Megatower Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike
Meticulously designed to be a burly enduro rig when you need it and a maneuverable all-mountain bike when you don’t, the Megatower Carbon CC X01 Eagle Air Mountain Bike is among our top picks for big days and steep trails. We’re equally stoked about the V2 Megatower’s new Glovebox frame storage system as we are about its updated suspension and geometry. 165mm of lower-link VPP travel continues to provide the stable traction at speed that Santa Cruz bikes are known for, yet simultaneously sits high in the travel while climbing for an energetic pedaling platform. Size-specific chainstays (which Santa Cruz refers to as ‘rear center’) provide the perfect balance between straight-lining stability and cornering maneuverability. Another key geometry update is the 77.5-degree seat tube angle (in the low setting) which provides an ideal pedaling position for long days in the saddle. The integrated Glovebox frame storage system lets us stash all kinds of goodies from tubes to windbreakers and more right in the frame.
This top-tier build utilizes the lightest frame construction from Santa Cruz, the Carbon CC layup is the perfect blend of lightness, stiffness, and durability. Shifting duties are handled by SRAM’s X01 Eagle groupset that helps us make last-second gear changes when navigating touch-and-go technical trails. Yet another stand-out component is the Fox 38 Factory fork which offers torsional stiffness for big hits thanks to its beefy 38mm stanchions. Top-spec SRAM Code RSC brakes keep us stopping on a dime, and RaceFace ARC Offset 30 wheels provide bomber durability for seasons to come. We wouldn’t hesitate to utilize this build for our local enduro series, or as a bruiser of a trail bike for areas with lots of sustained elevation loss.
*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.
- Long-travel 29er suited to high speeds and enduro stages
- 165mm of lower-link VPP travel erases trail chatter and takes big hits
- Fox 38 Factory Fork offers a wide range of adjustments
- Fox Float X2 Factory shock is lightweight and buttery smooth
- Integrated Glovebox frame storage with Tool Wallet and Tube Purse
- SRAM Code RSC brakes provide top-tier stopping power
- SRAM X01 groupset delivers reliably crisp shifting
- Grippy Maxxis rubber keeps us locked into corners
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