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Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon CC 29 X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Perfect fit.

Though it's now available in a 27.5in wheel version, the lively kick of Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC 29 X01 Complete Mountain Bike proves it will always be a 29er at heart. The fit is so natural that SC didn't have to make many changes between 2016 and 2017, simply updating a few elements of the build kit and dressing the Highball in some new colorways. SRAM's bang-for-the-buck X01 Eagle drivetrain and a set of DT Swiss 350 hubs are among the returning cast. Ditto the ARC 24 rims—though some recent industry moves mean they've been rebranded from Easton to Race Face.

The latest Highball Carbon CC frame is also 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.

  • An XC bike whose wagon wheels make short work of dusty trails
  • Long reach and a short stem make for nimble handling
  • Steep front end stays on point while grinding out climbs
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles' top-tier Carbon CC construction
  • SRAM's Eagle drivetrain includes the ultimate bailout gear

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
RockShox SID RLC
Front Travel:
100 mm
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in Cane Creek 40
SRAM X01 Eagle
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle
32 t SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon
Bottom Bracket:
73mm English threaded
10 - 50 t SRAM XG-1295
SRAM X01 Eagle PowerLock
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
160 mm Avid Centerline
Santa Cruz Carbon
Handlebar Width:
750 mm
ESI Racer's Edge
Race Face Turbine Basic
WTB Silverado Team
Easton EC70
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2 mm
[rims] Race Face ARC 24
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Maxxis Ikon
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

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Highball 29

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Effective Top Tube






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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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I work for Competitive Cyclist /, with that I get to ride a lot of bikes, and not just any bikes, great bikes. So it goes without saying that if I buy a bike to keep in my house and ride/race every day it's a winner. With a road background I have never been ultra happy on the dirt until mtb bikes became what I consider

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