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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.
|D. Effective Top Tube||587mm||615mm||638mm||674mm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|F. Head Tube Length||90mm||100mm||110mm||130mm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||405mm||430mm||470mm||530mm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||314mm||314mm||314mm||314mm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||56mm||56mm||56mm||56mm|
|N. Front to Center||662mm||690mm||714mm||751mm|
|O. Chainstay Length||426mm||426mm||426mm||426mm|
|Fork||RockShox Sid SL Ultimate, 100mm, 29" w/Remote|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 28|XC Carbon Rim|
Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, Centerlock, 24h
Rear: Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, Centerlock, 24h
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.35, EXO, TR
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t|
|Shifters||SRAM GX AXS Shifter|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TLM|
|Rotors||SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Seatpost||Rockshox Reverb AXS Xplr, 27.2|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Accessories & Extras||SRAM TwistLoc Remote, Stan's Sealant|
* Subject to change without notice.