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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.
- Frame - Santa Cruz Highball Carbon C
- Forks - FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm
- Rear Derailleur - Sram NX Eagle 12 speed
- Shifters - Sram NX Eagle 12 speed
- Chainset - Sram NX Eagle DUB, 34t
- Bottom Bracket - Sram DUB
- Chain - Sram NX Eagle
- Cassette - Sram PG1230 12 speed, 11-50t
- Headset - Cane Creek 10 series
- Stem - Race Face Aeffect
- Handlebars - Race Face Aeffect
- Front Brake - Sram Level T
- Rear Brake - Sram Level T
- Brake Levers - Sram Level T
- Rims - WTB ST i23 TSC 2.0
- Front Hub - Sram MTH716
- Rear Hub - Sram MTH746
- Spokes - DT Competition
- Front - Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
- Rear - Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
- Saddle - WTB Silverado Race
- Seatpost - Race Face Ride
- Grips - ESI Silcon Chunky