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Devinci Launches Two New eMTB - E-Troy and E-Spartan

Formerly known as the AC and DC, Devinci has granted its latest e-bike offerings the designation of E-Troy and E-Spartan. Undoubtedly it helps keep the line, in line and limit any over-exposure to gratuitous air guitar and rock cliches. Troy is the 140mm travel 29er that affirms the name "all-mountain," per our last long-term review. Additionally, there is the Spartan HP, the high-pivot enduro crusher blew Vital away in our Test Session last fall. We'll be curious to see how the E moniker translates with two very positive impressions on the MTB side.

 

Devinci E-Troy

Aside from the subtle translation of the bent top tube and a Split Pivot design, there isn't much else visually that screams Troy at us. Because there is now an 85Nm Shimano EP8 motor and 725Wh battery to be housed in the frame, Devinci had to move the shock linkage to optimize the ride and fit a water bottle. The Devinci E-Troy is available with a 6061 alloy frame only and comes with two different build kits.

Highlights

  • 6061-T6 Alloy frame - Asymmetric construction
  • 160mm front travel // 150mm rear travel
  • 29-inch wheels
  • 2.6-inch tire clearance
  • Shimano EP8 motor (85Nm torque)
  • 725Wh battery
  • Universal derailleur hanger
  • Boost 148 hub spacing
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • Internal cable routing
  • 34.9 seat post
  • Integrated frame and motor guard

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While the visuals may be quite different, comparing the geometry charts of the Troy XT LTD, with its longer 160mm travel fork, and E-Troy shows the bikes line up quite similarly. Only those geometry elements (long chainstay) that we have come to expect from an e-bike variant stand out. On the side of travel, the E-Troy does get an additional 10mm of rear travel over its MTB sibling.

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Devinci is only offering the E-Troy in an aluminum frame and they are backing it with a lifetime warranty. Additionally, they are using Enduro's double-lip sealed bearings in the pivots. Keeping with a clean aesthetic, the E-Troy has internal cable routing for all components. The 725Wh battery is housed in the downtube and pulls out of the bottom, sleeve style.

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It may not be on the type of bike people asked for but Devinci is running standard Boost 148 on the e-Troy. Keeping the drivetrain in check is an e*thirteen chain guide. A nylon motor cover will help keep motor impacts at bay and will act as the access point for battery removal.

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Devinci is offering the E-Troy in two trim levels - Deore 12s and GX 12s. The GX 12s runs a  SRAM GX shifter and derailleur but runs an NX cassette with the HG freehub body. SRAM Code R brakes with 200mm rotors with RaceFace Aeffect R30 wheels wrapped in Maxxis DHF/DHRII rubber (EXO+/DoubleDown respectively) take care of all things round. FOX handles suspension with a 38 Performance Elite fork and Float X Performance Elite rear shock. Retail prices come in at $9999 CAD // $8529 USD // Not available in Europe

Devinci E-Troy Deore 12s

The Deore12s has a full Shimano Deore drivetrain but (sadly) only has MT520 brakes. At least it has 203mm rotors. Wheels are V2 Comp and while the same Maxxis tread comes down from the GX build, gone is the DoubleDown rear casing. Both tires are EXO+. A FOX 36 Performance and FOX Float X Performance handle suspension. Retail prices com in at $8599 CAD // $7599 USD // $7449 EUR // $7679 CHF

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Devinci E-Spartan

With the release of the new Spartan HP last fall, there isn't much translation between Devinci's burly enduro bike and its burly e-bike. Regardless, if Devinci feels this bike is worthy of the Spartan name, so be it. The E-Spartan only comes in one build option and it reads like an e-bike targeted at the self-shuttle crowd.

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Highlights

  • 6061-T6 Alloy frame - Asymmetric construction
  • 180mm front travel // 170mm rear travel
  • 29-inch wheels
  • 2.6-inch tire clearance
  • Shimano EP8 motor (85Nm torque)
  • 725Wh battery
  • Universal derailleur hanger
  • Boost 148 hub spacing
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • Internal cable routing
  • 34.9 seat post
  • Integrated frame and motor guard

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All of the features found on the E-Troy are present with the E-Spartan. An alloy frame backed by a lifetime warranty with Enduro bearings in the pivots. Internal cable routing, universal derailleur hanger, and that standard Boost 148 hub spacing make it as well. The E-Spartan has the same 725Wh battery (housed in a frame sleeve) and Shimano EP8 motor.

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As noted, the E-Spartan only comes in one build, the Deore 12s. Leading the charge is a 180mm travel FOX 38 Performance fork and FOX DHX2 Performance Elite coil unit. The drivetrain is a full Shimano Deore 12-speed setup. The cool part? Shimano XT 4-piston brakes with 203mm rotors. The V2 Comp wheels are protected by Maxxis Minion DHF and DHRII tires, EXO+, and DoubleDown casing, respectively. Retail prices are $8799 CAD // $7799 USD // $7379 EUR // $7849 CHF

Vital has test bikes slated to land in our labs later this year. We're looking forward to some laps once they get here. In the meantime, learn more about the new Devinci e-bike at Devinci.com


View key specs, compare e-bikes, and rate the new Devinci E-Troy and E-Spartan in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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