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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.
|D. Effective Top Tube||587mm||615mm||638mm||674mm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|F. Head Tube Length||90mm||100mm||110mm||130mm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||405mm||430mm||470mm||530mm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||314mm||314mm||314mm||314mm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||56mm||56mm||56mm||56mm|
|N. Front to Center||662mm||690mm||714mm||751mm|
|O. Chainstay Length||426mm||426mm||426mm||426mm|
|Fork||RockShox Sid SL Base, 100mm w/ Remote|
|Rims||RaceFace AR Offset 27 29" Rims|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
Front: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.35, EXO, TR
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo DUB|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 160mm|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Seatpost||Race Face Ride|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt|
* Subject to change without notice.