Santa Cruz's Highball C rolls over rocks and roots, and more importantly, it can help you roll up the podium. This 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 short, responsive rear end; plus a low bottom bracket height, dialed head angle, and proven geometry makes it nimble yet surefooted. WTB rims laced to SRAM hubs slice corners and roll 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 to slow it all down, ever-reliable Deore brakes are there. Race Face components up the rad-quotient with stellar durability. Built around a 100 or 120mm travel fork, the Highball C is bred for pure XC speed.
|Frame||Santa Cruz monocoque carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i19 TCS|
|Tires||Maxxis IKon, 29 x 2.2, tubeless|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride flat bar, 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.