The Claymore was a medieval Scottish two-handed great sword. Extremely long - typically the blade was over 140cm in length - the Claymore was more than merely a sword: it was a symbol of strength and martial prowess, and an unmistakable link to the rugged Scottish Highlands for whoever bore it. Deviate’s Claymore is the same, born in the rocks and roots of the Scottish Highlands, and the weapon of choice for the most brutal terrain anywhere in the world. Whether you get your kicks from plummeting down the nastiest, root strewn drops, or hurtling between the tapes so fast things get blurry around the edges, the Claymore is the bike for you. Speed without sacrifice We wanted the Claymore to be the best handling, long-travel enduro bike out there - and we think we’ve succeeded. It’s the perfect combination of blindingly fast on the straights, slot-car accurate in the corners and capable of mixing it up with trail bikes on the ups. The design brief was to create an enduro bike capable of winning on the toughest of enduro stages, with pedal performance to match a trail bike and an element of playfulness for those days when you’re not between the tape. High Pivot Point To achieve this seemingly impossible brief, we once again turned to a high pivot point suspension system. The key feature of a high pivot suspension system, is its unique ability - thanks to the rearward axle path - to smooth out the nastiest of trails, and to stabilise the bike when it’s deep in the suspension stroke. Couple this with a precisely placed chain idler to minimise suspension-induced kickback and control anti-squat (aka pedal induced bob), and you have a pretty magical suspension system. Deviate has been designing high pivot point bikes since 2016 - flying the flag of what back then was a niche trend in suspension design. Forward to 2022 and it flatters us to see so many high pivot bikes achieving success at the highest level. Our extensive experience designing nothing but high pivots means we can confidently claim that our system is the most robust and well engineered out there. Geometry We designed the Claymore to be confidence inspiring no matter what the terrain. The unique kinematics of a high pivot point design maintains chassis stability and geometry under heavy braking. This allows our designers to achieve stability and straight line speed while maintaining sensible geometry. Of course, the head-angle is slack, the reach is long and we’ve also made the Claymore’s seat tube steep, to help with climbing. But it’s not too steep; not too slack; not too long. Not every enduro track or secret trail is the same, so we’ve designed the Claymore to hit the sweet spot where flat-out stability and snake-like agility meet. If you like to make the world a blur between the tapes on a flat out alpine enduro track, or if the steepest, gnarliest tightest terrain is more your thing, this is the bike for you. Features Available in Rowan Red or Moss Green Silent 18t chain idler with twin outboard sealed bearings High quality Enduro bearings throughout Twin lip wiper seals throughout Grease ports - fitted to all pivot and idler bearings in the name of riding all winter Frame protection - bolt-on carbon downtube protector; bonded rubber chainstay protector Cable gutter - clean lines and easy maintenance 2.6” tyre clearance Boost 148 Threaded BB Water bottle compatible Accessory mounting points 126 link chain - commonly available - no need to join chains
CRANK UP STEEP CLIMBS WITH SMOOTH EFFICIENCY. SWOOP DOWN SINGLETRACK DESCENTS WITH SPEED AND CONFIDENCE. THIS HARDTAIL 29ER DELIVERS A BALANCED RIDE ON XC TERRAIN. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Trail tuned design Balanced geometry with a 75-degree seattube angle puts the rider in a powerful pedaling position on climbs, while a slacker 66-degree head angle boosts confidence and control on technical descents. Responsive handling Lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum hardtail frame offers agile acceleration and maneuverability to help riders climb, corner and hammer the flats with efficiency and speed. Smooth control Giant Crest 34 suspension fork with 130mm of travel absorbs roots, rocks and ruts. Grippy, high-volume tires boost traction on rugged terrain. And a dropper seatpost with handlebar remote lets you adjust saddle height on the fly for confident positioning on changing terrain.
The ultimate one bike quiver just got bigger We’ve taken the unparalleled suspension action, gloriously sleek design and sweet spot geometry of the Highlander, slackened it slightly and switched it up to 150mm of smooth, responsive travel. The Highlander 140 is designed to be the world’s most capable do it all trail bike, as happy on all-day back-country epics as carving turns at the bike park. The Highlander 150 shifts the focus a little – with that extra 10mm of travel and subtle geometry tweaks, it’s rowdier, with more of a descent focus, and can take the big stuff a little harder - whilst still being a great all round machine. The Highlander 150 doesn't just have more travel - the head angle is kicked back to 65 degrees for a little more high-speed stability and confidence when the going gets super steep. Additionally, the suspension leverage curve is more progressive which lends the Highlander 150 to coil or high volume air shocks. High Pivot Point Deviate’s high pivot point, and the careful idler placement, mean the suspension performance on the Highlander is the best of all possible worlds. The rearward axle path lets the bike flow over rough terrain, and as the idler location controls anti-squat, the Highlander has negligible pedal kickback and a deliberate anti-squat curve which eliminates pedal induced suspension bob. The unique kinematics of a high pivot point design maintains chassis stability and geometry under heavy braking, meaning aggressive riding is rewarded. One bike - two flavours Take the Highlander 140 for a nimble, trail-carving fun machine which still has the chops for some spicy stuff - or opt for the Highlander 150 for a bigger hitting rig, at home on the most technical of enduro tracks - but still makes you smile on the ups. Anyone who already owns a Highlander 140 can change it up to a Highlander 150 and vice-versa by simply swapping out the rocker link - making the world’s most capable trail bike even more versatile. The Highlander 150 is still running 29” wheels and retains the Highlander's signature balance of stability and playfulness.
From bikepacking and gravel grinders to everyday adventure rides and group trekking, Devote has what it takes to stir your backcountry desires.
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