Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon / SPX XC Complete Bike - 2012 - $3,359.00

Santa Cruz's latest foray into the 29er game comes with a caveat: get used to climbing podium steps. The Highball carbon fiber hardtail turns any XC course into a high-speed playground. The proprietary carbon layup maximizes strength while shaving weight, so even though it feels like it might be fragile, it's decidedly not. The blingy-but-reliable parts kit will keep you on the trail and out of the shop season after season.Fox Float 29 FIT fork soaks up all the bumps in your path Shimano XT group is light, reliable, and tough DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to Mavic hoops provide wheels for your new wagon Shimano's all-new IceTech rotors dissipate heat quickly to resist brake fade Ten-speed cassette with 36-tooth granny gear ensures you always have the right ratio for the trail - $3,359.00