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Highball 29 MY15

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The Highball has been out bombing the competition at races since it was brought into commission.

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. 

Geometry and Sizing

Size Chart

5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'4"
6'4" — 6'7"

Geometry Table


All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 505mm axle-to-crown height.

Top Tube Length574mm22.6"600mm23.62"625mm24.61"650mm25.59"
Seat Tube Length406mm15.98"432mm17.01"483mm19.02"533mm20.98"
Head Tube Angle70°70°70°70°70°70°70°70°
Seat Tube Angle72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
BB Height314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"
Chainstay Length430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
Standover Height731mm28.78"748mm29.45"786mm30.94"824mm32.44"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemHardtail
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post27.2mm x 400mm
Fork Compatibility100-120mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.3"
Brake TypesDisc, 185mm rear rotor max
Water Bottle Mounts2x bottle cage mounts