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What would you choose: Specialized, Trek, Devinci, Rocky Mountain?

Old 03-29-15, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
The are both virtually identical spec wise. They both should have a lock out front fork by the specs but the Devinci is a remote lockout the RM has a slightly better rear derailleur other than that it comes down to which do you find more comfortable and which paint scheme do you like better. Lockout IMO is really only use full on the road and then you would just turn it on and leave it on so the remote wouldn't be a big selling point to me. I'm sure some people do use their lockout on the trail but I never do. Now you say the RM doesn't shift as well but that has nothing to do with the bike or the parts on it and just means it needs some adjustments by the LBS.
The sales rep pointed out to me that the devinci's rear derailleur has a stabilizer switch, does that mean it will perform better on the trail or still the rear derailleur on the RM still is slighty better ?
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Old 03-29-15, 11:08 AM
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Missed that. I guess I'd call it a wash .
It is nice to have but it is only a $40 part so I wouldn't buy a bike just because of it. It pretty much stops chain slap and if you were running a single chain ring up front a clutched RD helps to stop chain drops. Chain slap is when the chain is bouncing all over the place and slapping against the frame, kind of annoying. Most people running a 1x setup are also going to run a narrow wide chainring up front which also pretty much stops chain drops even without a clutched RD.

http://guides.wiggle.co.uk/rear-dera...-buying-guide/
they cover them a bit down the page.

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Old 03-29-15, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
Missed that. I guess I'd call it a wash .
It is nice to have but it is only a $40 part so I wouldn't buy a bike just because of it. It pretty much stops chain slap and if you were running a single chain ring up front a clutched RD helps to stop chain drops. Chain slap is when the chain is bouncing all over the place and slapping against the frame, kind of annoying. Most people running a 1x setup are also going to run a narrow wide chainring up front which also pretty much stops chain drops even without a clutched RD.

Rear derailleurs buying guide | Wiggle Buyers Guides
they cover them a bit down the page.
Thanks for explaining this to me. i really appreciate it!!!!
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I have a 2015 crave pro, which I really like, any of the bikes you are considering should be fine, and 2nd that shimano brakes are a +
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Hi all! Due to an unexpected emergency I'm still waiting for some $$$$ to come in. So I'm still looking around for some alternative. Then I came across this :



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Frame: Hydroformed aluminum 6061 frame series
Fork: Rock Shox XC32, 100mm of travel
Rims: Mavic TN317 rims with Formula DC 20/22 hubs
Brakes: Avid Elixir 3 160/180mm rotors
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or should i just wait and just go with the Rocky Mountain Trailhead 2015??? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Old 04-08-15, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelFaith46 View Post
I just got back from test ridding The Devinci Wooky S and the Rocky Mountain Trailhead 29. So i'll start with the Devinci, I tried the medium as suggested and the sales rep cut a bit in the saddle post to get the right saddle height for me. I went out and rode the bike for a while. i liked the 29 sized tires, the gear shifts smoothly and the brakes are good too. I also liked that the bike has a remote lock on the fork. I also liked the color and the total appeal of the bike. Having no experience with the mountain bike so i asked the Rep if my posture on the bike was good or am i little forward to the handle bar. And he said that i have a correct posture towards the bike. Over all i liked the Bike but i still have to see what the Rocky Mountain's fit and feel on me compared with the Wooky.


I head out to the second bike shop where they carry the RM Trailhead, The rep again suggested me to try the medium but this time the saddle post needs no alteration as he immediately lowered the saddle to the right height. I stepped outside and rode the bike. The first thing i noticed is that the handle bar is a little bit closer to me (which i really don't know what the effect on prolonged riding good or bad). The ride and the breaks are as good as the Devinci, though the gear on the RM does not shift as smoothly as the Devinci. I liked the bike as well but with the question in mind about the gear shifting.


To summarize, I am a little biased with the Devinci because I liked the color better and it has a remote lock on the fork though it is $100 more. The bike shop offered me 10% discount towards buying bike accessories so i have $130 to spend on accessories and 1 year free of service on bike flats and other adjustments.On the other hand the sales rep told me that because I am looking at a 2015 he cannot give me any discount. So please knock some sense out of me if the remote lock on the fork justifies the $100! But the discount towards accessories just even out the price difference. The RM's handle bar is closer to me in comparison with the Devinci, but I'm not saying there is awkwardness on either, i just don't know if closer is better or the other way around with prolonged riding. But for me the gear shifting on the Devinci is smoother. Please share your thoughts on my dilemma and help me make a better decision....Thank you in advance and apologies for my ignorance!!!!!!
Angel, dont worry about the handlebars being closer. They can easily change out the stem if you want. I am not a good person to ask about the remote lockout as I never use mine. I primarily ride road and if I am in the neighborhood I ride my hybrid, which is rigid. I only ride my mtb on the trails where I need the suspension. If its your only bike the lockout may come in handy. I'm not sure about $200 more though.
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