Santa Cruz Bicycles

Highball 27.5

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The Mighty Mini

Same great bike, new smaller wheels. 

The Highball is now available in 29” and 27.5”.  You pick. We 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, we 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 the 69-degree angle 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 we 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 Highball has been trimmed, optimized, and strengthened to provide the very best performance we could engineer into a hardtail.

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

Proud owner of a new Highball? Take a minute to register it with us. 

Features:

  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Bottle cage mounts
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Full carbon frame
  • Internal cable and hose routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

See retailer for pricing.

Geometry & Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'6"
M
5'5" — 5'10"
L
5'10" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'4"

488mm Axle-to-Crown measurement (based on a Fox 100mm Fork)

SMLXL
Reach393mm15.47"415mm16.34"438mm17.24"460mm18.11"
Stack576mm22.68"585mm23.03"595mm23.43"604mm23.78"
Head Tube Angle69°69°69°69°69°69°69°69°
Seat Tube Length406mm15.98"432mm17.01"483mm19.02"533mm20.98"
BB Height314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"314mm12.36"
BB Drop40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"
Wheelbase1069mm42.09"1095mm43.11"1121mm44.13"1147mm45.16"
Chainstay Length425mm16.73"425mm16.73"425mm16.73"425mm16.73"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length575mm22.64"600mm23.62"625mm24.61"651mm25.63"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height719mm28.31"735mm28.94"759mm29.88"796mm31.34"

Tech & Support

Tech Info

Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post27.2mm
Fork Compatibility100, 120
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.3"
Water Bottle Mounts2
NotesThe Highball uses a direct-mount, bottom pull front derailleur

Warranty & Registration

Why should you register?

  • To get included in our Santa Cruz owners club and gain exclusive access to invite-only events, product launches, riding days, demo sessions and many, many more value-packed bonuses.
  • To ensure you get the best after sales support from our team of experts.
  • To be sure that you get the benefits from Santa Cruz's frame, bearing and handlebar warranty program.

How do you register?

  • Complete Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase, OR if you are an existing owner simply complete the form NOW by Clicking HERE
  • Once form is completed and submitted you will receive a confirmation email from our team, and from this day forward your day as a Santa Cruz owner will never be the same again.

How do you open a warranty claim?

  • Ensure that you have first completed the Warranty Registration Form
  • If you are opening a warranty claim against a frame then complere and submit a Warranty Claim Form OR, if you are wanting to open a claim for bearings simply complete the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form
  • Once you have submitted the claim form(s) above, simply sit back and enjoy our insanely good service.
  • If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department. 
 

What is Santa Cruz warranty policy?

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to your nearest Santa Cruz dealer within 48 hours!

NOTE: only the linkage bearings are covered under this warranty, linkages, linkage bolts, labor and shipping charges are not covered.

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warrantied for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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