Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50 100% Guaranteed Returns
1-888-276-7130
The Summer Apparel Sale* Save 25% or More
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Suspension
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Dropper Post
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 3/4 Back
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Rear Drivetrain
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Front Brake
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Front
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Rear Brake
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Grip/Levers
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Crank
  • OptionsSanta Cruz Bicycles -
  • Detail Images - Suspension
  •  - Dropper Post
  •  - 3/4 Back
  •  - Rear Drivetrain
  •  - Front Brake
  •  - Front
  •  - Rear Brake
  •  - Grip/Levers
  •  - Crank
Santa Cruz BicyclesHightower
Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
$6,799.00

Item # SNZ00E8

Find your size
|

Note: Actual inseam is not the same as pant inseam.How to measure

Recommended Size

We recommend a size in this bike.

EditMore details

Our size calculator is a starting point for finding the right size for you. To get personal advice talk to one of our fit experts at 1.888.276.7130 or chat now

Select options
  • Select options
  • Gloss Mango/Orange, M ($6,799.00)
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns
Item # SNZ00E8
Description

Fulfilling high expectations.

If you've had a chance to ride a Santa Cruz Hightower, you're probably not surprised by the decision to come back with a 2018 model to keep the linage going. With just slacked out enough angles, The Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle complete mountain bike is a burly all mountain bike that is eager to gobble up rocks and climb to the top of mountains with ease. With 27.5+ wheels, this model has a huge contact patch for gripping the trail and sending it down the mountain at warp speeds. An excellent option for the rider who's riding choices is as varied as it gets, the Hightower is a bike capable of being just as versatile as you are.

When not much is certain about the trail unfolding in front of you, other than the countless miles you plan to cover, the Hightower truly excels. Diverse conditions call for a bike that's adaptable, poised and confidence inspiring, and with that in mind the Hightower is designed with a reversible "flip chip" that enables you to swap back and forth from a 27.5+ to 29in wheelset. The flip chip relaxes the head angle when in its low setting by half a degree, and lowers the bottom bracket which is ideal for setting it up with the slightly larger outer diameter of 29 inch wheels. Since 27.5+ wheels sit just slightly smaller in circumference, especially when taking into account the lower PSI they run, you simply flip the chip into High to allow for the necessary clearance of your bottom bracket and the trail beneath you.

5.3 inches of supple suspension smooths your ride out with the latest iteration of Santa Cruz's VPP technology. Counter-rotating links are arranged carefully to resist activation by pedaling, eliminating as much pedal bob as possible, but working to ramp suspension offering more midstroke support than before. This means you won't soak through all suspension on the smaller rocks and logs before you hit that big drop, the result is a nearly bottomless suspension feel, while remaining lively and offering excellent square edge bump compliance.

With suspension design aimed at covering the entire mountain with ease, it's critical to be paired with geometry that's also intended to dominate all of the various terrain it covers. While many bikes in its category push certain measurements farther, the Hightower is somewhat more restrained, and in this case, that’s a very good thing. Finding the perfect balance between light and nimble steering for precarious and technical climbs, along with surefooted descending that you can trust on blown out berms can be quite the challenge, but with a 67 degree head angle that harmony is achieved. The stubby chainstays increase the rear ends playful and lively characteristics for quick turning, but aren't so short that they lose control on steep climbs. A low bottom bracket keeps your center of gravity low and feeling connected to the bike for bombproof descents on rough and rowdy terrain.

The Hightower is built using Santa Cruz’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Santa Cruz is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight, while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Santa Cruz has proven time and time again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that will hold up to years of hard riding, will provide a comfortable ride, and will do so at a very competitive weight.

Santa Cruz cherry picks some of the best components available for this particular build. From the FOX 36 FLOAT Performance Elite fork, paired with the FLOAT DPX2 Performance Elite DPS shock. On-the-fly adjustments are easy to make with the flip of a lever, and the stroke is supple and supportive. SRAM’s exceptional X01 Eagle 12 speed groupset provides the gear range necessary to venture beyond the well-groomed singletrack and into the backcountry, while the Guide RSC brakes provide stopping power when you turn the corner to find a moose in the trail. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.

  • Challenge the mountain with a trail bike built to conquer
  • 5.3in of supple, VPP tuned suspension for versatile riding
  • 74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
  • Plus tires offer extra traction and support in your turn
  • Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength
  • Adjustable flip-chip enables compatibility with 29 inch and 27.5 Plus wheels
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
CC Carbon Fiber
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Travel
135mm
Fork
FOX 36 Performance Elite
Front Travel
150mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 30T
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP Team BB
Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
Brakeset
SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar
Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Flat Bar Carbon 31.8
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem
Easton Haven
Stem Length
55mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Wheelset
[rims] Race Face ARC 40 27.5 28h
Hubs
[front] DT 350 28H, [rear] DT 350 28h, XD
Front Axle
15 x 110mm
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm
Tires
[front] Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C TR, [rear] Maxxis Rekon EXO TR
Tire Size
[front and rear] 27.5 x 2.8in
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame and bearings
Geometry

29er

 
MLXL
a Seat Tube
16.5in17.7in19.3in
b Effective Top Tube
23.7in24.5in25.6in
c Stack
23.8in24.1in24.5in
d Reach
16.9in17.2in18.7in
e Stand Over
27.9in28.1in28.3in
f Head Tube
3.5in3.9in4.3in
g Head Tube Angle
67o67o67o
h Seat Tube Angle
74.3o74.3o74.3o
i Bottom Bracket Height
   
j Bottom Bracket Drop
1.3in1.3in1.3in
k Chainstay
17.1in17.1in17.1in
l Wheelbase
45.9in46.7in47.8in

27.5+

 
M LXL
a Seat Tube
16.5in17.7in19.3in
b Effective Top Tube
23.7in24.5in25.6in
c Stack
24in24.2in24.6in
d Reach
16.8in17.6in18.6in
e Stand Over
27.8in27.9in28.2in
f Head Tube
3.5in3.9in4.3in
g Head Tube Angle
66.8o66.8o66.8o
h Seat Tube Angle
74.1o74.1o74.1o
i Bottom Bracket Height
   
j Bottom Bracket Drop
1.1in1.1in1.1in
k Chainstay
17.1in17.1in17.1in
l Wheelbase
46in46.8in48in
Find your size

Reviews & Community

REVIEWS

Write a review

    Add a:
  • Photos
  • Videos

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

Familiarity:

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Submit ReviewCancel