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Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Bike - SPX XC Build Kit - 2012

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Description

Mix a stiff one.

Throw a leg over the Santa Cruz Highball, and get to winnin'. The Highball features Santa Cruz's proprietary continuous carbon fiber layup, which results in thinner tubes, tougher carbon, and lighter weight than traditional carbon construction. And, since you can't ride a frame without parts, Santa Cruz outfitted the Highball with its blingy SPX XC build kit, which leaves very little room for upgrade lust.

  • Shimano XT Dyna-Sys drivetrain offers 30 different gearing combos so you always have the perfect ratio
  • Avid Elixir CR brakes provide confident stopping power in a lightweight package
  • Fox Shox F29 RLC fork soaks up the bumps and prevents your forearms from spontaneously combusting
  • Super-tough and ultra-lightweight Easton and Thomson components round out the cockpit
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to Mavic TN719 rims make for a bombproof, race-ready wheelset


Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
1.125 - 1.5 in Cane Creek 40
Fork:
Fox 32 Float 29 RLC 100
Front Travel:
100 mm
Rear Axle:
10 x 135 mm
Rims:
Mavic TN719
Hubs:
[front] 15 mm DT Swiss 350, [rear] DT Swiss 350
Spokes:
14 / 15 gauge DT Swiss
Front Derailleur:
Shimano M781 XT
Front Derailleur Mount:
direct-mount
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano M780 SGS (XT) 10-speed
Shifters:
Shimano M780 (XT) 10-speed
Crankset:
Shimano M780 (XT)
Chain Rings:
42 / 32 / 24 T
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano XT
Brake Levers:
Shimano XT
Brake Calipers:
Shimano XT
Rear Rotor:
160 mm Ice Tech
Front Rotor:
160 mm Ice Tech
Handlebar:
Easton EC70 Wide
Handlebar Width:
685 mm
Handlebar Rise:
low
Grips:
Lizard Skin Charger
Stem:
Easton EA70
Stem Length:
90 mm
Chain:
Shimano HG94
Cassette:
11 - 36 T Shimano XT
Tires:
Maxxis Crossmark (wire bead)
Tire Size:
29 in x 2.1 in
Valve Stem:
Presta
Seatpost:
Thomson Elite
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9 mm
Seatpost Length:
350 mm
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Thinline
Weight:
10433 g
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[large] 24 in
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame

Geometry chart

 

 

Blur Highball Bike Geometry
 MLXLXXL
Top Tube 23.0in
(58.4cm)
24.0in
(61.0cm)
25.0in
(63.5cm)
25.9in
(65.8cm)
Head Tube 3.9in
(10.0cm)
3.9in
(10.0cm)
4.3in
(11.0cm)
4.7in
(12.0cm)
Head Tube Angle 70.5deg 70.5deg 70.5deg 70.5deg
Seat Tube 17.5in
(44.5cm)
19.5in
(49.5cm)
21.0in
(53.3cm)
22.5in
(57.2cm)
Seat Tube Angle 71.0deg 71.0deg 71.0deg 71.0deg
Wheelbase 42.3in
(107.5cm)
43.3in
(110.1cm)
44.3in
(112.6cm)
45.3in
(115.0cm)
Chainstay 17.3in
(43.9cm)
17.3in
(43.9cm)
17.3in
(43.9cm)
17.3in
(43.9cm)
BB Height 12.0in
(30.5cm)
12.0in
(30.5cm)
12.0in
(30.5cm)
12.0in
(30.5cm)
Standover 29.1in
(74.0cm)
30.6in
(77.8cm)
31.3in
(79.6cm)
32.5in
(82.5cm)

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5 5

Elevate your senses & Rip Single-track

This is a new build and one of the best 29er hardtails I have ever spent my days riding trail on.
Blows away the Superfly and is "point and shoot" like the Stumpjumper.

Built up with SRAM 2x10 XO and XX (crankset), Fox RLC 29 Float fork, and FSA stem/bars, No Tubes wheels, Continental Race King tires, Ergon Grips, Selle Italia SLR saddle, Crank Bros Egg Beater Ti pedals, and the bike weighs in at 20.5 lbs.

Size: I am 5'11" but have a 33" inseam and long arms, I am on the (L) frameset with a 110 stem. Perfect.

Descending:The bike is very well balanced and very stable on the knarliest hairball chowdered trail you can find. Steep fast loose = No Worries

Climbing: like a goat. Again, well balanced and seems to gravitate up the trail. Running No Tubes wheelset with low pressure (24-26 psi) it flies uphill. Light is Right.

I have spent a year on a Superfly, and 1/2 a season on a Stumpjumper S-Works. This bike runs circles around both of these bikes. Very pleased with its performance. :hand-ten Rockin thumbs-up:

The Highball is not as slack and sluggish as the Superfly so it tracks better, climbs better, is more reactive making it a real point and shoot bike. The Superfly was slow and a very soft ride. That being said the Highball is not quarki like the Felt it is really stable and smooth, the bike really flows down the trail. I like the fact that I don't have to horse it around much, just think and it reacts. The tail is stiffer than the Superfly, more like the Stumpjumper S-Works so it accelerates quickly which I enjoy. I have several 5 hour rides and two 100 mile NUE races on this bike with no complaints and no abusive frame feedback to my body.

This bike completely rocks and will elevate your riding and fun factor every day you are in the saddle.

Ride ON!

Elevate your senses & Rip Single-track