Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Hightower C 29"

Product Reference: SC16HTC29
  • $5,643.39
  • Santa Cruz Hightower C 29": Competition standard enduro/ tech trail carbon 29er
  • Rock shox Monarch RT shock and Pike RC SA 140mm 29er fork
  • 135mm of Virtual Pivot Point rear travel
  • SRAM GX/ Race face 1x11 Drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX Brakes
  • Rockshox Reverb 150mm dropper post
  • SRAM/Easton tubeless wheels
  • Maxxis Minion tubeless tyres
  • Race Face/ WTB finishing kit
  • 29er can be converted to 27.5+ bike via 'high/low' switch

 

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Gone are the days when 29ers were restricted to XC race tracks, ridden by lycra-clad whippets - welcome to the Santa Cruz Hightower C 29er, the new breed of tech trail 29er that is redefining how we see big wheeled bikes. Offering 135mm of VPP Rock Shox Monarch rear wheel travel on double sealed, enduro bike sourced bearings and pivots and 140mm Pike fork, you can point this bike down anything and come out grinning like a Cheshire cat. Worried about climbing back up the trail? Don't be the Hightower's VPP system means minimal bob and maximum power to the rear wheel, while the 29er wheels will roll over every rock and root on the trail making the ascent a breeze.

Coming equipped with SRAM GX 1x11 gearing, you have all the gears you need to tackle any terrain and the Shimano SLX brakes give all the power you need to shave off the speed for corners and steep drops. A Rock Shox Reverb dropper post means that you can get the saddle out of the way when things get gnarly and Maxxis Minion tyres (already set up tubeless - no one else does that for you) will hold onto even the most technical, off camber sections of trail like limpets. The Hightower's excellent SRAM/ Easton wheelset is unique to Santa Cruz and tracks faultlessly, while offering incredibly rapid pick up when you put the power down. Point the Santa Cruz Hightower up or down anything and be assured that the top notch carbon frame will see you through whatever challenges lie ahead. 29ers have never been this capable - the Santa Cruz Hightower C truly takes things to another level - don't be left behind.

For an independent outlook on the Hightower, check out this review by Bike Radar, or swoon at the beautifully shot account from the RadavistSingletrack magazine's Barney has also had a Hightower on long term test. Bicycling.com were also all over the Hightower and particularly loved the 29er set up in their thorough review.

  • Frame: Full Carbon C with VPP 135mm rear travel
  • Fork: Pike RC SA 140 29"
  • Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RT
  • R/Mech: SRAM GX 1x11 RD
  • Shifters: SRAM GX 11sp
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M675
  • Rotors: Shimano RT66 180mm
  • Crankset: Raceface Aeffect SL 32t 175mm w/BB
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42
  • Chain: SRAM PC1130
  • F/Wheel: Sram MTH 716 15x110 hub laced to Easton AR 27 32h rims
  • R/Wheel: Sram MTH 746 148x12 hub laced to Easton AR 27 32h rims
  • F/Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready
  • R/Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready
  • Tubes: Stans Sealant & valves
  • Handlebar: Raceface Chester 35x785
  • Stem: Raceface Turbine Basic
  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 integrated
  • Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
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