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Santa Cruz High Ball 29 Aluminum
Santa Cruz highball 2017


Our Price: $1,649.00

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Product Code: SCHIGHBLLA29



Description Technical Specs


  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 29" wheels
  • Aluminum frame option
  • Bottle cage mount
  • Full carbon frame
  • Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL

Tech Info

The Highball is now available in 29. Santa Cruz kept the handling characteristics the same between the 27.5 and the 29" bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the carbon 29ers do not, but the aluminum bike is available in a small frame (but no XXL—that one's carbon-only). On the 29er, we 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 we rode a lot of different options, and decided the 70.5-degree angle we used on the first Highball was spot-on. It strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.

Despite Santa Cruz's commitment to carbon fiber engineering and manufacturing, we know the allure of a metal bike. Perfect welds, proper heft, and a certain tangible quality makes metal an attractive material. It's also more amenable to the placement of bolts and other hardware than carbon is, which is why we offer a single-speed dropout kit in the alloy version of the Highball, but not the carbon. If you want to get your hammerhead on, we think this is the best way to do it. In addition, we 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.

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

ForkRock Shox Recon Silver RL 100
Rear DérailleurSRAM NX
ShiftersSRAM NX
Chainring Size32 Tooth
CranksetRace Face Aeffect
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM PG1130; 11-42t
ChainSRAM PC1110
BrakesSRAM Level
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated
BarsRaceface Evolve Flat 720, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec D711; Torque Cap; 15x110mm
Rear HubNovatec D772; 12x142mm
RimsWTB STP i19 TCS; 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Crossmark 29x2.1
Rear TireMaxxis Crossmark 29x2.1
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 27.2x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport

Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post27.2mm
Fork Compatibility100, 120
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.3"
Brake Typesdisc
Water Bottle Mounts2

  • Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 100 Fork
  • SRAM NX Derailleur
  • SRAM Level Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect Cranks

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