Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC 29 - XTR Reserve - Highland Blue - 2020

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Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC XTR Reserve - 2020

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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  • Frame Material Carbon Fiber
  • Frame Material Details Full CC carbon fiber with hose guided internal cable routing and integrated shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector, and ribbed chainstay protector
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Ultimate
  • Fork Travel 150mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Tapered
  • Headset Cane Creek 40 IS, integrated 41/52mm
  • Handlebar Santa Cruz AM Carbon, 35mm bore, 800mm width
  • Stem Industry Nine A35
  • Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Brakes Shimano XTR M9120 with Shimano 180mm XTR Ice Tech Rotors, Centerlock
  • Brake Levers Shimano XTR M9120
  • Drivetrain 1x
  • Shifters Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur N/A
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 12-speed
  • ISCG Tabs ISCG05
  • Chainguide N/A
  • Cranks e*thirteen TRSr, 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)
  • Chainrings e*thirteen 30 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket e*thirteen BSA BB
  • Pedals N/A
  • Chain Shimano XTR, 12-speed, w/Quick Link
  • Cassette Shimano XTR, 12-speed, 10-51 tooth
  • Rims Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
  • Hubs Industry Nine Hydra, front: 15x110, rear: 12x148, Centerlock, 28h
  • Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Tires Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Clamp Standard single bolt
  • Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
  • Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.4" or 27.5" x 2.8
  • Bottle Cage Mounts Yes

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