2023 Santa Cruz

HIGHBALL R / Carbon C

A 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bike with upper mid-range components.
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Manufacturer Price

$3,049$3,549
Weight24.8 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionHardtail, 100mm
ForkRockShox SID
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle, Truvativ Stylo
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

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Terrain
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Handling
nimblestable
HIGHBALL R / Carbon C
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Gearing

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Lowest gear

(climbing)

27 mph

HIGHBALL R / Carbon C

27 mph

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Spec Level

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Sizing
SM

4'11" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'11"

LG

5'9" – 6'2"

XL

6'0" – 6'6"

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Reviews
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Santa Cruz Highball 29 CC custom build long-term review

Jun 2020 · Joe Norledge

The Highball has been the ideal hardtail for the type of riding I like to do and, while it's not 100 per cent perfect, I’ve loved every minute riding it

Highs
  • Contemporary cross-country geometry and an external bottom bracket make the Highball CC a treat to ride

Lows
  • The water ingress into the frame is annoying

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

HIGHBALL R / Carbon C

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorSea Foam

Fork

RockShox Sid SL Base, 100mm, w/Remote

Travel100mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Stem

RaceFace Aeffect

Handlebar

RaceFace Ride, 760mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

RaceFace Ride, 27.2

TypeRigid

Grips

ESI Chunky Grips

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crank

SRAM Stylo 6K 148 DUB 34t

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Brakes

SRAM Level T

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: RaceFace AR Offset 27 29", Rear: RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Tires

Front: Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR, Rear: Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO, TR

Disc Rotors

Front: Avid Centerline 160mm, Rear: Avid Centerline 160mm

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