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.
- Carbon C frame
- FOX SC 32 Float Performance 100mm fork w/remote
- SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- RaceFace AR Offset 25 rims/DT 370 hubs
- SRAM Level TL brakes
|Frame||Carbon C 29" Hardtail|
|Fork||FOX SC 32 Float Performance, 100mm, 29", w/Fox Remote Lever, 2-position|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||RaceFace AR Offset 25 29"|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 370, 32h XD|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25", 3C, EXO, TR|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Tape/Grips||ESI Chunky Grips|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL w/Avid Centerline 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seat Post||RaceFace Next|
* Subject to change without notice.
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