MY24 Highball
MY24 Highball
MY23 Highball
MY23 Highball

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.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 100mm

Highball Frame Specifications

Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post27.2mm
Seat Clamp31.8mm
Fork Compatibility100-120mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.4"
Max Chainring Size38t
Water Bottle Mounts3
Brake Mount160 PM


All units are in millimeters or degrees.

Reach 415440460490
Stack 596605614633
Lenkwinkel 67°67°67°67°
Sitzrohrlänge 405430470530
Front Center 693719743781
Tretlagerhöhe 313313313313
Tretlager-Absenkung 60606060
Radstand 1119114511691207
Hinterbau-Länge 426426426426
Steuerrohrlänge 95105115135
Oberrohrlänge 595619642677
Sitzwinkel 73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Überstandshöhe 707704739755
Highball 3 Render



Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.



152 - 165cm
152 - 165cm


165 - 178cm
165 - 178cm


178 - 185cm
178 - 185cm


185 - 198cm
185 - 198cm



Exploded Diagrams

If you're looking for more information about your bike check our the Santa Cruz Bicycles Owner's Manual.

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