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 Ultimate rear shock
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon rims and i9 Hydra hubs
- 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain
- 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.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm 29"|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Black|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate|
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, XD|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" EXO+ TR|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
|Accessories & Extras||MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.