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 CC frame
- FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance Elite, 100mm fork
- Choice of Race Face ARC Offset 25 29 Rims or Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon Rims
- 12-speed SRAM X01 drivetrain
- Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex carbon seatpost
|Fork||FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance Elite, 100mm 29", w/Remote|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face ARC Offset 25 29" Rims OR Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon 25 29" Rims|
Front: DT 350, 15x110, Center Lock, 28h
Rear: DT 350, 12x148, Centerl Lock, XD, 28h
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TLM|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.