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Devinci Spartan 9

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Frame: Devinci Spartan. Misc.: Medium
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3. Misc.: DBairCS is in the mail
Fork: Other MRP Stage. Misc.: 170mm
Handlebar: Chromag BZA. Misc.: Red 15mm rise
Stem: Chromag BZA
Grips: ODI SDG
Brakes: Shimano XT Calipers
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR Trail. Misc.: XTR Rotors 180F,160R
Shifters: Shimano Saint I-Spec
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow +
Chainguide: MRP AMG Carbon
Cranks: Race Face Next SL. Misc.: 32 Direct
Chain: KMC X10 SL DLC. Misc.: Black/Red
Cassette / Rear Cog: Shimano XT 11-36. Misc.: Hope T-Rex 40t
Pedals: Other Chromag Contact
Front Rim: Stan's NoTubes Flow EX
Rear Rim: Stan's NoTubes Flow EX
Hubs: DT Swiss 240S Centerlock Disc Hub
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition. Misc.: Painted 4 red
Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2
Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2
Saddle: Chromag Lynx
Seatpost: KS Lev Ti. Misc.: 125mm
Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Seat Clamp. Misc.: NQR
General Info
Model Year: 2014
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 30 lb 12 oz (13948 g)
Additional Info: Stoked on how the build came out. Powdercoated blood red and some fun little details. Running it in the low and slack setting, waiting on the Double Barrel to show up.

Vital MTB member Roots_rider Roots_rider 6/30/2014 2:35 PM

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Not done a whole ton of pedaling on but does well for a longer travel bike. It absolutely lives to be pointed downhill and railed on though, thing is nuts how fast it is.

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I've ridden the RC, it handles descending amazing, and climbs ok for how much the stock weight is. I've been waiting for the bike to pop up on the products section so I can do a full review. Ya along the lines that Roots_rider said, the Spartan is almost scary fast.

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Yea, a review of it would be great! I think there are a few people out there that would love to hear how it rides. I am moving to vancouver soon and am considering getting a new frame for next season. I currently have a stumpy evo 26 but I'm not sure if it is enough for the vancouver area. I wonder if the increase in DH capability when switching to the devinci from the Stumpy evo will be proportionate to the decrease in climbing ability or if it really is just a freeride bike with a dropper post and cant climb as good as an enduro 29er.

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Thank you! Feels great, easy adjustability including ramp without having to pull the top cap, and super supple. Very good option in the high end trail fork market.

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