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

Scotland-based Deviate Cycles’ has launched its first enduro mountain bike; the Claymore. Like its shorter journey siblings, the Highlander and Information, the brand new Deviate Claymore delivers its rear wheel journey by way of a high-pivot suspension format leading to an nearly totally rearward axle path. As it’s pushed by means of its 165mm of rear wheel journey, the Claymore’s rear-center size will increase by a whopping 22mm, a characteristic they are saying lends itself effectively to stabilizing the bike when it’s deep within the suspension stroke. There’s a good bit extra to the Claymore than its high-pivot and head-turning aesthetic, so let’s take a more in-depth look.

All out of doors pictures by James Vincent

Deviate Claymore

  • Intention: Enduro Using and Racing
  • Wheel Dimension: 29″
  • Fork Journey: 170mm
  • Rear Wheel Journey: 165mm
  • Body Materials: T700 UD Carbon Fiber
  • Pricing: $3,200 USD for body and Fox Manufacturing unit X2 Shock

Be in little question, Deviate Cycles’ aren’t leaping on the high-pivot bandwagon now the suspension design has turn out to be one thing of a staple on World Cup Downhill podiums. Certainly, they’ve been investing within the improvement of high-pivot linkages for the reason that very starting, with the Deviate Information Gearbox Bike the primary out of the secure again in 2016.

deviate claymore red driveside view

deviate claymore frame only nds view

The Claymore body is manufactured from T700 UD carbon fiber, at numerous areas all through Asia. It’s shipped from Taiwan, with QC Checks and meeting accomplished on the Deviate Cycles HQ in Scotland

All Deviates have an truly excessive essential pivot location, versus the numerous supposed high-pivot bikes whereby the principle pivot is quite a bit decrease; the GT Drive Carbon and Cannondale Jekyll are good examples of that. Within the case of Deviate Cycles, their high-pivot bikes characteristic a decrease linkage design with a pivot that’s concentric to the underside bracket. This configuration provides rise to an axle path that’s majority rearward.

deviate claymore rearward axle path high-pivot suspension platform

A 230mm x 60mm shock delivers 165mm of rear wheel journey. Deviate inform us they’ve engineered the leverage curve to supply a supple preliminary stroke, earlier than turning into extra progressive in direction of the tip of the 165mm journey. It’s mentioned to work effectively with air and coil shocks, with adequate clearance for the Fox Manufacturing unit X2 and Ohlins TTX22m.2 shocks. Total development from the unloaded state to bottom-out is 21%. 

deviate claymore leverage curve graph

The chain is routed up and over the principle pivot location by way of an loafer pulley mounted to the swingarm, in a bid to remove a lot of the suspension-induced pedal kickback that high-pivot designs would in any other case undergo from. The precise location of that loafer, and the variety of enamel on the pulley, decide vital kinematic parameters together with pedal kickback, but additionally the closely-related anti-squat numbers. 

deviate claymore idler pulley 18t alloy

The Claymore runs an 18T alloy loafer pulley (alternative prices  £25) with a generally accessible 126 link-chain, so no want to affix chains

deviate claymore suspension kinematic graph anti-rise anti-squat

The Claymore follows within the footsteps of the Highlander path bike, a 140mm (or 150mm) journey path bike, sharing an identical suspension format, tweaked for added rear wheel journey and the calls for related to exhausting enduro driving. It’s a full 29er and there aren’t any geometry changes accessible. On this, they are saying, “Not each enduro observe or driving spot is similar, so we’ve designed the Claymore to hit the candy spot the place flat-out stability and snake-like agility meet”.

So, what do these numbers appear to be?

deviate claymore high-pivot carbon enduro bike 165mm rear wheel travel 170mm fork

In the intervening time, the Deviate Claymore is just accessible as a body and shock; geometry figures mentioned herein pertain to a whole bike with 170mm journey Fox 38 fork with a 44mm offset.

A reasonably slack 64.3° head angle is designed to help a 170mm fork with a 44mm offset. The Claymore is ought to really feel comparatively roomy, with a really beneficiant attain determine of 490mm in dimension giant. It is available in three body sizes; M, L and XL, accomodating riders from 170cm to 198cm tall. Every body dimension sports activities an (unloaded) rear-center size of 441mm, with the BB dropping 30mm from the entrance and rear axles. Do keep in mind the rear-center size will increase to ~463mm at ~140mm into the rear wheel journey, earlier than the rear axle path arcs ahead once more and begins to shorten the rear-center size towards bottom-out.

The Claymore {couples} these geometry figures with what ought to really feel like a somewhat upright pedaling place because of a seat tube angle of 78° (efficient and precise). 

deviate claymore geometry for m l xl frame sizes

The Claymore was designed to be ridden exhausting within the Scottish Highlands the place path circumstances are, as a rule, soaking wet, with loads of gritty granite rock (suppose Fort William) that likes to chew up body bearings. To defend in opposition to that, all Enduro bearings on the Claymore, in addition to the loafer pulley, are protected in opposition to water and dust ingress by twin-lipped wiper seals. In addition they characteristic grease ports.

deviate claymore high pivot 165mm travel enduro bike swingarm detail

The Claymore runs a threaded backside bracket. Body safety is seen on the downtube and underside of the drive-side seat keep.

deviate claymore external cable routing accessory mount points

The Claymore routes cables externally on the entrance triangle (apart from the dropper cable) guided by a guttering on the underside of the highest tube. It’s then routed internally by means of the swingarm. The highest tube additionally options two accent mounting factors.

deviate claymore boost rear end spacing

Contoured stays of the increase spacing swingarm enable clearance for 29″ x 2.6″ tires

deviate claymore swingarm 203mm maximum rear rotor size

Most rear rotor dimension permitted by the swingarm is 203mm

Pricing & Availability

The Deviate Claymore is out there as a body and shock solely, with pricing beginning at $3,200 USD / £3,000 (together with VAT) for a body with the Fox Manufacturing unit X2 Air Shock. All frames are bought with a lifetime guarantee, and a crash/injury alternative coverage.

deviate claymore complete bike



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