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Highball Carbon 27.5 S Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Riding as an art form.

While your friends unwrap their shiny new, full-squish, enduro sled tanks with plans to wantonly plow over obstacles, you're left wondering what happened to the days of snappy acceleration, artful handling skills, and a lightweight ride that just flies on the climbs and flats. The 2017 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 27.5 S Complete Mountain Bike is that ride, with an aggressive stance that'll see you leaving the big-travel tanks sniffling in the dust on all but the burliest terrain. The S build gets dressed up with SRAM's GX one-by drivetrain, Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, and Race Face hoops to carve the trail with knife-like accuracy.


The latest frame is the same defiant challenge to the slacked out all-mountain trend dominating most bike-related news feeds as of late, just with a new coat of paint to ring in a new model year. Santa Cruz uses a lower modulus carbon for the Highball Carbon C frame than it uses in the top-end Carbon CC models, so more material is required to achieve the same stiffness and durability. That small sacrifice in grams pays dividends with a much-reduced price tag.


The whole frame is constructed as a single-piece layup instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes, so the fibers wrap continuously through structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket. This strengthens the frame by dissipating the force from impacts and more efficiently channels pedal input so the Highball will jump like a rocket when you stomp on the pedals.


The Highball uses a 27.2mm seatpost to soften the ride just a touch. While this doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, it does help to eat up trail vibrations that tend to accumulate over the course of a long ride. Up front, the 27.5 model has a more moderate head tube angle than the Highball 29er. At just 69 degrees, it rides the divide between slack stability and razor-sharp handling, keeping you in control while helping to control the terrain. Unsurprisingly, it also has shorter chainstays than the 29er version, which maximizes the hardtail rear triangle's efficiency during high-powered efforts.


Details

  • A snappy, race-ready XC endurance bike
  • 27.5in wheels balance agility with rolling aggression
  • Carbon C construction blends stiffness and affordability
  • Workhorse one-by drivetrain provides precise gear shifts
  • Long reach and a short stem make for nimble handling
  • Steep front end stays on point while grinding out climbs
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Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
hardtail
Fork
Rock Shox SID RL 100
Front Travel
100mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40, integrated
Shifters
SRAM GX
Front Derailleur
n/a
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX 1x11
ISCG Tabs
no
Crankset
32t Race Face Aeffect AL
Bottom Bracket
included w/ crankset
Cassette
10 - 42t SRAM XG 1150
Chain
SRAM PC 1130
Brakeset
SRAM Level TL
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
160mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Race Face Evolve Flat 720, 31.8mm clamp
Handlebar Width
720mm
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Stem
Race Face Turbine Basic
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost
Race Face Ride 27.2 x 375mm
Seatpost Diameter
27.2mm
Wheelset
Race Face AR24
Hubs
[front] Novatec D541 Torque Cap, [rear] Novatec D542
Front Axle
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Tires
Maxxis Crossmark DC EXO
Tire Size
27.5 x 2.1in
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame