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 32 Stepcast 100 Performance Elite|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB 34t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M,L,XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295 Eagle - 12spd, 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TLM|
|Rotors||SRAM CLX Center Lock - 160mm|
|Handlebar||SCB XC Carbon Flat Bar - 31.8x750mm|
|Stem||Syntace LiteForce Stem|
|Grips||ESI Racer Grips|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Seatpost||Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex Seatpost - 27.2mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Road NiCro|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Aspen TR - 29x2.25|
|Front Hub||DT 350 - 15x110mm, 28h|
|Rear Hub||DT 350 - 12x148mm, XD, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 25|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|