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Momentum Mag reviews the Devinci Newton RC.
PRICE $1699 CAD
FIND IT AT devinci.com
AVAILABLE IN US and Canada bikes stores or order online and get free shipping to any US or Canadian bike store of your choice.
The Devinci Newton claims to be the first of it’s kind, a commuter-geared bike with an integrated security light system, self-powered by a dynamo setup on the front wheel. Additionally this bike is made with an aluminum frame and fork set, internal cable routing, disc brakes, integrated kickstand, 700x32c tires, and includes a lifetime warranty on the frameset. Available in sizes XS (35cm/ 14in), S (41cm/ 16.25in), M (46cm/ 18in), L (51cm/ 20in) and XL (55cm/ 21.75in).
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This bike packs a technology punch! With a mix of higher-end Shimano components, disc brakes, and internal cable routing, this is the most advanced commuter bike I’ve ridden yet. The Newton RC showcases a clever 360-degree integrated front and rear light system borrowed from bike share technology and powered by a Shimano Alfine dynamo front hub. Reflective tire stripes round out the high-visibility package, but is done in an understated way that keeps the bike’s style intact.
The Newton RC could use another 15-20mm rise in the riser handlebars or a handlebar with a bit more of a rearward sweep as the riding position is a touch too aggressive for my taste. To lay claim to being the ultimate commuter bike, the Newton RC should come from the factory with fenders to allow easy commuting in any kind of weather.
This is a great bike for a tech savvy commuter who’s excited about “the new” and often commute or ride for longer than average distances.
The Devinci Newton RC is an impressive package of innovations that have been elegantly packaged into a solid commuter bike, with a range of features that were previously out of reach for the everyday biker. The integrated light system is a seamless, hassle-free solution for the urban cyclist who explores their city by night and day.
Keith Ippel is a Richmond, BC, based entrepreneur and bike commuter who weaves his love for cycling and start-ups into a daily journey. He rides his sturdy Garneau Cross/Commuter by day, and his 30 year-old Gardin to pay homage to his childhood hero Curt Harnett by night. @KeithIppel