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Highball

Same great bike, new smaller wheels. 

The Highball is now available in 29” and 27.5”.  You pick.

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Santa Cruz tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the 27.5” does not. On the 29er, they shortened the chainstays by almost a half-inch, and stretched out the front end of the bike by about the same. This allows you to run a more modern stem/bar combo and makes the bike a little quicker in the corners. A lot of folks want to talk about head tube angle when they talk about hardtails, but Santa Cruz rode a lot of different options, and decided the 70.5-degree angle we used on the first Highball was spot-on. It strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.

The carbon layup changed a bit, too, particularly in the seat stays and seat tube, and they reduced the seat post size to 27.2mm, which adds some compliance you’ll appreciate when you’re 80 miles in to a 100-mile race. All the cables route internally, now, but that doesn’t mean multiple obscenity-laden nights in the garage to get it set up. Everything has either a tunnel or an easy-to-route cable guide to make it as hassle-free as possible. The CC-level carbon Highball has been trimmed, optimized, and strengthened to provide the very best performance they could engineer into a hardtail, and does so at a fighting weight that’s about 280 grams less than the C-level Highball.

The C-level carbon frame offers the same stiffness, strength, and durability of the top-end, CC-level carbon frames, but does so with a little bit more, less-expensive material, which results in a frame weight increase of approximately 280 grams. Outside of the weight, there’s no performance difference between the two frames.

The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike.


Framesets:

Highball CC (Carbon C) 27.5 frame – $3270
Highball CC (Carbon C) 29 frame – $3270
Highball Alloy 29 frame – $1599


Complete bikes 27.5:

Highball C (Carbon) 27.5 with R1 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 build – $4490
Highball C (Carbon) 27.5 with R2 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 build – $4990
Highball C (Carbon) 27.5 with S XC build: RockShox Sid RL100 build – $5490

Highball CC (Carbon C) 27.5 with XT XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $7490
Highball CC (Carbon C) 27.5 with X01 XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $8490
Highball CC (Carbon C) 27.5 with XX1 XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $9490

 

Complete bikes 29:

Highball Alloy 29 with D XC build: RockShox Recon Silver RL100 29 build – $2990
Highball Alloy 29 with R1 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 29/27+ build – $3490
Highball Alloy 29 with R2 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 29/27+ build – $3990

Highball C (Carbon) 29 with R1 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 29/27+ build – $4490
Highball C (Carbon) 29 with R2 XC build: RockShox Reba RL100 29/27+ build – $4990
Highball C (Carbon) 29 with S XC build: RockShox Sid RL100 build – $5490

Highball CC (Carbon C) 29 with XT XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $7490
Highball CC (Carbon C) 29 with X01 XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $8490
Highball CC (Carbon C) 29 with XX1 XC build: RockShox Sid RLC100 build – $9590

 

Enve Upgrade:

Available on any model at XT level or above: + $2750


Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!

 

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