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Hightower Carbon C R Mountain Bike

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$5,499.00
Color:Matte Evergreen

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Why We Like The Hightower Carbon C R Mountain Bike

Designed to achieve uncompromising performance for riders who like to pedal alpine ridges one day and rally the bike park the next, the Hightower Carbon C R Mountain Bike likes to do it all. To us, its descending ability is more capable than its 145mm of rear travel might suggest, yet thanks to an updated leverage curve the VPP suspension design feels better than ever on the climbs too. The slackened 64.5-degree head tube angle (low position, 150mm fork) delivers unwavering stability whether we’re navigating desert chunk or manicured flow trails in the forest. The steep 76.4-degree seat tube angle (low position, size large) gives us ideal pedal positioning for long spins in demanding terrain. There’s no question about our favorite feature on the third-generation Hightower though—the Glovebox integrated frame storage lets us stow the included Tool Wallet and Tube Purse right in our bike, along with an extra layer or snack.


This entry-level build offers excellent value, starting with the Carbon C layup from Santa Cruz which we’ve found to be exceptionally durable, although slightly heavier than its Carbon CC counterpart. Additional workhorse components include the NX Eagle 12-speed groupset from SRAM that delivers dependable shifting and minimal fuss, while the 150mm travel RockShox Lyrik Base fork inspires confidence while we send it. The Race Face AR Offset 30 wheels are among our favorite entry-level wheelsets because they are impressively durable for the price.


*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Mid-travel trail bike with a value-packed components set
  • 145mm of VPP rear travel eats up technical descents and loves to climb
  • 150mm Lyrik Base fork inspires confidence on challenging trails
  • Carbon C frame is lighter, stiffer, and more responsive than alloy
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain provides a wide gear range
  • Fox Float Performance DPS shock offers adjustable performance
  • Race Face AR Offset 30 aluminum wheels supply bomber durability
  • Adjustable frame geo lets you fine-tune for your trails or riding style
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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 40 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle DUB
Chainring Sizes
30t
Crank Arm Length
[small, medium, large] 170mm, [x-large, xx-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm english threaded
Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12-speed
Cassette Range
11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM G2 R
Brake Type
4-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors
[front] Avid Centerline 200mm, [rear] Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Santa Cruz House
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
RaceFace AR Offset 30
Hubs
[front] SRAM MTH 716, [rear] SRAM MTH 746
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear, maximum] 29 x 2.5in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHRII, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHRII, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
Glovebox integrated frame storage, tool wallet, tube purse, downtube protector, shuttle guard, chainstay protector, shock fender
Claimed Weight
32lb
Activity
trail, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime

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