Santa Cruz Highball 2.0 Carbon XT 2017
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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 we rode a lot of different options, and decided the 70.5-degree angle we used on the first Highball was spot-on. It 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. This CC carbon Highball represents the pinnacle of our engineering and carbon fiber manufacturing capabilities. It's been trimmed, optimized, strengthened, and dialed in just right, so that we can use the least amount of material possible and still deliver you a bike that's as stiff, fast, strong, and durable as you expect it to be.
The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike.
- Item condition: New
- Availability: In-store
- Brand: Santa Cruz
- Category: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
- Gender: Unisex
- Color: Grey, Matte Black
- Frame in inches: 17", 19", 21", 22.5"
- Size: Medium, Large, XL, XXL
- ID: 106517837
- Riding Style: Cross Country
- Material: Carbon
- Wheel Size: 29"
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Frame Material Carbon CC
Fork Rock Shox SID RLC 100
Front Dérailleur Shimano XT M8025
Rear Dérailleur Shimano XT M8000 GS
Shifters Shimano XT M8000 SL
Chainring Size 26/36 tooth
Crankset Shimano XT M8000
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette Shimano XT M8000, 11-40t
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Brakes Shimano XT M8000
Brake Rotors Shimano RT86 Ice-Tech; 160mm
Headset Cane Creek 40
Bars Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm
Stem Raceface Turbine Basic
Grips ESI Racer's Edge
Front Hub DT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap DT Swiss 350 110x15
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 142x12 DT Swiss 350 142x12
Rims Race Face ARC 24; 28h m50/50 ENVE Rims with custom color options
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front Tire Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2, Tubeless Ready
Rear Tire Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2, Tubeless Ready
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Easton EC70, 27.2x400mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Team
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