The DeVinci Django was quite nice to ride with slightly less climbing efficiency as its only real shortcoming compared only to the best climbing bikes.
Climbing – 4 stars
With its Dave Weagle designed Split Link suspension, the Django is quite an eager climbing bike with just a slightly less firm pedal feel than typically better climbing dw-link designs.
Descending – 5 stars
With a slacker head angle than some other bikes with a similar amount of suspension travel, the Django felt quite solid when descending. It had a similar handling balance to the longer travel DeVinci Troy (140mm travel).
Cornering - 4 stars
Cornering on the Django was quite predictable with perhaps slightly less sharpness in steering response compared to the new Turner Flux v4.0. On the flipside, though the Django may not turn in as quickly as the Flux, it also had a greater sense of stability when cornering than the Flux.
The Django was quite fun to ride with perhaps only slightly less climbing efficiency as its only apparent shortcoming.
5 stars - Absolutely outstanding
3 stars - Solid performance, meets expectations
1 star - Misses expectations by a wide margin