The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.
The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.
Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in Santa Cruz's line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration — designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks — provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom-out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.
In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe, it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second modular point in the rear dropouts allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution — either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.
The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector, and ribbed chainstay protector.
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC 160mm 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe R|
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims 32h|
Front: SRAM MTH 716
Rear: SRAM MTH 746
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 29 x 2.5", 3C Silkshield
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2, 29 x 2.4", 3C Silkshield
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB - 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Chester 40mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RE|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
|Accessories & Extras||E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05 Chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.