Oh how trail bikes have become the enduro bikes of five years back. The Devinci Django bears no exception to that trend. The 120mm (R) and 140mm (F) bruiser rolls around on 29″ gravity rubber that you would have only found on a proper DH bike not too long ago.
For 2020, the Django receives some party-focused revisions. The bike’s fork is 1cm longer than its predecessor at a respectable 140mm. The Django’s flip-chip placement has been relocated to allow simpler and faster geometry adjustments alongside the trail. The full carbon and full alloy frame options use Devinci’s Split Pivot linkage that “separate acceleration forces from braking forces for a buttery smooth ride with hyperactive small bump compliance, plus increased traction and podium-crushing pedal stroke efficiency.”
The frame’s 157mm SuperBoost axle spacing allows owners to mount 29×2.6″ or 27.5×2.8″ tires, and Devinci claims there is plenty of room left for mud between the rubber and adjacent chainstays.
The revamped Django will lean into a 66.5° head tube angle (low position), a roomy 450mm reach measurement (medium), and a 77.6° seat tube to keep riders ascending happily between the trees. Chainstay measurements will vary across the size run, with 435mm legs on the XS-M frames, 440mm for the large, and 445mm stays on the XL bikes. These numbers combined should make a versatile trail whip or light-duty enduro race bike.
Build kits for the new carbon frames range from $8,399 (€8,699) with the top shelf X01 groupset and Fox’s Factory level suspension, to $4,499 (€4,599) for the entry level build that includes a SRAM GX drivetrain, Fox Rhythm 34 fork, and a Float DPS Factory shock. À la carte carbon fiber Django frames are sold with a Fox DPS Factory shock included for $3,199 (€3,262).
Alloy models are available for $3,499 (€3,699) with a 12-speed SRAM GX build, and $2,699 (€2,899) with an SX/GX drivetrain. Even these more affordable models sell with a proper dropper post, so everyone can have heaps of fun in the forest.