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First Look: Devinci's 2013 Atlas, Dixon, and Wilson Carbon Fiber Bikes

<b>STOP. Devinci has three new carbon fiber bikes that you've got to see. Oh yeah, they all have lifetime warranties...</b>

<b>For years Devinci has been producing top notch aluminum rides. Now they're introducing the Wilson, Dixon, and Atlas in carbon.</b>

<b>You asked. They did it. Here's the new 145mm travel carbon Dixon.</b>

<b>The three models use the same geometry and technology as before, including this 100mm travel Atlas 29er.</b>

<b>The wider and slacker RX build sounds right up our alley. It's the burlier brother of this RC build.</b>

<b>So how'd this all get started? Dave Weagle fill us in.</b>

<b>It all began with the Wilson's carbon seatstay...</b>

<b>...then came the Dixon, then the Atlas...</b>

<b>...and finally the Wilson DH bike.</b>

<b>By varying the carbon layup pattern and direction in key locations, the bikes are stiffness tuned specific to their intended use.</b>

<b>The front and rear ends work together for a greatly improved ride. Save an aluminum chainstay, the new Wilson is almost an all carbon affair.</b>

<b>Devinci prides themselves in their testing both on and off trail.</b>

<b>The Dixon and Wilson use a slightly modified shock tune from the aluminum versions.</b>

<b>Weagle says that Devinci's carbon technology sets them apart from other brands.</b>

<b>Devinci's Monocoque Carbon G-Spec Technology uses cross-hatched and unidirectional carbon layers bolstered by high-strength epoxy resin and finished with a blast of Nano powder additive.</b>

<b>Repeatability is key, and Devinci is confident that their layup process will yield bikes that all ride the same.</b>

<b>Fresh off his first World Cup win, we asked Stevie Smith what difference he first felt in the new front end.</b>

<b>Stevie was initially impressed when the swingarm got the carbon treatment, and again when the front end was upgraded.</b>

<b>Thee Devinci Global Racing riders graced the DH podium at the Norway World Cup. Not a bad way to wrap up the race season, especially on the new carbon bikes.</b>

<b>With a new fleet of very race-worthy all-mountian bikes, might we see an increased Devinci presence on the enduro race scene? It's possible.</b>

<b>For more details on the new carbon rides, cruise over to <u><a href="http://www.devinci.com" target="_blank">www.devinci.com</a></u>.</b>

What started as a carbon fiber seatstay in 2012 has quickly developed into three new carbon models, filling a void in Devinci's already impressive lineup. We sat down with Devinci's Gabe Fox, Steve Smith, and Dave Weagle to discuss the upcoming 2013 carbon Wilson, Dixon, and Atlas models. Retail frame-only prices are $3399 for the Wilson, $2399 for the Dixon, and $2099 for the Atlas.

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