DeVer DVR3 Carbon

The featherweight components and sensibly light frame tally up to produce a 6.7kg bike (without pedals). That’s pretty damn good for the $5,699 asking price. Most of the sub-seven-kilo superbikes that we see are in the $7,000-$10,000 price bracket. The low weight combines with the lateral rigidity to make the DVR3 a capable climber with good responsiveness out of the corners. While it does have its shortcomings in the refinement and feel of the gear shifters, the rest of the package performs admirably. DeVer has created a really unique bike that can perform at a very high level. With feedback from our home grown racers, it will be interesting to see how the Race Inc parts develop in the future—the potential is certainly there for a real pro-level race machine.