Deviate Adds UDH Compatibility to Claymore & Highlander II Frames

Nov 2, 2023 at 16:25
by Deviate Cycles  
Highlander II PRO Build in Islay Sand on yellow background

PRESS RELEASE: Deviate Cycles

Deviate Cycles have launched the 2024 editions of their Claymore and Highlander II frames which provide full UDH compatibility (including for SRAM T-Type Mechs).

But it's not just new customers who can benefit from this new UDH setup.

bigquotesWe don't want our customers to be unable to run the latest components and see their perfectly modern mountain bike become obsolete. So we're delighted to be allowing existing Claymore and Highlander II owners to switch to a UDH setup with a rear triangle upgrade provided at minimal cost. - Ben Jones, Deviate Co-Owner

Each rear triangle will be fully colour matched to the original frame, for a completely seamless aesthetic.

Claymore PRO Build in Moss Green on a green background

Highlander II PRO Build in Atlantic Blue on a blue background
Claymore PRO Build in Rowan Red on a red background

For those wondering if more rear triangle switch outs may be on the cards, Deviate have confirmed that they are working on a new project which will be coming to the market in the next few months. More details to follow.


The 2024 Edition range is available as frame-only or as a PRO build.

Frame Only : £2999 GBP (inc VAT) / $3300 USD / €3360 EUR (inc Tax) / C$4500 CAD

PRO Build : £7999 GBP (inc VAT) / $9000 USD / €9360 EUR (inc Tax) / C$12000 CAD

Find out more at

For existing customers, head to the upgrade submission to find out more

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Member since Nov 22, 2017
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  • 29 4
 Hypothetical: if I had no sense of style or colour, would you send me a yellow instead of a blue?
  • 29 0
 A blue and yellow combo? Sure
  • 5 0
  • 2 0
 @greg390: VELO YELLOW!
  • 2 0
 @sngltrkmnd: nicely done
  • 6 0
 Otago Highlanders edition
  • 3 0
 Maybe you just have a very narrow, average-joe sense of style and colour
  • 15 1
 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES stoked for this!!!
  • 17 0
 Think we know who was first to submit for an upgrade Wink
  • 3 0
 I'll have what he's having.
  • 13 0
 Nice move Deviate. Setting the bar for brands “taking care of and supporting existing frames and customers”
  • 6 0
 Appreciate the kind words Mike !
  • 14 1
 Deviating from hangers. What a wild time for the bike industry
  • 15 1
 Better this than a deviating hanger.
  • 2 0
 @EnduroManiac: ho ho! How devious
  • 9 0
 stunning and brave
  • 8 1
 ...and then none of the pics have bikes with T-type.
  • 6 2
 I have a Claymore. While it is fun to ride, it has consistently been a headache to maintain. I’m just certain SRAM TRANSMISSION will address all those issues.
  • 3 0
 What issues have you had? Mines been great (all XT)
  • 3 0
 Is this meant to be ironic?
  • 4 0
 @danctm: I’ve had to replace the dropout several times, as the hangar itself has randomly snapped near the frame. This is the proprietary one sold by Deviate. And I’ve also broke the rear axle twice, which is something that’s never happened to me before owning this bike. I’m of course not necessarily blaming Deviate for any of this, but it has been frustrating. The drivetrain is also quite temperamental, but that’s any high pivot. Otherwise a blast to ride.
  • 10 0
 @RogerMexico: Hey Roger. If you haven't already, do feel free to get in touch with HQ to see if we can help!
  • 3 0
 @RogerMexico: Check whether you have the latest revision of the hanger. The latest is a solid one, without any machining to "weaken" it. Revision F is the latest. Also got a lot of spare ones beginning of the year. Since Rev F I'm good.
  • 1 0
 @suoixon: Sweet. That’s good to hear!
  • 5 0
 Looks like Raaw started a trend! Upgrading current bicycle v. buying new bicycle.
  • 4 0
 this is for sure a top bike right now... maybe the better looking of them all.
  • 3 1
 Well done Deviate, this is the kind of thinking that would win me as a future customer. My Mondraker was obsolete 2 years after I got it and it's a bit of a bitter pill (even though I love it) to swallow.
  • 1 0
