Highball Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame - 2019 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
We're all used to hearing the saying "the right tool for the job" and if the job at hand consists of cross-country racing or your kicks come from hammering it up every climb and finding your flow while deftly picking lines down some tricky singletrack, well we can't think of many tools better than Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame. With a host of upgrades on this third generation of its carbon hardtail, it drops weight while improving the ride quality and this new Highball is poised to supercharge your singletrack experience and get you on the podium. The Highball makes for a great addition to the stable if you already own a trail bike but don't want to be at a disadvantage on the cross-country course or a primary rig if the majority of your riding is on smoother, buffer trails where you really don't need the added weight and complexity of a full-suspension bike. Santa Cruz doesn't adhere to a model year format with its frames, so when a new version comes out, we can count on the fact that it took its time to refine the design, offering substantial improvements, rather than just rushing to get one to market. On this latest generation Highball, Santa Cruz shaved off an almost unheard of 200-grams, or nearly half a pound, from the previous version of its top-tier Carbon CC lay-up. If you've taken the time to read this far into a product description about a carbon hardtail frame, we feel safe in placing you firmly into the weight weenie camp. If you're not, our apologies, but if you've come to terms with your condition, we think you'll be just as excited as we are with this frame's weight dropping down to just over two pounds. It seems like not too long ago, this was an impressive feat on a road frame. Santa Cruz's engineers achieved this absurdly low weight by starting out with the finest carbon fiber and resins it could get its hands on and worked out an incredible layup schedule of carbon in critical zones, adding increased stiffness and structu...
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