Sometimes, the fast-and-furious world of e-bikes feels like a race to the bottom, and then there are companies like Devinci who step up and deliver a stylish and comfortable package with the new E-Griffin that raises the bar and restores faith in what an e-bike can and should be.
Hailing from the heart of Canada, this e-bike isn’t just a machine—it’s a harmonious blend of craftsmanship, innovation, and the spirit of the city. It speaks to the contemporary rider, one who values quality, performance, and local craftsmanship.
We spent the last few weeks tooling around town on the E-Griffin and experiencing everything that this new e-bike has to offer. Here are the results.
Traffic and the urban environment in general can be unpredictable. One moment it’s a clear path; the next, it’s a sudden halt. The E-Griffin’s hydraulic disc brakes are designed to ensure riders can stop quickly, effectively, and safely. And for those city challenges that come unannounced, be it a pothole or a rough patch, the bike’s wide and puncture-resistant tires are ready to take on the challenge.
We loved the sweeping handlebars and dropper seat post that combined for a comfortable fit ensuring a great ride every time.
But, let’s talk about the inner workings of this gem.
The E-Griffin features some top-quality Shimano components everywhere it matters starting with the top-of-the-line Shimano EP801 motor, which is as powerful, as it is lightweight. This combined with the Shimano long-lasting 725 Wh battery offers a system that delivers both performance and reliability.
The bike has just three levels of pedal assist and is designed to create an authentic bicycle feel.
We felt very comfortable cruising around in the first level of assist at around 20 kilometers per hour and 25 kilometers per hour with the same effort level at the second level of assist. While the top “boost” level is just that, a fantastic burst of speed that will run the rider up any challenging hills.
Gear management is an art, and with E-Griffin’s 1x gearing system with nine speeds, it becomes delightfully simple. It offers a range that’s versatile, suited for diverse city terrains, be it uphill or a flat stretch. It ensures that riders spend less time worrying about gears and more time enjoying the ride.
After a few rides of the E-Griffin, it’s hard not to want to ride it. Yes, it would make an ideal commuter e-bike for those who can bring bikes inside the building or in a very secure indoor parking facility. It’s comfortable, simple to operate, and quite lovely to pedal. The shifting is so smooth, and the brakes are wonderfully efficient. We did not want to stop riding.
To call the Devinci E-Griffin just an e-bike would be an understatement. It is a testament to what urban cycling in the 21st century represents—a blend of tradition and modernity, comfort and performance, art and engineering. For the urban commuter, for the city rider, for the explorer at heart, the E-Griffin promises a journey that’s easy and fun, efficient, and decidedly reliable. This Canadian bike brand has definitely raised the bar.
The E-Griffin takes the guesswork out of city and leisure biking. It’s built around a powerful Shimano Steps motor for reliable power on demand. No detail of the bike was overlooked. From the integrated handlebar display to the powerful hydraulic brakes, suspension fork and step-thru frame, it’s tailored to the needs and style of riding style. So you can ride often, with confidence.
Riding a bicycle is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle.
Momentum magazine has goals. We want to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing that riding a bike is a fun, smart, stylish and sexy way to get around.