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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Dirty Biker View Post
    Mine. Just need the snow to go away so I can try it out on a trail.
    19.89lbs ready to ride.
    Very nice; what are you doing for tension?
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    Anyone know where to get a 2012 medium Highball frame, or 2012 built bike that is discounted? Searched hard on the web and it seems I'm a bit late to the party. Anyone know of any nooks where one is hiding?

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    ebay and pinkbike. backcountry.com and a few others search Google

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    I am in the process of building mine up now. For those of you with the 2012 frames I am trying to make sure I order the right wheels and they are available in 12 x 142 or 10 x 135. Which one works on the 2012 frames? Thanks

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    2012 is a 10x135 rear. 2013 is when they started the 12x142. Post some pics once you are done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoljake View Post
    2012 is a 10x135 rear. 2013 is when they started the 12x142. Post some pics once you are done!!
    Crap that's what I thought. My Easton EA70 XCT wheels just arrived and I ordered them in a 12 x 142. Is there a simple conversion to get them back to 10 x 135 or am I going to have to send the wheel back?

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    Can't help you there unless you have a red XL 2012. Cuz then I would take it off your hands so you could get the 2013 to match your wheels. Assuming you don't like that idea just call Easton. I called them last week about a similar conversion issue. They answer the phone pretty quick.

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    Finally got my Highball built up over the weekend. It's an XL with a 1 x 10 drivetrain; 120 fork; and dropper post, so should be pretty capable for a hardtail. No long miles on it yet, but damn this bike is fast. I was pretty happy with the weight - only 21.9 lbs with pedals.
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    I like my XX Highball so much I built another one with XX1 this time. Time to have a garage sale to cover the tab though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher509 View Post
    Anyone know where to get a 2012 medium Highball frame, or 2012 built bike that is discounted? Searched hard on the web and it seems I'm a bit late to the party. Anyone know of any nooks where one is hiding?
    Benidorm Bikes in Canton, CT had a medium frame when I was in there last week.
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    I was wondering if anyone is using a bash guard or some type of protection for the down tube? I noticed a small chip in the paint already after only a few rides.

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    I bought this but haven't installed it yet so can't really speak to how well it works. It was designed for the Tallboy but would basically work for any bike downtube.

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    Thanks MonodoRides. I was looking at Santa Cruz as well, I was surprised not to see anything specifically for the highball. Although, you are right, those will fit any bike with a downtube. Does it looks like you can easily cut it down if needed? Let me know how it fits/looks whenever you install it.

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    one of my local shops sells 3m tape by the foot in 2,3, & 4" widths. stuff is awesome and clear so you can put it anywhere. I cut it into small pieces for cable rub spots, etc. as well as along the bottom of the downtube.

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    i use lizard skin $15 on ebay. works good so far.

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    hi is yours a 135 mm rear end santa cruz highball 2012? the new ones are 142 mm rear spacing i am also building it up xx1 this week but a concerned wondering how your build turned out thanks art arthurho@mac.com

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    I have a 2012 model with xx1 and haven't had any issues. Was there something in particular that you were worried about?

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    Just got my new Highball Carbon from a shop in Asheville NC on Monday. the owner had it for about a little over a month. I kept looking at it and he hooked me up. 2013 frame with new I9 wheels(black and green to match the Santa Cruz colors), 2013 XTR build set up as a 1 x 10, Easton carbon ghost bar and Thompson seat post and stem, they even theough in a titanium water bottle cage. Awesome. Comes in at around 21.7 lbs. Finally took it out on the trail system in Ducktown TN(Oocoee whitewater center) where they held the 1996 Olympic(whitewater). Tough climbs and even better downhills. This bike is fast, this is my first 29er and I am hooked. My girl just got a new Jamis Dakota pro and I wanted to keep up with her. The I9 wheels are stupid light and fast. The only change I made was to the Fox 32, I dropped it from 120 mm to 100 mm, the extra travel was a little more than I needed. This thing is a rocket ship. Can't wait to ride more.
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    wow very nice bike. Do you mind telling me how much you got the bike for? you can pm me thank you

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    2012 XL Highball

    Finally done.


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    Better Pics.

    Here are some better pics of my new ride. I love the matte black and yellow, it rocks.

    Fox Float 29 120mm (changed to 100mm)
    Full XTR build, originally 2x10, now running a 1x10
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    Michelin Grip'r 2.25
    EC70 ghost bar
    Thomson Stem and Thomson Masterpiece seat post
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    without the pedals right at 21.7 lbs.
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    2013 Highball Carbon Build

    I managed to swing a few great deals and put this together over the winter. It's a rougher ride than the Blur XCc but feels really fast and stiff. Still sorting out how to ride a hard tail after 7-8 years on full suspension.

    2013 Highball Carbon (L)
    Fox F29 100mm Fit (Adjust)
    King headset and BB
    XTR 980/985 Drivetrain, brakes (XT Ice-Tech rotors) and pedals
    ENVE Wheelset with 28 hole King hubs
    Schwalbe 29x2.25 Rocket Ron tires running tubeless with Stans.
    ENVE sweep bar and 27.2 post (with custom carbon shim to 30.9)
    Thomson 100mm 0deg stem.

    Total build as pictured 20.96lbs

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by back40 View Post
    I managed to swing a few great deals and put this together over the winter. It's a rougher ride than the Blur XCc but feels really fast and stiff. Still sorting out how to ride a hard tail after 7-8 years on full suspension.

    2013 Highball Carbon (L)
    Fox F29 100mm Fit (Adjust)
    King headset and BB
    XTR 980/985 Drivetrain, brakes (XT Ice-Tech rotors) and pedals
    ENVE Wheelset with 28 hole King hubs
    Schwalbe 29x2.25 Rocket Ron tires running tubeless with Stans.
    ENVE sweep bar and 27.2 post (with custom carbon shim to 30.9)
    Thomson 100mm 0deg stem.

    Total build as pictured 20.96lbs

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    NICE looking ride, but you should have considered going with an XL frame. If that seatpost gets any longer, you will have to attach bar ends to your handlebar just to reach it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imtheant View Post
    NICE looking ride, but you should have considered going with an XL frame. If that seatpost gets any longer, you will have to attach bar ends to your handlebar just to reach it!
    I'm 6' tall but have long legs. It's a perfect fit to the bars for me. I tired a friends XL Tallboy and it felt too long and I could not get the bars low enough even with a 6deg stem flipped over. One advantage to the long 27.2mm dia post is a little extra flex to take the edge off the bumps.

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