Devinci Spartan 2018 carbon, bos coil and fork, hope, sram eagle 9

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Frame: Devinci Spartan 2018 Carbon. Misc.: Size Large
Rear Shock: BOS Syors. Misc.: trunion with lock out
Fork: BOS Deville 35
Headset: FSA Zero stack
Handlebar: ENVE Minnaar Bar. Misc.: V2 No cut
Stem: Hope DH Stem. Misc.: 50mm
Grips: ODI Vans edition
Brakes: Hope Tech3 V4. Misc.: Vented Rotor
Brake Levers: Hope Tech3 V4
Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed. Misc.: Red collard
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Chainguide: e*thirteen
Cranks: Race Face SixC Cinch 175mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: Race Face Cinch DM 34T. Misc.: No oval yet...
Bottom Bracket: Hope 30mm
Chain: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Pedals: Hope Technology F20. Misc.: Or time special 12
Front Rim: DT Swiss EX511
Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX511
Hubs: Hope Pro4 Boost. Misc.: 20*110 front
Spokes: DT Swiss
Front Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary SG 2.35. Misc.: Addix Ultra soft
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 SG. Misc.: Addix Soft
Saddle: Other Italia SLR. Misc.: Super flow ( big hole for the butt ^^)
Seatpost: Fox Racing Shox Transfer Performance 150mm
Seatpost Clamp: Other Carbon-Ti. Misc.: Red
General Info
Model Year: 2018
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: NaN lb NaN oz (0 g)

Vital MTB member hugosxm hugosxm 10/7/2019 2:59 AM

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I have different question - How do You compare new Deville 35 to old Deville ?
I ride Deville 2014 model and love it - have no idea on what change it and why BOS didn't make 29 version...
I have ridden BOS Kirk - grea shock, if Syors is just better it has to be awesome bike !

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I can compare deville fcv and deville 35 because if you look at my older spartan i had this one before...

The 35mm frame and the new design make it really stiffer. I found too much flex in the 34mm deville fcv, even with my 20mm axle... Now i have the 35 in 15mm boost and it is way stiffer, like a fox 36 for me, or really close... I just bought the 20mmx110mm axle for my 35, i will see but i think i won't be noticeable... But it is good to know that they provide both options at BOS.

Now i found way more support too on the 35, the older version with fcv give good support and the new 35 is even better. I found a bit less friction and high speed feels more composed.

I was just waiting for more stiffness when switching... But i found a better dampening too

Sorry guys my english is messed up ^^

To be clear : i don't work at bos and i pay full price for their products... But i ride with bos since some years now and really love it !

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How doyou like the BOS Syors shock? Could you please give a review about it and comparison to other high end shocks you wrote?

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Hi @bansaiman,

the problem is that i switched back to a coil from an air shock so my feeling may be a little false... and my english too XD but this is what i can say :

I rode a fox DHX5.0 coil, yes it is an old one, then i switched to a bos stoy, yes old too ^^ and the difference was obvious ! The stoy was more plush, needed a bigger SAG and gave much more support on both low speed and hi speed compression. The grip was isane. Then i switched bike for the 2017 spartan with a bos kirk 2. The kirk gave me the same grip, more support ( i think because it is air so more progressive ), and less plushness... Then i switched to the syors on the 2018 spartan... And the feeling is unreal ^^. It gives me the best of both world, plenty of support with plushness and insane grip. And everybig hit like going flatout to a rock garden or landing next to a drop is really smoothed out by the syors. It is incredible. I would like to try a fox dhx to compare... But it is by far the best shock i ever had !

Sorry for my english...

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Thank you very much man. That is reeeeally helpful.
2 more of important questions:

Do you really need the Climb switch or is it unnecessary?

In which country do you live, who is the BOS distributor there and are you happy with the service and handling of any issues with the shock?

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The climb switch on mine does not seems to do something... On my kirk2 it was really noticeable, not on this one... Honnestly climb switches are not important on a good shock with a good bike...

I live in france, to be honnest BOS had a time when it was a nighmare.... I have to admit... but to be honnest since like 2 years they are really back in business. They reply fast, i orderer a 20mm axle for the deville, it was shipped 24h after, service of both fork and shock took 48h... They do a good job now ...

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Oh, great. Than I will really get the syors in some time but save money on the regular version without that climb switch.
But fork I already am waiting to mount my new mezzer which will surely be great match, too.

Thanks very much

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