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The Highball is our flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility.

More capable than a pure endurance bike, more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. We fine-tuned the carbon layup process and the low-angle, bridgeless seatstays join the seat tube below the top tube junction in order to curb trail chatter.

Built around a 27.2mm diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding. It has the mindset of a race bike but it’s prepared for more. With capacity for three bottle cages, the ever-reliable threaded BB and, of course, the lifetime warranty that comes standard with all Santa Cruz bikes, it’s the kind of bike that’ll go far.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm



    Complete Bikes


    Highball 3 C R Build Kit

    RockShox SID SL Base 100mm w/ remote



    Highball 3 C S Build Kit

    RockShox SID SL Select+ 100mm wremote



    Highball 3 C XT Build Kit

    RockShox SID SL Select+ 100mm wremote



    Highball 3 CC X01 AXS RSV Build Kit

    RockShox SID SL Ultimate 100mm wremote



    Please note that pricing is correct as at 20 April 2022 but will be subject to fluctuations throughout 2022/23 season due to supply/freight issues surrounding Covid. Please call to obtain an accurate quote.



    Not keen on any of the build kits listed above? Talk to us about the components you would like and your budget and we can build your dream bike.


    Please contact us to check availability and current pricing / specials.


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