highball r carbon

Santa Cruz Highball R Carbon

Product Description

The Highball is our flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility.

More capable than a pure endurance bike, more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. We fine-tuned the carbon layup process and the low-angle, bridgeless seatstays join the seat tube below the top tube junction in order to curb trail chatter.

Built around a 27.2mm diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding. It has the mindset of a race bike but it’s prepared for more. With capacity for three bottle cages, the ever-reliable threaded BB and, of course, the lifetime warranty that comes standard with all Santa Cruz bikes, it’s the kind of bike that’ll go far.

Santa Cruz Highball R Carbon: Specifications

Weight 11.23kg / 24.75lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29″, w/Remote
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t – 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)
Cassette SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle
Brakes SRAM Level T
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 160mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Bars Race Face Aeffect
Stem Race Face Aeffect
Grips ESI Chunky
Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15×110, 32h
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12×148, 32h
Rims WTB ST i23 TSC 2.0 29″ RIms
Rim Options
Spokes DT Competition (32)
Front Tire Maxxis Aspen, 29″x2.25″, EXO TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Aspen, 29″x2.25″, EXO TR
Tubes Stans Sealant 2oz
Seat Post Race Face Ride
Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle