There are still those times and places where the best way to light the fuse and blow everyone else into the weeds is by riding a hardtail.
Bigger wheels have revived the venerable double diamond design, and by mixing the smooth rolling hoops with a feathery 2.4-pound carbon fiber frame, we've come up with a potent race weapon.
Anyone who complains about a bad day climbing while riding this bike needs to find another sport. The Highball is insanely light, razor sharp, nimble but surefooted, stiff as a plank, and designed to do two things: 1. Race. 2. Win.
Considering 29" wheels and suspension to boot? Check out the Tallboy.
Looking for a 27.5" hardtail instead? The new Chameleon now fits that bill.
Proud owner of a new Highball? Take a minute to register it with us.
All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 505mm axle-to-crown height.
|Top Tube Length||574mm22.6"||600mm23.62"||625mm24.61"||650mm25.59"|
|Seat Tube Length||406mm15.98"||432mm17.01"||483mm19.02"||533mm20.98"|
|Head Tube Angle||70°70°||70°70°||70°70°||70°70°|
|Seat Tube Angle||72.5°72.5°||72.5°72.5°||72.5°72.5°||72.5°72.5°|
|Head Tube Length||90mm3.54"||90mm3.54"||100mm3.94"||110mm4.33"|
|Headset/Headtube||mixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper|
|Seat Post||27.2mm x 400mm|
|Max Tire Size||2.3"|
|Brake Types||Disc, 185mm rear rotor max|
|Water Bottle Mounts||2x bottle cage mounts|