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Santa Cruz Megatower CC

Santa Cruz Megatower CC

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 the Santa Cruz 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.

3270g

Frame

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Custom Build Santa Cruz Megatower CC

The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick

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.

2194g

Fork

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Yari shares the stiff, hard-hitting Lyrik chassis and combines it with the updated DebonAir air spring and proven Motion Control damper. Designed to inspire confidence for those hard-hitting enduro and E-MTB riders alike.

Features

  • Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring 
  • New graphic package for a fresh, premium look 
  • Motion Control damping featuring low speed compression adjustment
  • Bottomless Tokens
  • Chassis derived from Lyrik
770g

Rear shock

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The choice of DH World Champions Rachel Atherton and Danny Hart

Features:

  • NEW revised oil flow improves damping control and consistency
  • NEW improved linear damping profile increases plushness
  • NEW redesigned seals reduce friction
  • NEW - available in both imperial and metric sizes
  • Advanced RVS damping system provides more tunability
  • High oil flow improves damping control and consistency
  • SLS spring option provides titanium weight savings at affordable price
782g

Chainset

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The SHIMANO DEORE FC-M6100-1 crank features an entirely new construction, using direct mount chainrings, special gear tooth profile for improved chain retention, and a 178 mm Q-factor that is compatible with 148 mm O.L.D. frames.

The sleek metallic colour shift DEORE crankset comes in single-only (1x12) configuration for drivetrain simplicity. It features the same DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ technology as XTR, DEORE XT and SLX cranksets, which with its narrow/wide tooth profile is key to the improved chain retention, smoothness and quietness of the drivetrain. For secure and fast mounting of the chainring, the crank is equipped with a direct mount system, making chainring changes a breeze.

Features

  • Superior chain retention for smoother riding even over rough terrain
  • DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ improves chain engagement and retention
  • More maneuverability and aggressive riding realized
  • For wide 148 mm O.L.D. and 55 mm chainline
  • Direct mount chainring

Specification

  • Mounting system: Direct mount
  • Gear options: 30 T, 32 T
     
320g

Rear derailleur

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The all-new SHIMANO DEORE M6100 rear derailleurs deliver advanced shifting performance with decreased tension in the low gear position. Larger 13T pulleys increase efficiency and chain management while compatibility with SHIMANO's new 12-speed cassettes boosts range.

Features

  • 1x12-speed SHIMANO SHADOW RD+ rear derailleur
  • Fast and precise shifting for modern mountain biking
  • Silent drivetrain in all gear positions
  • Decreased rear derailleur and chain tension in low gear
  • Bigger 13T pulley
  • Stable drivetrain in rough terrain
  • Low-profile design avoids damage from rocks
  • Chain stabilizer reduces chain drop, slap and noise

Specification

MODEL NO: RD-M6100-SGS
SERIES: DEORE M6100 Series
Color: Series color
B-Axle_Hollow axle: Yes

Compatible chain: HG 12-speed
Direct attachment (Conventional): Yes
Fluoric coated link bushings: 7
Low sprocket_Max.: 51T
Low sprocket_Min.: 51T
Max. front difference: 0T
Pulley_Sunken type pulley bolt: Yes
Pulley_Teeth: 13T
Pulley cage: SGS
Rear speeds: 12
Top-Normal spring type_SHADOW RD+: Yes
Top sprocket_Max.: 10T
Top sprocket_Min.: 10T
Total capacity: 41T

602g

Cassette

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With its BEAM SPIDER construction, the new SHIMANO DEORE M6100 12-speed cassette shaves weight while increasing SHIMANO's MTB gearing range another gear. Using SHIMANO's new MICRO SPLINE freehub body and HYPERGLIDE+ tooth profile, the 10-51T cassette delivers advanced shifting performance.

