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Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon 29 R2 Complete Mountain Bike - 2017


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    Take flight.

    While your friends risk strained biceps and broken quads just to get their huge travel rigs into the bike rack, you'll be darting ahead, light and carefree on the 2017 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 29 R2 Complete Mountain Bike. Featuring an elongated top tube, stable wheelbase, and aggressive stance the Highball is prepared to tackle terrain that would send most other hardtails running for cover. The R2 build kits up with Shimano's workhorse SLX drivetrain, Level T hydraulic brakes, and WTB wheels to deftly navigate the trail.

    Despite a new paint job, the latest frame is still the same rebellious answer to the slacked out, super cush enduro trend dominating the glossies as of late. To accommodate its big wheels, the Highball 29's chainstays register at a hair under 17 inches, but a steep head tube brings the wheelbase to over a half-inch shorter than the smaller-wheeled Highball 27.5.

    The Highball 29 is nimble enough to gently pick through trail furniture, digs in through berms, and still shines brightest when opening up the throttle. The 12 x 142mm rear axle is the stiff rear triangle's best friend, ensuring that every possible watt goes straight into the trail, and the slimmed-down 27.2mm seatpost helps to alleviate chatter from the countless more miles of hardpack you'll be able to cover compared to the hulking six-inch sleds your buddies are on.

    Santa Cruz uses a lower modulus carbon for Highball Carbon C frame than that used in the top-end Carbon CC models, so more material is required to achieve the same stiffness and durability. The tradeoff is that those few grams also come with a big decrease in cost. The whole frame is a single layup instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes, so the fibers wrap continuously through structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket. This strengthens the frame by dissipating the force from impacts, and also more efficiently channels pedal input.

    • A responsive XC endurance hardtail
    • Short wheelbase for precise handling
    • Steep front end stays on point while climbing
    • 29in wheels handle obstacles with ease
    • Santa Cruz Bicycles' more affordable Carbon C construction
    • Shimano's SLX drivetrain provides a wide gear range
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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    Carbon C
    RockShox Reba RL
    Front Travel
    100 mm
    Cane Creek 10 Series
    Shimano SLX M7000 SL
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano SLX M7000 direct-mount
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow+
    ISCG Tabs
    26 / 36 t Shimano SLX M7000
    Bottom Bracket
    included w/ crankset
    Shimano SLX M7000
    Shimano SLX M7000
    SRAM Level T
    Brake Type
    hydraulic disc
    160 / 160 mm Avid Centerline
    Race Face Evolve flat
    Handlebar Width
    720 mm
    Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
    Race Face Ride
    WTB Volt Race
    Race Face Ride
    Seatpost Diameter
    27.2 mm
    [rims] WTB STP i19 TCS
    [front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D712
    Front Axle
    15 x 110m Boost
    Rear Axle
    12 x 142mm thru-axle
    Maxxis Crossmark
    Tire Size
    29 x 2.1 in
    not included
    Recommended Use
    cross country
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime on frame

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