2020 Devinci Hatchet 105 Bike
Though carbon is undoubtedly dominating the bicycle market at the moment, it is nice to see when brands make an effort to produce high quality aluminum options. We’d take a high quality alu frame over a meh carbon frame any day. And with the Devinci Hatchet, you can race off with your high quality aluminum frame and 105 build with the confidence that this is a crazy good bike at a really excellent price point.
Made from Optimum R03 Aluminum, the Hatchet offers the perfect mix of durability and lightweight, which is super important for a bike like this that you will likely want to use for everything from endurance oriented Gran Fondos to adventure-rich back trail explorations. With the fairly long wheelbase and the suggested shorter front-end set-up, the Hatchet harkens back to the mountain bike handling that the Devinci designers wanted to approximate.
So it will feel extremely stable on the downhills, but keep that level of responsiveness that will help you pop out of tight corners. That’s because the wheelbase is between 102cm and 107.1cm, depending on which size you have, which encourages a planted feeling not dissimilar to the modern geo of a mountain bike. A tall headtube and spec’d shorter stem will then offer that intuitive handling, allowing the bike to flow through the rough stuff as easily as if it were smooth tarmac.
The Hatchet can fit up to 40mm knobby tires so you can get deep into the woods, though the spec’d 32mm will be excellent for most gravel routes you probably will be using. There is also compatibility for an internally routed dropper post, if you intend using this bad boy in more extreme situations. Similarly, you can fit some mud guards on it if you want to use if for those sloppy winter base mile rides or as a year-round commuter. And the frame also is compatible with a rear rack if you have a notion of using this as your backpacking bike.
Frame: Hatchet Alloy
Fork: Devinci Full Carbon
Headset: FSA Orbit C40 Integrated
Brakes: Shimano 105 R7070, RT66 160mm CL rotors
Shifters: Shimano 105 R7020
Crank: FSA Vero Pro 50/34T
Bottom Bracket: FSA
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 11-32T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
Chain: Shimano HG601-11s
Rims: V2 Comp DB
Tires: Maxxis Refuse 32c
Handlebar: V2 Comp
Handlebar Tape: Super Soft
Stem: V2 Pro
Seatpost: Devinci 27.2mm
Saddle: V2 Stage
Sizes: 50cm XS | 52cm SM | 54cm MD | 57cm LG | 60cm XL |
Colors: Black Mystery
Weight: 10720g | 23.63lbs
*Specs and pricing are subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.