Date Posted:6 October 2023
We are super excited to introduce SuperSports latest Brand offering to Australia.
Deviate is a relatively new company - established in 2016 in Scotland - and founded on the conviction of two friends, Chris Deverson and Ben Jones, that there were Better Bikes out there, just waiting to be made. But these wouldn’t be any old order-from-the-catalogue bikes, no. To produce the bikes they wanted to, Chris and Ben would have to turn away from the established path of suspension design - to deviate, if you will.
And so the name was born.
You can read a lot more on this here: https://www.deviatecycles.com/evolution-of-deviate
Fast Forward to today and Deviate offers 2 Bikes
This is the Highlander II - Deviate’s all-carbon, all-conquering trail bike, freshly reconfigured for 2023. A bike for bike park laps, all day rides, messing about in the woods and everything in between. A bike for reaching the highest, most remote peaks, before screaming down the other side in a stream of speed and laughter.
It punches far, far above its weight. Carefully considered geometry suits the most discerning of riders, and 145mm of high-pivot travel will get you out of anything you get yourself into, with astounding performance that matches bikes with far more suspension travel.
We’ve taken what we think is the best high-pivot trail bike on the market, and made it even better. A 65-degree head angle with a 160mm fork is steep enough to be nimble in the sketchiest of woody descents, but slack enough for stability when you break out of the trees into a steep, warp-factor-nine trail. The reach is perfect for comfort when climbing, and roomy enough for flat out descending with ultimate control. Standover is enormous, and the continuous seat tube accommodates the longest dropper posts on the market. The Highlander II is also available in 4 sizes, from Small to X-Large, to suit a wide range of riders.
“If Deviate didn't make the Claymore, they'd be perfectly entitled to call the Highlander their trail and enduro bike. The high pivot causes the wheelbase to grow when you push into a corner and the bike stays low and level when hard on the brakes, which makes it feel even more stable and surefooted than the geometry numbers would suggest.” - Seb Stott, Pinkbike"
The Claymore was a medieval Scottish two-handed great sword. Extremely long - typically the blade was over 140cm in length - the Claymore was more than merely a sword: it was a symbol of strength and martial prowess, and an unmistakable link to the rugged Scottish Highlands for whoever bore it.
Deviate’s Claymore is the same, born in the rocks and roots of the Scottish Highlands, and the weapon of choice for the most brutal terrain anywhere in the world. Whether you get your kicks from plummeting down the nastiest, root strewn drops, or hurtling between the tapes so fast things get blurry around the edges, the Claymore is the bike for you.
We wanted the Claymore to be the best handling, long-travel enduro bike out there - and we think we’ve succeeded. It’s the perfect combination of blindingly fast on the straights, slot-car accurate in the corners and capable of mixing it up with trail bikes on the ups.
The design brief was to create an enduro bike capable of winning on the toughest of enduro stages, with pedal performance to match a trail bike and an element of playfulness for those days when you’re not between the tape.
“This is a bike I genuinely want to race - I thought that from the first ride. I got on and was like “I want to take this to an Enduro race.”" - Alicia Leggett, Pinkbike
2022 Enduro Roundtable - Watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7FXrwJnrXI&t=4s
The all new updated SRAM UDH frames are expected to arrive November.
Find all the details here : https://www.supersports.net.au/brand/deviate-cycles/