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The Highball is our flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility.

On paper it’s a whip-cracking alternative to the Blur; the racer’s hardtail for high intensity assaults. But settle down for a long haul and it’s immediately clear the Highball is at home in a range of cross country environments—from XC sprints to 24-hour sufferfests.

The low-angle seat stays join the seat tube below the top tube junction. This new placement works in tandem with a bridgeless seat stay design to curb trail chatter. Built around a 27.2mm-diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding.

The composite development team behind our MacAskill-proof carbon Reserve wheels were the same folks responsible for the Highball’s superior ride feel.  Meticulous application of carbon in only the most needed areas allows us to tune a really light frame that retains bags of torsional stiffness for the high-torque pedalers and strength for those braving the sketchy lines.  This is what compliance without compromise looks like.

The all new Highball is a half-pound lighter than before, yet manages to maintain all the rider favorites of threaded BB reliability, internally routed cables, and 3 water bottle mounts.  All backed up with a genuine lifetime frame and carbon wheel warranty.  Complemented by a multitude of build options to suit your aspiration level, the Highball’s got everything you need to go forth and conquer.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Designed for: Endurance, XC & XC Race

Build & Price

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Geometría y dimensiones

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

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Rider5'1"+1.55m+5'5"+1.65m+5'9"+1.75m+6'1"+1.85m+
AAlcanzar405mm15.94"430mm16.93"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"
BApilar596mm23.46"606mm23.86"615mm24.21"634mm24.96"
CÁngulo del tubo de dirección69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°
DLongitud del tubo de dirección405mm15.94"430mm16.93"470mm18.5"530mm20.87"
EFront Center662mm26.06"690mm27.17"714mm28.11"751mm29.57"
FAltura eje del pedalier al suelo (BB Height)314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"
GBB Drop56mm2.2"56mm2.2"56mm2.2"56mm2.2"
HDistancia entre ejes1088mm42.83"1116mm43.94"1140mm44.88"1177mm46.34"
ILongitud de vaina430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
JLongitud del tubo de dirección90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"
KLongitud del tubo superior587mm23.11"615mm24.21"638mm25.12"674mm26.54"
LÁngulo del tubo de dirección73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
MAltura conducción más levantada708mm27.87"715mm28.15"740mm29.13"756mm29.76"
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Tech Support

Suspension System
Hardtail
Headset/Headtube
Integrated, IS41/ IS52
Seat Post
27.2mm
Seat Clamp
31.8mm
Fork Compatibility
100-120mm
BB Shell
73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size
2.4"
Brake Types
Post Mount, 160mm
Water Bottle Mounts
3 Bottles: Seat tube, downtube, bottom of downtube
Notes
Exploded view diagrams with part numbers and torque values can be found on the Bike Archive.