Devinci has completely redesigned the Troy this year and if you want a rock-solid trail bike that can tackle the biggest terrain but still climb like a goat or efficiently eat up miles then it’s a stand-out choice for the money.
Built like a tank, with lifetime warranty
The new frame isn’t particularly light for a carbon 140mm bike at a claimed 2.8kg (medium). But the big box-section tubes and deep keel around the press-fit BB mean it’s one of the stiffest chassis we’ve ridden and it even comes with a lifetime warranty.
Devinci’s Troy Carbon has received a makeover for 2016
That stiffness is obvious on the trail too, providing a super-accurate connection between the massive 780mm bars and 45mm stem and the super grippy Maxxis High Roller II Max Terra triple compound tyres (an excellent bit of speccing by Devinci), which sit on broad rims for extra stability.
The long front end helps to keep trouble safely at arm’s length, while the very short 424mm chainstays add flick and whip agility to the back end. Overall though the Troy feels rock-solid though, something that’s highlighted by its almost eerie lack of noise when you’re hammering it down rough sections.
Poised and purposeful
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