Deviate Cycles Releases Highlander High Pivot Trail Bike

Mar 6, 2020
by Deviate Cycles  

Press Release: Deviate Bikes

We have designed the Highlander from the ground-up with the sole focus of creating the world's most capable trail bike. A true all-rounder, the Highlander is equally at home covering ground on an epic journey across a mountain range or smashing out laps at your local bike park. It really is a one bike quiver.


The all-carbon Highlander boasts 140mm of rear travel, 29" wheels, balanced geometry and a progressive leverage curve. At a glance, the numbers would suggest nothing too out of the ordinary for a modern trail bike. However, lay your eyes on the bike itself and the high pivot suspension design and chain idler demand attention.

This is not our first rodeo into the world of high pivot point bikes. The high pivot point gearbox powered 160mm Guide released in 2017 is an enduro bike sporting DH levels of suspension performance. Our new Highlander trail bike takes this same suspension concept and packages it up in a shorter travel, more agile and potent chassis. In a ground-up redesign, we switched the gearbox for a conventional derailleur, added 29" wheels, reduced the travel to 140mm and re-designed the suspension kinematics to create a more progressive leverage curve.


Key Features

• Full carbon construction
• 29” wheels
• 140mm rear wheel travel
• 140 - 160mm fork recommended
• Lifetime warranty
• Crash replacement policy

Why use a high pivot point?

The effect of the high pivot point on the trail is profound. The resulting rearward axle path moves the rear wheel away from impacts maintaining forward momentum. There is a reason that high pivot bikes are dominating downhill racing at the moment. The 140mm of rear travel has descending capabilities, especially when pushed hard, that rival bikes with far more rear travel. Using a chain idler allows precise optimisation of the suspension characteristics for potent climbing, calibrated for pedalling efficiency without compromising downhill performance. Anti-squat is controlled precisely with the idler placement and pedal kickback is negligible.


Geometry

The all-rounder nature of the Highlander is carried forward with the balanced geometry: featuring a 65.5 degree head angle, 76 degree seat angle and generous reach. Plenty of stand-over and the ability to run a super-long dropper defines the Highlander’s character as playful, composed, and most importantly, a confidence inspiring trail bike. This isn't a bike built to win races - even though it certainly could -  it's built to put a smile on your face wherever the trail takes you.


Sizing Guide


The Highlands of Scotland

Deviate Cycles, as a Scottish bike manufacturer, has developed and tested the Highlander in the rugged Scottish Highlands. The huge variety of terrain and challenging conditions make Scotland the perfect testing ground for any bike. As the saying goes "if it works in Scotland, it works anywhere".


Frame details

An engineer's passion, up close no design details have been overlooked. To increase durability we’ve used fully sealed bearings with twin lip wiper seals on each bearing, coupled with grease ports to ensure the Highlander is ready for the worst weather conditions. An innovative cable channel keeps the brake/gear cables external for ease of fitment and maintenance while concealing the cables to highlight those oh so clean lines!

• 18t chain idler - completely silent with twin outboard fully sealed bearings with grease injection ports.
• 126 link chain - commonly available with no need to join chains.
• Sealed bearings - high quality double row, angular contact max fill bearings.
• Grease ports - fitted to all pivot and idler bearings in the name of riding all winter!
• Cable gutter - clean lines and easy maintenance.
• Frame protection - bonded rubber frame protection from rock strikes and chain slap.
• 2.8” tyre clearance
• Boost 148
• Threaded BB
• Water bottle compatible
• Accessory mounting points


How to buy

Now available to order at deviatecycles.com, the Highlander is offered as a frame only with a choice of shocks and build components. Sizes M and L are now available with XL and S planned shortly. Starting at £2750 GBP (~$3550 USD) and coming with a lifetime warranty and crash/damage replacement policy. Shipping is available worldwide.

