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Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon CC 29 X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # SNZ006M

High aspirations.

When it comes to Santa Cruz's XC pageant, the Highball Carbon CC 29 X01 Complete Mountain Bike takes the crown and scepter. There are certainly more expensive builds of the wagon-wheeled hardtail, but anyone who's spun SRAM's X01 drivetrain up to speed knows that the only real difference between it and XX1 is weight. The DT Swiss 350 hubs and Easton's new ARC 24 are similarly dependable and race-ready kit, and — far from being a budget model — Shimano's XT brakes are largely the choice of any aspiring racer without a sponsor insisting that they ride a more expensive model.

The latest Highball Carbon CC frame is built with the same Carbon CC construction as its predecessor. It features a higher modulus carbon than the Carbon C model, so less material is required to hit the same strength and stiffness numbers. Less material equates to a lighter chassis that needs fewer watts to propel, and the watts that you do pour into it are transferred with greater efficiency courtesy of the increased stiffness.

The whole frame is also a single piece instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes. This allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, buttressing the frame and dissipating the force from impacts and pedaling load. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp on the pedals and dampens high-speed chatter. The Highball's efficiency combines with its low-weight for a package that makes any full-suspension bike's responsiveness feel as sharp as an overripe banana.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
FOX 32 Float Factory
Front Travel:
100 mm
Cane Creek 40
SRAM X01 (right only)
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
32 t Race Face Turbine
Bottom Bracket:
73mm BSA threaded
10 - 42 t SRAM XG1180
Shimano XT
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
160 / 160 mm Shimano RT86 Ice Tech
Santa Cruz Carbon Rise
Handlebar Width:
720 mm
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Race Face Turbine Basic
WTB Silverado Team
Easton EC70
[rms] Easton ARC 24
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm
Maxxis Ikon
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

sizing chart

Highball size by rider height


Geometry chart

Santa Cruz

Geometry Chart


Highball 29

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




M 17in 23.6in 24.2in 16in 29in 3.5in 70.5o 72.5o 2.2in 16.9in 42.5in
L 18.7in 24.6in 24.5in 16.9in 29.8in 3.9in 70.5o 72.5o 2.2in 16.9in 43.3in
XL 21in 25.6in 24.9in 17.7in 31.5in 4.3in 70.5o 72.5o 2.2in 16.9in 44.5in
XXL 22.5in 26.6in 25.3in 18.6in 32.9in 4.7in 70.5o 72.5o 2.2in 16.9in 45.5in

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Inside Man

    If you are thinking about an upgrade or swapping components I’m certainly happy to help you out. If you want to build up something custom – great. However, the Competitive Builder is limited to selected items, so if you want something on the bike that is not on the “drop-downs” I’m happy to help out and get you anything you need. Any questions at all send them over:
    Bill Sherman
    Customer Account Manager-Bike
    Office: 801-736-6396 ext. 4737

    Excellent bike. Great Service.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The Santa Cruz SRAM X01 Highball is an engineering feat. It is built solid and racing fast. The X01 set-up transitions flawlessly. I am 6'4" 225 lb and the bike supports my weight with ease. I love the bike. Also, the front tire had a slow leak and the guys at Competitive Cyclist swapped it out for me FOC. CC is a great company!

    Excellent bike.  Great Service.