Deviate Highlander Frame

  • SALE
  • Regular price £3,000.00
VAT included.

Conceived and tested in Scotland, Deviate have designed this frame to be built into the perfect trail bike for mountain epics or bike park laps.

Deviate's high pivot design allows for a rear axle path that gives the bike the feel of a much longer travel bike when descending, but keeps plenty of pedalling efficiency for accelerating or pedalling back up.

  • Full Carbon Construction.
  • Wheel Size: 29” / Boost 148.
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 140 or 150 mm.
  • Front Travel: 140 - 160 mm.
  • Frame Weight: 6.3 lb (2.86 kg)

Price is frame only - we specialise in custom-built enduro bikes, so get in touch to discuss your dream build!

Please note, bike specifications can change due to shortages!

Deviate were ahead of the pack when it comes to high pivot bikes! Back in 2016, there weren't many bikes available when the first Deviate frame, the "Guide" was launched. Now it seems like everyone has woken up to the wonders of high pivot bikes!

At 20Twenty, we've been on board since the launch of the Highlander, and we're all converts to the wonders of high-pivot mountain bikes.

Why High Pivot?

In short, moving the rear suspension pivot up changes the axle path. When the rear wheel hits something and moves up, it also moves back, so the suspension action doesn't have the same slowing action as it does on a bike with a pivot in the normal location. The effect is that high pivot bikes don't feel like they are slowing when riding over rough ground.

Pedalling efficiency is not noticeably affected by the addition of the pulley required, and the pulleys are long-lasting and reliable.

Mountain Bikes Conceived and Tested in Scotland

The Highlands are almost literally at the front door of the Deviate Cycles HQ near Stirling. Founders Ben and Chris have classic riding spots like Torridon within easy reach, and the famous Tweed Valley trails are an hour and a half or so away. Scotland has a mix of big mountain descents, trail centres and world-class enduro trails, all of which are regularly as muddy as it's possible to be. People often say that any bike that can deal with Scottish mountain biking will be up to being ridden anywhere.

Highlander 140 mm / 150 mm Fox 36 (44 mm O/S)
Medium Large X-Large
Head Angle (deg) 66 66 66
BB Drop (mm) 28 28 28
Wheel Base (mm) 1194 1228 1261
Seat Angle (deg) 76 76 76
Reach (mm) 444 473 499
Stack (mm) 613 623 641
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 130
Chainstay Length (mm) 440 440 440
Seat Post Length (mm) 410 430 450
Max Seat Post insertion (mm) 300 330 330
ETT Length (mm) 598 630 660
Standover (mm) 730 730 745
BB Height 342 342 342
Highlander 150 mm / 160 mm Fox 36 (44 mm O/S)
Medium Large X-Large
Head Angle (deg) 65 65 65
BB Drop (mm) 29 29 29
Wheel Base (mm) 1201 1235 1268
Seat Angle (deg) 75 75 75
Reach (mm) 435 467 491
Stack (mm) 619 629 648
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 130
Chainstay Length (mm) 443 443 443
Seat Post Length (mm) 410 430 450
Max Seat Post insertion (mm) 300 330 330
ETT Length (mm) 600 632 662
Standover (mm) 731 731 746
BB Height 341 341 341
Size Rider Height
Medium 170cm - 180cm
Large 177cm - 189cm
XL 186cm - 198cm

Rear Wheel:29”, Boost: 148 mm * 12 mm
Fork Compatibility:29” 150 -160 mm with 44/42 mm offset
Bottom Bracket:73 mm BSA Threaded
Headset:ZS44/28.6 upper and a ZS56/40 lower headset cup
Cranks:Minimum Q-factor of 168 mm
Chainline:52 mm
Chain length:126 links (widely available, no need to join chains)
Max Chainring Size:36t
Shock Size:Metric 210*55mm
Shock Hardware: Front: 30*8mm | Rear: bushing
Brake Mount:Post Mount 180 mm
Seatpost Compatibility:Internal dropper routing with internal cable routing. 31.6 mm
Seat Collar:34.9 mm
Mech hanger:Deviate Derailleur Hanger (Highlander/Claymore)

Cycle to Work

UK customers - you can use the Government’s “Cycle to Work” scheme to a bike or frame from 20Twenty, and you could save 25-39%. You can buy a bike, frame, bike and accessories, or just accessories through the Cycle to Work scheme. We can even provide you with a custom-built bike through the scheme.

We use several Cycle to Work schemes, including:

There is no £1000 limit any more, though your employer might have a limit. The Green Commute Initiative website has a savings calculator.

For more information, click here to contact us or call 01330 828562


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