For more information visit deviatecycles.com


195 Comments

  • 197 5
 If you own this bike, you're not allowed to own any others. Why? Because, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!!!
  • 60 1
 I'm old enough to get this.
  • 8 86
flag inked-up-metalhead (Mar 6, 2020 at 4:42) (Below Threshold)
 @TommyNunchuck: technically I'm not, but there's nothing wrong with watching older films. For reference, the film he's quoting is called highlander.
  • 4 26
flag chyu (Mar 6, 2020 at 5:19) (Below Threshold)
 looks like a forbidden squirt.
  • 75 2
 @inked-up-metalhead:
1st rule of referencing... Never let anyone know what you are referring to...
  • 6 0
 Here they are, born to be kings...
  • 19 0
 But, can you get a Scottish coach who pretends to be Spanish?
  • 17 0
 @Offrhodes: The answer is obviously, yesh.
  • 2 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: didn't you say somewhere that you were getting old because you're pushing 30 and thus need an e-bike? Guess you must be old enough.

Damn, I tink I'll be old soon.
  • 27 1
 This might be forbidden since it deviates from popular opinion, but if I were making a Celtic-themed bike, I'd call it the druid.
  • 2 0
 @gnralized : Ah, toi aussi?
  • 8 0
 The quickening should be great for Strava times
  • 1 0
 @TommyNunchuck: me too unfortunately, shit i've watched that film at least 5 times
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: 5 times? You bloody amateur! I think I watched it weekly in college! Big Grin It was great source material for D&D (a friend told me).
  • 1 4
 Ah, bc its 3500 frame so no $ for others!
  • 6 1
 has pb forgotten about the Donut?
  • 1 0
 @kramerica5000: The first rule of Highlander is never bring the quickening into it
  • 2 0
 @number44: i know i am an amateur, You‘re pro right? LOL
  • 1 2
 @Upduro: maths clearly isn't your strong point. Nearly 30 means i was born in the 90s, Highlander came out in 86.
  • 1 0
 @aug7hallak: yes because it's not a Specialized
  • 2 0
 Give him the prize
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: Come to think of it I never got paid to watch Highlander (or Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard) over and over back in the day, so I guess I was sort of a Cat1 dweeb. Can't claim pro or sponsored.
  • 3 0
 But can it be held together with safety pins?
  • 1 0
 You win the internet today!
  • 46 0
 good looking bike
  • 9 0
 High pivots, so hot right now
  • 34 1
 As the owner of a high pivot i can say the hype is real. I've never owned a bike the builds and carries speeds like the high pivots do. We nicknamed it Shoresy because all it does is chirp me and tell me to give my balls a tug every time I reach for some brake LoL.

Well done! @deviatecycles
  • 10 1
 Get this guy a fuckin' puppers.
  • 7 0
 F@$k you, Shoresy!!!
  • 8 0
 The worst part would be when you find out your bike is boning your friend's mom; "shoulda heard her last night, she sounded like a window closing on a tonkinese cat's tail, she sounded like 'aaaaaahhhhhhhh"
  • 22 0
 What a fantastic looking bike - really nice design. Geo looks bang on for a trail bike. And the video is full of real mountain biking, rather than just heavily edited roost and schralp shots. Will definitely want to demo this to check out what the idler does to a trail bike - nice work lads
  • 21 0
 Thanks Rich - that's certainly the vibe we're going for here. Danny and Ryan are incredibly talented riders but ultimately we were up in the mountains riding some quality big mountain trails for that video. Drop us a line with where you are based and we'll let you know the nearest demo to you.
  • 3 0
 @deviatecycles: petition to have the guy on the blue bike cut his bars
  • 1 2
 Yeah it looks sick! Waiting for the E-Enduro version
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: mate there's no way I'll be able to afford one any time soon but be well up for trying out a bike with my nickname. When do you think you'll be in Surrey Hills or Swinley?
  • 1 0
 @alexhyland: we'll release our demo schedule very soon. Are you signed up to our clan newsletter? We'll send out demo dates on there shortly.
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: sweet I'll get on it
  • 11 0
 Sweet video showing some of the nice paths and tracks we have up here in the Highlands.

