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Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC Shimano XT / XTR Custom Bike - 2018

Select Santa Cruz Hightower Frame LT

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The Santa Cruz Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It's truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to Santa Cruz with a request to eke more travel out of his Hightower bike. The stock 135mm Hightower wasn't quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. The Santa Cruz engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark's setup was a known variable, they could be very precise. Santa Cruz machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed. The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like Santa Cruz did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name, Hightower LT, and the travel was pushed to a full 150mm. Details include 150mm VPP suspension, internal cable routing, 148mm rear thru-axle spacing, chainstay and downtube protector, ISCG-05 carbon tabs and a 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding. Only compatible with single chainring drivetrain designs. Lifetime warranty. Shock pump is sold separately.

Frame: High-Grade Carbon CC fiber chassis with massive chainstays and rear triangle, tapered head tube, forged upper link, collet axle pivots with double sealed pivots, grease port and 150mm of Next Generation VPP suspension.Shock: FOX Float Factory DPX Kashima. Recommended Fork Travel: 150mm. Wheel Size: 29-inch. Seatpost: 31.6mm. Compatible with internal seatpost cable routing only.

Important Information
Shop time: Please allow 3-5 business days prior to shipping for orders that include Frames or Framesets.
Select Fork, Hightower LT

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The burly all-mountain Fox 36 Float is the ultimate shredding and enduro racing fork. The FIT4 damper and FLOAT air spring enhances the open bath technology and offers an incredibly wide range of low-speed compression and rebound adjustments, providing better small bump compliance and reduced friction for improved trail performance that instills confidence and control. Now featuring an EVOL air spring and updated upper tubes for unparalleled small bump sensitivity, the 36 is even smoother than before. The FIT4 damper provides three on-the-fly compression damping positions - Open, Medium, and Firm - to adapt to varying trail conditions. The Fox Factory 36 forks feature an additional 22 clicks of low-speed compression adjust in the Open mode, allowing riders to fine-tune their exact damping preferences. The EVOL air spring system is lighter and reduces the force to initiate travel, providing excellent small bump compliance for all riders and pressure settings. The super-slick Kashima coated fork stanchions are hard-wearing, increasing shock smoothness and sensitivity.

Fork Travel: 150mm
Spring: Float Air
Offset:51mm
Damper: FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat
Color: Matte Black
Brake Type: Disc
Front Axle Type: 110mm x 15mm Thru
Wheel Size: 29-inch
Steerer Tube: 1.5" Tapered
Weight: 4.42 lbs
Optional: Add a pump

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No Pump With Order
Select Tapered Headset, 1-1/8 to 1-1/2"

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The Cane Creek 40-Series headset sets the standard for performance, durability and value. 40-series upper, IS41/28.6 black and 40-series lower, IS52/40 black.

Technical Description: IS41/28.6/H9/K / IS52/40/H1
Top Type: IS - Integrated
Top Head Tube Inside Diameter: 41.1mm
Stem Clamp Diameter: 28.6mm
Top Stack Height: 9mm
Top Bearing Type: Black Oxide, Sealed Bearings
Bottom Type: IS - Integrated
Bottom Head Tube Inside Diameter: 52.1mm
Crown Race Seat Diameter: 39.79mm
Crown Race Type: Steel, Face-Sealed
Bottom Stack Height: 1mm
Bottom Bearing Type: Black Oxide, Sealed Bearings
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Part Number: BAA0741K
Weight: 87 grams

Select 31.6 Seatpost, Internal Dropper or Rigid

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The Crank Brothers Highline Dropper Seatpost delivers with premium sealing, exclusive igus bearing and keys, jag wire cable and a self-contained hydraulic cartridge for industry leading quality and reliability. Years of research, development and rigorous testing has given rise to the world's finest dropper post and remote, backed by an industry leading 3-year warranty. The Highline features the world's most ergonomic remote: unique spherical adjustment, with near-infinite rotation and tilt customization options, for perfect cockpit ergonomics. The seatpost delivers internal cable routing, with quick-connect mechanism for ease of cable installation, and a two-bolt quick release head for easy saddle installation.

