Deity Goes Carbon
The coming year is looking to be a very big one for Deity, with the addition of a number of new products to their lineup. The two that will take many by surprise, though, are their new carbon fiber handlebars: the DC31-Mohawk pictured here and the T-Mo Enduro handlebar shown below. The DC31-Mohawk is a full-width, 787mm (31'') bar that has been designed with downhilling and freeriding in mind. What does that actually mean? Basically, there is enough material in the right places for the new carbon fiber bar to stand up to a hell of a lot of abuse. Deity has gone with a 9° backsweep and 5° upsweep - geometry that many riders find comfortable - and a proper 25mm rise. Deity finishes the bar off with a non-slip finish to the 31.8mm diameter stem clamp area, and it comes with their Icon end plugs to keep you from taking a core sample of yourself. Claimed weight is 245 grams. GT's Tyler McCaul (pictured at right) will likely be rocking the new bar on his GT this coming season, but you'll have to wait until June to pick one up one of your own.
Moseley Signature Enduro Bar
With a World Cup overall title, multiple World Cup wins, and an impressive comeback victory at the 2010 World Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne, Canada, British racer Tracy Moseley (pictured at right ) is one of the most successful female downhillers in the history of the sport. With a record like that, many riders would be happy to hang up their helmet after years spent on the road, content to stick closer to home. Not Tracy. She has refocused her efforts towards the burgeoning enduro race scene - not an easy task after years of training for sub-five minute race runs - and we'll be seeing her aboard her Trek race bike at all of the Enduro World Series events under her 'T-Mo Racing' banner. She'll also be rocking her signature carbon fiber handlebar, the 'T-Mo Enduro', a new addition to Deity's product line for 2014. Far from a catalog bar, the T-Mo is shaped from Deity's ''own in-house molds'' to yield a 9° backsweep and 5° upsweep, along with a low 15mm rise. Total width measures out at 735mm (29'' ), and it tips
the scales at a very respectable 210 grams. The T-Mo features the same non-slip treatment at the stem clamp zone as the DC31-Mohawk, and it also comes with their Icon plugs. I-Beam Interface
Freshly signed Deity rider Greg Watts, who will be running the entire Deity lineup for 2013, shows Pinkbike readers the new 148 gram Retina I-Beam post and 223 gram Rally saddle combo that has been designed for dirt jump and slopestyle use. The 2014 T6 aluminum post will only be available in a short 200mm length, although that's all that is required given its intentions, and a 27.2mm diameter (shims can be used to up-size it to 30.0, 30.9, and 31.6mm sizes ). Colour options for the post will include bead blasted black, red, green, purple, and the blue anodized with polished logos shown here, while the seat will come in two-tone white, red, purple, green, and blue. We've had many years of use on I-Beam seat and post setups, all of it trouble free, so we're expecting Deity's use of the patented layout to result in a sturdy and creak-free combination that is ideal for dirt jump use.