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New Deviate Claymore is a 165mm travel high-pivot enduro bike

New Deviate Claymore is a 165mm travel high-pivot enduro bike

Scotland-based Deviate Cycles’ has released its first enduro mountain bike; the Claymore. Like its shorter travel siblings, the Highlander and Guide, the new Deviate Claymore…

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Scotland-based Deviate Cycles’ has released its first enduro mountain bike; the Claymore. Like its shorter travel siblings, the Highlander and Guide, the new Deviate Claymore delivers its rear wheel travel via a high-pivot suspension layout resulting in an almost entirely rearward axle path. As it is pushed through its 165mm of rear wheel travel, the Claymore’s rear-center length increases by a whopping 22mm, a feature they say lends itself well to stabilizing the bike when it’s deep in the suspension stroke. There’s a fair bit more to the Claymore than its high-pivot and head-turning aesthetic, so let’s take a closer look. All outdoor photos by James Vincent Deviate Claymore

Intention: Enduro Riding and Racing

Wheel Size: 29″

Fork Travel: 170mm

Rear Wheel Travel: 165mm

Frame Material: T700 UD Carbon Fiber

Pricing: $3,200 USD for frame and Fox Factory X2 Shock Be in no doubt, Deviate Cycles’ aren’t jumping on the high-pivot bandwagon now the suspension design has become something of a staple on World Cup Downhill podiums. Indeed, they’ve been investing in the development of high-pivot linkages since the very beginning, with the Deviate Guide Gearbox Bike the first out of the stable back in 2016.The Claymore frame is made of T700 UD carbon fiber, at various locations throughout Asia. It is shipped from Taiwan, with QC Checks and assembly completed at the Deviate Cycles HQ in ScotlandAll Deviates have an actually high main pivot location, as opposed to the many supposed high-pivot bikes wherein the main pivot is […]

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