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Santa Cruz Highball CC X0 AXS RSV

Santa Cruz Highball CC X0 AXS RSV
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Wide open, dawn to dusk.

The Highball is our race-bred XC hardtail.

When the trail (or the competition) calls for the direct drive efficiency that only a hardtail can offer, the Highball is the choice. It looks straightforward but that belies the high-tech features and design hidden within. This is a modern take on the simple machine that many still choose to put battery acid in their thighs and fire in their lungs in order to conquer something. Whether you’re chasing medals, personal demons, or just some riding buddies, this is a hardtail you’ll be happy to log long hours upon.

Hard on the throttle, soft on the body
Hardtails are about as subtle as bikes come, and in the case of the Highball, simplistic refinement belies engineering effort. We’ve learned from our road biking pals that a great deal of a hardtail’s compliance comes from the seatpost: the smaller the diameter, the softer the feel, and with more seat post exposed to daylight, more compliance is had— which is the reason the Highball features low slung top tube and the smaller, 27.2mm diameter post. But you need not be sitting to recognize the ‘soft’ feel of the Highball— the dropped seat stays are made of custom laminate, finely tuned here in Santa Cruz for vertical compliance— and they’re oriented to isolate the top tube from high speed trail chatter, reducing feedback to the, uh, engine.

SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly
The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.

Geometry

Geometry Chart:
Frame SizeSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Reach (mm) 415 440 460 490
Stack (mm) 596 605 614 633
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Tube Length (mm) 405 430 470 530
Front Center (mm) 693 719 743 781
BB Height (mm) 313 313 313 313
BB Drop (mm) 60 60 60 60
Wheelbase (mm) 1119 1145 1169 1207
Rear Center (mm) 426 426 426 426
Head Tube Length (mm) 95 105 115 135
Top Tube Length (mm) 595 619 642 677
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Standover Height (mm) 707 704 739 755
Sizes:
Frame SizeRider Height
Small 5'0" - 5'5"
Medium 5'5" - 5'10"
Large 5'10" - 6'1"
X-Large 6'1" - 6'6"

Specs

Fork RockShox Sid SL Ultimate, 100mm, w/Remote
Hubs Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h
Rear: Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h
Rims Reserve 28|XC 29"
Stem SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm
Chain SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
Tires Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.35", EXO
Brakes SRAM Level Silver Stealth 2-Piston
Rotors SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, Ti
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Crankset SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t
Seatpost RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR, 27.2, 75mm
Shifters SRAM AXS Pod Bridge
Handlebars Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise
Tape/Grips SRAM Grips
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
Front Derailleur SRAM TwistLoc
Accessories & Extras SRAM eTap Powerpack 2 Battery
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

* Subject to change without notice.