Max Wheelerwrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles Megatower Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike on November 12, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Do you want a bike that bombs downhills, crushes rock gardens, and has Mega in its name? Are you scared that your dog is faster than you on the trail? Then this is the bike
Honestly, if you are looking for something the up your confidence when finishing the third or fourth stage of an enduro race than this is the bike for you. While riding this bike I had to take everything at high speeds for it to feel like it was at its home. That is what will give that confidence for those extra downs when the legs are feeling the past two stages. The geo of this bike (mainly headtube and seat tube angle) match up perfectly with each other to create a bike that loves the descents and loves to charge the climbs as well.
While I was riding this I did feel like the bike was pretty unwanting to be playful like many other bikes in this demographic(ie Ripmo, SB150 or the Pivot 5.5) during the slow speeds which felt a little weird with the x01 eagle gear in the granny gear.
Fortunately, when taking this out I was always riding with a dog that hates it when you go to the granny gear and only wants to charge everything until her legs fell off. Both of us enjoyed taking this thing out and letting it rip through the mountains
For fit, I am 6'1" and felt great on a large frame and didn't have to bring the post out of the frame either which instils a little more confidence on the downs.