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 Factory, 100mm fork
- Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon Rims with DT 240 hubs
- Maxxis Aspen tires
- 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS electronic drivetrain
- Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex carbon seatpost
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||FOX Step-Cast 32 Factory, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Matte Jet|
|Rims/Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon Rim - 28h|
Front: DT 240, 15x110, Center Lock, 28h
Rear: DT 240, 12x148, Center Lock, XD, 28h
|Spokes||DT Competition Race (28)|
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Ultimate|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Carbon|
|Seat Post||Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.