Achnashellach walkers path and the mast X-games Smile


mmm bike is in car, the mast is 5 miles away, wasnt gonna go ride after work but am tempted now.
  • 13 0
 Probably the best looking trail bike I have seen in a long, long time. Drool
  • 12 0
 Charts, graphs, and a sizing guide. This is how you do a press release! I like that 441 chainstay. Should be stable at high speed.
  • 5 0
 I'm somewhat shocked, legible graphs... Not perfect, but still a good effort. Well done.
  • 20 8
 I assume they will be changing their name to Conform Cycles.
  • 3 3
 Hahaha, that is actually funny, good one.
  • 13 1
 Give the internet what they ask for and they still find a way to complain.
  • 3 0
 @robw515: gonna need to run cold water on that one.
  • 4 0
 @maglor: Which is the very definition of conformity.
  • 4 0
 @Ttimer: confusion of conformity-man i love this band
  • 3 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: You mean Corrosion of Conformity? \m/
  • 3 0
 @optimumnotmaximum:
He said it happens every time (Knock it down)
And that's how the story goes (Knock it down)
In the land of a thousand no's (Knock it down)
  • 1 0
 @krka73: help me jesus clean my wounds.
  • 5 0
 Lovely looking bike...The lads looked freezing up on that hill but i am sure the tribal, folk, happy clappy music kept them going. Keen to try one of these.....Decent warranty backing them up
  • 4 0
 @deviatecycles With regard to the choice of an 18 tooth idler, have you folks done comparisons with different sizes of idlers to see differences in efficiency and noise?
  • 13 0
 @cedrico,
We have indeed. Learnt a lot from the Guide as well, changing it's idler from 14t to 17t about a year ago.

During the Highlander development we experimented with different sizes, tooth patterns and even materials to work out the best solution.

On the Highlander, as the reviews testify, the 18t idler is totally silent. It's an incredibly silent bike all around. There is no noticeable drop in efficiency either. We've used large outboard bearings and the one piece swingarm and carbon layup in that area really stiffens up the whole system so power transfer is particularly impressive.
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: Interesting stuff. Did you try a 20t idler or bigger? Also, would a floating idler work?
  • 3 0
 @deviatecycles: Good call on the 18t idler. Is it configured in a single or double shear bearing configuration? Can't tell from the pic.
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: nicely done!
  • 4 0
 This bike looks fantastic. No internal bullshit routing. Threaded bb. Geo. Jesus Christ the list goes on. Somebody is listening. Where around Munich I can test this bike?
  • 3 0
 Doing our best to give people what they want! No where in Germany just yet - but we are working on it.
  • 8 3
 Nice looking bike. Anyone know how much it weighs?
  • 6 0
 6.5 lb / 2.95 kgs for the frame only size M
  • 3 0
 @deviatecycles: Thanks! I love how someone downvoted my question. WTF? LOL!
  • 6 0
 @yupstate: weighing your bike is so 2015 Wink
  • 2 0
 @deviatecycles: I guess so. A couple more down votes and this comment will be thrown off the bottom off the page. *forehead smack*
  • 6 0
 @yupstate: we've up-voted it for you Smile and added the weight to our website!
  • 6 0
 @deviatecycles: Great customer service!
  • 5 0
 What a good looking bike!
  • 4 0
 Anti-squat curves should be shown for all gear combinations or at least more than just 32:16.
  • 23 0
 yeah - that's a fair point. Just trying to keep things simple. I have the data in front of me. I'll format it up for our website, but in the meantime drop us an email and we'll share it with you.
  • 6 0
 @deviatecycles: I'll wait to see it on the website. Thanks for your reply!
  • 1 4
 @cedrico: anti-squat is overrated.
  • 3 1
 A lot to like here. But a HA of 65.5 with the 160 fork is a bit steep and makes me wonder about their 140-160 fork recommendation. One advantage not mentioned is that kinematics are unaffected by chainring size.
  • 5 0
 It runs at ~66 with a 150mm fork and ~66.5 at 140mm...
If you're choosing to run a 140mm or 150mm fork then you're probably using the bike for more trail riding duties and in our opinion those angles work great for that. Saying that - personally, I'd be sticking to a 160mm fork for a true all-rounder as there is virtually no downside.
  • 2 0
 @deviatecycles: I saw on your order sheet what looked like an adjustable angle headset. With it, what does the head tube angle end up at? - We in the PNW like things SLACK! Wink

