The Highball is our flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility.
More capable than a pure endurance bike, more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. We fine-tuned the carbon layup process and the low-angle, bridgeless seatstays join the seat tube below the top tube junction in order to curb trail chatter.
Built around a 27.2mm diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding. It has the mindset of a race bike but it’s prepared for more. With capacity for three bottle cages, the ever-reliable threaded BB and, of course, the lifetime warranty that comes standard with all Santa Cruz bikes, it’s the kind of bike that’ll go far.
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T Avid Centerline 160mm|
|Cranks||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Hubs||SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h / SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Rims||WTB ST i23 TSC 2.0 29" RIms|
|Tires||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|