This is probably the first bike ever named after a hyper-violent Quentin Tarantino movie, but is this new short travel trail bike from Canada a tale of true love despite the odds or simply pulp fiction?
With a lightweight carbon fibre frame sporting 120mm of rear wheel travel paired to a 130mm fork up front, the idea behind the Django is to unchain (geddit?) you from notions of what a short travel machine can do. Interestingly Devinci has opted for 650b wheels rather than going for the big 29in hoops often seen on shorter travel bikes.
All the build kits in the range save for the entry-level one use RockShox Pike forks to ensure a true-tracking front end, so often a problem with lightweight but long-legged short travel forks. The Django also gets Boost 148 rear axle spacing for a stronger wheel, though none of the forks fitted are Boost compatible. Some classic Devinci features such as the offset shock are present and correct and the detailing on the carbon frame is very neat, with internal cable routing guides that are designed to work neatly with either Euro or moto-style brake setups.
Though we’ve only ridden the Django Carbon, there is also a more affordable alloy version – except in the UK, where only the carbon model will be brought in. Both bikes share exactly the same geometry and come with the same selection of build kits.
The top level XT build kit comes with a Shimano XT 11spd transmission, RockShox Pike RCT3 Dual Air fork and Monarch RT3 shock. You also get DT Swiss X1700 Spline wheels and Reverb dropper post. A Django Carbon RS bike will cost £4999.99 / $5,689.00, while the alloy Django RS will be $5,089.
Splitting the difference
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