Devinci Chicane Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: large, medium, small, xsmall
Colors: Unspecified
Fork: Devinci
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Ritchey Logic Comp
Stem: Ritchey Logic Comp
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Tien Hsin TH-23 Integrated
Front Der: Shimano Sora Triple, bottom-pull/braze-on
Crankset: TruVativ Elita Triple, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Tiagra GS
Pedals: Wellgo WPD-823 clipless
Tires: 700 x 23c Michelin Dynamic

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 09, 2008]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Value for money. Chuckability. FSA equipment. Looks great.

Weakness:

Promax brakes.

Bargain at that price. Replaced an older alloy/RSX equipped no-name Extreme Reaction. Mine came with the Gipiemme Platinum wheelset - better than the ones specced. New carbon handlebars (Ambrosio - second hand) and carbon seatpost (Zoom - direct and bargain) due to vibration on my coarse-chip roads locally. New seat due to crash (insurance bought me a Selle Italia Flite). Put older Shimano 600 brakes which are better than the Promax. Nice compact frame, responds well and performs better than expected. Tiagra works just fine.

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Extreme Reaction
Giant OCR1
Bauer Warp

[Jun 30, 2007]
James Stainton
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, relitively inexpensive, very smooth and crisp feel to the ride, clean shifting and braking.

Weakness:

The two caps holding the tape onto the end of the handle has come loose, but this is easilly fixable by spendin a couple bucks to buy new better fitting caps.

I shopped around all over the area for bikes and was about to buy the giant 0cr3 when I stumbled acroos this little gem! With better derailer Tiagra vs sora and better frame quality it easily swayed me over from the giant. It has been ana amazing bike with a very smooth crisp feel to it. I would reccomend this bike to anyone espeacially anyone not ready to break the bank for a bike!

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Trek 1000
Giant OCR 3
Norco CRD 3

[Apr 13, 2005]
Anonymous
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I have only been on the bike for a month but i have had lots of great experiences so far. Have gotten lots of compliments of the look and design of the bike from friends and strangers, most of whom ride bikes 3-5 times the price I paid for the Chicane. The bike has a handmade frame, weighs 3.34 lbs. If you look around you can get a great deal on the '04, i got it for under $1000 with taxes. Comes with stock Michelin tires, and decent aftermarket seat stem and handlebar (Ritchey). Also the bike is Built in Canada.

Weakness:

Some consider a weakness Shimano SORA shifters a weakness but being a beginner I could care less about them, so far I have done about 250 km and I haven't had a problem yet.

Great all around bike for the beginner. Its the right price to get you into the sport and great Quality. I just started riding this year, I am a swimmer and a runner for years so i decided to give the triathlon a shot... why not?

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While hunting for the right bike I tested the: Specialized Allez Allez Sport Devinci Apex When it came down to decision time I was looking at the Allez Sport and the Chicane. Both were within $100 of eachother but the Quality of the Chicane won me over. (Not to mention it looks a hell of a lot nicer)

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