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2018 Devinci Spartan Carbon X01 Eagle

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How do you make a good bike better? That's the question Devinci asked when they set out to improve an already very capable ride. The solution involved the creation of an entirely new frame for 2018.

Highlights

  • Carbon DMC-G frame and stays with 0.7-pounds (310g) weight savings compared to previous design
  • 27.5-inch (650b) wheels
  • 165mm (6.5-inches) rear travel via Metric shock // 170mm (6.7-inches) front travel
  • Split-Pivot suspension design with new vertical shock orientation and improved anti-squat
  • Coil shock compatible
  • FRG adjustable geometry via flip chip in upper seatstay pivot
  • Integrated Di2 battery mount
  • Kevlar reinforced carbon skid plate
  • 170mm travel dropper post compatibility on sizes M / L / XL
  • 24-ounce water bottle compatible
  • ISCG tabs
  • 36-tooth chainring maximum clearance
  • BB92 bottom bracket
  • 27.5x2.6-inch tire clearance
  • 12x148mm Boost rear axle
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL
  • Colors: Gloss purple and green // Matte and gloss black
  • Frame Weight: 7.14-pounds (3.24kg, claimed)
  • Complete Weight: Starting at 30.34-pounds (13.76kg, claimed)
  • Lifetime frame warranty

Geometry

Ten extra millimeters of added fork travel gives the bike a more balanced overall suspension feel and helps rake the front end out a bit more, and an added 25mm of reach on each size brings the bike firmly into the running.

Geometry is adjustable using Devinci's FRG flip chip system located in upper seatstay pivot, allowing you to slacken the head angle out an additional 0.4-degrees while also tuning the bottom bracket height and seat angle.

Old Vs New

This diagram illustrates the changes between the two generations of the Spartan Carbon:

Build Kits & Pricing

The Spartan Carbon is available in four builds ranging from $4,539 to $9,069 USD:

Two aluminum bikes priced at $3,359 and $4,199 USD are available as well:

Visit www.devinci.com for more details and stay tuned for our detailed ride impressions coming soon.

About The Tester

Brandon Turman - Age: 31 // Years Riding MTB: 17 // Height: 5'10" (1.78m) // Weight: 175-pounds (79.4kg)

"I like to have fun, pop off the bonus lines on the sides of the trail, get aggressive when I feel in tune with a bike, and really mash on the pedals and open it up when pointed downhill." Formerly a Mechanical Engineer and Pro downhill racer, Brandon brings a unique perspective to the testing game as Vital MTB's resident product guy. He has on-trail familiarity with nearly every new innovation in our sport from the past several years and a really good feel for what’s what.