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The Santa Cruz Highball R / Carbon C / 29, Highball S / Carbon C / 29, and Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29 are all 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bikes. The Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29 has better components and a better fork. Explore the differences below.

2021 Santa Cruz Highball  R / Carbon C / 29
2021 Santa Cruz Highball  S / Carbon C / 29
2021 Santa Cruz Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29
MSRP$3,099$3,849$5,649
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CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
ForkFox Rhythm Float 32
Fox Performance Float 32
Fox Factory Float 32
Wheel Size29″29″29″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetNX Eagle
GX Eagle
X01 Eagle, X1
Drivetrain1 × 121 × 121 × 12
Gear Range

Santa Cruz Highball R / Carbon C / 29

27 mph

Santa Cruz Highball S / Carbon C / 29

29 mph

Santa Cruz Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29

29 mph
SuspensionHardtailHardtailHardtail
Front Travel100mm100mm100mm
Rear Travel---
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
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Highball R / Carbon C / 29
Highball S / Carbon C / 29
Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Geometry

Specs
Frame

Highball R / Carbon C / 29

Highball S / Carbon C / 29

Highball X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Fork

FOX Rhythm 32, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote

FOX SC 32 Float Performance, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote

FOX SC 32 Float Factory, 100mm, 29", w/ Remote

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Stem

Race Face Aeffect

Race Face Aeffect

Syntace LiteForce

Handlebar

Race Face Aeffect

Race Face Aeffect

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

WTB Silverado Pro

WTB Silverado Team

Seatpost

Race Face Ride

RaceFace Next

Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex

Grips

ESI Chunky

ESI Chunky

ESI Chunky

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Crank

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t

SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 34t

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM GX Eagle

SRAM X01 Eagle

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Brakes

SRAM Level T

SRAM Level TL

SRAM Level TLM

Wheels
Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"

RaceFace AR Offset 25 29"

RaceFace ARC Offset 25 29"

Spokes

Sapim Race

Sapim Race

Sapim Race

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h

DT Swiss 350, 12x148, Centerlock, XD, 28h

Tires

Front: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR, Rear: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR

Front: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR, Rear: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR

Front: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR, Rear: Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR

Disk Rotors

Avid Centerline 160mm

Avid Centerline 160mm

SRAM CLX Center Lock 160mm