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Built for Speed: Dakotah Norton on the Devinci Wilson 29 7

Once limited to select Pros, Devinci's flagship downhill race bike is now available for all. Curious to learn a bit about the Wilson 29, what it offers riders, and to see it in action, we met up with World Cup-ripper Dakotah Norton at Whistler Bike Park for some insight and inspiration. It's amazing to watch Dak throw around this 29-inch downhill bike like it's no big deal, even with Flat Tire Defender tire inserts, and multiple Top 10 finishes this season speak to the bike's ability to absolutely haul.

Devinci Wilson 29 Highlights

  • 29-inch wheels
  • 204mm (8.0-inches) rear travel // 200mm (7.9-inches) front
  • Split-Pivot suspension design
  • 6066-T6 aluminum frame - Made in Canada
  • Full carbon seatstays
  • Adjustable geometry
  • Asymmetrical construction
  • 2.5-inch maximum tire clearance
  • Carbon bash plate
  • Molded rubber chainstay and seatstay protectors
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Post mount 200mm brake
  • Colors: Black/Silver, Red/Orange
  • Lifetime warranty
  • X01 DH Build - $6,449 // GX DH Build: $4,199 // Frameset: $2,279 USD


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Credit: Vince Smith // Photos by Klemen Humar

bturman bturman 9/13/2018 12:25 AM

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Riding a Race Downhill bike on a jump line is not the real thing for a promo!

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A few questions.

1. At 50 seconds "We had to bring in a 29er DH bike" Why? because 29ers are dominating DH? Is the demand there?
2. After long, low, slack and 29" what's next?
3. Flipchips / adjustable geo, do average riders tweak this at all?

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That “we have too”
Sounded a lot like when spesh “ had to “ make 27.5 bikes , even thoungh they were very convinced 29 ers are better remember the frase “ the bigger the better”?
They were right with 29 ers, I know is about taste but 29 ers are going far. Now even Aaron Gwin has one.
I am 5,11 And would definetly change my V10 if I find that V10 29 er is more fun. ( don’t care that much for those extra milisecons ) so just faster will not do it for me, I care for fun and some aline jumping

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The demand is completely there, especially for taller guys (I am not one at 5'-8"). Many guy I know who shred hard are ridding newer gen 29" trail/enduro bikes and a few have 29" DH bikes. They love them . Devinci provides both 27.5" and 29" Great day for choices. Racers play with flip chips a good bit depending on the courses...even average racers.

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