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 our 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, 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.
- Carbon CC frame
- Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate rear shock
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon rims and i9 Hydra hubs
- 12-speed Shimano XTR drivetrain with E13 LG1r crankset
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
- MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm 29"|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Black|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)|
Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon Rim 28h|
|Hubs||i9 Hydra, Center Lock, MicroSpline freehub|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" EXO+ TR|
|Crankset||E13 LG1r, Boost, 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XTR BB|
|Chain||Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR M9120|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
|Accessories & Extras||MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.