Geometry updates, Glovebox storage, and suspension improvements add up to a fine-tuned package.
For Hightower, the geometry changes help modernize the bike without overstepping its intentions. Santa Cruz increased reach numbers to match the fit of their recent models, while also implementing their size specific chain stays for a better fore/aft balance across the size range. The design team slackened the head tube angle to help stability at speed, lowered the bottom bracket to compliment the better supported suspension, and increased stack in favor of modern handlebar setups. Size-specific frame stiffness standards help tie together theride quality goals by achieving a tailored front triangle flex characteristic for every size.
Sensitivity and Support: Compared to the previous Hightower, Santa Cruz reduced the anti-squat in the first 40% of travel. This noticeably improves suspension sensitivity in both climbing and descending scenarios due to reduced chain influence on the suspension.
Support and Consistency:The leverage curve is slightly straighter than the previous Hightower, with added progression towards the end of the travel. This provides improved bottom-out resistance with more consistent damping and support.
Glovebox: Allowing for the safe stowage of whatever you need to enjoy your ride.
Wallet and Purse: The Glovebox comes with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse. Stow all your essentials so you can ditch the fanny pack on your lunch laps.
Frame: Carbon C 29" 145mm Travel VPP™
Rear Shock: FOX Float Performance, 210x55
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette: SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Headset: FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Front Hub: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h
Front Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"
Rear Hub: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h
Rear Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"
Front Rotor: Avid Centerline, 200mm
Rear Rotor: Avid Centerline, 180mm
Brakes: SRAM G2 R
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 32t
Handlebar: RaceFace Aeffect R
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Saddle: WTB Silverado, CroMo
SeaTpost: SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Grips/Bar Tape: Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
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