Material:7075-T6 Aluminum
Length: 400mm
Adjustable Drop: 125mm
Diameter: 30.9mm, 31.6mm
50mm minimum stack height
Weight:580 grams
Warranty:3 years

If Necessary Select Dropper Lever (Required For Fox Droppers)

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Select Carbon Stem Spacers

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1 1/8-inch Douglas Carbon Headset Spacer Kit. Kit includes qty two 5mm spacers and two 10mm spacers for a total of 30mm.
Select Cassette, XT / XTR Package

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Ride anywhere with smooth and precise gear changes, with the new Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette 11-Speed. The improved driving efficiency and stable shifting is provided by the Rhythm Step gear progression, saving you energy and helping you maintain your rhythm on the trail. Rhythm is the essence of smooth power transfer and proper gear step is the key to maintaining rhythm over varied terrain. XT M8000 provides the optimal balance of lightweight, durability, and value. The combination of aluminum and steel sprockets saves weight. Available in 11x40, 11x42 or 11x46 gear ranges.

Gear Range: 11-40, 11-42, 11-46
Weight: 411 grams (11-40), 434 grams (11-42), 437 grams (11-46)
Ratio:
11-40: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40
11-42: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-37-42
11-46: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-37-46

Select Chain, XT / XTR Package

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The Shimano XT CN-HG701 Chain 11-Speed delivers better performance for mountain bikers. The Shimano XT chain uses a HG-X11 special asymmetrical/direction plate design for overall total improved performance plus a quieter ride and chain operation. Shimano's new SIL-TEC surface treatment provides better mud shedding and increases chain life. The XT chain is also compatible with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain. Quick Link Included.

Weight: 257grams (116 link)
Speed: 11-Speed
Chain Link: 116 Links
Select Crank / Crankarms for XT / XTR Package

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The Shimano XT M8000 1x11 Crankarms are compatible with 11-speed single chainring gearing that will take you anywhere you want to go. New materials provide consistent long-life shifting performance and chain management, and the FC-M8000 crankarms can run 30T, 32T, or 34T chainrings on its 176mm Q-factor crankarms, saving weight through the targeted application of hollow bonded construction.

Features
  • Weight: 613 grams (175mm crankarms)
  • 11-speed
  • Most advanced XT mountain bike crank ever produced
  • 3D hollow structure increases stiffness
  • Carbon/stainless steel chainring construction
  • 1x with proprietary chain retention technology
  • Chain Line: 53mm
  • Chainring and BB sold separately
  • Boost 148mm Compatible
If Necessary Select Chainring for XT / XTR Package

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The Dynamic Chain Engagement (DCE) 1x11 tooth profile in the Shimano XT SM-CRM80 Chainring increases chain retention force by 150%, drastically decreasing dropped chains over rough trails. The stainless steel chainring teeth provide long life and lasting chain retention, mile after mile.

  • 30 Tooth
  • Carbon/stainless steel construction
  • Bolt Circle: 96mm
  • Weight: 86 grams
Select Bottom Bracket, Shimano, Santa Cruz

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The all new Shimano XT M8000 cranks turn on the new XT MT800 bottom bracket that reduces weight and bearing drag while improving mud durability. Complete bottom bracket assembly for XT M8000 11-speed crankset; includes left and right hand cups, spacers, inner cover, and inner O-rings.

  • Threaded BSA MT800
  • New smaller ball bearings provide better rotation
  • Sealed cups keep out dirt and water
  • Maintenance free
  • Compatible with 68 mm and 73mm shells
  • Weight: 82 grams
If Necessary Select Chris King BB Conversion Kit Shimano

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Select Rear Shifter, XT / XTR Package

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The Shimano XT M8000 11-Speed Shifter provides the important connection between rider and machine. With shift effort decreased by 20%, longer lever body, improved vivid index mechanism, and a more ergonomic release lever, M8000 offers the most responsive mechanical shifting in the industry.

Features
  • Rear shifter
  • Weight: 122 grams
  • 11-speed
  • 20% lower shift effort
  • Improved Vivid index mechanism
  • Longer, textured levers
  • Ball bearing construction
  • Multi / Instant and 2-Way release
Select Rear Derailleur, XT / XTR Package

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The light action, stability and precision of Shimano's XT M8000 Rear Derailleur swing the odds in your favor in those critical situations, when the difference between cleaning a section or not is a well-timed, perfectly executed shift. A new Shadow design optimizes the slant angle, lowering shift effort while improving shifting and driving stability.

