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    $3,299

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    $3,299

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    $3,999

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    $3,999

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    $7,599

    At Jenson USA

    $7,599

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    Category
    CrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
    Weight
    24.8 lbs23.2 lbs22.2 lbs
    5.9
    6.2
    9.3
    CarbonCarbonCarbon
    Fork
    RockShox SIDRockShox SID SL SelectRockShox SID SL Ultimate
    Wheels
    AluminumAluminumCarbon
    29″29″29″
    Brakes
    Hydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    Groupset
    NX Eagle, Truvativ StyloGX EagleX0 Eagle Transmission, X01 Eagle AXS
    Drivetrain
    1 × 121 × 121 × 12 Electronic
    Suspension
    HardtailHardtailHardtail
    Front Travel
    100mm100mm100mm
    Brand Site

    santacruzbicycles.com

    santacruzbicycles.com

    santacruzbicycles.com

    Summary
    The Santa Cruz HIGHBALL R / Carbon C, Santa Cruz HIGHBALL S / Carbon C, and Santa Cruz HIGHBALL X0 AXS RSV / Carbon CC are all 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bikes. The HIGHBALL X0 AXS RSV / Carbon CC has a dropper post, carbon 29″ carbon wheels, better components, and a better fork.
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    Ride Feel

    Based on frame geometry and build specs.

    Terrain
    easyextreme
    Handling
    nimblestable
    HIGHBALL R / Carbon C
    HIGHBALL S / Carbon C
    HIGHBALL X0 AXS RSV / Carbon CC
    Other Crosscountry bikes
    Gear Range

    A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

    Lowest gear

    (climbing)

    27 mph

    HIGHBALL R / Carbon C

    29 mph

    HIGHBALL S / Carbon C

    29 mph

    HIGHBALL X0 AXS RSV / Carbon CC

    Highest gear

    (descending)

    Spec Level

    Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

    Geometry
    Specs
    Frame

    HIGHBALL R / Carbon C

    BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

    ColorGloss Black and Green

    HIGHBALL S / Carbon C

    BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

    ColorGloss Black and Green

    HIGHBALL X0 AXS RSV / Carbon CC

    BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

    ColorGloss Black and Green

    Fork

    RockShox Sid SL Base, 100mm, w/Remote

    Travel100mm

    RockShox Sid SL Select+, 3-Position, 100mm, w/Remote

    Travel100mm

    RockShox SID SL Ultimate, 3-Position, 100mm, w/ Remote

    Travel100mm

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

    SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

    SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

    Headset

    FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

    Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

    Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

    Stem

    RaceFace Ride, 60mm

    SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm

    SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm

    Handlebar

    RaceFace Ride

    SRAM Atmos Flat Bar

    Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise

    Saddle

    WTB Silverado, CroMo

    WTB Silverado, CroMo

    WTB Silverado Medium, Ti

    Seatpost

    RaceFace Ride, 27.2

    RaceFace Next, 27.2, 400mm

    RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR, 27.2, 75mm

    Grips

    ESI Chunky Grips

    SRAM Grips

    SRAM Grips

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

    SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

    Crank

    SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 34t

    SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t

    SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t

    Shifters

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

    RockShox Reverb AXS Controller

    Cassette

    SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

    SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

    SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

    Chain

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

    SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

    Brakes

    SRAM Level T

    SRAM Level TL

    SRAM Level Silver Stealth 2-Piston

    Wheels
    Rims

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

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

    Front: Reserve 28|XC 29", Rear: Reserve 28|XC 29"

    Front Hub

    SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

    DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

    Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h

    Rear Hub

    SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

    DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

    Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h

    Tires

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

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

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

    Disc Rotors

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

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

    Front: SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm, Rear: SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm

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