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 XTR Reserve: Specifications
|Weight||8.92kg / 19.67lbs|
|Fork||FOX Step-Cast 32 Factory, 100mm, 29″, w/Remote|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec|
|Crankset||Shimano XTR M9120 148, 34t – 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51|
|Chain||Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR M9100|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 160mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek AER IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||SCB XC Carbon Flat|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 240, 15×110, Centerlock, 28h|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 240, 12×148, Micro Spline, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29″ Carbon Rims|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race (28)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Aspen, 29″x2.25″, EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Aspen, 29″x2.25″, EXO TR|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex 27.2|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Carbon|