Deviate Cycles press ship on the Highlander 150 for rowdier, more durable descending


Deviate Cycles, makers of high-pivot full suspension mountain bikes, have right now introduced the arrival of the Highlander 150. New, however not all-new, the Highlander 150 arises from a brand new linkage that converts the unique 140mm path bike to a much bigger journey, slacker all-mountain beast. 

Deviate Highlander 150

The brand new Deviate Highlander 150 runs, you guessed it, 150mm of rear wheel journey. As we noticed on the model’s debut bike, the Information, that journey is mediated by a high-pivot level suspension design with a sequence loafer. Although accessible as a whole frameset off the shelf, that is not a completely new body.

Actually, it has the very same entrance and rear triangles as the unique Deviate Highlander. So, house owners of that 140mm path bike to can now improve their body journey to 150mm with the acquisition of the brand new linkage.

The unique 140mm journey Deviate Highlander do-it-all path bike

When the Highlander was launched final 12 months, Deviate claimed it because the World’s most succesful do-it-all path bike. It had a 65.5° head angle paired with a 76° seat angle, and a 450mm attain in medium. So, how does a 10mm increase in journey alter the bike’s geometry?

deviate highlander 150 all-mountain bike high pivot black frame

Sticking with 29″ wheels and a 160mm fork, the Highlander 150 is barely slacker with a 65° head angle and a 75° seat tube angle. The geometry is now firmly oriented towards descending. Attain is shortened by a major 15mm in measurement medium, bringing it right down to 435mm. The big stretches to 467mm with the XL will get a attain of 491mm.

Deviate Highlander 150 geometry chart

Efficient chainstay size grows by 2mm bringing it to 443mm, constant throughout the body sizes. This, coupled with a lift rear finish leaves enough clearance for two.8″ tires. The BB stays at a top of 341mm.

deviate highlander 150 frame and shock fox coil

Suspension Tech

Along with the modifications in geometry, the brand new linkage additionally alters the suspension leverage curve, anti-squat and anti-rise values. The Highlander 150 linkage is extra progressive than that of the unique, making the bike extra amenable to make use of with coil and high-volume air shocks. 

deviate highlander 150 axle path 100% rearward

That includes that very same 100% rearward axle path permitted by the excessive pivot, the leverage curve begins at a ratio of just about 3.0, dropping to round 2.05 on the very finish of the stroke.

deviate highlander 150 leverage ratio curve graph

That’s in distinction to the much less progressive curve of the 140mm journey Highlander that started off with a ratio of two.65, dropping to round 2.05 on the finish of the journey. 

deviate highlander 150 antirise antisquat graphs

The anti-squat (32:16) and anti-rise properties of the suspension are altered pretty considerably by the extra journey, although numbers for each stay above 100% all through the whole stroke.

Highlander 150 Body Particulars

deviate highlander 150 pivot bearings idler grease ports

Because the Highlander 150 shares the the identical body because the 140 path bike, it will get all the identical tremendous good particulars we’ve come to count on from Deviate. That features double row, angular contact max fill bearings all through, and grease ports on all pivots and the loafer for ease of upkeep. In line with that straightforward upkeep vibe, routing for all cables besides the dropper publish is exterior.

deviate highlander 150 black frame shock only

A threaded backside bracket, bonded body safety on the downtube, accent mounting factors and water bottle bosses contained in the entrance triangle full the package deal. The bike requires an extended than ordinary 126 hyperlink chain, as a consequence of its routing over the 18T loafer, however these are generally accessible so that you don’t have to fret about becoming a member of two chains collectively.

Pricing & Availability

ben jones cofounder deviate cycles riding highlander 150 scotland mountains
Ben Jones, co-founder of Deviate Cycles, shredding the Highlander 150 within the Scottish mountains

The Deviate Highlander 150 is now accessible to pre-order in M, L & XL sizes. It’s provided as a body solely with a alternative of air and coil shocks. Pricing begins at $3200 USD/£2699 GBP and comes with a lifetime guarantee and crash/harm substitute coverage. Delivery is free worldwide.

deviate highlnader 150 linkage £300

For these of you already proud house owners of a Highlander, the 150 linkage is offered for £300.


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