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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.


Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 100mm


  • 9.1kg / 20.05lbs
  • Carbon CC
  • RockShox Sid SL Ultimate, 100mm, 29" w/Remote
  • SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • SRAM GX AXS Controller
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
  • SRAM TwistLoc Remote
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat
  • Syntace LiteForce
  • ESI Chunky
  • Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, Centerlock, 24h
  • Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, Centerlock, 24h
  • Reserve 28|XC Carbon Rim
  • Sapim D-light
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, EXO, TR
  • Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.35, EXO, TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Rockshox Reverb AXS Xplr, 27.2
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt

Santa Cruz Highball X01 ASX RSV Carbon CC 29