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Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC 2021

Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC 2021

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!

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.

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.

2763g

Frame

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Custom Build Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC 2021

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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.

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.

Features

  • Frame Material: Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 140mm

Specification

Suspension System: VPP
Headset/Headtube: Integrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp: 36.4mm
Eye to Eye length: 210mm
Stroke: 52.5mm
Fork Compatibility: 150-170
BB Shell: 73mm Threaded
Max Tyre Size: 2.4"
Max Chainring Size: 36t
Chainline Spec: Boost
Brake Types: 180mm Post Mount
Water Bottle Mounts: 1 Mount on Downtube
Shock Mounting Bushing Front: 20x8mm
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear: 30x8mm (Bearing Compatible)
Notes: Max tyre size also includes 27.5x2.8

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
508g

Rear shock

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RockShox paved the way for DH racing with over 20 years of results to back it up. The Super Deluxe Ultimate DH is where the technology and results come together. Featuring the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with both compression and rebound adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail or condition. Now offering Maxima Plush fluid for a buttery smooth feel, riders can easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.

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
0g

Chain Guide

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No Chain Device Fitted

0g

Extras

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No Extras Included

Add toolkit, straps and other emergency kit on your bike rather than in a heavy backpack.

Extras included:

Oneup Components EDC Toolkit

Backcountry Research Straps - Used by EWS Champ Ritchie Rude.

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 Hightower 2 CC 2021

*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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