Features

  • Trickle down technologies at its best
  • HYPERGLIDE+ provides fast and smooth shifting
  • BEAM SPIDER construction cuts weights and boosts stiffness
  • 10-51T wide range 12-speed gear combination

Specification

  • MODEL NO: CS-M6100-12
  • SERIES: DEORE M6100 Series
  • Combination: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51T
  • Combination name (Group name): 10-51T
  • Compatible chain: HG 12-speed
  • Speeds: 12
  • Type: HYPERGLIDE+
131g

Gear shifters

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SHIMANO's RAPIDFIRE PLUS DEORE shift lever delivers light and responsive shifting for improved control out on the trail.

Features

  • Quick and easy shifting
  • Quicker lever access and light operation
  • Shifts max. 3 gears at a time (Main lever)
  • Easily-visible gear position indicator option improves shifting control

Specification

  • MODEL NO: SL-M6100-R
  • SERIES: DEORE M6100 Series
  • Color: Series color
  • Clamp band: Yes
  • Compatible RD Type: MTB 12-speed
  • Max. multiple shifts (Main lever/ rear): 3
  • Optical Gear Display: Yes
  • Optical Gear Display_Without: Yes
  • Rear speeds: 12
  • Recommended SL outer cashing: OT-SP41
  • Release function_2-Way release: Yes
  • SL cable adjust: Yes
  • Shifter type: RAPIDFIRE PLUS
345g

Handle bar

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Aeffect is a new generation of Affordable All mountain equipement by Race face. The Aeffect bars comes in the new 35mm bar/stem standard. Forged and machined from 6061 Aluminium. 780x20 Rise.

155g

Stem

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Aeffect is a new generation of Affordable All mountain equipement by Race face. The Aeffect stem comes in the new 35mm bar/stem standard. Forged and machined from 6061 Aluminium.

123g

Grips

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34mm OD  ///  Deep Dish Diamond  ///  TRC+ rubber blend

All-new TRC+ Kevlar infused rubber compound is extremely tacky, yet durable
Deep Dish Diamond pattern provides unrivalled cushioning without compromising responsiveness and control
Tapered inner sleeve to ensure a snug interface with the handlebar
Single clamp design with forwarding facing bolts that are pre-coated with Loctite
Lasered black anodized 6061 T6 aluminium clamps
Larger 34mm outside diameter for supreme comfort, 133mm length
The full-colour range available in black, stealth, red, orange, green, blue, turquoise, purple, pink, and gum options.

150g

Headset

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Legendary Hope headset - UK made with stainless bearings and inclides Hope Head Doctor top cap assemby.

Rubber sealed cartridge type, stainless steel bearings and additional 'O' ring seals in the cups to ensure years of maintenance free running. It's strong enough for downhill use, yet still light enough for cross-country. Bearing Type: Sealed stainless steel cartridge type. Cups: 2014 aluminium.

640g

Seatpost

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The Ascend Seatpost is only compatible with bikes that can use an internally routed dropper. (Please note that it cannot be converted to external cable actuated.)The seatpost is cable actuated at the bottom of the post via a linkage mechanism which eliminates cable pull/movement, to ensure consistent performance time and time again.

The ergonomic shifter style remote lever is designed to be run where your front shifter would normally sit. This means that the Ascend Dropper is ideally suited for those using a 1x chain ring set up; without a front derailleur. However, a paddle style shifter is available aftermarket for those who want to use the Ascend dropper post with a front derailleur and shifter.

The Ascend Dropper seatpost sets new standards for reliability and performance at a fantastic price point.

Features:

  • Material: AL7075-T651; Finish: Sand Blasted and Hard Anodised Black
  • Bar mounted shifter style remote lever and Cable operated internal routing
  • Linkage mechanism eliminates any outer cable pull
  • Zero Offset one piece head/upper shaft with micro adjust clamp
  • Diameter: 30.9mm or 31.6mm; Length: 498mm; Travel: 170mm
  • Rider Weight: Min: 50-55kg; Max: 120kg
  • Weight (31.6mm- exc cable and shifter): 595g
  • Cable Length: 1.5m
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Remote Adjuster: Yes 
  • Dropper: Yes 
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266g

Saddle

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Reinvent your ride. Enjoy unparalleled comfort and performance in a saddle shaped for you. Coming in three profiles, depending on your style of riding, the groundbreaking design reinvents saddle making to create an incredibly responsive, comfortable, light and durable saddle.

