Santa Cruz Highball Carbon CC XT XC 2017
|Frame:||Highball CC Full Carbon|
|Fork:||Rock Shox SID RLC|
|Rear Hub:||Hope Pro 4|
|Front Hub:||Hope Pro 4|
|Rims:||WTB STi23 TCS|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Ikon 2.1 tubeless|
|Shift Levers:||Shimano M8000 RH|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano M8000 GS Shadow Plus|
|Cassette:||Shimano M8000 11spd 11-46|
|Chain:||Shimano XT M8000|
|Crankset:||Shimano XT M8000 1x11 32|
|Seat post:||Thomson ELITE|
|Handlebar:||SCB Flat 760mm|
|Stem:||Thomson X4 60mm, 70mm or 80mm|
|Grips:||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Brakes:||Shimano XT M8000 w/160mm Ice Tech rotors|
|Brake Levers:||Shimano XT M8000|
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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