The Wilson in Dirt 100 ‘Raceproven’ is an over-used term, but we think it is safe to say that Stevie Smith on-board the Devinci brand have built some serious ‘kudos’ – street cred – since the Canadian signed to race World Cups for the firm. Neither would the Wilson downhill bike have the credit of multiple World Cup and World Championship podiums, making it one of the most desirable machines currently on the market. New for 2013, the Wilson Carbon will phase out the aluminum bikes in the UK , but this is clearly not a bad thing. Noticed Smith’s results rocket at the tail end of the 2012 season? With a top-three at Leogang World Championships and a long deserved win in the World Cup finals, you have to ask yourself if the change to carbon was enough to give him the edge on the competition? It’s another bike that is going to break all but most sturdy of bank accounts, but we reckon it’s an investment that’s worth making.

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