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Deviate Highlander 140mm Frame with Fox Float X2 Factory Series Shock

Deviate Highlander 140mm Frame with Fox Float X2 Factory Series Shock

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The Highlander, conceived and tested in the wild Highlands of Scotland, is an all-conquering warrior of a bike.

Designed from the ground-up with the sole focus of creating the world's most capable trail bike. The Highlander is equally at home covering ground on an epic journey across a mountain range or smashing out laps at your local bike park.

The all-carbon Highlander boasts 140mm of rear travel, 29" wheels, balanced geometry and a progressive leverage curve. Thanks to the high pivot point suspension design - the 140mm of rear travel has descending capabilities, especially when pushed hard, that rival bikes with far more rear travel.

The effect of the high pivot point on the trail is profound. The resulting rearward axle path moves the rear wheel away from impacts maintaining forward momentum. There is a reason that high pivot bikes are dominating downhill racing at the moment. Using a chain idler allows precise optimisation of the suspension characteristics for potent climbing, calibrated for pedalling efficiency without compromising downhill performance. Anti-squat is controlled precisely with the idler placement and pedal kickback is negligible.

The all-rounder nature of the Highlander is carried forward with the balanced geometry, plenty of stand-over and the ability to run a super-long dropper defines the Highlander’s character as playful, composed, and most importantly, a confidence inspiring trail bike. This is a bike built to put a smile on your face wherever the trail takes you.

Key Features

Material: Full Carbon Construction

Wheel Size: 29”

Rear Wheel Travel: 140 mm

Front Travel: 140 - 160 mm

Frame Weight: 6.3 lb / 2.85 kg

High Pivot Point

Every rear suspension system has a pivot point. The suspension design on the Highlander uses a high single pivot point which results in a rearward axle path allowing the rear wheel to move with the impact, while the bike continues to maintain forward momentum. It is a sensation that you will notice from your first ride and the result is that the Highlander has an ability to negotiate chunky terrain which plenty of bikes packing much more rear wheel travel can’t match. High Pivot Point suspension designs have experienced notable success in the downhill racing world recently - due in part to their ability to hold speed through rough sections. Experience this for yourself.


Our linkage is designed to offer a progressive leverage curve intended to offer support for harder and more aggressive riders. The progressive linkage means that high volume air shocks and coil shocks are compatible. The use of an idler means that the leverage ratio of the Highlander is tuned independently of anti-squat and pedal kickback (of which there is a negligible amount).


In order to control pedal kickback and anti-squat on a high pivot point bike we need to use an idler. Unlike non-idler equipped designs we can virtually eliminate pedal kickback while creating a balanced anti-squat curve which is controlled by the idler position. In the real world this means the bike pedals incredibly well, without bobbing, while the suspension remains active providing traction. The lack of pedal kickback is instantly noticeable with the Highlander showing an uncanny ability to pedal smoothly through rough terrain.

Rear Wheel: 29”, Boost: 148mm * 12mm

Fork Compatibility: 29” 150-160mm 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

Chainline: 52mm

Chain length: 126 links (widely available, no need to join chains)

Max Chainring Size: 36t

Shock Size: Metric 210*55mm

Shock Hardware: Front: 30*8mm | Rear: bushing

Brake Mount: Post Mount 180mm

Seatpost Compatibility: Internal dropper routing with internal cable routing. 31.6”, Max Insertion Depth: Medium:- 300mm, Large:- 330mm (that's a 200mm Reverb at full insertion even on the M)

Seat Collar: 34.9mm


Highlander 140mm : Fox 36 150mm 44mm offset
Size Medium Large X-Large
Head Angle (deg) 66 66 66
BB Drop (mm) 28 28 28
Wheel Base (mm) 1194 1228 1261
Seat Angle (deg) 76 76 76
Reach (mm) 444 473 499
Stack (mm) 613 623 641
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 130
Chainstay Length (mm) 440 440 440
Seat Post Length (mm) 410 430 450
Max Seat Post insertion (mm) 300 330 330
ETT Length (mm) 598 630 660
Stand over (mm) 730 730 745
BB Height (mm) - Approx 342 342 342
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