Troy 29 NX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike
DeVinci understands that no two trails are the same, and that a successful all-mountain bike needs to have the chops to tackle the trickiest of descents, yet remain efficient and comfortable enough to pedal on all-day rides without draining your energy on the climbs. The all-new Troy 29 NX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike does just that, bringing exceptional performance to some wickedly diverse terrain. Powered by Devinci's Testing is Everything modus, the fifth generation Split Pivot platform sees increased bottom out force to improve the bike's composure across repeated big hits. The revamped team-inspired geometry makes quick work of steep, rugged, and unpredictable terrain, but also manages to put you in a good position to power up steep climbs with finesse thanks to the axed-down short chainstays. And even though there's a bit of a weight penalty compared to it's carbon fiber sibling, the made-in-Canada aluminum frame shares the same DNA and the same lifetime warranty, but at a much friendlier pricepoint.
Like the carbon fiber iterations, the aluminum Troy takes advantage of the stability-enhancing benefits of Super Boost 12 x 157mm rear spacing. While the transition to a new hub standard might have some people up in arms, the truth is that 157mm rear spacing has been around on downhill bikes for quite some time. Super Boost simply widens the hub flanges to improve the spoke bracing angle, resulting in a stiffer rear wheel that's better able to resist torsional forces caused by cornering, braking, or charging through technical terrain. This is especially noticeable on 29er wheels as they have a greater tendency to flex. In addition to these stiffness benefits, Super Boost allows DeVinci to keep the chainstays super short while still clearing a 29 x 2.4in tire and up to a 38t front chainring, giving you a solid range of tread and gearing options.
Taking a closer look at the Dave Weagle-designed Split Pivot rear suspension, the 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 terrain, even while braking or pedaling. Many suspension 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. When you near the end of the travel, a smooth bottom out progression prevents harsh landings. Suspension performance is further improved by the move to a Trunnion-mounted metric shock that pivots on bearings rather than bushings, reducing friction for a more supple suspension action.
As we mentioned above, the new Troy sees revised geometry that gives it some extra stability at higher speeds or while navigating technical descents. This comes in the form of a slacker head angle and longer reach that together inspire some extra confidence to stay off the brakes and let it rip. The stubby 17-inch chainstays balance the bike's downhill prowess with playful trail manners and nimble handling, keeping things fun on tamer trails while giving the bike the ability to pick lines and navigate corners with precision. Despite these geometry changes the Troy retains the ability to adjust its geometry via a flip-chip, which has been conveniently relocated to the lower shock mount for easier access. The flip-chip alternates between the default "low" position and a "high" position that raises the bottom bracket and steepens the head angle, improve pedaling performance on big days with lots of climbing.
DeVincis are well known for their ruggedness and this frame is constructed of high-grade aluminum that’s welded on-site at its Canadian HQ. By using high-quality alloys and building the frames asymmetrically by highly skilled craftsmen, the frames have a tremendous strength to weight ratio and are the ideal choice for the self-sponsoring racer. This also allows DeVinci to back up its frames with a lifetime warranty. We're happy to report that the frame will accept a water bottle in the mainframe, something that'll please forum audiences everywhere. DeVinci also made the switch to a threaded bottom bracket, simplifying maintenance and eliminating the creaks often associated with press fit BB's.
- The alloy version of Devinci's all-mountain 29er
- Split Pivot rear travel remains active while braking
- Team-inspired geometry loves high speeds and steep terrain
- Short chainstays for nimble climbing and precise cornering
- Super Boost axle spacing improves rear end stiffness
- High-strength aluminum frame is made in-house in Canada
- Threaded bottom bracket reduces creaks and eases maintenance
- NX Eagle offers Eagle's massive gear range without breaking the bank