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The Santa Cruz Hightower brings versatility and brawn to the game while hitting a sweet spot for aggressive trail riding. It sports 135mm of rear travel, fast-rolling 29er wheels, and a 67-degree head angle. The Hightower gives you the extra bit of confidence to let off the brakes and let 'er rip through the rough stuff. It feels well-balanced in the air and corners like a champ. At the same time, it is has impeccable trail manners and pedals efficiently, so you won't get that 'too much bike' feeling if you end up doing an extra lap or pushing your ride further into the hills. 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 the geeked out details that you need to customize your rig, including ISCG05 chain guide mount and internal cable routing for a dropper post. Lifetime warranty.
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Frame: Carbon CC chassis, tapered head tube, forged upper link.
Rear Shock: FOX Float Performance Elite DPS, 135mm
Fork: FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 140mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Wheels: Race Face ARC 27 rims laced to DT 350 110x15mm front hub and DT 350 148x12mm XD rear hub with DT Competition spokes
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Terra EXO 29x2.30, Tubeless Ready
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO 29x2.30, Tubeless Ready
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 10-50t, 12-speed
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC with Avid Centerline Rotors 180mm
Handlebars: Santa Cruz AM Carbon 760mm
Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
Weight: 27.12 lbs