May 27, 2022

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Video: Da Vinci’s All-New Troy – First Look

Video: Da Vinci's All-New Troy - First Look

Modern trail bikes make progress in suspension and geometry from your local lane trail lap to that rowdy enduro race. The latest addition to this list is Da Vinci’s All-New Troy, a 140mm-travel trail bike that is meant to do all things, although some of them are very sketchy.

The top-of-the-line Troy ‘Carbon XT12SLTD’ model comes with a 160mm Fox 36, 10mm more than the other four full bikes, and sells for $ 6,199.

Troy details
• Travel: 140mm / 150mm fork (160mm in LTD)
• Wheel size: 29 ”
Carbon is the new carbon fiber frame
Split pivot suspension system
• ISCG-05 Chain Guide Tabs
• Super Boost Hub Spacing
Ight Weight: 33 lb / 15 kg
MSRP: 7 2,799 USD to $ 6,199 USD

There is no Troy fitted with the Gillian Dollar XTR or AXS, but there are much cheaper options. It all starts with the De 2,799 USD model, which gets a Dior 12-speed drivetrain and is hung with a RockShocks suspension aluminum frame. The GX Troy goes with an aluminum frame for 5,599 USD, or you can get a GX bike with a few upgraded bits and a carbon front end and alloy rear, for 3 4,399 USD. Full carbon bikes start at $ 5,199 USD in the GX version.

Frame details

Although it looks similar to the previous Troy, the vertical shock from the top is compressed by the split pivot suspension, which is actually the newest animal from front to back. And unlike its predecessors, it was designed around 29 “wheels for all sizes – there is no longer a 27.5” wheel Troy in the Devincy catalog.

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The Canadian brand worked well on the new-frame checklist, with two-bolt ISCG 05 tabs around the bottom bracket of the thread, internally rooted lines (if not pass-through) and room for a large-sized bottle inside the front triangle. The 2.6 “wide rear tire also has space, so the Da Vinci stands out with the 12 x 157mm super boost hub spacing used in the previous Troy, although they say this version is externally thinner for further clearance.

Used the Da Vinci Flip-chip at the lower shock mount in the previous Troy and they brought it to the new version; It offers a half degree angle and 3mm bottom bracket height adjustment. The upper mount trunion, however, does not do just two spacers at the other end, but the shock hardware unit does double duty as a cable guide, which holds them in place between the front and rear triangles.

Rear suspension

The 140mm travel of the new Troy is controlled by a split pivot suspension design that rotates centered around the rear pivot axle, compressing the Fox Float X2 from above the rocker arm. It has a very simple linear layout that separates acceleration and braking forces, while also providing good power and small bump compliance. And with the newest, ultra-adjustable shocks, you need to be able to set it up to fit your needs.

All models of the new Troy come with air-borne shock, but anyone looking to assemble their own aggressive trail bike will be glad to hear that it plays nicely with coil springs.

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Compared to the previous version, the new Troy board is 15mm long across, the larger-sized bike gets 480mm reach in the slack setting, almost everyone keeps it automatic. In a 65-degree flat, this is also a degree slacker than the older bike, the Geo adjustment allows you to keep it upright by half a degree and raise the bottom bracket 3mm.

Note: My test bike is the LTD version, which comes with a 160mm-travel fork, 10mm longer than the other four bikes. This relaxes the geo up to half a degree and lifts the bottom bracket just through the smidge. Da Vinci is also making size-specific chainstays on the Troy, with 435mm rear, 440mm larger and 445mm larger for extra-small to medium bikes.