First Look: Deity's New Carbon Handlebar and I-Beam Post and Seat - Sea Otter 2013

Apr 18, 2013
by Mike Levy  
Deity Mohawk bars.


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.

T-Mo bar

  Cody Gessel brings shows you his fresh Streetsweeper with all new geometry to please the street riding crowd. Watch out for him at the speed and style, transferring lines and doing what Cody does best.




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.


Jake Kinney is literally digging his new bike. No dig no ride. However Jake shows off his Streetsweeper with redesigned geometry for 2013.
  No dig, no ride. Deity's Jake Kinney works as the Mountain Bike Director of Woodward West, a job that no doubt lets him enjoy the fruits of his labour on a regular basis, not to mention the chance to share the wealth with those who hit up the world famous Tehachapi, California, compound. Word on the trails is that Jake also digs his 2013 Cryptkeeper. With angles so good for riding the mega trails, Deity has kept their signature bike with the same geometry and giving it a fresh new color way.

Young gun to the team Brayden Barret-Hay shows off Deity s newest line of shirts and trucker hats.
  Brayden Barret-Hay, the young gun on the Deity program, shows off their new line of shirts and trucker hats.

  Deity Components with the flags flying high. Come by their booth and meet the owners Eric and Sadie Davies; one of the most dedicated owners around. All the new componets are here to check out and heck, you might even get to play some motocross on the PS2 inside the trailer.

Braappppppppppp The boys take a little chill time out of the heavy wind to get some moto runs in on the PS2.
  Braappppppppppp! With the wind picking up enough to make jumping a bit touch and go, the boys take some time to chill out in front of the PS2.


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71 Comments

  • 37 7
 Look real nice except for the 'CARBON' logo's all over it.
Come's across as a bit 'try hard' for me... I am a Brit after all. I like it understated.
Its not about what you look like its how you do it.
Smile
  • 10 6
 I dont think the carbon thing will be a problem for me (its under the grip) How much for a set!
  • 8 2
 im with you T1mb0 -- there are still a few sensible folks left
  • 7 5
 The grips ought to cover that up mate
  • 11 2
 Not the carbon logo on the left hand side, that'll still show.
  • 2 1
 Who cares they look great and no doubt they will preform equally. Also, the DIETY crew looks like a fun bunch!
  • 1 0
 Agreed, but might as well do it with style Wink
  • 1 0
 Pride comes before the fall...
  • 2 2
 correct me if im wrong. but carbon fiber is very strong but if you hit it directly like say smacking a tree that the carbon would crack compared to that aluminum or whatever handle bars are typically made of? I really have know idea
  • 4 0
 It's awesome to see women getting their own signature components. Rock on ladies!
  • 1 0
 @Slayersxc: People will argue till the sun goes down about exactly how crash-safe carbon is, but carbon bars are pretty widespread these days for the undeniable strength-weight advantage.
  • 3 0
 I scrolled down to post the same thing but you already beat me too it. I like the look of the bars except for the in your face CARBON!!!! lettering. Seriously, that alone is enough to not buy them.
  • 1 1
 Carbon is weak when it is being crushed, which is why you have to be careful with lock on grips and the stem clamp zone is heavily reinforced. So in a crash the bars might've be damaged, but in the same crash the aluminium bars would bend or buckle.
  • 2 0
 You guys have either enormous grips or cut your bars to 400mm if you can cover those carbon prints on the right side of the bars on the first picture.
  • 2 0
 Most importantly, I SEE BLUUUUUUUE!!!
  • 11 0
 Remember when they had only grey, black, and white color options for components? Dang, that was only a few years back too, you guys have really come a long ways! Keep up the good work.
  • 6 0
 Yewww! Nice to see Deity stepping up their game with some sick new parts and finally bringing blue! All the stuff looks great!
  • 10 4
 What's next, carbon pedals?
  • 3 0
 No doubt.
  • 10 2
 Roadies have had them for years.....
  • 11 0
 After that, the only thing left to go carbon will be chains. Yikes.
  • 3 1
 It's pretty crazy if you think about it. Frames, shocks, forks, hubs, rims, stems, bars, brakes, shifters, derailleurs, cranks, seats, and seatposts have all been made out of carbon. Grips and tires can't be carbon. Cassette, chain, and chain rings have not been made out of carbon (in geared form, I know about gates belt drive single speed) but probably wouldn't work. So the bike industry has really done it as far as they can go with the material, now they just need to refine.
  • 6 4
 and then hello carbon tires.
  • 2 0
 don't forget brake discs...
  • 2 0
 I have seen road bikes with carbon fibre cassettes and chainrings.
  • 4 0
 They are already making carbon-ceramic brake discs for MTB's....
  • 2 0
 BRB
  • 3 1
 i think a lot of people would be surprised at how much abuse carbon components can take. its come a long way from it's developing years!!
  • 3 0
 www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-cruz-bicycles-test-lab.html

