If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.
The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!
140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!
Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.
Frame: Carbon C 140mm
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
R. Derailleur: Sram GX Eagle
Shifter: Sram GX Eagle
Crankset: Sram Stylo 7K 170mm (SM-LG) 175mm (XL+XXL) w/ 30T
Cassette: Sram XG1275 10-50t
Chain: Sram NX Eagle
Bottom Bracket: Sram DUB 68/73mm Threaded
Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R 35x780
Stem: Race Face Ride 50mm
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
Hubs: DT 370 15x110/ 12x148 XD 28HH
Spokes: DT Competition
Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29”
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29 x 2.4 3C EXO TR
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Race
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