Devinci is starting to make a push into the U.S. market. Last year, the Quebec-based company showed off three new full suspension models based around Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension design. For 2012 Devinci will add a 29-inch full suspension to its three 26-inch Split Pivot bikes.
The Atlas is an XC/trail bike with 100mm of front travel paired with 110mm in the rear. It has a claimed chainstay length of 430mm/16.9". I didn’t have my tape measure handy, but if these numbers are correct the Atlas will have the shortest chainstays of any production 29er full suspension.
The Atlas has adjustable geometry, thanks to an offset chip in the rear of the rocker link. Changing the orientation of this chip allows riders to switch between a higher bottom bracket with a steeper head angle (13.1"/71.2°), or a lower bottom bracket with a slacker head angle (12.9"/70.6°).
The Atlas will be available in late 2011.