Deity Updates Highside Handlebar, Circuit Clamp & Speedtrap Saddle, Introduces Thinnest Grip Yet - Eurobike 2021

Sep 1, 2021 at 10:21
by Alicia Leggett  

Deity has introduced four new products at Eurobike: a new grip called the Slimfit that's Deity's thinnest grip yet, a 35mm version of the Highside Handlebar, a 38.6mm version of the Circuit clamp to fit Specialized bikes, and a chrome version of the Speeedtrap Saddle.

Slimfit Grip


Like Deity's other grips, the Slimfit grip aims to provide the right balance of stickiness and durability, using the same TRC+ compound used on the Lockjaw and Supracush models, but in a tiny diamond pattern that keeps the bulk down. Deity's thinnest grip to date, the Slimfit is 133.75mm long and 30.5mm in diameter.

The Slimfit Grip comes in 12 color options and will become available October 15 for $23.99 USD.

Highside 35 Handlebar


Deity's classic dirt jump and slopestyle bar now comes in a 35mm clamp option and an 800mm length, after previously only being available at 760mm x 31.8mm. The aluminum handlebar has a 9 degree backsweep and a 5 degree upsweep, aiming to put riders in a comfortable upright position.

Like the original 31.8mm version, the Highside 35 comes in 50mm and 80mm rise options and is available in seven different colors.

The Highside 35 bar will become available September 15 for $84.99 USD.

Circuit Clamp


The Circuit Clamp has an oversized bolt for extra security, a low stack height for maximum clearance, and comes in four sizes: 31.8mm, 34.9mm, 36.4mm, and now 38.6mm to fit Specialized models. The CNC machined piece is available in a full range of anodized colors.

The new Circuit Clamp will become available October 15 for $16.99 USD.

Speedtrap Saddle


Deity's all-mountain, enduro, and DH saddle, the Speedtrap, is now available in a chrome color option alongside the other nine possible colors. The saddle is made in collaboration with SGD Components using mid-density foam built on hollow chromoly rails. The saddle has Kevlar sides, a synthetic embossed cover, and edges that are designed to flex for pedaling comfort.

The new Speedtrap Saddle will become available October 15 for $74.99 USD.


101 Comments

  • 52 2
 thin grips and fat brake rotors; I don't know WHAT to believe!
  • 9 20
flag powturn (Sep 1, 2021 at 21:04) (Below Threshold)
 Aftermarket seatpost clamps that weigh more than stock Specialized clamps? Believe there are people who will pay extra to disimprove on stock?
  • 25 3
 @Veloscente: I work at a Specialized dealer and I've seen a ton of those 38.6 clamps crack from over-torquing! Previously, Hope and Wolf Tooth were the only readily available replacements, so I'd say a $16.99 option is a welcome addition to the marketplace!
  • 16 2
 @Veloscente: Weight doesn't equal quality. I would definitely pay extra for a heavier, more stylish clamp.

Thanks @deityusa for being one of the few companies to make aftermarket clamps for Specialized!
  • 11 0
 @ethanshredz: To be fair tho, over-torquing is not a good measurement of component quality.
  • 10 15
flag powturn (Sep 1, 2021 at 21:43) (Below Threshold)
 @Padrone3: @ethanshredz: no amount of "quality" or added weight will prevent idiots with zero mechanical competence from monkey-fisting components to death. Those are three totally separate variables. I own clamps from Tune, Bike Yoke, Ultralight, and KCNC, and the smartest designs on the market all manage to be lighter, stronger, *and* more stylish than stock. Those who will pay extra and pork up a bike just for a bit of shiny ano remind me of the story of how they used to catch chimps by putting a shiny penny in a jar...
  • 10 0
 @Veloscente: "monkey-fisting components to death"...
Hahaha damn I need to save this one for a future family dinner !
  • 8 2
 @Veloscente: bro it's a seat clamp... it's hardly 'porking up a bike'
  • 3 0
 @ethanshredz: I spent several days of a road trip nursing a half way broken one of those 38.6 clamps because replacements are so hard to find.

The Hope clamp that finally replaced it probably weighs 3x as much, but it's beautiful, and I 'm pretty sure it won't ruin a trip.

