Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CS Build

£5,399.00

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More manoeuvrable 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!

Description

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-cancelling 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.

Additional information

Wheelsize

29

Colours

Smoke Grey

Fork

FOX 36 Float 50 Performance, 150mm, 29"

Shock

Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t – 170mm (S, M, L)

Bottom Bracket

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t – 175mm (XL, XXL)

Cassette

SRAM DUB

Chain

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Brakes

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Rotors

SRAM Code R

Handlebar

Avid Centerline 180mm

Stem

Burgtec Alloy

Grips

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Pro

Front Tyre

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tyre

Maxxis Minion DHR 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Wheels

F: DT Swiss 370, 15×110, 32h, R: DT Swiss 370, 12×148, XD, 32h, Rims: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", Spokes: Sapim Race

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