Cam Zink, who signed for Devinci in January
, has been rolling around Whistler on an unreleased prototype that looks to have more travel than the 160mm Spartan HP that Kazimer tested last September
Matt Beer snapped the photo above with his Nokia flip phone from 2003, but it does give us a good view of the bike's Split Pivot suspension layout and what looks to be a Push Elevensix shock. Devinci didn't want to say much about Cam's bike other than it was welded in their Chicoutimi, Quebec, factory, but they're definitely working on something new.
Asking for a friend.
Where did Matt Beer get a working battery for a nokia flip phone? CDMA or GSM?
So old Nokia (+other) phones without LTE are just a (very) nice toy
soon WRP's new chainring adapter will take over the Ochain/high pivot. its black magic.
can freewheel both directions...
The GT is a bike id happily never ride again.
jekyl is pretty good because sensible reach. can be made quite progressive (id like to try a low pivot version of this bike)
Range is pretty much as @papaweelie said - very ground hugging. Takes a good chunk of effort to launch.
Something i noticed with them all: Much easier to ride flats on.
IMO im not sold on HP for anything other than a DH race bike
Just my opinion, so the whole grain of salt thing.
My YT Tues was significantly more playful.
I’m almost done building up my high pivot Trek Session (in 27.5 f/r) and I’ll be curious how it feels. The travel isn’t aggressively rearward like the Supreme and it has more progressive suspension. I’m hoping to find the perfect blend of huck and chunk.
We need a race bike too, not just a long travel Spartan look-alike. :/
I guess I won't be betting a 5th Devinci, swapping brand time!
Gotcha. Good info !
No. no bike company makes a bike stated for free ride . None .
You can free ride on a hard tails if you like . Dirt jump with 29 inch
wheeled Enduro . Whatever turns your crank .
BTW wagon wheel Enduro bikes suck balls. They are not free ride bikes . They are plow bikes . Boring !
A sticker does not make a bike. The bike and the geometry thereof makes the bike.
You can do all that, but they're not good for it at times. Modern 27.5 enduro bikes are excellent at freeriding, with the proof in the pudding being shown everywhere from Joyride to Fest to Rampage.
27.5 is a fairly close to 26 in terms of diameter, and looking at what people can do on them, boring doesn't come to mind. If you can't look at a 180mm 27.5 bike and think of anything fun to do on it, that doesn't say anything about the bike, it says a lot about you. Almost every company in market is making a bike for this segment. It being slack does not deny it anything.
Some of us want playful bikes not fast . As for rear pop from hi anti squat numbers . Sucks for my style of riding . Sorry but modrn bikes are very easy to ride. Easy to sell. They do not embrace free ride .
According to you I'm stupid and nuts .
As for calling people out your a sheep following trends . Maybe you did or didn't notice bike companies embracing aluminum frames again. 27.5 is actually coming back and yes sir anti squat is being scaled back to give some plushness that is definitely more fun. But probably not fast . I don't give a f*ck about Enduro racing . Enduro bikes are designed for Enduro racing not free ride jibbing .
Free ride bike :
Low anti squat numbers
Screw long front center I don't sit in my bike .
Ditch the heavy complicated dropper post
No free ride bikes are not being made . In fact it's not considered. Long travel plow bikes that are easy to ride with long wheelbase . Those sell.
DH bikes all about speed not free ride .
Yep I have tried modern plow bikes. They suck!
Once I dropped it into a puddle in the winter. And those days phones were not waterproof. It happened in a parking lot and the water was so deep and dark (because of road salt, oil, dust etc) that it took a while to find it. Back cover and battery had come off. I went to a nearby toilet and rinsed it with clean water and let it dry couple of days. And it worked!
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