Santa Cruz Highball 3.1 C 29 R

Santa Cruz Highball 3.1 C 29 R

Regular price$4,399.99

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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.

Carbon C 29" Hardtail

RockShox Sid SL Base, 100mm, w/Remote

Rear Derailleur                   
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket                   
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

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

Rear Tire                            
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

Front Tire                           
Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO

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

Front Rim                           
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

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

Rear Rim                            
RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29"

Front Rotor                         
Avid Centerline, 160mm

Rear Rotor                          
Avid Centerline, 160mm

SRAM Level T

SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 34t

RaceFace Ride

RaceFace Ride, 60mm

WTB Silverado, CroMo

RaceFace Next, 27.2, 400mm

Grips/Bar Tape                   
ESI Chunky Grips

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

A | Reach 415 440 460 490
B | Stack 596 605 614 633
C | Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
D | Seat Tube Length 405 430 470 530
E | Front Center 693 719 743 781
F | BB Height 313 313 313 313
G | BB Drop 60 60 60 60
H | Wheelbase 1119 1145 1169 1207
I | Rear Center 426 426 426 426
J | Head Tube Length 95 105 115 135
K | Top Tube Length 595 619 642 677
L | Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
M | Standover Height 707 704 739 755
Size Height
S 155 - 165cm
M 165 - 178cm
L 175 - 185cm
XL 185 - 198cm

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

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