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Santa Cruz Bicycles
Hightower C R Mountain Bike

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$4,799.00
Color:Matte Cardinal Red

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Why We Like The Santa Cruz Hightower C R Mountain Bike

From aggressive trail riding to lightly dabbling in some enduro riding, the Santa Cruz Hightower is one of our top choices when we need a bike that is capable in various conditions. Being a mid-travel 29er, the Hightower is lightweight enough for long trail rides and capable enough to huck down technical descents and rollover rock gardens. The Hightower has 145mm of VPP suspension, which is highly efficient, climbs well, descends well, and provides a supportive mid-stroke. With a 64.8-degree head tube angle and a 77-degree seat tube angle, the Hightower puts us in a position to be efficient when pedaling and keeps our front wheel out ahead of us, making climbs a breeze and descents stable and composed. Santa Cruz made some additions to their frame recently, adding a Sag Window to make sag measuring and setup more accessible and a Glovebox frame storage that gives us storage space for our ride essentials in the frame's downtube. Size-specific chainstay lengths offer every rider of the Hightower the same balanced and poppy rear end. A revised leverage curve and suspension kinematics improve the Hightower's suspension sensitivity in both downhill and uphill scenarios. This gives us a reduced anti-squat for better pedaling performance and a more linear leverage curve for more bottom-out resistance and support. Other notable features of the Hightower include a Flip Chip to adjust the geometry of the bike for a slacker or steeper ride, and integrated protection with a shuttle guard, downtube protector, and chainstay protector.


The R build of the Santa Cruz Hightower is the entry-level build, but that doesn't mean cheap components. SRAM's NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain is reliable and gives us a huge gear range for making it up technical ascents. Next, the RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims are durable alloy wheels that are relatively lightweight, super durable, and allow us to rip through rock gardens without worry. A RockShox Lyrik Base fork with 150mm of travel is adjustable and helps to soak any bumps on the trail, and a Fox Float DPS rear shock is lightweight and adjustable, so we can get our perfect setup. Wrapping it all together, premium Maxxis tires give us tons of grip and bite on technical descents and provide unparalleled cornering traction.


*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Mid-travel trail bike is ideal for the majority of trails
  • Carbon C frame is super lightweight and stiff
  • 145mm of VPP suspension is super efficient at both climbing and descending
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain has proven reliability and a huge gear range
  • Fox Float Performance DPS rear shock soaks up trail chatter
  • RaceFace AR Offset 30 alloy rims give us peace of mind in rough sections
  • RockShox Lyrik Base fork with 150mm of travel is adjustable and smooth
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Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Travel
145mm
Fork
RockShox Lyrik Base
Front Travel
150mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
30t
Crank Arm Length
170mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12-speed
Cassette Range
11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM G2 R
Brake Type
4-piston
Rotors
[front, rear] Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar
RaceFace Aeffect R
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
42mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6mm
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large, xx-large] 170mm
Wheelset
[front, rear] RaceFace AR Offset 30 29", alloy
Hubs
[front] SRAM MTH 716, torque Cap, 32h, [rear] SRAM MTH 746, 32h
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear] 2.5in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHR II , 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II , 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29in x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
SRAM UDH compatiable, chainstay protector, downtube protector, Glovebox, Tool Wallet, Tool Purse, Flip Chip, shuttle guard, shock fender
Claimed Weight
32.02lbs
Activity
trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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