Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC - X01 29 - Reserve Carbon Wheels
Built for big days in big terrain.
Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico.
Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to them with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Their engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, they could be very precise. They machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed.
The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like they did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and they pushed the travel to a full 150mm.
Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it's also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty's Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
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
Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
Threaded Bottom Bracket
Frame Material: Carbon CC
Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 150
Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite DPX
Rear Dérailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle
Chainring Size: 30 Tooth
Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series, Integrated
Bars: Santa Cruz AM Carbon 800mm 35mm Clamp
Stem: RaceFace Aeffect R 50mm
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: DT 350 15x1110 28H
Rear Hub: DT 350 148X12 28H XD
Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
Tubes: Stans Sealant
Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm
Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
You Might Also Like
Ratings & Reviews
365 DAY RETURNS
Its OK to change your mind!
OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE US
4.8 Satisfaction Rating from Shopper Approved.
WE ARE EXPERTS
selling only the best cycling gear since 1986