The Devinci E-Cartier with Shimano STePs has the heart of a commuter bike, the soul of a mountain bike and the all-day drive of an electric motor! It will take you comfortably around the city no matter the road conditions or weather. Designed here in Canada, the Cartier has a light yet robust aluminum frameset built around a slightly wider tire standard making it a sure footed and confidence inspiring ride!
The revolutionary Shimano STePs E-bike motor will change the way you view rides from the first time try it. Rather than just drive you, you still do most the work it just helps you along the way, assisting you to a 90km ride without breaking a sweat.
Equipped with wide high-pressure tires and strong wheels allowing you to quickly ride across those street car tracks and potholes with confidence. With a semi-upright yet sporty riding position, you will enjoy a clear view of all the action on the streets ahead of you, while the 3M reflective decals make you more visible to other road users. Finished with fenders to keep you clean if you get caught out in the rain, hydraulic disc brakes for the ultimate in braking performance rain or shine and wide range 9 speed Shimano gears for those pesky hills.
- EXPECTED DELIVERY MAY 10th 2018
- Lightweight MTB style aluminum Frame & Fork
- Shimano STePs E Drive Unit gives up to 90km on a single charge
- Charges 80% in 2 hours
- Maximum assisted speed of 32Kmh
- 27.5” high pressure yet wide tires increases comfort, traction and speed
- High visibility reflective decals making you more visible
- Fenders included to keep you and the bike clean
- Rear rack for those large grocery runs
- Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather braking performance
- Wide-ratio Shimano 9 speed drivetrain
- Comfortable saddle
- Designed in Canada
|E-CARTIER - 2018|
|DRIVE UNIT||SHIMANO DU-E6002|
|BATTERY||SHIMANO BT-E6010 (418W)|
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||20mph / 32kmh|
0-80% - 2 HOURS
0-100% - 4 HOURS
|FRAME||ALUMINUM OPTIMUM R02, INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING - SHIMANO STEPS SPECIFIC|
|SEAT CLAMP||ALLOY 31.8MM|
DEVINCI V2 PRO 31.8MM 12DEG
DEVINCI V2 PRO RISERBAR ALLOY 31.8MM 680MM
DEVINCI FOAM LOCK-ON
DEVINCI V2 COMP 27.2MM
|SEAT||DEVINCI V2 COMP BLACK|
|BRAKES||SHIMANO M365 HYDRAULIC - RT30 160MM ROTORS|
|BRAKE LEVERS||SHIMANO M365|
SHIMANO ALIVIO M4000
SHIMANO ALIVIO M4000
|FRONT HUB||SHIMANO M3050|
|REAR HUB||FORMULA FORMULA - CASSETTE - 32H|
|RIMS||V2 COMP ALLOY DOUBLE WALL 32H|
|TIRES||SCHWALBE BIG BEN PLUS 27.5X2.0|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||DRIVE UNIT SHIMANO E6002|
SHIMANO FC-E6010 38T WITH CHAIN GUARD
SHIMANO HG400 9 SPEED 11-36T
|E-CARTIER - 2018||FROM||TO|
|SMALL||5' 2"||5' 6"|
|MEDIUM||5' 6"||5' 9"|
|LARGE||5' 9"||6' 1"|
Ride out of the Box is our exclusive shipping service. Our professional mechanics fully assemble and tune the bike, install any accessories that you choose and package it carefully for damage and care-free shipping.
By shipping it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes greatly minimizes transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready to ride, with full manufacturer’s warranty and delivered right to your front door.
Devinci Company History: Cycles Devinci is what you might call a true Canadian brand, established in Chicoutimi, Quebec in 1987 by two enthusiastic engineering students. In 1990 Felix Gauthier purchased half the company moving the brand into its contemporary role as an international player in both road and mountain bike manufacturing.
The brand has grown its U.S. and international distribution channels and is now a key supplier of professional road, mountain and hybrid bikes not to mention the outstanding success of the Bixi bikes used in bicycle sharing schemes in cities such as Toronto, Montreal and London, England.
Who buys an e-assist bike?
Everyone! A city cyclist can cut through gridlock or crammed transit systems and arrive at work sweat-free (with a smile on their face). A recreational cyclist loves an e-bike because it greatly expands the range one can typically do in a day, and if the hills get too big or the distances too long, it’s a press of a button to get a little help. If you’re suffering with your current mode of transport (which could even be your current bike) an e-assist bike is a real game-changer.
Do I have to pedal for the e-assist to work?
You sure do! This is a pedal-assist bike, not an e-assist scooter. Ontario law specifies that all e-bikes must have pedals but unfortunately never indicated the pedals have to work (expect most e-scooters to be illegal within 5 years). A pedal-assist bike employes a high-performance computer that measures your wheel RPM’s, your pedaling RPM’s, and your torque to tune the power to wind, fatigue, or topography.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. It locks on to the down-tube and only you can remove it with the key provided.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes five hours to charge the battery from flat to full, and there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges with the battery which is typically 5+ years of use before a new battery is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Today’s systems are made by huge players like Bosch, Yamaha, and Shimano – and they are sophisticated, which that they are updateable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
Why a mid-drive versus a front or rear drive?
Great question! The e-assist market started with front wheel drives about a decade ago. That felt like the wild west, and they weren’t great. On a wet day as you slowed down into a corner the computer might sense (wrongly) that you need a boost and suddenly you’re slipping off the bike while executing a turn. The rear-drive is much better, but is dominated by many unknown players (except Bionx, which is terrific). But, the big problem with rear-drives is that you are forced to use a derailleur system whereas a mid-drive allows any choice of drivetrain system.
What’s all this talk about 27.5” wheels?
The 27.5” wheel (aka: 650B) has its origins with the mountain bike as mountain bikers tried to find a balance between start-and-stop acceleration and twisting-turning maneuverability. Sounds a lot like riding in the city, right? The other great thing about 27.5” is the high-pressure yet high-volume tire. That means you get a wide tire footprint for safety and stability without any loss of speed or efficiency.
How is this bike for longer rides on city paths or country rides?
With a 100km range on the battery, you can take this bike out all day! The wider tires are great on gravel surfaces and the riding position is efficient for longer rides.
What’s the deal with disc brakes?
Disc brakes are awesome, here’s why: (1) because they stop the bike close to the center of the wheels rotation you get significantly more power, (2) unlike rim brakes, they sit high above puddles so braking performance is consistent in (most) weather, (3) they require less tuning and the pads last longer. They add a bit of weight, but it’s good weight!
This bike is aluminum, will it dent easily?
Nope! Devinci is Canadian and the city cyclist is well on their radar. Whereas most hybrid bikes are made for Sunday rides and stops at the ice-cream stand, Devinci’s feature a tough frame that can be locked next to steel poles all day while you’re at work (or grabbing an ice-cream!)
Will this bike rust?
Heck no! The great thing about Aluminum frames is that they can’t rust.
The wheels are quick release, how do I prevent theft?
Alas, most bikes sold in North America assume that you will someday put your bike into a car, which means you need to rapidly disassemble it. If your bike is your car, then you’re often left wondering why the wheels are so easy to steal. We recommend bolting the wheels on with a wheel lock system, either from Pinhead (which feature unique keys) or Evo (which use a non-standard tool).
How do I ensure my new bike won’t get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.