Great looking ride guys, quite interesting.
  • 8 0
 @boxxerace: we can supply an angleset... but on our website we just sell the Cane Creek 70 and 110. We totally get the slack thing... but this is a balanced trail bike designed to work all over the mountain not just on the steeps! But certainly watch this space for something more descent focused Smile
  • 1 0
 The top chain portion crosses under the rear triangle of this bike so there is no rubbing? Friction? Hitting this rear triangle section during bouncing on the trails? Explain that since it looks like it is touching in the photos????
  • 1 0
 No rubbing or friction at all - the underside of the top of the swingarm is angled so chain slap protection is bonded there but it's hardly needed. The photos make it hard to see but there is plenty of clearance.
  • 3 0
 Beautiful bike. And Deviate is cool because of Painer and the HKT Podcast. Marketing works.
  • 4 0
 I would have really liked to have seen the gearbox retained.
  • 4 4
 No Comments on the price yet? >$3,800 USD for a frame+shock? Fook me! I get that it's boutique and economies of scale and blah blah but c'mon man... She's a gid looking bike but that's more than a wee bit more than I'd be willing to spend.
  • 1 0
 Where’d you get that figure from?
  • 2 1
 @tomhoward379: By going on the site, adding a frame and CCDB CS shock and then calculating the exchange rate.
  • 2 0
 @mtbgeartech: that includes UK VAT (20%) remember...
  • 3 0
 @tomhoward379: Apparently when you switch from UK to USA they decide to keep the £475.00 in VAT.

Subtotal£2,850.00
Tax-
Shipping £100.00
Total £2,950.00

£2,950.00 = $3,841.18USD
  • 1 0
 @mtbgeartech:

You can claim it back though.
  • 4 2
 As a comparison, it’s a good chunk cheaper than Santa Cruz, Yeti and other, why used to be, boutique US brand frames, which are £3300-£3800.
  • 2 0
 @tomhoward379: Yeti's are still $3800-$4000, which is why I won't buy one of them (new) either. Santa Cruz are $3200 for the CC frames.

