Devinci Destination Touring Bike

4/5 (6 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 Tiagra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Ritchey Logic Comp
Stem: Ritchey Logic Comp
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Tien Hsin TH-23 Integrated
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra Triple
Crankset: TruVativ Elita Triple, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Deore LX GS
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 SPD
Tires: 700 x 28c Michelin Transworld

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marie a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2010

Strengths:    Polyvalenece

Weaknesses:    speeds doesn't shift well all the time

Bottom Line:   
This bike brings me everywhere, I love it.
Weel, it needed some few ajustements quite often, but it is still a stong bike, very polyvalent.

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Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Longueuil Quebec

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Powdered Water a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2008

Strengths:    Value on the components
Comfort through long days
Gearing is great for loaded touring (30/33)
Bomb Proof Wheels/Tires

Weaknesses:    Heavy in the rear end

Bottom Line:   
From commuting, to long distance fully loaded tours, to sport/race rides the destination has eaten them all. As a commuter the setup as is works fantastically. If you're planning to use it more for training/races or have small hills around, a few upgrades to lighten the rear end are recommenced.

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Favorite Ride:   UP!

Bike Setup:   Stock, upgraded the seat post and handlebars for comfort.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jpaynter a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2008

Strengths:    Comfort and durability. Wheels are rock solid. Option of upgrading to disk brakes.

Weaknesses:    Headset squeaks. Heavy, slow bike.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very sturdy, comfortable bike for long rides. The positioning on the bike means that you don't get great aerodynamics, but for long rides my wrists and ass really appreciated the more comfortable set up. It is also great for country road riding where you might run across dirt roads and crushed gravel trails. It is also great that you can upgrade to disk brakes if you're hauling a kid trailer or load up your bike with paniers. I've done several long tours and been able to keep up comfortably with road bikes which are much lighter and sleeker.

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Favorite Ride:   Bancroft Hilly Hundred

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Wildrock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hockey a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2007

Strengths:    Ride, touring load, specs and shifting. Wheels are bombproof and commonly used on tandems.

Weaknesses:    All of the rivnuts for the bottle holders and racks were loose. Either they were not tightened at the factory or they rusted from sitting. Probably not tightened. Anyway this problem was fixed.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a Devinci Destination 2005/6 at the Toronto Bike Show for $750.00. Non-current and ...who wants a touring bike. Mine has the mega exo triple and Mavic rims. I really like this bike. I have used it for full touring and it handles beautifully when setup with front and rear panniers. I love the sloping downtube for touring. It comes standard with Shimano clipless pedals and although I wasn't originally too happy about the tires I have grown to appreciate them. NO flats in 1500 kms of loaded touring.

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Favorite Ride:   Waterfront Trail

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Toronto Bike Show

Similar Products Used:   OCR and Trek

Bike Setup:   Tiagra/LX, with 53-42-30 front and 11-34 rear. Shifts flawlessly

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Clutch a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2005

Strengths:    Balanced package: nimble yet stable, speedy but comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Same as its strengths: A compromise. Not ideal as a tourer, nor as a racer. Slightly down-spec, too.

Bottom Line:   
For the money this is a fine multi-purpose road bike: a quick and nimble commuter with potential for longer-distance trips. Though it's often marketed as a tourer, the frame isn't the classic long and square bag-hauler of the touring class. Still it's drilled front and back for racks and is very sturdy. I would not hesitate to recommend it for credit-card touring, at least.

But it really shines as a city commuter. The frame puts the rear wheel right under your butt, so you can really accelerate through tight turns at intersections with stability. (Notice that this also means you need a long rear rack and angled bags to avoid kicking your panniers.) The 700x28 tires mean you're not going to set any land speed records, especially with the stock Michelins, but they offer pretty good zip combined with a fairly forgiving ride over broken pavement.

This is the lowest-spec of three Devinci models built on this frame. I've found all the components to fall between inoffensive and very good. In particular the shifting is positive and fast; XTs might save a bit of weight over the stock LX rear, but couldn't be vastly better performers. Anyone looking for an all-around road bike with particular abilities for commuting and for long-weekend trips out of the city should take a hard look at the Destination.

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Price Paid:    $1450.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek OCR Touring

Bike Setup:   Specs have changed on this bike; the Devinci website isn't (or wasn't) up to date. Mine came with Tiagra front/LX rear ders, Shimano canti brakes front and back (I replaced the front with an Avid disc, factored into the above price, which squeaks a little but gives a bit more positive effect in the wet), a *very* comfortable Selle Italia XO TransAm seat, Shimano clipless pedals, and FSA headset and crank. The cork/gel bar wrap is a nice touch.

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