This video is so impressive concerning the strenght of carbon. A friend of mine works in an Trek conceptstore so he got his hands on a Session 9.9, but he was concerned the carbon would fail. So I send him this video and he was releaved.
Carbon ist superior to aluminium in almost every possible way, at least if its produced properly. And thats the key point why carbon wont be cheaper anytime soon, its all handcraft and the least and tinyest flaw will cause it to break. So there is a lot of testing and quallity check involved which keeps the prize up.
  • 1 0
 www.cycleexif.com/worlds-lightest-bike

This is what we're heading too, Maybe not for a while in MTB, but this this is crazy! 2.7kg!
Also I think other composite materials might be beating carbon soon, for extra comfort, and more toughness. Hemp based composites are really on the rise, and if car manufacturers adopt them for the body panels on their cars, being recyclable at the end of the cars lifetime then the price for the materials will be crazy cheap, meaning composite bikes getting cheaper too Smile
  • 1 0
 Why not? At the moment I have a pair of Nukeproof Electrons with a nylon (or whatever plastic it is) platform and there's nothing wrong with them. Same applies to my carbon XO crankset.
  • 1 0
 Im gonna say "carbon reinforced" tires probably coming
  • 1 0
 Trls, not beyond the realms of possibility with kevlar(aramid) folding tyres being so popular these days. Although it's hard to see how carbon would be able to beat kevlar in that scenario. Raw carbon fibre just looks so damn sexy in my opinion! Just hope you can see the raw carbon weave on these bars with those graphics too. Just one of the reasons I love my THE Carbon helmet Smile
  • 4 0
 A PS2? And a Really small Screen...Count me in!!! Those guys are awesome and so is deity!
  • 3 0
 Some seriously BOMB photos from P.Gore! Looks like they were done in a studio rather than on-site and on-the-fly. MORE PICS! I'm drooling.
  • 1 0
 seriously! outstanding photo work, and the new deity stuff looks sick. lovin the baby blue cryptkeeper.
  • 1 1
 Ps2? I threw mine away. Who plays ps2???
Maybe next year they can get a ps3 after the ps4 comes out. In fact check my garbage they will prob be some ps3's in there soon. I think I still have my Sega CD I could donate to the cause. Thanks for some cool stuff Deity! More bike porn!!!
  • 1 0
 That black and red carbon stick NEEDS to be om my YT TUES 2.0 WC ltd...
Deity, why are you trying to make my life so expensive and complicated??
  • 2 0
 fancy hitech space carbon and a Playstation 2 with a kitchen tv.
well you have to set priorities Wink
  • 2 0
 I feel like printing "carbon" on the carbon handle bar is a little obnoxious.. lol
  • 1 0
 I think i might have to get the I beam seat and seat post for my slope bike!
  • 2 1
 What were they made out of again? Oh wait, it says it right on them... TWICE!!! Oh no, flip 'em over and there it is again.
  • 4 2
 Who do all of the bikes pictured have no chains?
  • 4 0
 Im guessing so no one can grab one and ride off with it. Last year someone swiped one of the cavity stems.
  • 2 0
 ^ I was thinking the same thing when I saw there "chain free" bikes.
  • 2 0
 carbon or not....design looks awesome!!
  • 1 0
 Why do they put writing on the end of the bars when they know grips cover it
  • 1 0
 Carbon helmets gloves goggles neck braces bars brakes seats posts wheels shocks frames. More more more !!!!
  • 1 1
 do these guys actually make anything innovative? Seems like you're paying extra for the cool factor and for a team that adds nothing to the products
  • 1 0
 Those bars are so sick looking I was almost temped to get carbon bars
  • 2 1
 Polished bars? Polishing removes material = weaker bars.
  • 1 0
 It also removes stress risers so can actually improve the streghth of a part a great deal
  • 1 0
 When are we going to be able to see the price of the carbon bars?
  • 1 0
 I think that Deity are a bit 'gnarly', but thats just me.
or is it?...
  • 1 0
 Carbon fibre breakfast ok
  • 1 1
 Chill out in front of the PS2? Haha that's funny. PS4 will be out around november.
  • 1 0
 Can we get some Photos if Sadie?! Hahaha
  • 1 0
 Oh look it's Tom Dugan...
  • 2 1
 So sick!
  • 1 0
 agreeeed
  • 1 0
 Deitys gone fancy!
  • 2 2
 shut up and take my money!!!!
  • 1 1
 Carbon fibre breakfast to yum yum
  • 1 1
 Thought that was Tom Dugan lol.
  • 1 0
 MSRP on the bars?
  • 1 1
 why no chains on any of the bikes?
  • 1 2
 Carbon springs....
  • 1 2
 Carbon riders?
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