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Highball

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Wide open, dawn to dusk.

The Highball is our race-bred XC hardtail.

When the trail (or the competition) calls for the direct drive efficiency that only a hardtail can offer, the Highball is the choice. It looks straightforward but that belies the high-tech features and design hidden within. This is a modern take on the simple machine that many still choose to put battery acid in their thighs and fire in their lungs in order to conquer something. Whether you’re chasing medals, personal demons, or just some riding buddies, this is a hardtail you’ll be happy to log long hours upon.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 100mm
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Hard on the throttle, soft on the body

Hardtails are about as subtle as bikes come, and in the case of the Highball, simplistic refinement belies engineering effort. We’ve learned from our road biking pals that a great deal of a hardtail’s compliance comes from the seatpost: the smaller the diameter, the softer the feel, and with more seat post exposed to daylight, more compliance is had— which is the reason the Highball features low slung top tube and the smaller, 27.2mm diameter post. But you need not be sitting to recognize the ‘soft’ feel of the Highball— the dropped seat stays are made of custom laminate, finely tuned here in Santa Cruz for vertical compliance— and they’re oriented to isolate the top tube from high speed trail chatter, reducing feedback to the, uh, engine.

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€ 3.799 EUR   | Weight: 24.84 lbs / 11.27 kg
 

Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

 

R

€ 3.799 EUR  

24.84 lbs / 11.27 kg

S

€ 4.499 EUR  

23.17 lbs / 10.51 kg

GX AXS

   

 

X01 AXS RSV

€ 8.999 EUR  

22.64 lbs / 10.27 kg

Frame

   

2.57 lbs / 1.17 kg

Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Materiaal
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Materiaal
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Wielmaat
29

Wielmaat
29

Wielmaat
RockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm, w/Remote

Wielmaat
29

Wielmaat
29

Vork
RockShox Sid SL Base, 100mm, w/Remote

Vork
RockShox Sid SL Select+, 3-Position, 100mm, w/Remote

Vork
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Vork
RockShox SID SL Ultimate, 3-Position, 100mm, w/ Remote

Vork
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Achter derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Achter derailleur
GX AXS Controller

Achter derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Achter derailleur
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remote
SRAM OneLoc Remote

remote
SRAM TwistLoc Ultimate, 3-Position, Sprint

remote
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

remote
SRAM TwistLoc Ultimate, 3-Position, Sprint

remote
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Left Shifter
-

Left Shifter
-

Left Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Left Shifter
RockShox Reverb AXS Controller

Left Shifter
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Right Shifter
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Right Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle AXS Controller 2 Button

Right Shifter
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Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
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Ketting
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR

Ketting
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Ketting
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Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Trapas
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR

Trapas
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Trapas
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Balhoofd
FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Balhoofd
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Balhoofd
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Achterband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Achterband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Achterband
i9 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h

Achterband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Achterband
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Voorband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Voorband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Voorband
RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"

Voorband
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Voorband
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Voornaaf
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

Voornaaf
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Voornaaf
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 28h

Voornaaf
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h

Voornaaf
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Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 28|XC 29"

At 385g per rim, the 28|XC features a wide and low rim profile, increasing strength and lateral rigidity while adding vertical compliance. The rim shape also eases tubeless tire installation and improves tire bead retention at lower pressure. The Reserve 28|XC is sturdy and strong enough for a rowdy XC ride (AND no rider weight limit and lifetime warranty), but light and fast enough for winning World Cup XC races.

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Front Rim
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Achernaaf
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

Achernaaf
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Achernaaf
Avid Centerline Centerlock, 160mm

Achernaaf
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h

Achernaaf
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Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

Rear Rim
Avid Centerline Centerlock, 160mm

Rear Rim
Reserve 28|XC 29"

At 385g per rim, the 28|XC features a wide and low rim profile, increasing strength and lateral rigidity while adding vertical compliance. The rim shape also eases tubeless tire installation and improves tire bead retention at lower pressure. The Reserve 28|XC is sturdy and strong enough for a rowdy XC ride (AND no rider weight limit and lifetime warranty), but light and fast enough for winning World Cup XC races.

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Rear Rim
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Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 160mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 160mm

Front Rotor
SRAM Level TL

Front Rotor
SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm

Front Rotor
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Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 160mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 160mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t

Rear Rotor
SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm

Rear Rotor
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Remmen
SRAM Level T

Remmen
SRAM Level TL

Remmen
Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon, 760x7mm rise

Remmen
SRAM Level Silver Stealth 2-Piston

Remmen
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Crank
SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 34t

Crank
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t

Crank
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t

Crank
SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB

Crank
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Handlebars
RaceFace Ride

Handlebars
SRAM Atmos Flat Bar

Handlebars
SRAM Atmos 6k Stem, 70mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise

Handlebars
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Stuurpen
RaceFace Ride, 60mm

Stuurpen
SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm

Stuurpen
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Stuurpen
SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm

Stuurpen
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Zadel
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Zadel
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Zadel
RaceFace Next, 27.2, 400mm

Zadel
WTB Silverado Medium, Ti

Zadel
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Zadelpen
RaceFace Ride, 27.2

Zadelpen
RaceFace Next, 27.2, 400mm

Zadelpen
ESI Chunky Grips

Zadelpen
RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR, 27.2, 75mm

Zadelpen
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Handvatten
ESI Chunky Grips

Handvatten
SRAM Grips

Handvatten
-

Handvatten
SRAM Grips

Handvatten
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Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
-

Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 2 Battery

Battery Charger
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SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly

The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.

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Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

SMLXL
Reach 415440460490
Stack 596605614633
Head Tube Angle 67°67°67°67°
Seat Tube Length 405430470530
Front Center 693719743781
BB Height 313313313313
BB Drop 60606060
Wheelbase 1119114511691207
Rear Center 426426426426
Head Tube Length 95105115135
Top Tube Length 595619642677
Seat Tube Angle 73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Standover Height 707704739755
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Units

cm

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.

Units

cm

152 - 165cm
152 - 165cm

S

165 - 178cm
165 - 178cm

M

178 - 185cm
178 - 185cm

L

185 - 198cm
185 - 198cm

XL

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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

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

SMLXL
Reach 415440460490
Stack 596605614633
Head Tube Angle 67°67°67°67°
Seat Tube Length 405430470530
Front Center 693719743781
BB Height 313313313313
BB Drop 60606060
Wheelbase 1119114511691207
Rear Center 426426426426
Head Tube Length 95105115135
Top Tube Length 595619642677
Seat Tube Angle 73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Standover Height 707704739755
Highball 3 Render

Units

cm

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.

Units

cm

152 - 165cm
152 - 165cm

S

165 - 178cm
165 - 178cm

M

178 - 185cm
178 - 185cm

L

185 - 198cm
185 - 198cm

XL

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