Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C S

Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C S
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The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.

The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And, you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.

- Carbon C frame
- Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock
- Choice of Race Face AR Offset 30 rims or Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon rims
- 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
- MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.

Specs

Frame Carbon C
Fork Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm 29"
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims OR Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
Hubs DT 370, 32h
Spokes DT Competition
Tires Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" EXO+ TR
Crankset SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 40mm
Brakes SRAM Code R
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm
Accessories & Extras MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

* Subject to change without notice.

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