Why We Like The Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C GX Eagle AXS Air Reserve Mountain Bike
The Megatower Carbon X GX Eagle AXS Air Reserve Mountain Bike is among our top picks for long-travel enduro bikes with the efficiency of a shorter travel all-mountain bike. 165mm of lower link VPP travel provides loads of traction and support for big hits, yet sits high in its travel when we're pedaling. The Meagatower's head tube angle sits nice and slack at 63.5 degrees (low geo position) for stability at speed, while the steep 77.5-degree seat tube angle (low position, size large) provides a comdortable, efficient climbing position. The new Glovebox frame storage system is ideal for enduro racing and training, since it lets us stash snacks, tools, and essentials right in the bike's downtube. The Megatower rolls on 29in wheels for their enhanced rollover capabilities, quick rolling speeds, and added traction in chunky terrain.
This build features a slew of cutting-edge components, and is built on the value-oriented Carbon C layup from Santa Cruz. SRAM covers drivetrain duties with their GX Eagle AXS drivetrain which offers instant electronic shifting and longer maintenance intervals. This build utilizes Reserve 30 HD carbon wheels for quick acceleration and a reactive feel on the trail that responds quickly to rider input. The RockShox Super Deluxe rear shock is lightweight and offers tons of adjustability for adapting to trail conditions. The Fox 38 Float Performance Elite fork delivers 170mm of travel for holding up to repetitive hits, and the burly 38mm stanchions help us hold a line. This Megatower build is ideal for the privateer enduro racer, and it's impressive climbing ability also makes it great as a long-legged trail bike for riders who like to hit lots of steep descents.
*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.
- 29in enduro bike is a bruiser on the descents and zips up the climbs
- 165mm of VPP travel eats up steep terrain yet offers climbing support
- Fox 38 Float Performance Elite fork with 170mm travel eats up big hits
- SRAM GX Eagle AXS drivetrain offers instant electronic shifting
- Reserve HD 30 carbon wheels are durable, lightweight, and responsive
- SRAM UDH compatibility makes it easier to find replacement hangers
- Size-specific chainstays ensure consistent amounts of stability
- 29in wheels easily maneuver jagged rock ledges and steps
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