Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 Carbon R XC Kit

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Description

Santa Cruz Highbalol 27.5 Hardtail Bike

Same great bike, new smaller wheels.

The Highball is now available in 29” and 27.5”. You pick. Santa Cruz tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the 27.5” does not. On the 29er, they shortened the chainstays by almost a half-inch, and stretched out the front end of the bike by about the same. This allows you to run a more modern stem/bar combo and makes the bike a little quicker in the corners. A lot of folks want to talk about head tube angle when they talk about hardtails, but the 69-degree angle strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.

The carbon layup changed a bit, too, particularly in the seat stays and seat tube, and they reduced the seat post size to 27.2mm, which adds some compliance you’ll appreciate when you’re 80 miles in to a 100-mile race. All the cables route internally, now, but that doesn’t mean multiple obscenity-laden nights in the garage to get it set up. Everything has either a tunnel or an easy-to-route cable guide to make it as hassle-free as possible. This C-level carbon frame offers the same stiffness, strength, and durability of their top-end, CC-level carbon frames, but does so with a little bit more, less-expensive material, which results in a frame weight increase of approximately 280 grams. Outside of the weight, there's no performance difference between the two frames.

The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike.


Features

  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • Internal cable and hose routing
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • Full carbon frame
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Bottle cage mounts
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


Specifications

  • Frame Material - Carbon C
  • Fork - Rockshox Recon Gold TK 100mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
  • Front Dérailleur - Shimano M618
  • Rear Dérailleur - Shimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX M670
  • Crankset - Shimano Deore M617, 22/36t
  • Bottom Bracket - Included w/ crankset
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
  • Chain - KMC X10.93, 10sp
  • Brakes - Shimano Deore M615
  • Brake Rotors - Shimano RT66; 160mm
  • Headset - Cane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
  • Bars - Raceface Evolve Flat 720, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem - Raceface Ride
  • Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
  • Front Hub - Sram MTH 716 15x100
  • Rear Hub - Sram MTH 746 142x12
  • Rims - WTB STi19 TCS
  • Spokes - DT Swiss Champion
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2, Tubeless Ready
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2, Tubeless Ready
  • Tubes - Stans Sealant
  • Seat Post - Raceface Ride, 27.2x375mm
  • Saddle - WTB Volt Race


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