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highball XC/Endurance

Wide open, dawn to dusk.

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 Features

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Designed for: Endurance, XC & XC Race

Bike Weights

  • R10.9kg / 24.03lbs
  • S10.1kg / 22.26lbs
  • XE10.11kg / 22.29lbs
  • XO19.23kg / 20.34lbs
  • XO1 w/ Reserves re9.2kg / 20.28lbs
  • XX1 w/ Reserves8.99kg / 19.82lbs
Build
Highball C R
  • Highball C R
  • Highball C S
  • Highball C S Reserve
  • Highball CC X01
  • Highball CC X01 Reserve
  • Highball CC XX1 AXS Reserve
Colour
Primer
  • Primer
  • WC Blue
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Build Options

Highball CC Frame Only: £1,699

Full Builds

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  • Highball C
    R
    £2,899
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Stem
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Ride, 27.2
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i23 TSC 2.0 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball C
    S
    £3,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX SC 32 Float Performance, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Stem
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Next Carbon, 27.2
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
    Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 25 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball C
    S Reserve
    £4,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX SC 32 Float Performance, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Stem
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Next Carbon, 27.2
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    X01
    £4,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX SC 32 Float Performance Elite, 100mm 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex, 27.2, 400mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, Centerlock, XD, 28h
    Rim: RaceFace ARC Offset 25 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    X01 Reserve
    £5,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX SC 32 Float Performance Elite, 100mm 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex, 27.2, 400mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, Centerlock, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Highball CC
    XX1 AXS Reserve
    £7,599
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • WC Blue
    Primer
  • Fork
  • FOX SC 32 Float Factory, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level Ultimate
  • Rotors
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm
  • Handlebar
  • Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Syntace LiteForce
  • Grips
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex, 27.2, 400mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Carbon Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 240, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 240, 12x148, Centerlock, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant

Geometry

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  • Imperial
  • Metric
    S M L XL
A Reach 405mm15.94" 430mm16.93" 450mm17.72" 480mm18.9"
B Stack 596mm23.46" 606mm23.86" 615mm24.21" 634mm24.96"
C Head Tube Angle 69.5°69.5° 69.5°69.5° 69.5°69.5° 69.5°69.5°
D Seat Tube Length 405mm15.94" 430mm16.93" 470mm18.5" 530mm20.87"
E Front Center 662mm26.06" 690mm27.17" 714mm28.11" 751mm29.57"
F BB Height 314mm12.36" 314mm12.36" 314mm12.36" 314mm12.36"
G BB Drop 56mm2.2" 56mm2.2" 56mm2.2" 56mm2.2"
H Wheelbase 1088mm42.83" 1116mm43.94" 1140mm44.88" 1177mm46.34"
I Chainstay Length 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93" 430mm16.93"
J Head Tube Length 90mm3.54" 100mm3.94" 110mm4.33" 130mm5.12"
K Top Tube Length 587mm23.11" 615mm24.21" 638mm25.12" 674mm26.54"
L Seat Tube Angle 73°73° 73°73° 73°73° 73°73°
M Standover Height 708mm27.87" 715mm28.15" 740mm29.13" 756mm29.76"

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

s
5'1"155 — 5'5"165cm
m
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
l
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
xl
6'1"185 — 6'5"196cm

Frame Specs

Suspension SystemHardtail
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated, IS41/ IS52
Seat Post27.2mm
Seat Clamp31.8mm
Fork Compatibility100-120mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.4"
Brake TypesPost Mount, 160mm
Water Bottle Mounts3 Bottles: Seat tube, downtube, bottom of downtube

Bearing Adjustment & Service Documents

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