Santa Cruz Highball C R1 2017
|Frame:||Highball C Full Carbon|
|Fork:||Rock Shox Reba RL SA 100 - 29"|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 10 ZS|
|Rear Hub:||Novatec D711 Torque Cap - 15x110mm, 32h|
|Front Hub:||Novatec D772 - 12x142mm, 32h (XD)|
|Spokes:||DT Swiss Champion|
|Rims:||WTB STP i19 TCS - 29", 32h|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Crossmark DC EXO TR - 29x2.1"|
|Shift Levers:||SRAM NX - 11 speed|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM NX - 11 speed|
|Cassette:||SRAM XG1150 - 10-42t|
|Crankset:||Raceface Aeffect AL - 32t, 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Seat post:||Raceface Ride - 27.2x375mm|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt Race|
|Handlebar:||Raceface Evolve Flat Bar - 31.8x720mm|
|Stem:||Raceface Ride - 31.8mm|
|Grips:||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Brakes:||SRAM Level T, Avid Centerline - 160mm (F/R)|
|Brake Levers:||SRAM Level T|
Reverse mullet longer in front, shorter in the back
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 sizes 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.
15mm thru-axle fork
Full carbon frame
29 or 27.5 inch wheels
Bottle cage mount
142mm rear axle spacing
Note: There are a number of build kit options for this bike, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
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