Barghest NX

MSRP: $2,999 Complete
$2,199 Frame Only

Welcome to the world of no-fuss-sus!

The Barghest is our 27.5 plus full suspension trail tamer that’s itchin’ to shred right outta the box. The get-down-to-business, long and slack full carbon frame with a 140mm fork and a 130mm rear shock leave little doubt about Barghest’s intentions. If the search for trail defines you, Barghest is your perfect match.

Built on dialed frames worthy of your own upgrades, Heller bikes are spec’d to deliver great off-road rides—from day one to years to come.

  • Full carbon construction
  • 140mm travel fork travel with 130mm rear shock
  • No-fuss-sus is simple, trail-proven suspension linkage
  • Long and slack geometry
  • 27.5 plus wheel and tire size for insane traction
  • Internal cable routing for a clean look
  • internally routed dropper post
  • 148 x 12mm boost spacing
  • Tubeless ready rims and tires
  • 1x11 drivetrain
  • Frame kit includes rear shock


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  • Bike Size
  • Suggested Rider Height
    • X-Small
    • 5'3"–5'6"
    • 161–168cm
    • Small
    • 5'6"–5'9"
    • 168–175cm
    • Medium
    • 5'9"–6'0"
    • 175–183cm
    • Large
    • 6'0"–6'3"
    • 183–190cm
    • X-Large
    • 6'-3"–UP
    • 190cm–UP


2018 Barghest NX
Size X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Top Tube (Effective) 22.1" 562.1mm 23.1" 587.6mm 24.3" 616.4mm 25.0" 635.6mm 26.5" 672.6mm
Seat Tube Length 14.0" 355mm 15.0" 380mm 16.9" 430.0mm 19.0" 483mm 21.0" 533mm
Head Tube Length 3.7" 95mm 3.7" 95mm 4.1" 105mm 4.5" 115mm 4.7" 120mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.9° 73.9° 73.9° 73.9° 73.9°
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
BB Drop 0.85" 21.65mm 0.85" 21.65mm 0.85" 21.65mm 0.85" 21.65mm 0.85" 21.65mm
Chainstay Length 17.4" 443mm 17.4" 443mm 17.4" 443mm 17.4" 443mm 17.4" 443mm
Fork Length 21.7" 551mm 21.7" 551mm 21.7" 551mm 21.7" 551mm 21.7" 551mm
Fork Offset 2.0" 51mm 2.0" 51mm 2.0" 51mm 2.0" 51mm 2.0" 51mm
Wheel Base 43.9" 1114.6mm 44.9" 1140.1mm 46.1" 1169.9mm 46.9" 1190.1mm 48.3" 1227.6mm
Stack 23.8" 604.8mm 23.8" 604.8mm 24.2" 614.2mm 24.5" 623.5mm 24.7" 628.1mm
Reach 15.3" 387.5mm 16.3" 413.0mm 17.3" 439.1mm 17.9" 455.6mm 19.3" 491.3mm
Stand Over 24.1" 611.6mm 25.0" 635.9mm 27.0" 685.3mm 28.9" 735.3mm 30.6" 776.7mm

Measurements listed are based on:

  • An unsprung bike (no sag)
  • A 27.5 x 2.8″ tire measuring 725mm in diameter
  • Standover measured vertically 50mm forward from BB center
Build Spec
Frame Heller Barghest full carbon 130mm travel full suspension
Color Black
Fork Manitou Machete comp 140mm
Rear shock Manitou McLeod King Can (also included with frame only)
Front Derailluer N/A
Rear Derailluer SRAM NX 11-speed
Cassette SunRace 11-42 11-speed
Chain SRAM
Crankset SRAM NX 30t 1x11
Headset FSA
Stem Kalloy
Handlebar Kalloy
Grips Velo lock-on
Shifters SRAM NX
Front Brake Tektro M285
Rear Brake Tektro M285
Brake Levers Tektro M285
Rotors 180mm front/ 160mm rear
Seatpost TranzX dropper
saddle WTB Volt Sport
Front Hub Formula
Rear Hub Formula
Spokes Stainless
Rims sunRinglé Duroc 40
Sun Ringle' Duroc 40 Maxxis Rekon+ 27.5 x 2.8" tubless ready
Maxxis Rekon+ 27.5 x 2.8 Tubless Ready 32.05 lb, size medium
Component Sizing X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Stem Length 35mm 35mm 45mm 55mm 55mm
Crank Arm Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 740mm 740mm 740mm 740mm 740mm
Seatpost Offset N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

What is the recommended air pressure to run in the rear shock?

Barghest rides best at 25–30% sag. The air pressure that will give you this depends on your rider weight complete with all your riding gear. In order for the suspension to set up correctly and stay under the maximum psi rating for the rear shock, max rider weight on this bike/frame is 290 lb. If you are unsure how to figure sag, give us a call and we’ll help you out, 1-844-666-8002.

Can I run standard 29" mountain rims and tires on this frame?

Yes, the Barghest frame will accommodate 29" wheels and tires up to 2.1–2.5" in width.

I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame, is it safe to ride?

Stop riding your frame immediately and take it to the nearest Heller Bikes dealer for inspection. Any dent or crack in the frame tube suggests a structural weakening of the frame and should be considered a safety risk.

Can I run the Barghest with gears up front?

Yes, the Barghest frame is compatible with 2x drive systems. You will need a Barghest front derailleur hanger (FS2903) and a high direct mount side swing / front pull-style derailleur.

What is the warranty for this bike?

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