The Santa Cruz Hightower brings versatility and brawn to the game while hitting a sweet spot for aggressive trail riding. It sports 135mm of rear travel, fast-rolling 29er wheels, and a 67-degree head angle. The Hightower gives you the extra bit of confidence to let off the brakes and let 'er rip through the rough stuff. It feels well-balanced in the air and corners like a champ. At the same time, it has impeccable trail manners and pedals efficiently, so you won’t get that ‘too much bike’ feeling if you end up doing an extra lap or pushing your ride further into the hills.
The C R build opens the door to high-performance, all-mountain riding. Its carbon C frame is of the same pedigree that proved carbon’s place in the world of mountain biking, offering unmatched durability and reliability. The R build rolls on trustworthy WTB ST i25 rims wrapped in Maxxis tires that offer precision handling and responsive traction. A 140mm RockShox Revelation fork and a Fox DPS shock pair well with Santa Cruz's VPP suspension. You’ll appreciate the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain’s huge 12-gear range and crisp shifts that allow you to explore the steepest, most technical terrain out there. The Hightower’s SRAM Guide T brakes deliver high-power and precise control without any fluff, so your learning curve steepens with the trail.
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RC|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims|
|Hubs||SRAM MTH 716/746, 32h|
Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride Stem|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide T|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.