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 Rhythm 32, 100mm fork
- WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 29 Rims with SRAM hubs
- Maxxis Aspen tires
- 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 29"|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride|
* Subject to change without notice.