Features:

  • Award-winning construction technique
  • Flexible base and soft foam
  • Three profiles to suit your riding style
  • Suitable for all cycling disciplines
  • Multiple ‘Best in Test’ winner

Spec:

  • Rails: Cro-mo (7mm)
  • Base: Flexible nylon
  • Cover: Waterproof
  • Profile: Shallow
  • Weight: 266g
  • Width: 142mm
  • Length: 282mm
  • Mid rail to saddle topper 49mm
49g

Seatpost quick release

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Santa Cruz Logo Seat Clamp. Comes with Frame.

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Pedals

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1382g

Brake sets

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With a focus on reduced weight and cross-country tuned stopping power, the SLX BL-M7100 lever provides intuitive modulation so that you can explore your limits with confidence. The M7120 caliper features consistent braking performance and reliable stopping power in all conditions. The 4-piston caliper instills greater downhill confidence and control. Shimano's SM-RT66 6-bolt disc brake rotors deliver consistent stopping power in all riding conditions. The rotor's reliable anti-loosen plate construction makes for quick and secure installation.

Features:

  • Stable and versatile high-performance brake control
  •  I-SPEC EV Clamp Band
  • Rider Tuneable
  • Quicker Piston retraction
  • High power braking instills greater downhill confidence and control
  • Reduces disc brake rotor wobbling noise and increases braking power by 10% (vs. M7000)
  • Four Piston
  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Banjo type connection and inside hose routing
  • Reliable and easy anti-loosen plate
  • Metal pad compatible
  • 160 mm, 180 mm, 203 mm

 

280g

Chain

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The M6100 chain provides smooth shifting and enhanced chain retention thanks to an extended portion of the inner plate. The new chain features QUICK-LINK assembly and is optimized for HYPERGLIDE+ cassettes and DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ chainrings.

Features

  • Proprietary design ensures smooth shifting and strength
  • Extended inner plate improves chain engagement and retention
  • Shorter shift times and less pedaling shock
  • Optimized to work with HYPERGLIDE+ cassette sprockets and DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ chainrings

Specification

  • MODEL NO: CN-M6100
  • SERIES: DEORE M6100 Series
  • Average weight: 252
  • Remarks: QUICK-LINK
  • Chromizing treatment link pin: Yes
  • Pin link plate: Grey
  • Roller link plate: Brown
  • Type: HG 12-speed
  • E-Bike RD system compatible: Yes
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Chain Guide

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No Chain Device Fitted

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Extras

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Frame protection

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2000g

Wheels

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Wheels machine built and hand finished in Barnoldswick
Fortus 35w rim built on our bulletproof Pro 4 Hubs
Standard J-bend hub wheel builds available in our 6 standard colours
Larger diameter spoke flange, to build a stiffer wheel
Stainless Steel, sealed cartridge bearings
Welded and eyeleted 6061 T6 aluminium rim
Tubeless compatible
Black Sapim Race Stainless Steel double-butted spokes built with Silver Brass nipples

Internal width: 35mm
External width: 40mm
Profile depth: 18.5mm
Rim ERD: 567mm
Recommended tyre width: 2.5” - 3.0”
Spoke count: 32

 

1950g

Tyres

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The open and aggressive tread design gives the High Roller II excellent soil penetration and mud clearing ability. A square profile provides a solid, consistent feel across the knobs. Modified knobs on the shoulder and centre improve braking performance and traction on hard surfaces. When gravity pulls you downhill, rely on the High Roller II to keep you upright.​

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Santa Cruz Megatower CC

*Finance example shown is with 10% deposit. Add build to the Basket and select the Finance button to see all Finance options. The weights shown on this site are intended as a guide. Actual weights may vary slightly from stated due for example; size of frame. We currently take most of our weights from information that is provided by the product manufacture, however we at EVO Cycles are weighing what products we can to provide you with an exact weight [All bike weights are weighed without pedals].

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