Devinci’s new aluminum hardtail and FS bikes are made in Canada, both under $2,100

Photos: Laurent Bilodeau / Devinci

Devinci Cycles released two new bikes today, a hardtail and a full suspension bike, both aluminum and both made in Canada.

The Kobain

The Kobain hardtail has been revised with modern geometry and 29-inch wheels. The frame is 6061-T6 aluminum. The hardtail comes with a threaded bottom bracket, 148mm boost axle spacing and a lifetime warranty. Devinci designed the frame with long dropper post capability. The small fits a 150mm dropper, the medium a 175, the large a 200 and the XL a 200. The tire clearance is wide enough for a 29×2.6 and the Kobain fits a chainring 28-32T.

The Kobain’s geometry starts with a 75° STA, 65.5° HTA and 435mm chainstays. On a stand, the reach measures 445mm, with a change of 25-30mm between sizes, a wheelbase of 1,191mm and a standover height of 723mm.

The Kobain is available in two build kits, a Shimano SLX 12-speed for $1,700 or a Deore 11-speed for $1,300.

The Marshall

Devinci also overhauled the full-suspension trail bike, the Marshall. The Marshall has gone from a 27.5+ bike with 110mm travel to 130mm travel with a 140mm fork, available in 27.5 and 29er wheels. The Marshall frame is also made from 6061-T6 aluminum and, of course, features Devinci’s Split-Pivot suspension platform. Devinci also made the Marshall with size-optimized chainstays and wheels. Sizes XS and S have 27.5-inch wheels and 430mm chainstays. Sizes M, L and XL have 435mm chainstays holding their 29er wheels.

Other frame touches include a threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148 rear axle spacing, room for a 2.4-inch-wide tire on all frames, in-frame water bottle slot and chainring compatibility between 28 and 32T.

The geometry starts with an HTA of 66.5° and the seat tube angle varies between sizes, but hovers around 77°. On a stand, the reach is 460mm, the seat tube is chunky at 420mm, and the wheelbase is reasonable trail bike length at 1,203mm. The Marshall is also available in XS to fit riders 4’11” and taller.

Devinci sells the 29″ and 27.5″ Marshalls in two different build kits, but both are priced the same, giving consumers a choice of drivetrain specs. It is available in a Shimano Deore 12 speed version and a SRAM SX version. Both are a bargain at $2,099. These are of course an entry-level build, and so they weigh over 34 pounds. For the price, with a decent component spec and modern geometry, the Marshall should please a lot of riders.

Devinci says they should be available in stores around the start of March. See their website for more information.

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