I might be speaking prematurely here, but in a few years this new bike from Devinci might just be what most trail bikes look like.
Boost spacing, 120 mm front travel, 110 mm rear travel, 27plus tires, single-ring drivetrain, aggressive geometry, and an affordable price put the new Hendrix in a good position for 2016. Like all Devinci suspension bikes, the Hendrix uses the Split-Pivot suspension design.
The Hendrix uses a chip to adjust between high and low geometry, both of which are quite slack for a 120 mm bike. While I can’t call 433 mm (17-inch) chainstays “ultra-short” as Devinci does in the press release, I also can’t call them long. How about “just right” chainstay length? Top-tube lengths are obviously designed around short stems, and the bottom bracket height seems ready to carve.
Not a bad spec for $3,000, although I would budget for a dropper post too, this bike could use one.
Bikes will be ready to go November 2015.
Frameset will set you back $1599.