Bike: Santa Cruz Highball carbon 29"-Sram X0 3X10 with Custom Wheels
There are still those times and places where the best way to light the fuse and blow everyone else into the weeds is by riding a hardtail. 29-inch wheels have revived the venerable double diamond design, and by mixing the smooth rolling hoops with a feathery 2.45-pound carbon fiber frame, Santa Cruz has come up with a potent race weapon.The handling of these big wheels has been beefed up with a tapered head tube up front and 142x12mm rear axle. Anyone who complains about a bad day climbing while riding this bike needs to find another sport. The Santa Cruz Highball is insanely light, razor sharp, and very nimble - yet surefooted, stiff as a plank, and designed to do two things: race and win.
Frame: Proprietary one-piece carbon fiber lay-up. Dropouts and disc tabs are molded directly into the frame to keep it lighter, stronger and stiffer. Tapered head tube, ultra-short chainstays and curved seat tube.
Frame Weight (Med): 2.45 lbs.
Recommended Fork Travel: 100-120mm.
Wheel Size: 29".
Colors: Matte carbon silver or Carbon/green.
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