It's funny, I can't think of a single upgrade I've bought for a bike that's been lighter than stock - beefier tires, stronger rims, longer droppers, that hope clamp...
  • 32 0
 Bring…….back…..the…..FRAMES!
  • 18 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES
  • 16 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES
  • 23 3
 BRING BACK THE FRAM... Wait, they made frames?
  • 10 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES
  • 8 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES!
  • 6 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES!
(I have a cryptkeeper and it's the best)
  • 6 0
 BRING BACK THE FRAMES!!!
  • 3 0
 Please, bring back the frames
  • 3 0
 @deityUSA BRING BACK THE FRAMES
My old cryptkeeper, straight steertube, is needing an update

BRING IT BACK
  • 2 0
 @deityusa ….. are you listening? Remember what put you on the map!
  • 3 0
 @bikebike69: It was definitely the seat post collars
  • 17 0
 FINALLY a silver speed trap! Now my kit can be complete! Thanks Deity!
  • 9 0
 Graphics too small...I'm out....
  • 9 0
 I love all my Deity stuff!!
  • 4 0
 Thanks for the love, props, and the support! Means a ton to us!
  • 2 0
 @deityusa: thank you for bringing back the diamond pattern in a small grip with the cushion! My waypoint backup stock was getting low!
  • 2 0
 @azdog: The SLIMFIT is a perfect replacement to it! You will be amped. Plus it is softer and stickier!
  • 5 0
 would love to see a new saddle design with a "numbness channel" and little bit chunkier rear end. otherwise, great work as always, deity!
  • 11 1
 To be honest it doesn't look like they put any ergonimic considerations into the saddle at all. Probably fine for DH but I'm not so sure about enduro/all mountain
  • 6 2
 try sqlab yet?
  • 5 3
 As @savagelake notes, sqlab who make maybe the best ergonomic saddles on the market don't need a channel...
  • 4 0
 "numbness channel"....lol it's a gooch hole
  • 2 1
 @FrothDog: Ergonomics is not a monolithic, one-design-fits all proposition. Width, curvature, shell flex, padding density, and even texture of the saddle cover all play at least as significant a role in how much time a given can spend on a design as presence / absence of channel. Presence of a channel is an absolute deal-killer for me: any kind of channel guarantees hot spots, numbness, and saddle sores on rides over 60 mins. Your mileage may vary.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: and their bars with more sweep are awesome. Especially if you've had wrist issues.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: guess it depends on how you define a channel. SQlab absolutely has a pressure relieve depression. It doesn't extend all the way to the front, but its pretty prominent in the middle to back.
  • 7 1
 I was hoping for another stem.
  • 2 0
 I am beyond excited for the 80mm high sides in 800mm. I’ve been tempted to buy them in the past but didn’t think I could handle the reduced width compared to my pro taper 76’s. I will be getting my hands on one of these ASAP. Thank you deity for looking after those of us who like a tall bar.
  • 2 0
 What kind of article is this??? All the products look good and they're all reasonably priced. Gee, thanks Deity - that just leads to a boring comments section. Please try harder next time to give us something to complain about. Smile
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the love and kind words!
  • 4 0
 I've come to the Deity party a bit late but I'm a firm fan now after fitting a pair of Supacrush grips. They are ace.
  • 2 0
 We appreciate you snagging a pair and trying them out! If you ever have any questions on the product line or the company, drop us an email!
  • 2 0
 I've been so close to buying one of those seatpost clamps for a while now, simply because it's the only one I can find in lime green that isn't QR
  • 4 2
 Give us a 35mm carbon bar with either a 35mm or 38mm rise please and thank you in advance Deity.
  • 3 1
 one up got you covered
  • 3 0
 I want an alloy 50mm rise in 800mm 31.8 clamp! Might just have to get a 35mm copperhead and some highsides.
  • 2 0
 @Beaconbike: Spike Race 800
  • 1 0
 @Beaconbike: yeah. Spank spike vibrocore too. They are nice.
  • 1 1
 @Edgibson: that's what I'm riding, just hate the branding. Giant white "Spank" "spike". Maybe I just need a rattle can
  • 1 1
 @Beaconbike: Reverse has one I think.
Burgtec definitely has one!
  • 1 0
 @Beaconbike: Chromag fu50.is a 31.8mm.
  • 4 2
 We will have you covered in the future with a couple of options!
  • 3 0
 80mm rize - thank you! All dj crowd will be hppy
  • 2 0
 I must be the only rider left in the world that likes the solid feel of a lockring on the outside of the grip.
  • 2 0
 Do they have new presta caps and will I have to pay $34.99 shipping for $3.99 presta valve caps?
  • 3 0
 Make a 40mm copperhead stem already! Great stuff
  • 3 0
 Finally another high rise option for us tall folks!
  • 1 0
 @deityusa are the new highside bars going to be available for preorder? i am in dire need of a 35mm, 50mm rise, 800mm bar and that stealth color looks sweet
  • 1 0
 Hit up tyler@deitycomponents.com and we can get you on a list and notify you as soon as they hit! Should be in the next week or two!
  • 2 0
 @deityusa: sent, thanks!
  • 2 0
 How do you pronounce Deity
  • 36 0
 Deity
  • 5 0
 @DaBeef: you win today.
  • 1 0
 Dee-ahh-tee
  • 1 0
 Dee-it-tee
  • 1 0
 “de” as in dead but without the ad” followed by ee-tea. Deity, de-eetea
  • 1 0
 Maybe some different Bar bends, how is everyone supposed to just cope with a 9-5 bend
  • 1 0
 I'm looking for a 50mm rise bar with renthal shape (up 5° back 7°), Any Idea ?
  • 1 0
 Chromag makes a fu50, it's 5up 8 back. I have one on my bike,it's a nice bar.
  • 1 0
 @rideonjon: Thx, pretty nice bar indeed. I may get used to 8° back VS 7°.
  • 2 0
 I cant wait to stock the goods homies!
  • 2 0
 Yes please
  • 7 6
 Thin grips, yuk! 39mm is where it is at.
  • 32 4
 Maybe for you - that's why there are different sizes. I'll take the thinnest grips possible, please.
  • 5 0
 ESI Chunky FTW
  • 5 4
 @mikekazimer: yah, I don’t quite get fat grips. They don’t size up barbells for the big guys in powerlifting. Hell, the deadlift bars, where grip is most paramount, are actually thinner. Maybe I just have Donald Trump hands, but for me, thinner is always better.
  • 4 0
 @Poachninja: Pain management, after a stupid fall over a tree root, had this inflammation of the tendons in my hand, it pinches the nerve in my hand. This cause, if you believe it, both pain and numbing sensation which comes from hand, up through the arms and to the shoulder. Thin grips were the worse thing for me, all that vibration cause shooting pain up my arms, I have to let go of the handlebars and try to shake it off as I cycle otherwise my whole arm becomes numb. I tried Ergons but surprisingly it made my condition worse. Fat paws grips were god sent.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: what do you recommend for those into larger diameter grips? I tried Eastons larger size lock-ons but they weren’t terribly grippy.
  • 1 0
 @sngltrkmnd: the cheapest solution is to look into fat bike grips. They tend to be bigger, for winter gloves.

