2019 SANTA CRUZ HIGHTOWER C S 29

  • 2019 SANTA CRUZ HIGHTOWER C S 29

$8,790.00


Our Price - $8,790.00

 

Currently in store in large in Desert Orange. Please ensure after other sizes and colours.

 

 

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 “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.

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.

 

Kit

S

Price

$4199USD

Weight

15.43kg / 34.02lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm 29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 370 15x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 370 12x148 XD 32h

Rims

Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims

Rim Options

DT Competition (32)

Spokes

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Stans Sealant 2oz

Tubes

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Seat Post

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

Type Bikes
Vendor Santa Cruz



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