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

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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 Shimano's XT drivetrain up to speed knows that the only real differences between it and XTR are weight and the confidence to bash it around on the trails. The DT Swiss 350 hubs and Race Face's ARC 24 rims 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.

  • A cross country missile for endurance missions
  • Wagon wheels privilege speed above all else
  • 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
  • Shimano's XT components are hungry for trail abuse

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
RockShox SID RLC
Front Travel:
Cane Creek 40
Shimano XT M8000
Front Derailleur:
Shimano XT M8000
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XT M8000
26/36t Shimano XT M8000
11-40t Shimano XT M8000
Shimano XT M7000
Shimano XT M8000
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
160mm Shimano RT86 Ice-Tech
Santa Cruz Carbon
Handlebar Rise:
Handlebar Width:
ESI Racer's Edge
Race Face Turbine Basic
WTB Silverado Pro
Easton EC70
Seatpost Diameter:
[rims] Race Face ARC
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm
Maxxis Ikon
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

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Highball 29

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






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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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