 Appreciate the kind words! We all know as riders ourselves how frustrating those things can be so it was important for us to think ahead and allow for that level of adjustability
  • 2 0
 What was obsolete?
  • 4 0
 Can't imagine specialized doing this for current enduro...
  • 1 0
 Just hold on to your cracked headset enduro until they start giving out the next gen frames. Or that’s my enduro game plan.
  • 2 0
 No need for that, with all of the broken framesets, I'm guessing there's 23 trillion chainstays out there. So no need for Big S to develop something, just pick up a handful of rear ends from your local Enduro dump and start drilling. Dont worry if the first try doesn't work, just get a new set of stays for 5$
  • 3 0
 What’s the price for the rear triangle upgrade?
  • 5 0
 Hey! We’re communicating costs directly to owners early next week once we've collated initial upgrade requests
  • 1 0
 Is there a time limit on switching the rear triangle out to a udh compatible rear?
  • 2 0
 Not currently - will just be a case of available stock in this latest batch!
  • 2 0
 @deviatecycles: awesome! Thanks!
  • 2 0
 So the big news is UDH, but the pro build comes Shimano XT speced
  • 3 0
 Can buy a udh anywhere. Not just to run T
  • 2 0
 why deviate from the norm?
  • 7 0
 That’s how we roll…
  • 2 0
 Now let’s get Evil bikes on that program.
  • 1 0
 I would like to see other brands like Santa Cruz do the same with the Megatower V1.
  • 3 3
 Yeh and how much is a new rear triangle.... 'at minimal cost' is brand speak for 'enough for us to still making good money as we're a business not a charity'
  • 4 0
 Why shouldn't a business making a good product make good money? You said yourself, they're not a charity. No one is forcing anyone to upgrade. Do you own one of their frames?
  • 1 0
 Man I want a Highlander 2 but in that sweet green color. Maybe next year ;(
  • 1 0
 If only they made a mixed wheel version, I'd buy it in a second!!
  • 4 0
 It may not be 100% factory supported, but WRP has one coming
  • 6 0
 So you’d be happy if that is the new project mentioned lower down in the article?
  • 1 0
 @deviatecycles: for sure! is that the case???
  • 4 0
 @makemymountain: well couldn't possibly confirm or deny it
  • 2 0
 @deviatecycles: Guess I will just have to wait for the news then and hopefully save up my $$ so I can get one of those mixed wheel claymores!! Smile
  • 3 0
 @deviatecycles: so you’re saying there’s a chance a 27.5 UDH compatible rear triangle for claymore might be in the works?
  • 3 0
 @atedesco: Mate, ultimately let’s leave everything theoretical Wink
  • 2 0
 Pretty cool offer
  • 10 10
 So the bike is obsolete when you cannot mount a wireless Sram mech? Wtf where is this world going ...
  • 14 0
 Or just walk into any random bike shop and buy a hangar instead of finding one that has your specific hangar. UDH is a good thing.
  • 3 6
 @liamdubs: Of course, but the statement "We don't want our customers to be unable to run the latest components and see their perfectly modern mountain bike become obsolete" is stupid AF, I mean the second part of it. God bless UDH, but is a bike without UDH obsolete?
  • 7 2
 @lkubica: It can't run the latest components so it's outdated. Outdated bikes become obsolete faster than up to date bikes. I assume if you don't care you wouldn't buy a new rear triangle so this seems like a good way to please both the people to whom t-type or hanger accessibility is a big deal and not affect the people who couldn't care less.

I don't really know how continued support of an old model is ever a bad thing.
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: I think it’s less of a UDH thing and more it now works with 55mm chainline drivetrains, which yes it currently t-type but other brands are looking like they’ll go down 55mm chain line. So that would be future proofing and not limiting yourself to one brand and componentry.
  • 1 0
 Love these bikes but they are out of my price bracket
  • 1 0
 Prices are in. 780€ plus 100€ for the idler kit.
  • 1 0
 meh, MTBs dont need derailers. #SingleSpeeds
  • 3 2
 Alert the media
  • 1 0
  • 1 1
 Thank you Jesus!
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