Alternatively, I’ve been very happy with my Red Monkey Klämpz Lock-ons.
  • 3 0
 Where can I get 39mm grips, my hands are the size of toilet seats.
  • 2 0
 @DJ-24: sensus meaty paws at 35mm are the largest I'm aware of
  • 1 0
 @Poachninja: There is a thinner barbell size though that is often used for females or smaller hands.
  • 5 0
 @Poachninja: Hear me out: some people have big hands. Believe it or not.
  • 1 0
 @Poachninja: Is it true what they say about little hands?
  • 8 0
 @mikekazimer: Dawn-to-dusk rides every day with thin grips and no padded shorts. Follow @SpankMeHarder for more comfort tips from Kazimer!
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: XL hand-haver, can confirm meaty paws are fantastic. They're way less fatiguing than thin grips and actually fit my hand
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Do you still run DeathGrip thins, or have you found something thinner that you like? I'm in the same camp as you on this.

I like Deity's grip patterns, but all their grips are too thick for my preferences. I saw the headline and was intrigued, but they're still fatter than the 29mm DMRs.
  • 2 0
 @DJ-24: www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/mega-fat-paw-grips

40mm, I got big hands and they feel great.
  • 3 0
 "Thinnest grip yet" what, for like "Smallest hands yet"?

Most 2XL gloves are still webbing on my hands. I have stupid salad fingers.

I love Oury lockons though.
  • 2 0
 Oury grips all day, they are sticky and comfortable. I see them on a lot of moto’s as well.
  • 1 0
 @sngltrkmnd: meaty paws!
  • 2 0
 Yup. Can't do thin grips, the pressure destroys my palms/nerves. Like em meaty. Ergons have been kind to me lately!
  • 4 0
 @sngltrkmnd: I like the fattest Deity grips, their pattern and the material dampen really well and are very grippy. I always get the ones that have the same diamond pattern all the way around, then you can spin them as they wear out. The sweet spot is when you have a smooth part on the bottom where your fingers grip it is magical.
  • 7 0
 Take a peek at our full line as we offer 4 different diameters with the Supracush being our thickest to date!
  • 1 0
 @MDRipper: I rode oury since the 90’s but when they put all their prices up a couple of years ago after the lizard skins buy out, I wasn’t happy. Now my bikes run deity supracush or odi rogue. They cost me half what oury’s would.
  • 2 0
 @deityusa: Right on - thanks!
  • 1 0
 @Rigidjunkie: I wanted to like those grips, they are pretty good don't get me wrong, but they seem to "roll" or "twist" a bit to much for me. Even more than big foam grips.
  • 2 1
 White lettering... The only no go thing...
  • 1 0
 Bring back the Dirty30 in the old Style!
  • 2 1
 Would be better if it was available in Europe!
  • 1 1
 35mm clamp aluminum bars are the devil
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