Black Sheep ST Highlight 29er Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $3350.00

Product Description

At Black Sheep we have redefined the 29er soft tail. We have created a unique means of suspension that utilizes our own HALTS system. This is a 6/4 Ti blade with a tensioning system on the back end. It allows 4 inches of pivotless suspension, and gives a point of removal for the back end, so the bike fits in a non oversized travel case. The stHighlight is the second frame in our Highlight series to feature our verylight tubeset.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug B a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2013

Strengths:    Light weight
Tracks well
And just fun to ride!

Weaknesses:    Build time- may be a positive as I learned the path of patience.
Plus as the ride continues the bitterness fades.

Bottom Line:   
Very happy with the bike, builders and design experience. James is a master designer and welder that transforms your own ideas into his designs with grace. Todd and Paul both bring their special, but different talents to the build. And Jen Green's custom head badge as icing on the cake . Bottom line a joy to ride, good to look at and a keeper even when hover bikes become common.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Beautiful FT. Collin

Similar Products Used:   Yeti, Turner, Specialized all 29ers. 20 years of 26ers before starting with Ritchy. And a custom "Strong" 69er that is also to be kept ( a damn fine pony too).

Bike Setup:   1x10 with clutch RD. Lefty-sweet. 142 rear. Internal cables. Use to have a Crank Brothers Kronolog that SUCKED. Gravity dropper with beveled pin holes or KS Lev back to SWEET.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Potts

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2012

Strengths:    Ride Quality, custom geometry, perfect welds, strong frame

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Just got my new ST and the bike is awesome. Had the frame set up for geared or single speed and currently running it as SS. This bike carves single track better than any bike I have ever owned. The bike seems to float over rough terrain and climbs better than a stripper on a pole!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GlazedHam a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

Strengths:    Light: I didn't weigh the frame alone, but the bike came in at 23.5 LBS.
Nibble: I've been riding MTBs since 1986, but this was my first 29er. Everything I have read indicates that no 29er should be this nimble.
Efficiency: Right out of the box I improved my endurance on this bike. It could be any combination of factors --including mental.
Tossability: The light weight backend really allows me to pick up the bike and put it where I wanted.

Weaknesses:    The ST stands for Soft Tail. I suppose four inches of travel is possible, but at 160LBS, I'm not seeing more than 2.5. That's really all I wanted anyway.

The bike gets maybe too much attention. I had a ride delayed by about half an hour due to the questions. I like to keep it modest.

Bottom Line:   
The bike rides like a dream ...and I got this one used just to see if I wanted one custom built for me. It really excels in fast twisty single track and endurance rides. I really appreciate the lightness of the bike and can bunny hop it much better than I thought I would ever be able to when I first built it up and straddled it. I've taken the bike on some pretty rugged, rocky downhills and never missed the five inches the Mojo had ...of course I tend to stand on the downhill anyway.

Bottom Line? The ultimate softtail.

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Favorite Trail:   Flat Rock Ranch

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   MTBR Classifieds

Similar Products Used:   This is my first 29er, but I've had Ibis Mojo SL, Moots Cinco, Litespeed Ocoee, Yo Eddie Team Fat Chance, Santa Cruz SuperLight Specialized Stumpjumper, Puegot Canyon Express, GT LTS-1 and a few others.

Bike Setup:   XTR 3x10, Crest Rims on Hope II hubs, Reba RTL TI fork 120mm

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