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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, more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. They 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.
|Front Derailleur||No compatibility|
|Headset/Headtube||Integrated, IS41/ IS52|
|BB Shell||73mm Threaded|
|Max Tire Size||2.4"|
|Max Chainring Size||38t|
|Brake Types||Post Mount|
|Water Bottle Mounts||3 water bottle mounts: seat tube, downtube, bottom of downtube|
|Size||IN / CM|
|S||5'1" — 5'5" / 155 — 165cm|
|M||5'5" — 5'9" / 165 — 175cm|
|L||5'9" — 6'1" / 175 — 185cm|
|XL||6'1" — 6'5" / 185 — 196cm|