The Highball is now available in 29” and 27.5”. You pick. We tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the 27.5” does not. On the 29er, we shortened the chainstays by almost a half-inch, and stretched out the front end of the bike by about the same. This allows you to run a more modern stem/bar combo and makes the bike a little quicker in the corners. A lot of folks want to talk about head tube angle when they talk about hardtails, but the 69-degree angle strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 100|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Long Cage|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 70mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Color(s)||Matte Carbon and White, Gloss Grey and Red|
|Weight||10.48kg / 23.09lbs|
* Subject to change without notice.