The New Highlander II
Deviate Cycles proudly presents the highly anticipated sequel to their ultimate trail bike: The Deviate Highlander II.
As we all know, the original can be a tough act to follow – so rather than reinvention, this is an evolution and refinement of the original, embodying the insights derived from its predecessor and the renowned Claymore enduro bike. The high pivot point suspension platform is largely unchanged with only minor adjustments to the progressive leverage curve, the geometry is tweaked slightly, and rear wheel travel has settled on 145mm. The Deviate Highlander II is equipped with enough travel to take on the burliest of Alpine descents, enough comfort for the longest of backcountry adventures and enough playfulness to entertain on even the most mellow of terrain.
Any Trail, Any Time
The hallmark of the Highlander range has always been versatility and key to Deviate’s approach is the high pivot point suspension system. The rearward axle path offers stability when the going gets rough and the kinematics of this design maintain the geometry under heavy braking, so the harder you push the Deviate Highlander II, the better it works. The result is a bike that punches far above its weight on the descents.
The chain idler precisely controls the anti-squat characteristics and eliminates pedal kickback resulting in a remarkable pedal platform offering efficiency through long days in the backcountry. By combining the stability of a high pivot point suspension layout with sensible geometry designed for agility and playfulness, the Deviate Highlander II is the perfect companion – on any trail.
Fully sealed bearings with twin lip wiper seals. Grease ports all-round. The Deviate Highlander II has been tested, hard, in some of the worst MTB conditions on the planet – including, of course, the Scottish Highlands.
- New colours are Atlantic Blue and Islay Sand
- Air and coil shock compatible
- 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 on all pivot and idler bearings
- Cable gutter – clean lines and easy maintenance
- Frame protection – bolt-on downtube protector; bonded rubber chainstay protector
- 2.6” tyre clearance
- Boost 148
- Threaded BB
- Water bottle compatible
- Accessory mounting points
How To Buy
The Deviate Highlander II is available in 4 sizes, from Small to X-Large, to suit a wide range of riders, from the Deviate Website and selected dealerships. The Deviate Highlander II is offered as a frame only or with an Ohlins TTX2 Air shock. The new colourways are Atlantic Blue and Islay Sand.
Prices start at £3,120 GBP (incl. VAT) / $3,600.00 USD / €3.600 EUR (incl. VAT) / $4250 CAD with free shipping worldwide, lifetime warranty and a crash/damage replacement policy.