Santa Cruz's Highball does two things: 1) Race. 2) Win. The full-carbon 29er frame weighs a mere 2.4 pounds yet is a heavyweight out on the trails. Even if you never race it, you gotta love the frame stiffness and the shortness of the rear end; this thing wheelies and slashes corners with ease. A low bottom bracket height, dialed head angle, and proven geometry makes it nimble yet surefooted. WTB rims laced to SRAM hubs roll over rocks and roots so smoothly you'll think the trail turned to blacktop. A Shimano Deore/SLX drivetrain gives you the right gear for the ups, downs, and everything in between, and when you need to slow it all down, Deore brakes have your back. Race Face components up the rad-quotient with stellar durability. Built around a 100mm travel fork, the Highball is bred for pure speed. And you better believe that speed comes easy on a frame this incredible. Even non-racers can dig that.
|Frame||Santa Cruz monocoque carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i19 TCS, 29-inch|
|Spokes||14-gauge stainless steel|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon, 29 x 2.2, tubeless|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG-81, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride, 710mm|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin 494|
|Stem||Race Face Ride|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore, 6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seatpost||Race Face Ride|
* Subject to change without notice.