Santa Cruz Hightower 29 Carbon - S Kit - Sriracha-Red - 2017

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keyboard_arrow_right Description

Santa Cruz Hightower 29 Carbon S Kit

Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.

27.5+
When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*. Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration. Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up. The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.

By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 230 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

keyboard_arrow_right Features

  • 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

keyboard_arrow_right Specifications

Frame Material: Carbon C
Fork: RockShox Pike 29 RC 140
Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
Rear Dérailleur: SRAM GX 1x11
Shifters: SRAM GX
Chainring Size: 30 Tooth
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect AL
Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
Cassette: SRAM XG1150; 10-42t
Chain: SRAM PC1130
Brakes: SRAM Guide R
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series, Integrated
Bars: RaceFace Ride Lo-Rise 760mm, 35mm Clamp
Stem: RaceFace Turbine Basic 35mm 
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: Novatec D541 110x15
Rear Hub: Noavtec D542; 142x12mm
Rims: RaceFace AR27
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C 29x2.3
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR 29x2.3
Tubes: Stans Sealant
Seat Post: RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm Travel (M-L), 170mm (XL)
Saddle: WTB Volt Race

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