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 Step-Cast 32 Performance, 100mm fork
- Choice of Race Face AR Offset 25 29 Rims or Santa Cruz Reserve 25 Carbon Rims
- 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
|Fork||FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR Offset 25 29" Rims OR Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29"Carbon Rims|
Front: DT 370 15x110
Rear: DT 370 12x148 32H
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29x2.25", EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seat Post||Race Face Next, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.