Deviate Cycles releases the Highlander 150

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Want an extra 10mm travel? Maybe you do – and the Deviate Highlander 150 now offers you just that. Already got a Highlander 140? Great! You can update that with the new linkage and add 10mm travel. The frame remains the same – though there’s now a black frame option instead of just the previous orange or blue that we’ve ridden.

One bike – two flavours

The original Highlander 140 is designed to be the world’s most capable do it all trail bike, as happy on all-day back-country epics as carving turns at the bike park. The Highlander 150 shifts the focus a little – with that extra 10mm of travel and subtle geometry tweaks, it’s rowdier, with more of a descent focus, and can take the big stuff a little harder – whilst still being a great all round machine.

The Highlander 150 doesn’t just have more travel – the head angle is kicked back to 65 degrees for a little more high-speed stability and confidence when the going gets steep. Additionally, the suspension leverage curve is more progressive which lends the Highlander 150 to coil or high volume air shocks.

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Deviate Highlander 150

Anyone who already owns a Highlander 140 can change it up to a Highlander 150 and vice-versa by simply swapping out the rocker link – making the world’s most capable trail bike even more versatile. The Highlander 150 is still running 29” wheels and retains the Highlander’s signature balance of stability and playfulness.

Deviate Cycles

Deviate Highlander 150 Features

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Crash/damage replacement policy
  • Fully sealed bearings throughout – high quality double row, angular contact max fill bearings
  • Silent 18t chain idler with twin outboard sealed bearings
  • Grease ports on all pivots and idler for ease of maintenance
  • Cable gutter for clean lines with care-free maintenance
  • 2.8” tyre clearance
  • Boost 148
  • Threaded BB
  • Bonded rubber frame protector
  • Water bottle compatible
  • Accessory mounting points
  • 126 link chain – commonly available – no need to join chains
  • Price from $3200 USD/£2699

Want one? The Highlander 150 is available for pre-order now, and will be offered as a frame only with a choice of air and coil shocks. Prices start at £2699/$3200 USD/ and you get a lifetime warranty and crash/damage replacement policy. Shipping is free worldwide. Whoop!

We’ve already got a Highlander 140 with the new 150 rocker link – check out James’ build gallery and video:

Want a review of the 140? We’ve got that here, and we’re hoping to get a first look at the new Highlander 150 very soon!

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