The Highball is Santa Cruz's flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility. More capable than a pure endurance bike, and more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. Santa Cruz fine-tuned the carbon layup process around the seat stays, giving it a bridgeless design that curbs trail chatter. Coupled with a 27.2mm diameter seat post, the whole package takes the “hard” out of hardtail riding. 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.
The entry-level Highball Carbon C R is hardly a budget build. With SRAM's NX Eagle drivetrain, Level T brakes, and Fox Rhythm 32 fork, you'll find everything you need to chase your demons. A tubeless-ready WTB/SRAM wheelset wrapped in 2.25-inch Maxxis Aspen tires offer dependability and low rolling resistance, while the Race Face Aeffect bar and stem combo give you precise steering control for confidence in every situation. It has the mindset of a race bike but it’s prepared for more.
|Frame||Highball Carbon C|
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29", w/Remote|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i23 TSC 2.0 29"|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
|Tires||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T w/ Avid Centerline 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.