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Santa Cruz Hightower C - Melon

Santa Cruz Hightower C - Melon

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!  

Complementary DMR Vaults with all Santa Cruz

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

Lead time: Please call or email for availability
Price (select options)
$6,701.64
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SPECIFICATIONS

Build Kit R - Kit S - Kit
Frame Hightower C Hightower C
Fork RockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29" FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide None None
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset SRAM Descendant Eagle DUB 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL) SRAM GX Eagle DUB 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM G2 R SRAM Code R
Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar RaceFace Aeffect R Burgtec Alloy Bar, 800mm, 30mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6 RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt WTB Silverado Pro Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h or E13 SL, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race Front Hub - SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race Rear Hub - DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h or E13 SL, 12x148, XD, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Build Kit XT XT Reserve
Frame Hightower C Hightower C
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29" FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29"
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide None None
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, 12spd Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12spd Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset Shimano XT M8120 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL) Shimano XT M8120 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain Shimano XT, 12spd Shimano XT, 12spd
Brakes Shimano XT 8120 Shimano XT 8120
Rotors Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 180mm Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 180mm
Handlebar Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6 RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h, Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h, Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon, Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h, 28h, Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon, Spokes: Sapim Race
Build Kit R - Kit
Frame Hightower C
Fork RockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29"
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Chainguide None
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset SRAM Descendant Eagle DUB 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM G2 R
Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar RaceFace Aeffect R
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h or E13 SL, 15x110, 6 bolt, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Build Kit S - Kit
Frame Hightower C
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide None
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle DUB 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar Burgtec Alloy Bar, 800mm, 30mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h or E13 SL, 12x148, XD, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Build Kit XT
Frame Hightower C
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29"
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide None
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset Shimano XT M8120 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain Shimano XT, 12spd
Brakes Shimano XT 8120
Rotors Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 180mm
Handlebar Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h, Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h, 28h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race
Build Kit XT Reserve
Frame Hightower C
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29"
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Chainguide None
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset Shimano XT M8120 30t - 170mm (S,M,L) 175mm (XL,XXL)
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain Shimano XT, 12spd
Brakes Shimano XT 8120
Rotors Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 180mm
Handlebar Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Front Wheel Front Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h, Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon, Spokes: Sapim Race
Rear Wheel Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h, 28h, Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon, Spokes: Sapim Race
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