Big changes are underway at Deity Components, and according to the company's owner, Eric Davies, this February they'll be revealing the complete details of their new product line, one that replaces 95% of their current offerings. Why take on such a massive revision? According to Davies, he felt it was time to leave the brand's original West Coast Chopper-esqe logo behind, and to come up with something more modern, one that looked fast standing still. It's not just the logo that's changed, though; Davies said that the last three years have been spent developing the new components. A preview of the upcoming products was on display at Interbike, including new stems, bars, and grips.
The mix of patterns on the Knuckleduster grip are meant to add comfort without making it feel too bulky. There are two different ribbed patterns on the top and inner portion, and a waffle pattern where the ends of a rider's fingers will rest. The grips use a tapered internal sleeve and a single lock-on clamp to stay secured to the bar, and have a 32mm outer diameter.
Slim and simple, the Waypoint grip measures 31mm in diameter and use a Kevlar infused rubber that's said to increase the diamond pattern's durability.
The Blacklabel handlebar are constructed from 7075 aluminum and now measure 800mm wide, with a 9-degree bend and 5-degree upsweep. The bars have a 31.8mm clamping diameter, and 15, 25, and 38mm rises will be available.
Aluminum bars with 35mm clamp diameters can sometimes feel overly-stiff, at least for some riders, which is why Deity went with a 825mm length for their Holeshot downhill / freeride oriented handlebar. That extra length gave the bar the on-trail feel they were looking for, although how stiff the bar feels will increase should you decide to trim it down.
The Skyline is Deity's new all-mountain / enduro race handlebar, with a 787mm width, 31.8mm clamping area, and a 9 degree bend.
According to Deity, the new Copperhead stem can withstand everything from all-mountain riding to slopestyle, with a 31.8mm clamp and a 30mm stack height.
35, 50, and 65mm lengths will be offered in a range of colors including black and orange.
There are two versions of the Intake DM stem, one for 31.8mm bars and one for 35mm bars, both with a zero-degree rise and 50mm length.
The successor to the classic Decoy pedal, the new Black Kat pedals have 100x100mm platform and spin on a bushing and cartridge bearings.
A truly concave shape should help make these even grippier and more comfortable than their predecessor. Final MSRP hasn't been set, but expect it to be less than $120 USD.