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FRONT TRAVEL : 170-180mm



The 2024 Edition of the Deviate Claymore continues with its award winning design whilst now being fully UDH compatible.


We wanted the Claymore to be the best handling, long-travel enduro bike out there - and we think we’ve succeeded. It’s the perfect combination of blindingly fast on the straights, slot-car accurate in the corners and capable of mixing it up with trail bikes on the ups.

The design brief was to create an enduro bike capable of winning on the toughest of enduro stages, with pedal performance to match a trail bike and an element of playfulness for those days when you’re not between the tape.


To achieve this seemingly impossible brief, we once again turned to a high pivot point suspension system. The key feature of a high pivot suspension system, is its unique ability - thanks to the rearward axle path - to smooth out the nastiest of trails, and to stabilise the bike when it’s deep in the suspension stroke. Couple this with a precisely placed chain idler to minimise suspension-induced kickback and control anti-squat (aka pedal induced bob), and you have a pretty magical suspension system.

Deviate has been designing high pivot point bikes since 2016 - flying the flag of what back then was a niche trend in suspension design. Forward to 2022 and it flatters us to see so many high pivot bikes achieving success at the highest level. Our extensive experience designing nothing but high pivots means we can confidently claim that our system is the most robust and well engineered out there.


We designed the Claymore to be confidence inspiring no matter what the terrain.  The unique kinematics of a high pivot point design maintains chassis stability and geometry under heavy braking. This allows our designers to achieve stability and straight line speed while maintaining sensible geometry.  Of course, the head-angle is slack, the reach is long and we’ve also made the Claymore’s seat tube steep, to help with climbing. But it’s not too steep; not too slack; not too long. Not every enduro track or secret trail is the same, so we’ve designed the Claymore to hit the sweet spot where flat-out stability and snake-like agility meet.  If you like to make the world a blur between the tapes on a flat out alpine enduro track, or if the steepest, gnarliest tightest terrain is more your thing, this is the bike for you.


All frames are available to order in factory finish  Rowan Red and Moss Green.  We also offer a custom paint option along with anything from a set of pedals to a full custom build. Take a look at our CUSTOM DEVIATE page.








To discuss yours and check availability please get in touch here 

To order from our shop please click  here 

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  • How much does custom paint cost, and how do I get a quote?"
    Due to the nature of custom paintwork, all of our work is quoted individually. As an idea, the paintwork for most frames varies between £450-750, but there is no upper limit! The best way to start the process is to send us an email with as much information as you can about what you would like to have painted (make, model, material) along with any design and colour ideas you might have. We will then get in touch to discuss your requirements and once we have enough info we will be happy to put a quote together for you. There is no commitment required at this stage.
  • Help! I know I want a bespoke custom paint scheme but I have no idea what I want..
    Don't worry, this is quite common! We are here to help guide you through the design process and the many awesome paint options available to you. Our job isn't just to paint, it's also to ensure that you get the custom finish that suits you.
  • Can I drop in for a chat?
    Yes, absolutely! We offer face to face design consultations and love to talk through projects with our customers. As painting is time-critical, please do get in touch to arrange an appointment; we want to be able to give you our full attention.
  • How do I book in my project?
    Once we have discussed your design and you receive a quote, we then just ask for a small non-refundable deposit (normally £50) to secure a paint slot. This can be paid by BACS, cash or Card
  • Can I post my project to you?
    Yes. A large proportion of our work is conducted by post, allowing us to work with customers throughout the UK and beyond. We just ask that when you send your project to us, please send it with plenty of protective wrapping and a large enough box as we will send in back in the same box.
  • How long does it take?
    This depends a lot on what is being painted. However, we aim to turn most bike frames around within 4-5 weeks. We will keep you updated during the process but would always rather it took a bit longer if needed, to ensure you get the best finish. If you have a specific deadline do let us know during quoting/booking and we can plan work accordingly.
  • What can you paint?
    Pretty much anything that fits in our paint booth! Whilst we specialise in all things bike, if it can be painted we will paint it! Other projects we have worked on include a model racing yacht, a Harley Davidson tank and fenders, a wind vane, bottles and signs.
  • What paint do you use?
    We solely use wet spray automotive and custom paints as these are the best for stencil and custom design work, offering the best finish. There are loads of great paints we can use from standard solid and metallic colours, to pearl, candy, flip/chameleon and metal flake, to name a few; often combining them and using different techniques for the most exciting effects.
  • Do you use vinyl decals?
    Generally we try to use only paint, opting to create our own stencil work in house always gives the best finish. However we do understand that particular restorations and projects require decals and can look at these on an individual basis, so please get in touch to discuss.
  • How do I prepare my bike?
    If you are prepping your own bike frame then we ask that it is fully stripped of all hardwear including bottom bracket, headset cups and bearings, and cleaned (including degrease) by yourself. However, we do offer a full strip and rebuild service so please just ask when discussing your project.
  • Will having a custom paint job void my warranty?
    In most cases yes, and we think it's really important to be aware of this. However, we can currently paint Santa Cruz, Deviate, Pivot and Red Chilli frames along with ENVE components without voiding the warranty. We are always looking to add more brands to this list though, so if you have a warranty with another brand please do not hesitate to contact us and we will happily make the relevant enquiries on your behalf.
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