For 2018, riders of the Unior/Devinci Factory Racing Team will tackle the world’s toughest courses on the newest rendition of our podium-proven Wilson. This bike was developed specifically for UDFR riders to race on the World Cup circuit and will not be part of the Devinci product lineup for 2018. USA-based UDFR rider Dakotah Norton is currently preparing for his first Pro GRT race of the season this coming weekend at Windrock Bike Park, TN, and this is the race bike he’s been practising on for the past few months.
The Wilson 29er uses the metric shock standard and Dakotah is on the Rock Shox Super Deluxe WC with a 450lb-spring with a thrust bearing.
Many riders want the bars as low as possible on a 29er DH bike, but Dakotah goes the opposite way and uses the “high rise” version of the Race Face SixC bars. This setup gives him a more upright position that relieves hand pressure and results in better brake modulation. The bars are in a slightly forward position with Lizard Skins Charger lock-on grips to finish off the build.
Dakotah’s Wilson 29 Technical Specifications
Frame Devinci Wilson aluminum 29 Size L
Suspension Rock Shox DH 29 Fork | Super Deluxe WC, 450lb coil
Wheels Race Face Atlas 29
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR2, 29×2.4wt 3C TR, DH Casing
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF, 29×2.5wt 3C TR, DH Casing
Brakes Sram Code RSC
Rotors Sram Centerline 200mm
Shifter/derailleur Sram X01DH, 7 speed
Cassette Sram PG-795, X-Dome 10-24T
Cranks Sram X01DH, 165mm
Chainring Sram X-Sync 34T
Chainguide E.Thirteen LG1r Carbon
Chain Sram PC-XX1
Seat Post SDG I-Beam
Saddle SDG I-Fly
Handlebar Race Face SixC 35, 35mm rise, 800mm width
Stem Race Face Atlas 35 Direct Mount
Pedals HT Components X2
Grips Lizard Skins, Lock-On Charger
This bike is unreal. With modern tracks getting rougher and faster, I think this bike has the capability of putting me up there on the podium. It has the confidence to accelerate over chatter that would normally make me tighten up, but turns just as well as any 27.5 downhill bike I’ve tried. My initial impression of a downhill bike with 29’’ wheels was that you needed to ride wider lines, but now I can ride the same corners in the same way with more grip. The suspension progressive through big jumps and harsh compressions, while being plush enough off the top to not deflect over wet roots and rocks.— Dakotah Norton