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Interbike 2012: Carbon mountain bikes from Devinci

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Devinci's new carbon fiber Wilson downhill has already nabbed a World Cup victory under Steve Smith.

Devinci's new carbon fiber Wilson downhill has already nabbed a World Cup victory under Steve Smith. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Devinci makes full use of the available width on the new Wilson Carbon.

Devinci makes full use of the available width on the new Wilson Carbon. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The suspension design on Devinci's new Wilson Carbon keeps most of the weight low in the chassis.

The suspension design on Devinci's new Wilson Carbon keeps most of the weight low in the chassis. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Devinci Wilson Carbon uses a high single-pivot rear suspension design but with a novel shock link that rotates about the bottom bracket shell.

The Devinci Wilson Carbon uses a high single-pivot rear suspension design but with a novel shock link that rotates about the bottom bracket shell. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Devinci Wilson Carbon is built with a burly down tube guard.

The new Devinci Wilson Carbon is built with a burly down tube guard. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new carbon fiber Devinci Dixon has the rear wheel path of a single-pivot design but the Split Pivot dropout pivot supposedly gives it braking performance similar to a true four-bar.

The new carbon fiber Devinci Dixon has the rear wheel path of a single-pivot design but the Split Pivot dropout pivot supposedly gives it braking performance similar to a true four-bar. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Devinci's new Dixon Carbon uses carbon fiber seat stays paired with aluminum chain stays.

Devinci's new Dixon Carbon uses carbon fiber seat stays paired with aluminum chain stays. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new carbon Devinci Dixon includes ISCG tabs with cleverly replaceable threads.

The new carbon Devinci Dixon includes ISCG tabs with cleverly replaceable threads. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Devinci Dixon Carbon trims about 350g (0.77lb) from the aluminum frame weight.

The new Devinci Dixon Carbon trims about 350g (0.77lb) from the aluminum frame weight. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Post mount caliper tabs and Dave Weagle's Split Pivot dropout configuration on Devinci's new Dixon Carbon.

Post mount caliper tabs and Dave Weagle's Split Pivot dropout configuration on Devinci's new Dixon Carbon. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Press-fit cups and an extra-wide bottom bracket shell for Devinci's new carbon fiber Dixon.

Press-fit cups and an extra-wide bottom bracket shell for Devinci's new carbon fiber Dixon. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The kinked seat tube on the new Devinci Atlas Carbon allows for an ultra-short rear end - supposedly just 430mm (16.9") long.

The kinked seat tube on the new Devinci Atlas Carbon allows for an ultra-short rear end - supposedly just 430mm (16.9") long. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Devinci builds the new flagship Atlas Carbon with a carbon fiber front triangle but an alloy rear end.

Devinci builds the new flagship Atlas Carbon with a carbon fiber front triangle but an alloy rear end. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Devinci Atlas Carbon full-suspension 29er features a tapered head tube and external routing for the full-length housing.

The new Devinci Atlas Carbon full-suspension 29er features a tapered head tube and external routing for the full-length housing. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Devinci adds a new top-end Atlas full-suspension 29er for 2013 with a carbon fiber front triangle that sheds nearly 300g from the aluminum version.

Devinci adds a new top-end Atlas full-suspension 29er for 2013 with a carbon fiber front triangle that sheds nearly 300g from the aluminum version. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The more cross-country oriented carbon Devinci Atlas 29er does without ISCG tabs or a down tube guard.

The more cross-country oriented carbon Devinci Atlas 29er does without ISCG tabs or a down tube guard. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Post mount caliper tabs and Dave Weagle's Split Pivot dropout configuration on Devinci's new carbon fiber Atlas.

Post mount caliper tabs and Dave Weagle's Split Pivot dropout configuration on Devinci's new carbon fiber Atlas. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The press-fit cups and extra-wide bottom bracket shell on Devinci's new Atlas Carbon provide lots of room for the mega-sized down tube and seat tube.

The press-fit cups and extra-wide bottom bracket shell on Devinci's new Atlas Carbon provide lots of room for the mega-sized down tube and seat tube. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear shock on Devinci's Wilson Carbon is well protected inside the frame.

The rear shock on Devinci's Wilson Carbon is well protected inside the frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar.

Canadian company Devinci is bolstering its mountain bike range with three new carbon bikes for 2013: the 145mm travel, 26in-wheeled Dixon Carbon, the 110mm travel Atlas Carbon 29er and the full-blown Wilson Carbon downhill racer that team rider Steve Smith just used to win the World Cup in Norway.

The Dixon Carbon has perhaps been the most heavily massaged of the trio, with its new carbon fiber front triangle and seat stays (the chain stays are still aluminum). According to Devinci marketing man David Régnier-Bourque, the new 1,207g (2.66lb) front end shaves 204g from the alloy version, while the 295g carbon stays lop off 145g for substantial total savings of 349g (0.77lb).

Other features include the same Split Pivot rear suspension design and geometry as on the current Dixon. Plus a tapered head tube, routing for dropper seatposts, an extra-wide bottom bracket shell with press-fit bearing cups, adjustable geometry (a 67 to 67.5-degree head tube angle) and molded-in ISCG tabs with replaceable threads.

The Atlas Carbon, on the other hand, gets a new 1,109g (2.44lb) carbon front triangle but sticks with its current all-aluminum rear end. Even so, claimed weight saved is a significant 285g (0.63lb). As with the Dixon, the Split Pivot rear suspension design and overall geometry are carried over, including the incredibly short 430mm (16.9in) chain stays.

The new top-end, full-sus Atlas 29er

Even the Wilson downhill bike has had the carbon fiber treatment for 2013. It loses weight with a new carbon front end to go with last year's carbon seat stays, but apparently retains the durability necessary for World Cup abuse. Tube sections are massive throughout, and the low-slung rear shock is well protected inside the front triangle. In the event of a really direct hit, there's also a burly carbon fiber guard bolted to the bottom of the down tube.

The new Wilson Carbon, as ridden to World Cup glory by Steve Smith

Test samples are set to arrive in the Colorado BikeRadar offices shortly, so stay tuned for in-depth reviews.