Not sure how the claiming it back works but I'll believe you. I've ordered a few things from the UK and Europe and it's always taken off before the transaction is complete. Taking $620 off the price puts it back in the "kinda want" category.
  • 1 0
 @mtbgeartech: do those prices include sales tax?
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: Not US sales tax which is usually 6-7%. I don't know how typical it is for US buyers to pay the listed price. I usually find deals and pay a bit to a lot less than the retail price.
  • 7 0
 @mtbgeartech: looks like our online store is doing funny things with taxation if you are outside of the 20% VAT zone that is the EU and UK. I'll get this sorted asap. Here in the UK our frame only prices are less than the equivalent frame only pricing from large manufacturers. Note the X2 shock at the price you list above. Going to try and keep that level of pricing over the pond in North America if we can. Drop us a message if you want a price to your door in the US.
  • 2 0
 @inthebigmountains: Right on. I'm not quite in the market just yet but this one's on the top of my list right now. It ticks all the boxes for me (especially since the price is more reasonable then I first thought).
  • 3 1
 @deviatecycles are you going to be making a non gearbox version of the guide? I tried the bike Andrew has and he never shuts up about it. Not a fan of the gearbox though.
  • 1 0
 watch this space. there is something in the pipeline. but for now this is that bike...
  • 3 0
 Love to give one of these a go.
  • 3 0
 Looks very nice as do the trails. A kind of magic ????
  • 2 0
 Great looking bike and killer video. An actual representation of what mountain biking is for the 99%
  • 3 1
 This looks like an excellent choice for those that can only have one bike in the stable.
  • 6 6
 29’er as only bike.. oh hell no
  • 2 0
 Rad looking bike. High pivot, low shock and standover almost always looks good to me.
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: I'd have said the same only a year or so ago... but now the geometry is so sorted that it's hard to ignore the advantages of the bigger wheels and the disadvantages are small.
  • 3 0
 @deviatecycles: I think it depends on what the rider wants out of the bike. Riders that prefer 29 may want to straighten things out or have more traction, or appreciate the added stability of having lower CG (in relation to axle height), or they want to go faster (iron-out the trail).
People that prefer smaller wheels value throwing the bike around, frequently leaving the ground for as long as possible, popping-off roots and rocks, low-siding on a whim, not catching a tire in the ass, footplants, having lighter and stiffer wheels/tires (more playful). Different strokes I guess. I do agree that the geo and frame designs are getting sorted. Some people love how big wheels handle but some don’t.
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: All good points and all true. However, being 6'3 also means that a 29er bike will feel similar to me as a 27.5 wheel bike to someone smaller, I think. I've only ridden one 27.5er and it was fine, but I vastly prefer the feel of a 29er.

