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Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon CC 27.5 X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Santa Cruz Bicycles' recipe for singletrack speed is simple. Start with a wagon-wheel base for an aggressive angle of approach and steamroller capabilities, subtract 1.5in of rim diameter to add agility, lengthen the reach, and shred to taste. If you've followed these steps correctly, then the results should look something like the Highball Carbon CC 27.5 Eagle X01 Complete Mountain Bike. The Highball bakes up into an aggressive XC machine that capitalizes on speed for endurance events but also rocks a short stem and nimble wheelbase for spry handling that dices the chunky stuff like garlic in an Italian grandmother's kitchen.

Of course, we're not too terribly adept at cooking, so we're happy to let Santa Cruz do the prep work—especially since SRAM (one of our favorite sous chefs) finishes the dish with a generous helping of the new Eagle X01 drivetrain. Eagle's 50t cog brings us back to the Italian grandmother theme, as it's the ultimate granny gear and will help you clean your plate when you've taken on a bit more climbing than your belly can handle.

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. Save the brown nanners for banana bread; we're having XC speed cake tonight.

  • A superlative XC endurance bike
  • 27.5in wheels balance agility with rolling aggression
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles' top-tier Carbon CC construction
  • Long reach and a short stem make for nimble handling
  • Steep front end stays on point while grinding out climbs
  • The one-by revolution goes to 12 with SRAM Eagle

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
RockShox SID RLC
Front Travel:
100 mm
Cane Creek 40 IS
SRAM X01 Eagle
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle
ISCG Tabs:
32 t SRAM X01 Eagle
Bottom Bracket:
BSA threaded
Crank Arm Length:
[size Small] 170 mm, [sizes Medium - X-Large] 175 mm
10 - 50 t SRAM Eagle XG-1295
SRAM X01 Eagle PowerLock
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
180 / 180 mm SRAM Centerline
Santa Cruz XC Flat Carbon
Handlebar Width:
750 mm
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Race Face Turbine Basic
WTB Silverado Team
Easton EC70
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2 mm
Seat Collar:
31.8 mm
[rims] Race Face ARC 24
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Maxxis Ikon EXO TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.2 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Black/White, M: 9730g

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S 16in 22.6in 22.7in 15.5in 28.3in 3.9in 69o 73o 1.6in 16.7in 42.1in
M 17in 23.6in 23in 16.3in 28.9in 4.3in 69o 73o 1.6in 16.7in 43.1in
L 19in 24.6in 23.4in 17.2in 29.9in 4.7in 69o 73o 1.6in 16.7in 44.1in
XL 21in 25.6in 23.8in 18.1in 31.3in 5.1in 69o 73o 1.6in 16.7in 45.2in

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Santa Cruz family

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a few SC bikes to choose from, lucky enough that my son rides the same size bike I do. I've ridden them all and SC is my overall brand of mtb choice, but what do I ride when I really want to go, I'm on my highball. I want to go quickly, I want to be able to throw my bike around when things get hairy, I want to have a bike that handles well to make up for my lack of skill. The bike is light, I have a couple sets of wheels to run and with either the weight is scary light. Light is great but it's not the end of the story, I have pushed this bike hard and it's never wavered. running X01 with a 32t and it works for anything I want to ride. I've loved riding the highball so much it's turned this old road racer into a mtb racer. I never thought I would see that day. Feel free to email me with any specific questions on the frame or builds.

Santa Cruz family

Inside Man

    Speed! Any questions at all on this don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally – happy to help out and make sure the bike is dialed for you when you get it and possibly save you a few bucks in the process. This bike is everything a XC bike should be.

    Bill Sherman
    Customer Account Manager-Bike
    Office: 801-736-6396 ext. 4737