It's no secret that 29'ers are here to stay, and Devinci answers the demand with a Split-Pivot 29'er bike that rides like no other. Devinci based the Atlas largely on their successful 26" Split-Pivot Dixon model. The Atlas borrows everything we love about the Dixon, and adapts these traits to create an exceedingly quick and responsive 29'er. Ultra-short 16.9” chainstays provide excellent handling characteristics, while explosive pedaling power uses your energy as efficiently as possible. Toss in the 110mm of bump-eating travel, and you've to a bike that monster-trucks obstacles as only a 29'er can.
Devinci worked closely with Dave Weagle to optimize the Split-Pivot suspension system for the Atlas. The result is a bike with that stays fully active under pedaling and braking forces, while maintaining excellent small-bump compliance. The Atlas utilizes it's 110mm of travel very effectively, feeling more active and supple than most 140mm XC bikes.
The Atlas' adjustable geometry caters nicely to the diverse needs of XC riders. Using flip chips located on the upper seatstay pivots, you can switch between high and low settings, adjusting head angle and BB height. The Atlas is designed to be used with forks ranging from 100mm - 120mm of travel. With a 120mm fork and the low geometry position, the head angle sits at 69.8°, with a 13.1" BB height. Flip the chips to the high setting, and it steepens the head angle to 70.4° with a 13.4" BB height. Naturally, a 100mm fork will steepen these head angle numbers by about a half degree. The Atlas utilizes an integrated-bearing IS42/IS52 headset, compatible with tapered or 1-1/8" forks. This standard is not Angleset compatible.
Keeping up with current trends, the Atlas sports a 12x142mm Syntace rear axle. The oversized axle greatly reduces lateral swingarm flex, improving handling capabilities and overall ride quality. It also insures more accurate shifting. The BB92 bottom bracket does away with standard threaded BB cups, and uses a press-fit assembly that seats right into the BB shell. See related items below for recommended BB options. Small details like these make a big difference, and play an important role in the overall ride quality of the Atlas.
In an effort to reduce clutter and eliminate the need for a brake adapter, Devinci has welded a 160mm post-style brake mount onto the seatstay. All disc brake manufacturers and all new fork designs have already gone to the postmount calipers due to the ease of set up and the increased rigidity provided. The post-mount brake tab eliminates the adapter and two bolts that were doing nothing but adding weight and potential flex. Adding to the Atlas' clean lines, internal chainstay cable routing keeps your housing safe from chain damage, and provides a more direct route to the derailleur.
The Atlas Carbon frame comes stock with a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock, chainstay protector, 12x142mm Maxle rear axle, and FSA Orbit Z headset. All of Devinci's bikes, including the Atlas, are supported by a LIFETIME warranty, fully transferable. You will be hard pressed to find this level of support in the bike industry today. It goes to show that Devinci fully believes in their product, and they're willing to back it up.
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