Would you ride on a 24" wheel if it meant more of all of that good stuff that you mentioned?
  • 3 0
 @aribr: funny you ask that. 20+ yrs ago I went from 26x2.35 to 24 x 3.0 and the bike was instantly twice as fun. I think I only lost about 3/4” in outside diameter because the 3.0’s were huge but the fatter tires and lower pressures and less gyroscopic action was a lot of fun. I own a bike shop and I can say most of the people that love switching to 29 are taller, bigger people. But I also have a friend that races and loves her 29’er and she’s like 5’3”
  • 2 0
 @aribr: I’d love to go back to 26 just because I had no issues with them but I can barely tell the difference between 26 and 27.5
  • 6 3
 I'd tell you what this bike looks like but that would be forbidden
  • 1 0
 Where is the video of just the rear suspension travel? Graphs are great, but the demo video shows very little rear travel movement.
  • 1 0
 Check out levy’s instagram...
  • 1 0
 @BenjaminR @tomhoward379:
Yeah levy's instagram does show the suspension action really clearly. We're currently working on a nice animation to put on our website showing the linkage work. Although remember, it's just a linkage that pushes the shock - the AS and pedal kickback all controlled by the idler placement.
  • 1 0
 Really Really like the geo on this bike. I think you nailed it. Add the Eightpins dropper as a factory option and I think I might have found my next frame.
  • 1 0
 I had a Skype interview this morning for a job in Aberdeen and came to Pinkbike to destress afterward and this beauty is staring at me. I'll take it as a sign.
  • 2 0
 It's a Trail version of the Antidote Dark Matter. Shock placement and high pivot.
  • 2 0
 At least one 29er more on the market. :-P
  • 9 4
 High Pivot...
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: + gearbox. Wait.. what..?
  • 1 3
 "There is a reason that high pivot bikes are dominating downhill racing at the moment. "
Yes, they got almost no pedal kickback, like, you now, er....a chainless DH bike.
  • 1 0
 @gnralized: You must've dropped your chain as well coming out with something that.
  • 1 0
 @excavator666: Can you enlighten me ?
  • 2 0
 @gnralized: er.... high pivot bikes can acheive this with, er... the chain on.
  • 1 3
 @excavator666:
Yes, but that’s due to the idler pulley, not the HP. And you can put an idler pulley on whatever kinematic you like, e.g. 77design horst-link bike.
So if you accknowledge that the benefit come from no/low PK (like on a chainless bile) this is thanks to the Idler pulley, not the HP.
And to my humble knowledge there is absolutely no quantified proof in the bibliography of the advantage of a « more » rearward axle path (we are talking about 20mm rearward for 140mm upward, with 50% achieved before sag) vs. « standard » rearward component figures (2-4mm).
And from close sources, some top guns in WC DH are more annoyed by the shift in front/rear weight distribution during compression than the advantage of a more rearward axl path.
  • 2 0
 Those top guns in DH seem to have some pretty outstanding results on HPP bikes. When maintaining speed on rough terrain the advantage is immediately noticeable and race results back that up. Part of the advantage is undoubtedly zero PK. It's all about the position of the idler in relation to the pivot point - without a HPP you'd struggle to get the idler into a position that would achieve zero pedal kickback. Certainly bikes with a VPP would find it particularly difficult to use an idler to this affect.
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles:
Sure for VPP bikes. But short link kinematics are already a (tortured) solution to manage chain growth vs AS, so I don't really see any benefit to put an idler pulley on them. Better go with a 4-bar that is simple to tune for shock ratio optimization.
For the results at DH WC level, a huge part is due to human factor, so it's very difficult to say from the result if you are contemplating it as a realization of a technical adavantage or a human advantage. Gwin is the absolute examplification of that, being able to win on totaly different bikes/kinematics. You can say the same with Rude and the Switch kinematic on yeti.
Moreover Commençal DH teams always get great results on WCDH, they got a kind of "savoir faire" with building great teams and finding the next top gun.
From what I know from the inside, some (not all) of HP bike pilots had issues overcoming the variation of mass distribution and geometry changes due to the HA slackening in compression inherent to HP (scissor effect).
But anyway, I really appreciate that you emphasis the importance of low/no PK on your site. You're one of the first brand going this way and acknowledging it against the high AS/PK tendency of late.
And the Highlander really looks great and dialled, one of the most beautiful, sleekest designed bike I've seen.
I would be happy to demo one.
BTW, why don't you come with a slightly more progressive ratio in the first half of travel ? Was it difficult to achieve with the HP/idler ? Is there a specific (harder) compression tune on the X2 ?
  • 2 0
 Very keen to try one of these!
  • 1 0
 Is the guide going to get an update with reduced seat tube heights and better stand over, while retaining the gearbox?
  • 4 0
 unfortunately, probably not - the gearbox just isn't appealing to enough people to make it viable for us to open a new mould. I guess I'd say that if folk want to see more gearbox bikes then they've gotta buy them!
  • 2 0
 @deviatecycles: I bought one! Gutted to see you give up on the gearbox. It's far superior to "regular" drive systems!
Nice looking new trail bike though guys, good luck with it ????
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: I bought a Zerode, it was great until it got stolen. A pinion version of your highlander would be just about perfect imho. The Guide geo seemed a little funky, especially the seat tube heights.
  • 2 0
 @mtbhd: I bought one as well. A Guide as it happens, and while I think gearboxes could be brilliant, they just aren’t yet. If you are riding a trail that requires lots of quick shifts, even an undulating one that’s unfamiliar, they aren’t as good as derailleurs. For winching to the top of a long climb, then doing a long descent, fine. Lots of short sharp ups and downs, less fine.
  • 1 0
 I should say I don’t dislike the Guide, it’s fantastic, but it’s quite a specific tool. The Highlander is much more of an all rounder.
  • 2 0
 @tomhoward379: In the PNW, it's 99% winch up, rocket down, repeat. Not much undulating terrain. And, the weather is pretty nasty 9 months out of the year. The pinion makes a lot of sense here.
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: I too have the guide! Ill be honest I actually find it the opposite for me. I am in the correct gear far more often as the gear changes are so much faster. I think most people are still put off by the gripshift. with all this electrical tech on the go at the moment, I can't see why they couldn't build an aftermarket wireless shifting setup as the gear changing is pretty easy with the allen key. I guess they just don't want to invest the R&D into it :/
  • 1 0
 @mtbhd: I was put off by the gripshift so got the Cinq triggers, which are much better in every way, save for the single shot shift (though even that has upsides). I found with Gripshift, I had to really concentrate on shifting if I wanted to move more than one gear at a time, in order to get the shifter to the right position, which wasn't ideal. There's always rumours doing the rounds about electric shifting and while i'm hopeful, I just can't see it happening any time soon, I know its been said the electric motors negate the need for a clutch to get a shift while pedalling but the force that would have to use to get the shift can't be good for reliability (or a small battery) plus it would be an expensive development, for a relatively tiny market.

