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Santa Cruz Bicycles
Megatower C R Mountain Bike

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Color:Gloss Purple


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Why We Like The Santa Cruz Megatower C R Mountain Bike

From doing laps at one of the ski resorts in preparation for race day to just cruising the trails in the foothills with the buds, the Santa Cruz Megatower is one of our favorite rides to throw a leg over when we have a full day of climbing and descending. The Megatower's 165mm of VPP suspension is ideally suited to drop the roughest trails we can find and still be efficient enough to climb back up and do it all over again. A slack 63.8-degree head tube angle allows us to confidently descend chunky, steep descents by keeping our front wheel ahead to give us a stable and balanced platform when the trails get steep. Size-specific chainstays ensure cornering maneuverability and agility for all frame sizes, and a new steeper seat tube angle, averaging 77.5 degrees, puts us in the perfect position to climb efficiently. The Megatower includes a Glovebox frame storage to keep all our ride essentials in the downtube of the frame and integrated downtube and chainstay protectors to keep our frame protected from rocks and chain slap. Additionally, a Shuttle guard on the top of the downtube allows us to through our bike in the back of our truck bed without worrying about scratching our frame, and the integrated rear shock fender keeps mud and dirt away from our shock for a cleaner suspension.

The R build of the Santa Cruz Megatower is an entry-level build but is still equipped with quality components that won't burn a hole in our wallets. The Carbon C frame uses quality carbon fiber to give us a stiff, lightweight, and durable frame with predictable handling and a lifetime warranty. SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain gives us a massive 11-50-tooth, 12-speed gear range to help us get up any technical climb and has a proven reputation. RaceFace AR Offset 30 aluminum rims and DT Swiss 370 hubs take the value of this build sky high and give us a race-worthy wheelset that is durable and quality-made wheelset. The RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock provides us with excellent small bump sensitivity and keeps our back end locked down on the most technical of descents. A Fox 38 Float Performance, 170mm fork handles the big hits in the front, allowing us to plow down the chunkiest drops without worry. Finally, Maxxis Assegai and DHRII tires are some of the grippiest tires on the market and give us unparalleled traction and grip in all scenarios.

*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.


  • Race-bred enduro bike with 29-inch wheels
  • ,Carbon C frame gives us a stiff frame for improved handling
  • ,165mm of VPP suspension is efficient and feels bottomless
  • ,RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock keeps traction on steep descents
  • ,RaceFace AR Offset aluminum rims allow us to plow through chunk
  • ,Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm Fork soaks up big hits
  • ,Integrated Glovebox frame storage with Tool Wallet and Tube Purse
  • ,Premium Maxxis tires keep the traction on the steepest descents
  • Item #SNZK1M6
Frame Material
Carbon C
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Rear Travel
RockShox Zeb
Front Travel
FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB, alloy
Chainring Sizes
Crank Arm Length
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Cassette Range
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Brake Type
[front, rear] Avid Centerline, 200mm
e13 TRS Base
Handlebar Rise
Handlebar Width
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
e.13 Base
Stem Length
WTB Silverado, CroMo
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6mm
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm
[front, rear] RaceFace AR Offset 30 29in, carbon
[front]SRAM MTH 716, torque cap, 6-Bolt 32h, [rear] SRAM MTH 746, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear] 2.6in
[front] Maxxis Assegai, 3C, MaxxGrip, Double Down, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II, 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5, [rear] 29 x 2.4in
not included
downtube protector, chainstay protector, shuttle guard, flip chip, shock fender, SRAM UDH compatible
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame, handlebar, bottle cage] limited lifetime, [paint, finishes, decals] limited 3 year, [Reserve Carbon Wheel] limited lifetime

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