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||Santa Cruz Highball CC carbon, 12 x 148mm|
|FORK||FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance Elite, 100mm 29", w/Remote|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|CRANKSET||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 34T (170mm S, 175mm M-XL)|
|CHAIN||SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|BRAKES||SRAM Level TLM|
|WHEELSET||Race Face ARC Offset 25 29" Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs|
|TIRES||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR|
|HANDLEBAR||SCB XC Carbon Flat|
|SEATPOST||Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex 27.2|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|