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Santa Cruz Highball Carbon C S

Santa Cruz Highball Carbon C S
$3,399.00
$4,000.00
Color: Gloss Black and Green
Size: Select size
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NOTE: "In store" availability on bicycles includes some bikes still in boxes. Please contact us at (303)444-4196 to confirm build status. ***This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.

Details

The Highball is our race-bred XC hardtail.

When the TR (or the competition) calls for the direct drive efficiency that only a hardtail can offer, the Highball is the choice. It looks straightforward but that belies the high-tech features and design hidden within. This is a modern take on the simple machine that many still choose to put battery acid in their thighs and fire in their lungs in order to conquer something. Whether you're chasing medals, personal demons, or just some riding buddies, this is a hardtail you'll be happy to log long hours upon.

Hard on the throttle, soft on the body

Hardtails are about as subtle as bikes come, and in the case of the Highball, simplistic refinement belies engineering effort. We've learned from our road biking pals that a great deal of a hardtail's compliance comes from the seatpost: the smaller the diameter, the softer the feel, and with more seat post exposed to daylight, more compliance is had— which is the reason the Highball features low slung top tube and the smaller, 27.2mm diameter post. But you need not be sitting to recognize the 'soft' feel of the Highball— the dropped seat stays are made of custom laminate, finely tuned here in Santa Cruz for vertical compliance— and they're oriented to isolate the top tube from high-speed trail chatter, reducing feedback to the, uh, engine.

SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly

The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.

Sizes:
SMLXL
Reach 415 440 460 490
Stack 596 605 614 633
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Tube Length 405 430 470 530
Front Center 693 719 743 781
BB Height 313 313 313 313
BB Drop 60 60 60 60
Wheelbase 1119 1145 1169 1207
Rear Center 426 426 426 426
Head Tube Length 95 105 115 135
Top Tube Length 595 619 642 677
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Standover Height 707 704 739 755
Sizes:
S152 - 165cm
M 165 - 178cm
L 178 - 185cm
XL 185 - 198cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Specs

Frame Carbon C
Fork RockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm, w/Remote
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear: DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h
Tires Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Level TL
Rotors Avid Centerline, 160mm
Handlebars SRAM Atmos Flat Bar
Stem SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RaceFace Next, 27.2, 400mm
Saddle WTB Silverado, CroMo
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Black and Green / Large 192219367453 58-24257-109-4-804-001401 210000040668
Gloss Black and Green / X-Large 192219367460 58-24257-109-5-804-001401 210000043200