ????????????
  • 1 0
 The Yakuza are going to take a finger.
  • 1 0
 Norco are due for a new range... this will be it
  • 1 0
 This is actually a PR stunt and Tonkatruck is working for t Devinci
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 Pinkbike turning into TMZ.....
  • 1 0
 like I said on Instagram, this gives me baby GT fury vibes
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 Looks similar to a lot of the transition bikes to me
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 Could be a new Session.
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 Could possibly be a GT...?
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 New Capra. I can tell by the head tube which is similar to the Jeffsy.
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 It’s the new weareone frame
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 It even has weareone wheels and I think it’s the weareone bar and stem package
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 looks good
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 looks like a session
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 Full review coming this aft
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 Looks like a Session.
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