Highball XC, Endurance, Racing

Wide open, dawn to dusk.

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.

Frame Features

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Designed for: Endurance, XC & XC Race

Bike Weights

  • R10.9kg / 24.03lbs
  • S10.1kg / 22.26lbs
  • XE10.11kg / 22.29lbs
  • XO19.23kg / 20.34lbs
  • XO1 w/ Reserves re9.2kg / 20.28lbs
  • XX1 w/ Reserves8.99kg / 19.82lbs
Colour
Eggplant
  • Eggplant
  • Fog
Build
Highball C R
  • Highball C R
  • Highball C S
  • Highball C XE
  • Highball CC XO1
  • Highball CC XO1 Reserve
  • Highball CC XX1 Reserve
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Build Options

Highball CC Frame Only: from £1,699

Full Builds

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  • Highball C
    R
    £2,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Rhythm 100
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Long Cage 11spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX 11spd
  • Crankset
  • Race Face Aeffect 32t - 170mm (S)
    Race Face Aeffect 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG115 - 11spd, 10-42t
  • Chain
  • SRAM PC1110 11spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Evolve Flat Bar - 31.8x720mm
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Ride - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716 -15x110mm, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746 - 12x148mm, 32h, XD
    Rims: WTB STP i19 TCS 29
    Spokes: DT Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball C
    S
    £3,399
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Stepcast 100 Performance
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7k DUB 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7k DUB 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle - 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Evolve Flat Bar - 31.8x720mm
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Easton EC70 Carbon Zero - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado NiCro
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: DT 370 - 15x110mm, 32h
    R: DT 370 - 12x148mm, XD, 32h
    Rims: Race Face AR 24 29 - 32h
    Spokes: DT Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball C
    XE
    £3,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Stepcast 100 Performance
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano XT M8000 11spd
  • Shifters
  • Shimano XT M8000 11spd
  • Crankset
  • Shimano XT M8000 32t - 170mm (S)
    Shimano XT M8000 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • E13 TRS Race - 11spd, 9-46t
  • Chain
  • Shimano SLX M7000 11spd
  • Brakes
  • Shimano XT M8000
  • Rotors
  • Shimano RT86 Ice Tech - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat Bar - 31.8x750mm
  • Stem
  • Race Face Turbine Basic
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Easton EC70 Carbon Zero - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado NiCro
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: DT 370 - 15x110mm, 32h
    R: DT 370 - 12x148mm, XD, 32h
    Rims: Race Face AR 24 29 - 32h
    Spokes: DT Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    XO1
    £4,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Stepcast 100 Performance Elite
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle - 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat Bar - 31.8x750mm
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce Stem
  • Grips
  • ESI Racer Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex Seatpost - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: DT 350 - 15x110mm, 28h
    R: DT 350 - 12x148mm, XD, 28h
    Rims: DT XR 361 Asym 29 - 28h
    Spokes: DT Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    XO1 Reserve
    £5,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Stepcast 100 Performance Elite
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle - 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat Bar - 31.8x750mm
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce Stem
  • Grips
  • ESI Racer Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex Seatpost - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: DT 350 - 15x110mm, 28h
    R: DT 350 - 12x148mm, XD, 28h
    Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon - 28h
    Spokes: DT Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    XX1 Reserve
    £6,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Eggplant
    Fog
  • Fork
  • Fox 32 Stepcast 100 Factory
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle - 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level Ultimate
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock - 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat Bar - 31.8x750mm
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce Stem
  • Grips
  • ESI Racer Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex Seatpost - 27.2mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25
  • Wheels
  • F: DT 350 - 15x110mm, 28h
    R: DT 350 - 12x148mm, XD, 28h
    Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon - 28h
    Spokes: DT Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant

Geometry

Geometry Chart
    S M L XL
  Rider 5'1"+ - 1.55m+ 5'5"+ - 1.65m+ 5'9"+ - 1.75m+ 6'1"+ - 1.85m+
A Reach 405mm - 15.94" 430mm - 16.93" 450mm - 17.72" 480mm - 18.9"
B Stack 596mm - 23.46" 606mm - 23.86" 615mm - 24.21" 634mm - 24.96"
C Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
D Seat Tube Length 405mm - 15.94" 430mm - 16.93" 470mm - 18.5" 530mm - 20.87"
E Front Center 662mm - 26.06" 690mm - 27.17" 714mm - 28.11" 751mm - 29.57"
F BB Height 314mm - 12.36" 314mm - 12.36" 314mm - 12.36" 314mm - 12.36"
G BB Drop 56mm - 2.2" 56mm - 2.2" 56mm - 2.2" 56mm - 2.2"
H Wheelbase 1088mm - 42.83" 1116mm - 43.94" 1140mm - 44.88" 1177mm - 46.34"
I Chainstay Length 430mm - 16.93" 430mm - 16.93" 430mm - 16.93" 430mm - 16.93"
J Head Tube Length 90mm - 3.54" 100mm - 3.94" 110mm - 4.33" 130mm - 5.12"
K Top Tube Length 587mm - 23.11" 615mm - 24.21" 638mm - 25.12" 674mm - 26.54"
L Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
M Standover Height 708mm - 27.87" 715mm - 28.15" 740mm - 29.13" 756mm - 29.76"

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

Frame Specs

Suspension SystemHardtail
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated, IS41/ IS52
Seat Post27.2mm
Seat Clamp31.8mm
Fork Compatibility100-120mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.4"
Brake TypesPost Mount, 160mm
Water Bottle Mounts3 Bottles: Seat tube, downtube, bottom of downtube

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