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Devinci bikes - reputation

Old 08-15-06, 02:41 PM
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Anyone familiar with Devinci - from Canada? I have a Trek 820 mtb from my lbs who has shown me the Trek 1000 - 1200 - 1500 and they all look real nice, seems they have many satisfied owners.

My not-so-lbs who I have the utmost respect for showed me the Devinci Apex - he's carried the line 4-5 years; its grown well for him in his shop and looks nice. I'm not sure whether Canadian produced vs China produced means now.

btw - price of the Devinci Apex in his shop is $1150; he may work me a deal.

Anyone own a Devinci bike? - especially one of their road bikes?

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Old 08-15-06, 10:17 PM
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For the past 2 years I've ridden a Devinci Chicane. It currently has well over 10,000 km on the frame. I've replaced wheels, seat, seatpost, stem, and a few drive train components. No complaints whatsoever.
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Old 08-15-06, 11:44 PM
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i met a guy on the side of the road once...he was fixing his flat, and he had a devinci. he seemed to really like it. i don't recall what model it was, but his seemed pretty decked out with dura-ace(possibly new ultegra...didn't get a great look), mavic ksyriums and FSA SLK carbon crankset.

Bike shops round here seem to really like them as well, and i've heard really good things about them (note: when i heard good things about them at bike shops, they knew i wasn't going to buy a bike so its not like they were trying to make a sale).

here's the link to their site

http://www.devinci.com/
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Old 08-16-06, 01:47 AM
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The reputation around here -- Montreal -- is that Devincis are not bad and not great. Nothing special. The aluminum frames had a bunch of alignment problems a few years back. The brand has a strong following in Quebec, mostly because Devinci is a Quebec company, though I'm not sute the frames are actually made in Quebec anymore.
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Old 08-16-06, 08:31 AM
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Devinci's are made in Taiwan. Especially the CF frames.
They are the Treks of Canada.

Consider Marinoni, all made in Quebec, and at least a 30 year racing history.
Steel, Ti, CF, Ally, CF-ally. All can be custom-made.



http://www.marinoni.qc.ca/html/en_index.html
 
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I also researched Devinci a few months ago and I came away with a good/positive feeling about the brand/company/bikes.
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Don't own one myself, but two people around my work have Devincis and are happy with them.
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