Django Carbon 29 GX Eagle Mountain Bike
DeVinci's Django Carbon GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike is a do-it-all trail bike from the Canadian-based firm, built to cover ground quickly and with grin-inducing playfulness using its combination of speedy 29in wheels and lively Split Pivot rear suspension design. Offering 120mm of rear travel and 140mm up front via proven Fox suspension, this bike is a rocket ship when it needs to be but stays composed when the trail gets seriously technical. And with its balanced geometry, you'll have the stability you need for tricky downhills paired with cross-country efficiency when it comes time to climb. This versatility is enhanced by the ability to adjust the geometry between Low and High settings, letting you tune the bike's handling for more capable descending, or for a little more efficiency on the uphills.
The defining feature of DeVinci's full-suspension mountain bikes is the Dave Weagle-designed Split Pivot suspension. Dave Weagle is well known in the industry as the engineer behind DW-Link, and his designs deliver some of the best suspension characteristics on the market. Split Pivot's basic design consists of a main pivot and a concentric rear axle pivot separated by the chainstay (hence the name Split Pivot), as well as the brake link (seatstay) that floats between the concentric rear axle pivot and the rocker link that controls the shock. The floating brake link isolates braking forces from acceleration and suspension forces, resulting in uncompromising traction when you're charging across rough terrainâ€”even while braking or pedaling. Many other designs have a tendency to firm up a bit under braking, reducing suspension sensitivity through choppy terrain and thus losing some traction. DeVinci's Split Pivot remains active, soaking up braking bumps and squared-edged hits effortlessly while retaining a supportive mid-stroke for pedaling, climbing, and popping off lips and rollers.
As we touched on earlier, the Django's geometry strikes a fine balance between aggressive trail bike descending capabilities and XC-bike pedaling performance. The long reach figures give you a confident position for steeper descents, balanced by stubby chainstays to keep the handling playful and nimble. In the Low geometry setting a 66.5-degree head tube angle and low-slung 13.1-inch bottom bracket height provide the stability needed to confidently charge through rugged terrain, paired with a lower center of gravity for precise cornering feel. If your upcoming ride consists of an all-day marathon of steep climbs and tight switchbacks, flip the suspension chip to the High setting to raise the bottom bracket 0.2-inches and steepen the head angle half a degree. This gives you a bit more control to put the front wheel where you need it—a helpful feature for cross country riding.
Like DeVinci's other carbon bikes, the Django is constructed using their mountain bike specific DMC-G carbon lay-up. Using EPS molding, DeVinci creates a monocoque carbon frame with flawless consistency throughout the carbon layers, eliminating resin-pooling and inconsistencies that can negatively affect the strength of the frame. DeVinci puts a lot of emphasis on frame strength and rigidity, inspiring absolute confidence when you're smashing through technical terrain. It also allows DeVinci to offer a lifetime frame warranty to the original owner. The rear triangle allows clearance for up to a 2.6in tire, and its asymmetrical chainstays with Super Boost hub spacing deliver exceptional torsional stiffness for the frame and rear wheel.
- DeVinci's versatile 29er that flies both up & down the mountain
- 4.7in of Split Pivot travel stays active while braking for unwavering traction
- DMC-G carbon frame is lightweight, stiff, and responsive
- Balanced geometry is stable but doesn't feel sluggish on tight trails
- Short chainstays keep the handling playful and nimble
- 29in wheels roll fast and don't get hung up in chunky terrain
- Frame allows clearance for up to 2.6in tires
- GX Eagle drivetrain and Fox suspension deliver reliable performance