Santa Cruz Highball 2018, anyone?

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InDustWeTrust
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by InDustWeTrust

I was wondering fi someone here is thinking about getting this bike, or frame for custom build, real photos, thoughts on the color, C version or CC, etc...
I´m on the market for a 29er hardtail but can't decide and also waiting for new XTR or 2019 XT, so no hurries.

I like the longer top tube, relaxed head angle, shorter stem, lower seatstays. A bit pricey for the frame alone, 1995€, and the builds are very bad on the lower prices, too expensive on the decent builds... Thnking about getting just the frame, or ordering the cheapest C build and swapping all parts.

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this forum is completely death eh? such a pity

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stif, a UK bikeshop, has its own ebay shop (I'm not affiliated!) & is currently selling a few 2017 highballs at a big price drop if thats a consideration?

santa cruz is high quality stuff these days, but they're not feather weight. I saw a highball for sale recently in the classifieds on this website :)
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those are the previous model my friend, that one is as good if not worse than most 400€ open mold frames in china and aliexpress. I am asking about the Highball 3, the new model.

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by InDustWeTrust

those got outdated and depreciated as the new model came out, you can buy that older model in most shops with huge discounts, no surprise there. Rather get a cheap canyon exceed than the older santa cruz highball. new newer model, CC version, less than 1 Kg in size L... it is quite light actually.

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lifetime warranty from santacruz is better than open mould from china, but I get your point ;)
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by Cyborg009

I am getting the frame as a crash replacement (I was hit by a car!) and building up the bike with the new Shimano XTR grouppo. What's your question?

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what year frame? My question is what do you think about the new frame. I like it, but I find it a bit pricey 2000€ a mountain bike frame... I can pull the trigger, but I will wait for spring or new XT 12 speed. I think.

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