Based in Stirling, not far from the Highlands, and run by an ex-Alps tour guide, Deviate were always going to make bikes that were up to big days. After starting with the Guide, Deviate have now released the high-pivot Highlander 29er.
This is one capable bike! There's always going to be a place for niche bike companies, and there will always be people who don't want the same bike as everyone else, but even aside from all that this bike is a seriously good piece of kit. Ignore the Scottish-ness and unique design, and it still stands on it own as being a fantastic bike. A genuinely innovative alternative to what's on offer from the mainstream enduro bike brands.
Featuring bang up to date long-low-slack geometry and a 148 mm Boost axle, the Highlander is ready for bike parks, enduro trails or a day at Torridon.
High Pivot Suspension
Moving the pivot up changes the path the rear wheel moves through when it goes through its travel. The wheel moves up and back, not up and forward, so you lose less energy when the suspension takes a hit. The action also makes the suspension feel like it has more travel than it actually does. Our demo bikes are set up with 160mm forks, which feel like the best match for the travel, though the bike is happy with a fork anywhere between 140 and 160mm.
126 Link Chain
Standard chains can be used, no need to join two chains.
Sealed bearings and grease ports throughout
Including pivot bearings. Grease ports are in useful places. If there's one thing that marks this bike out as being developed in Scotland, this is probably it!
Tidy lines and easy cable replacement.
Bonded rubber under downtube and on chainstay to protect against rock strikes and chain slap. We can also provide and fit Invisiframe for your new frame.
Easy maintenance and no creaks.
Water Bottle Mounts
Can a bike be considered "Enduro" without a water bottle? It's also the ideal place to carry a OneUp EDC Pump!
Manufacturers Lifetime Warranty and Crash Replacement Program
Contact us for full details.
Deviate Highlander Price
Prices start at £2699 for a Highlander frame with a seat collar and rear axle but no shock. We can offer DVO, Fox or ROCKSHOX air shocks as well as our recommendations, either a Fox Float X2 or a ROCKSHOX Super Deluxe Ultimate coil shock at £468.
We recommend these as the Super Deluxe coil has small bump sensitivity which is superior to the air shock options and still has a climb switch. The Float X2 is the best air option, the closest to a coil for small bump sensitivity while remaining easily tunable and lightweight. We can help you with selecting the right shock and spring to suit your weight and riding style - ideally book a demo using the form below.
Deviate Highlander Complete Bikes
We offer full custom-builds build to suit you. We can supply the bike in the same spec as the Deviate complete bike, but we specialise in custom-builds. This is not a cheap bike, so why compromise? We can do fantastic deals on completes to the exact spec and colours you want - check out our demos for some ideas.
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