The Santa Cruz Hightower brings versatility and brawn to the game while hitting a sweet spot for aggressive trail riding. It sports 135mm of rear travel, fast-rolling 29er wheels, and a 67-degree head angle. The Hightower gives you the extra bit of confidence to let off the brakes and let 'er rip through the rough stuff. It feels well-balanced in the air and corners like a champ. At the same time, it has impeccable trail manners and pedals efficiently, so you won’t get that ‘too much bike’ feeling if you end up doing an extra lap or pushing your ride further into the hills.
The XX1 build makes no compromises. Its carbon CC frame is of the same pedigree that proved carbon’s place in the world of mountain biking, and the Santa Cruz Reserve wheels carry that torch even further, often called the strongest carbon wheels on the market. A 140mm 36 Float Factory and a DPS Fox shock pair well with Santa Cruz's VPP suspension. You’ll quickly fall in love with the SRAM XX1 drivetrain that’s light, stiff, and shifts precisely through a massive 12-gear range, allowing exploration of the steepest, most technical terrain out there. The SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes are some of the most powerful, highly modulable brakes on the mountain, while a carbon handlebar, WTB saddle, and RockShox Reverb stealth dropper deliver tremendous control in myriad riding scenarios.
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Factory, 140mm, 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Factory DPS Kashima|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim|
|Hubs||Industry Nine w/XD driver, 28h|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR, Front and Rear|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 SPD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Handlebars||SCB AM Carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Turbine R 50mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide Ultimate|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide Ultimate w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.