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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.  


  • 29
  • Ember
  • FOX SC 32 F100 Factory, 100mm, 29"(2), w/ Remote
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat - 760mm
  • Syntace LiteForce
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Hope
  • Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR
  • Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, Centerlock, XD, 28h
    Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 25 29"
    Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Highball CC X01