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 DT Swiss hubs slice corners and roll so smoothly you'll think the trail turned to blacktop. A Shimano XT drivetrain gives you the right gear for every trail and to slow it all down, legendary XT discs deliver one-finger modulation. An Easton bar and stem team up with a Thomson post and WTB saddle for 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 Frequency Team i19 TCS|
|Spokes||DT 14/15-gauge stainless steel|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon, 29 x 2.2, tubeless|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XT, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Easton EC70, 720mm|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin 494|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT, 6-inch Ice-Tech rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
* Subject to change without notice.