Devinci’s Spartan 29 makes its official global entry this week. But if you’ve been following its extensive orbital path, you won’t be shocked to learn that the new bike has already been heavily exercised on the track.
Devinci athletes Keegan Wright and Damien Oton have tested various setups over the past several months, putting prototypes through the kind of diabolical bike bootcamp you’d expect from an insane Kiwi and a scary-fast Frenchman.
Back in April, Oton piloted a pre-release Spartan 29 to a 3rd place overall finish during the second round of the 2018 Enduro World Series, in Manizales, Colombia. He charged back at the epic Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez where he took the win. He’d made the leap from 27.5 to the bigger wheel configuration following the team camp in Italy, where the bike’s enhanced stability at warp speeds, thanks to 165mm rear and upgraded 170mm travel in the fork, made him a believer.
“I wasn’t sure about it at first because I didn’t feel as fast as on my 27.5 race bike,” Oton says. “But when we started clocking timed runs, I realized I was actually a lot faster.”
Enhanced wheel size, on the other hand, has improved his long-distance endurance. “During an EWS race,” Oton continues, “any energy you can save by being comfortable and by carrying more speed through rough sections on 29s makes a huge difference at the end of the day.”
For more details on the not-so-secret Spartan 29, check out the specs here. No surprise, this well-versed bike means business.
Separates acceleration forces from braking forces. The result is a buttery smooth ride with hyperactive small bump compliance, increased traction and podium-crushing pedal stroke efficiency.
Adjustable geo flip chip
Allows you to customize your ride to personal preference or specific trail type.
Super Boost Plus 157 rear spacing
Super Boost Plus 157 rear spacing optimizes chainstay span, as well as tire and front chainring clearance, while using a stiffer rear wheel.
Offer added protection against impact and front wheel projectiles.
Internal cable routing
Clean look of internal cable routing comes standard. The bike uses an interior port so you can secure cables with zips to nix shakes and rattles.
Low standover height
Deliver prime stand-over fit, with a super-low center of gravity for enhanced handling.
Full carbon frame
Send it with a full carbon frame that dumps weight, with improved response and stiffness.
Molded chainstay protector
Reinforced chainstay protectors bolster durability for the rugged ride ahead.
Threaded BB for headache-free removal and maintenance.
Technologies & Features
2Super Boost 157
4FULL Carbon Frame
7Molded chainstay protector
8Low standover height
10Chainring clearance 36T
11Tire Clearance 29 x 2.5
12Metric rear shock with Trunnion mount
14Post mount 180mm disc brake
15Compatible with FRG cup
*S : 125MM, M : 150MM, L : 170MM, XL : 170MM
Matte | Tecto, Red
Gloss | Green, Yellow
Gloss | Black, Blue