Santa Cruz Bicycles - Highball 29 Mountain Bike - Carbon
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Built around a 100mm travel fork, the Highball is a hardcore XC bootcamper that's designed to last. This sharp-handling hardtail has zero tolerance for waste, putting your power straight to the drivetrain. If you're looking for a race rig to last you season after season, the Highball is just the ticket.

Sporting an aggressive head tube angle, the Highball handles quickly, yet feels stable. It climbs like nobody's business while its roomy cockpit gives you space to maneuver on descents and technical sections. The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike. 

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Key Features:

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Rear travel: HT
  • Designed for: XC & XC Race

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Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

All measurements based on a 505mm axle-to-crown measurement (Fox 32 100mm fork)
XXL size only available in carbon

SMLXLXXL
AReach381mm15"406mm15.98"429mm16.89"450mm17.72"473mm18.62"
BStack612mm24.09"614mm24.17"623mm24.53"633mm24.92"642mm25.28"
CHead Tube Angle70°70°70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°
DSeat Tube Length406mm15.98"432mm17.01"476mm18.74"533mm20.98"572mm22.52"
EFront Center
FBB Height314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"
GBB Drop56mm2.2"56mm2.2"56mm2.2"56mm2.2"56mm2.2"
HWheelbase1059mm41.69"1079mm42.48"1100mm43.31"1130mm44.49"1155mm45.47"
IChainstay Length435mm17.13"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
JHead Tube Length90mm3.54"90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
KTop Tube Length574mm22.6"600mm23.62"625mm24.61"650mm25.59"675mm26.57"
LSeat Tube Angle72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
MStandover Height731mm28.78"734mm28.9"756mm29.76"801mm31.54"836mm32.91"
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Tech Support

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.