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

On paper it’s a whip-cracking alternative to the Blur; the racer’s hardtail for high intensity assaults. But settle down for a long haul and it’s immediately clear the Highball is at home in a range of cross country environments—from XC sprints to 24-hour sufferfests.

The low-angle seat stays join the seat tube below the top tube junction. This new placement works in tandem with a bridgeless seat stay design to curb trail chatter. Built around a 27.2mm-diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding.

The composite development team behind our MacAskill-proof carbon Reserve wheels were the same folks responsible for the Highball’s superior ride feel. Meticulous application of carbon in only the most needed areas allows us to tune a really light frame that retains bags of torsional stiffness for the high-torque pedalers and strength for those braving the sketchy lines. This is what compliance without compromise looks like.

The all new Highball is a half-pound lighter than before, yet manages to maintain all the rider favorites of threaded BB reliability, internally routed cables, and 3 water bottle mounts. All backed up with a genuine lifetime frame and carbon wheel warranty. Complemented by a multitude of build options to suit your aspiration level, the Highball’s got everything you need to go forth and conquer.

 

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  • Eggplant 
    Fog 
  • FOX Step-Cast 32 Performance, 100mm, w/ Remote
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 34t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Avid Centerline 160mm
  • RaceFace Aeffect
  • RaceFace Aeffect Stem
  • ESI Chunky Grips
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • RaceFace Next, 27.5, 400mm
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.25", EXO TR
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 25 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Highball CS Reserve

£4,599.00Price