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 X01 build elevates your game on the trail. Its carbon CC frame is of the same pedigree that proved carbon’s place in the world of mountain biking, offering unmatched durability and reliability. The X01 build comes with burly Race Face ARC rims laced to DT 350 hubs for a tough, smooth-spinning wheelset that lowers rotating mass. But, you can also upgrade to Santa Cruz’s Reserve carbon wheels, unrivaled in the world of carbon mountain wheels. A 140mm 36 Float Factory and a Fox DPS shock pair well with Santa Cruz's VPP suspension. You’ll appreciate the SRAM X01 drivetrain’s massive 12-gear range and crisp shifts, allowing exploration of the steepest, most technical terrain out there. The Hightower’s SRAM Guide RSC brakes are so good that keeping your speed just inside the sanity barrier will be second-nature. The 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.
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 140mm, 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance Elite DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Please select wheelset from the dropdown menu|
Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||SCB AM Carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RSC|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RSC w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.