The Devinci Kobain is a capable hardtail with relaxed geometry. This bike has the angles and attitude to push the envelope harder than some of our other squshless test bikes. The catch? The components can't quite back up the confident geometry. A combination of poor brakes and a weak tire specification make the Kobain very difficult to control when the speedometer is cranked. A $1,599 price tag proves this bike to be a reliable ride at a reasonable price point, just don't expect it to push your limits on this bike
This bike provides a more muted and comfortable ride compared to the sporty, nimble and harsh Kona Big Honzo and Santa Cruz Chameleon. The Devinci Kobain still can't match the comfort level of the Specialized Fuse which is also equipped with 3.0-inch tires.