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The Santa Cruz Hightower is a new trail bike that replaces the popular Tallboy LT and makes use of Boost 148 spacing, allowing riders to choose between 29 and 27.5+ wheel platforms. The Hightower is Santa Cruz's most versatile bike, seamlessly adapting to the trails you ride, running 29-inch wheels or the new 27.5-inch plus tire size. No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized with a "High/Low" flip chip setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height. 135mm of VPP suspension travel is reinforced with 148x12 rear axle spacing, plus Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design. Santa Cruz put a lot of emphasis on the suspension performance and ride characteristics of their VPP suspension design with tune ability of shock rates for individual designs, superb pedaling and bump absorption characteristics. The Hightower frame comes with all of the geeked out details that you need to customize your rig, including ISCG05 chain guide mount and internal cable routing for a dropper post. This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame. Lifetime warranty. Shock pump is sold separately. The components of the bike on the picture may differ from the actual configuration, see below for component description.
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Frame: Carbon CC chassis, tapered head tube, forged upper link.
Rear Shock: Rock Shock Monarch RT3, 135mm
Fork: Rockshox Pike 29 RCT3 140mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 series integrated
Wheels: Raceface ARC 27 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 110x15mm front hub and DT Swiss 350 148x12mm rear hub w/ DT 14/15 gauge spokes, alloy nipples
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready
Cassette: SRAM XG1295, 10-50t, 12-speed
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon, 30T
Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC with Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors
Handlebars: Santa Cruz Carbon Flat 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem: Raceface Turbine Basic
Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Weight: 28.06 lbs