Again, don't get me wrong, the Guide is amazing for the job it's designed for, I haven't had an enduro bike that descends anywhere close to how well it does and the GB is, in part, responsible for that (the only thing that can match it was a HPP, twin drive gearbox DH bike), I just think the Highlander is a better 'all round' proposition.
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles That leverage curve looks to me like it would work best with a coil shock. Why no coil option?
  • 3 0
 It would work great with a coil... we will be offering coils on our website soon. for now however, drop us a line as we can source Cane Creek and Fox coil shocks.
  • 2 0
 Almost too close not to try.
  • 2 0
 We have premises in Stirling. Give us a shout to get one tested...
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: I can see Dumyat from my house.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a sick bike, I’d love to try one and compare it to my Ripmo.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know exactly where this is filmed at? Even my wife (who isn't much of a biker) wanted to go after watching the video.
  • 3 0
 It's filmed in the Torridon hills in the North West of Scotland. The second part with the jumps is filmed at a different location in Scotland that at the trail builders request we're not going to disclose here Smile
  • 1 0
 I heard that Deviate is working on something called the Kurgan, if you want to adjust the head angle!????
  • 2 0
 Yeah Danny Boi !
  • 1 2
 I think there are some mixed metaphors happening here. "This is not our first rodeo into the world of high pivot point bikes." doesn't make sense to me.
  • 6 0
 They’ve made a high pivot bike before, so this isn’t their first rodeo at making one.
  • 2 1
 @Macatron86: I get that, I'm asking how the hell do you "rodeo into" something? Foray? Sure. Rodeo? Nah.
  • 2 1
 I approve of the name and the landscape it was tested in!
  • 1 0
 Nice video..makes me want to wanna go out riding with my kid too Wink
  • 2 0
 Torriden looks well
  • 1 0
 AR above 120% through the entire travel. Yikes
  • 1 0
 AR is a bit of a feature of most HPP bikes. It means the chassis maintains its geometry under heavy braking. The reality is that higher values of AR are now considered to be an advantage. It doesn't seem to slow Amaury Pierron down much!
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: lol amaury doesn’t brake! But i think you guys did a good job putting a 65.5 hta for this reason so it doesn’t become too slack under heavy braking. Higher than 140% is a bit excessive though. Great job on the bike, really dig it.
  • 1 0
 And that axle path! Wow. 25mm!
  • 1 0
 They did Deviate from commonly seen bike design.
  • 1 0
 Bike looks quality and nice edit.
  • 1 0
 When will the XL be available?
  • 1 0
 By the summer.
  • 1 0
 Im 193cm, guess im out..............
  • 1 0
 XL coming soon
  • 1 0
 This bike is unreal!! I want one
  • 1 0
 Very tempting for new bike time.
  • 1 0
 This design is gonna take over
  • 3 3
 Aaaallllll abooooard the hiiigh pivooot traaaaaiiin! Choooo choooo!
  • 4 0
 They got on the train 2 years ago with the Guide
  • 2 1
 @mashrv1: hey! You want on or not!?
  • 1 0
 @TheBearDen: this train has left me behind!
  • 1 0
 Need
  • 1 0
 Amazing looking bike
  • 1 3
 These dudes need to hire the commencal social media team to make this more lit
  • 3 0
 As the target market, I like their approach waaaaaay better. Maybe it's just me.
  • 4 6
 Looks like a Forbidden Druid
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