Devinci Django 29 debuts

Short travel trail rig gets the big wheel treatment

29er All Mountain Trail News
The short travel Django was launched as a 27.5” bike, but the platform was begging for the 29er treatment.

The short travel Django was launched as a 27.5 bike, but the platform was begging for the 29er treatment.

When Devinci released the Django earlier this year, it sported 27.5 wheels and 120mm of rear travel. It was a pint-sized trail bike designed to fill the gap vacated by the Troy, which had been given the long and slack treatment and turned into an all mountain machine.

As anyone who’s ridden a newer 29er knows, this short travel bike was screaming for the 29er treatment. Devinci was thinking along the same lines and this week launched the Django 29.

Like its smaller wheeled sibling, the new Django uses a 130mm fork and split pivot suspension. It also has stubby 17” chainstays, a 1x specific drivetrain, and clearance for up to a 2.35” tire. We’re also obligated to mention it has internal cable routing and boost hub spacing.

The Django geometry is adjustable via a flip chip, as well as a headset cup.

The Django geometry is adjustable via a flip chip and headset cup.

The geometry is adjustable via a flip chip at the rocker link and a headset cup. In the low setting, the frame has a 68-degree head angle and 336mm BB height, while the high setting adds half a degree to the head angle, and moves BB height to 341mm.

The 34mm fork and aggressive rubber are a pretty good indicator of what the Django 29 was meant for.

The 34mm fork and aggressive rubber are a pretty good indicator of what the Django 29 was meant for.

Frames will be available in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra large. Prices for an alloy complete start at $3099 for an NX drivetrain and dropper post. Upgrading to a GX drivetrain and to Fox Elite level fork, which features an improved damper will set you back $3599. Frame only retails for $1769. Claimed weight for the alloy frame is 8.1 pounds.

The base level carbon model retails for $3,800 and shares a similar spec with the $3,100 Alloy version.

The base level carbon model retails for $3800 and shares a similar spec with the $3100 alloy version.

Prefer that plastic fantastic? The base level Django carbon costs $3800, while the premium version with SRAM Eagle will run you $6819. Retail for the carbon frameset is $2479. Claimed weight for the carbon frame is 6.8 pounds.

For more info, visit www.devinci.com.


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