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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 Step-Cast 32 Performance, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 160mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Race Face Aeffect|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Front Hub||DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)|
|Rear Hub||DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)|
|Rims||Race Face AR Offset 25 29" Rims|
|Rim Options||Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon Rim|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Race Face Next, 27.2|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|