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.
|Frame||Carbon C with internal cable routing and built in chainstay/downtube protection|
|Fork||FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance with remote|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL with Avid Centerline 160mm rotors|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level TL|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cranks||SRAM Stylo 7k DUB, 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm threaded|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 10-50 tooth, 12-speed|
|Rims||Race Face AR Offset 25, 32 hole|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 370, Boost front and rear|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Tires||Maxxis Aspen, 2.25" EXO TR|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seatpost||Race Face Next|