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Santa Cruz Hightower CC - Smoke Grey - M

Santa Cruz Hightower CC - Smoke Grey - M

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.

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Hightower CC X01

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate

Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)

Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Brakes: SRAM Code RSC

Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm

Handlebar: Santa Cruz AM Carbon

Stem: Race Face Aeffect R

Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6

Saddle: WTB Silverado Team Saddle

Front Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR 29"x2.4", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR 29"x2.4", 3C EXO TR

Wheels: F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h
R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Rim: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race

Sealant: Stan's Sealant

Hightower CC X01 Reserve Upgrades

Wheels:  F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h
R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race

Hightower CC XX1 AXS Reserve Upgrades

Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Crankset: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (XL,XXL)
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 30t -170mm (S,M,L)

Cassette: SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd

Brakes: SRAM Code RSC


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