WHY THRU AXLES?

The increase in stiffness of a 15mm fork axle improves steering & handling significantly. It also puts less stress on the fork’s internals, improving fork durability and performance. The hub drop outs provide a self centering feature for the wheel for fast, easy installation.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE

Riding fast with control requires steering precision, which starts with the front of the bike. Stiffening this area results in less wheel deflection, more wheel control. A full 1.5” head tube and steerer would achieve this, but would add unnecessary weight and bulk, and limit stem choices. But a tapered 1 1 /8” to 1 1 /2” head tube serves up a significant increase in rough terrain tracking and stability without much of a weight penalty compared to standard 1 1 /8” systems.
ONE AND ONLY

The 1x drivetrain philosophy is to make it simpler, lighter and more durable. Specific  chainring tooth profiles, clutch-type rear derailleurs and wide range cassettes are developed for an incredibly wide gear range and maximum control without the need to chain tensioning devices or guides.
TUBELESS

Benefits of a tubeless set-up are reduced rotating weight and the ability to use lower inflation pressures for greater traction without the risk of pinch flats. WTB TCS rims feature a tubeless UST “On-Ramp” profile providing a consistent fit between the rim and the tire for easy installation and inflation.
FRAME MATERIALS

Lightweight and strong triple-butted 6061 series aluminum tubing, featuring over-sized & tapered tubing for increased frame stiffness.
TOP TUBE CABLE ROUTING

Running the cables up under the top tube keeps cables and housing out of the muck for more precise and reliable shifting performance.
PEDALING PLATFORM

The aluminum frame of the Highpoint is beefed up to include a larger 34.9mm seat tube, which allows us to spec an over-sized 31.6mm seat post. The larger diameter post flexes less, providing a firmer pedaling platform.

HIGHPOINT 29

Designed with geometry like our Komodo, the Highpoint® is ready to tackle all aspects of trail riding. With a 5” travel fork with thru axle and tubeless rims, the Highpoint performs as a true all arounder. It’s a fact -- bigger wheels roll easier over stuff. Stuff like rocks, stutter bumps, mud and sand. In other words, they roll easier -- and faster -- over the trails you ride.

 

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