Devinci Caribou Touring Bike

4.14/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: large, medium, small, xsmall
Colors: Unspecified
Fork: Devinci
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Ritchey Logic Comp
Stem: Ritchey Logic Comp
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Tien Hsin TH-16 Integrated
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra Triple
Crankset: Shimano 105 Triple, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT GS
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 SPD
Tires: 700 x 28c Michelin Transworld

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pepere a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2012

Strengths:    Good price, good performance with light to medium load

Weaknesses:    Doesn't carry heavy load well.

Bottom Line:   
Mine is an older model, so it may have improved since. At first, I used it as a commuter bike and it handled very well. When I tried to use it touring with a good load front and back, I was disapointed to feel a lot of speed wobble that made it even scary above 30 km/h.

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Similar Products Used:   Cannondale T2000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by charoenrut tepnuruk

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    ????????????????????

Weaknesses:    ?????????????????????

Bottom Line:   
??? devinci caribou touring 2004 ?????????? ??? ??

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gottago a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2010

Strengths:    Solid frame and comfortable geometry.

Weaknesses:    Over sized gearing. I had to replace the middle and small chainrings because they were way too big for hauling heavy loads even up medium grades let alone the Rockies.

Bottom Line:   
Completed my first cross-Canada tour with it. Once I had it set up right, it performed amazingly well. The only problem I had was the rear rim developed stress cracks at a few spoke holes. With the suspension seat post the ride was incredibly smooth. The frame held up perfectly under a large load (80 lbs or so).
I have also ridden a 300km Randonneur with it with no problem being in the saddle for 12 hours.

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Favorite Ride:   X-Canada tour 2004

Similar Products Used:   I also owned a 2001 Devinci Silverstone racing bike.

Bike Setup:   I set it up nearly identicle to my racing bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lingram a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2009

Strengths:    Shifting is close to perfect. Rear D smooth. Lightweight and sturdy. Love the ride. Great looking. Seems very well made.

Weaknesses:    Front D has taken some time to get working properly

Bottom Line:   
2008 Caribou 2: This is my dream bike. Can't get enough of it. Purchased on sale and specs/components match the 09 model exactly except for seat and handle bar tape. Added carrier, fenders, clip on /combo pedals.

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Favorite Ride:   Many

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Olympic Cycle Vernon

Similar Products Used:   My first tourer. Other road bikes and mountain bikes; Peugeot, Tech

Bike Setup:   Also got a set of wider tires to change up for off-season or longer trail rides.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by danielgaston a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for commuting. Also good for short trips (less than 100 km).
SHimano XT deraillleur is very smooth. I"m surprised at the speed I can reach with this type of bike just a few km/hr less than my road bike (Argon 18)
I put regular pedals instead of clip-ons -- mistake.

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Favorite Ride:   Lake Champlain

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Pro Cycle - Laval

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