Speed without sacrifice
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 a link to the Highlands for whoever bore it.
Deviate’s Claymore is the same. It’s the biggest, most brutal, fastest bike we’ve ever made.
And just as the sword hails back to the Highlands, we designed the Claymore with all the experience we gained from the Highlander - and the Guide before it.
We wanted this to be the best handling, long-travel 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 vastly capable on the ups. Winching to the top has never felt this good.
High Pivot Point:
The key ability of a high pivot suspension system is its unique ability - thanks to the pivot position and how that relates to the rear wheel’s response to impacts - to take the edge off bigger hits, to smooth out the nastiest of trail jank, and to stabilise the bike when it’s deep in the suspension stroke. Couple this with an idler to minimise suspension-induced kickback, and you have a pretty magical system.
Deviate’s vast experience at crafting high pivot bikes means that ours have a suspension and idler system that is the best of all possible worlds. The experience gained from crafting the Highlander and the Guide before it ensures a class-leading climber, and a warp speed descender, no matter what terrain you’re charging down, up or through.
Material: Full Carbon Construction
Wheel Size: 29”
Rear Wheel Travel: 165 mm
Front Travel: 160-170 mm
Available in Rowan Red or Moss Green
18t chain idler - completely silent with twin outboard fully sealed bearings with grease injection ports
126 link chain - commonly available with no need to join chains
Sealed bearings - high quality double row, angular contact max fill bearings
Grease ports - fitted to all pivot and idler bearings in the name of riding all winter!
Cable gutter - clean lines and easy maintenance
Frame protection - bolt-on downtube protector; bonded rubber chainstay protector
2.4” tyre clearance
Water bottle compatible
Accessory mounting points
Rear Wheel: 29”, Boost: 148mm * 12mm
Fork Compatibility: 29” 170-180mm with 44/42mm offset
Bottom Bracket: 73mm BSA Threaded
Headset: ZS44/28.6 upper and a ZS56/40 lower headset cup
Cranks: Minimum Q-factor of 168mm
Chain length: 126 links (widely available, no need to join chains)
Max Chainring Size: 36t
Shock Size: Metric 230*60mm
Shock Hardware: Front: 40*8mm | Rear: Eyelet bushing
Brake Mount: Post Mount 180mm
Seatpost Compatibility: Internal dropper routing with internal cable routing. 31.6”
Seat Collar: 34.9mm
Mech hanger: Deviate Derailleur Hanger (Highlander/Claymore)