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Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XTR Reserve
Stretching its legs to a full 150mm of VPP travel, the Hightower LT was created to the meet demands of the Santa Cruz Enduro World Series race team and designed for maximum speed in big terrain. Matched with a 150mm fork, the 29in-wheeled LT is travelled-up and pared-down for pure performance. The Hightower LT Carbon CC XTR build puts the best in lightweight, technologically-advanced components in your hands. Shimano's new XTR 1x12 drivetrain and XTR brakes leave nothing to be desired in shifting and braking performance, and the Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Minion rubber spins-up quickly for instant acceleration and follows through with the traction and stability you need to ride at your best. Suspension travel is controlled by a Fox 36 Factory fork and Fox Float DPX Kashima shock, offering a stiff chassis and a plush feel with big-hit chops. An SCB AM Carbon bar and Race Face Aeffect R stem, RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost, and WTB Silverado Team saddle finish the build. From the Chilean Andes to the French Alps, across the pond to the Coastal Range of British Columbia and back to the seashore of Finale Ligure, this is the race-ready weapon that SC's enduro team choose for every contest on their globe-trotting quest for podiums (and good times).
Santa Cruz Hightower C S
$6,899.00
Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play. 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 “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. The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet. The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come. This Hightower Carbon S build pegs the fun meter at 11. You get fantastic front-end control through the stiff and supple RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork, complemented by a Super Deluxe Select+ shock to keep you feeling planted through the roughest rock gardens. SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain fires off shifts with minimal effort, while SRAM Code R brakes and wide Race Face AR Offset 30 rims — or Santa Cruz's own Reserve 30 Carbon for enhanced performance — wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHR2 tires give you maximum control whether you're railing through the turns or bombing a rowdy descent. A Race Face Ride stem, Aeffect R bar, and RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post finish the build.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC XTR
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 is 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 XTR build makes no compromises. Its carbon CC frame is of the same pedigree that proved carbon’s place in the world of mountain biking, and the Santa Cruz Reserve wheels carry that torch even further, often called the strongest carbon wheels on the market. 135mm of rear wheel travel keeps the Hightower immensely capable, yet nimble enough to explore all day long, as Fox turns choppy terrain baby-soft with a 140mm 36 Float Factory fork and DPS Factory shock. As you delve deeper down the trail, you’ll quickly fall in love with the silky XTR drivetrain that’s light, efficient, and shifts effortlessly through a massive 12-gear range, allowing exploration of the steepest, most technical terrain out there. The Hightower’s XTR brakes are a beautiful balance of sleek design, light weight, and all-out power, coupled with Ice Tech rotors for fade-free, endless descents. Your Hightower’s cockpit is outfitted with a carbon handlebar, WTB saddle, and RockShox Reverb stealth dropper that deliver tremendous control in myriad riding scenarios, all with clean lines and lightweight performance.
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