Features
  • 11-speed
  • 1x and 2x compatible GS and 3x compatible SGS cage options
  • Weight: 271 grams
  • New Shadow design with optimized slant angle
  • Extremely low profile design
  • Light shift effort
  • Wide range adjustability improves true trail performance
  • Chain stabilizer with easy adjust
If Necessary Select Di2 Upgrade Kit

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Select Front Mountain Brake, Shimano

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This pre-bled brake system is ready to install with Shimano XT M8000 Servo Wave levers, hydraulic lines, and M8000 disc calipers. The XT M8000 disc brakes offer more stable brake performance in various conditions without a change in lever position. The brakes feature smoother operation, subtle control with minimum free stroke, a sleek, durable and clean master cylinder, and easy maintenance. Separate reach adjustment and free stroke adjustment allow you to customize levers for hand size and comfort. The XT M8000 disc brake calipers feature radiator backed metal pads and oversized 22mm ceramic pistons. Sold as front or rear. Rotors not included.

Features
  • Weight: 312 grams (rear: not including rotor)
  • Easy to tune ergonomics
  • Ice Technology Radiator pads
  • Pre-bled and ready to install


Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!
Select Front Rotor Mountain

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The SRAM Centerline Rotor is designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout the rotor rotation thereby minimizing vibration and providing consistent performance for a quiet ride. Rotor size: 160mm.
If Necessary Select Front Adapter Needed for 180/203mm Sram rotors

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Select Rear Mountain Brake, Shimano

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This pre-bled brake system is ready to install with Shimano XT M8000 Servo Wave levers, hydraulic lines, and M8000 disc calipers. The XT M8000 disc brakes offer more stable brake performance in various conditions without a change in lever position. The brakes feature smoother operation, subtle control with minimum free stroke, a sleek, durable and clean master cylinder, and easy maintenance. Separate reach adjustment and free stroke adjustment allow you to customize levers for hand size and comfort. The XT M8000 disc brake calipers feature radiator backed metal pads and oversized 22mm ceramic pistons. Sold as front or rear. Rotors not included.

Features
  • Weight: 312 grams (rear: not including rotor)
  • Easy to tune ergonomics
  • Ice Technology Radiator pads
  • Pre-bled and ready to install


Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!
Select Rear Rotor Mountain

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The SRAM Centerline Rotor is designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout the rotor rotation thereby minimizing vibration and providing consistent performance for a quiet ride. Rotor size: 160mm.
Select Rotor Adapter

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Shimano SM-MA-R160 P/S Disc Brake Adapter: Shimano 74mm caliper adapter, 51mm IS-R - 160mm. For 74mm caliper on 51mm frame, using 160mm rotor. Brake Caliper Type: Post Mount Mount/Rotor Size: Rear IS/160 Rotor. Includes mounting hardware.
Select Handlebar Stem for Mountain Group

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The Spank Oozy Trail Stem is the perfect blend of XC lightweight, Spank's famous gravity-worthy performance, and style in design. The true zero degree bar clamp and short 35mm stack height improves rider position and comfort on 27.5" and 29" frames. The unique hourglass shape eliminates twisting/torque and allows thinner wall thicknesses for weight reduction while enhancing the stiffness of the stem. The clamping zones are thickened to ensure maximum strength and security, as well as improved fatigue life.

Material: 6-Series Alloy, 3D Forged
Rise: True 0 degree Rise (dropped barclamp)
Clamp: 31.8mm
Length: 50, 65, 75mm
Steerer: 1 1/8"
Custom Snap-Fit Sealed Topcap Included
Weight: 150 g.(50mm), 165 g.(65mm), 175 g.(75mm)

Select Handlebar for Mountain Group

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The Race Face Turbine Flat Wide Handlebar will get you low and in control. This bar is manufactured from cold drawn, seamless 7050 aluminum for comfort and performance at an impressive 240 grams weight. The Turbine Flat bar is butted to create an optimal strength to weight ratio resulting in one tough but light bar, and is shot peened for increased fatigue life. The Race Face Turbine Flat bar has a 720mm width for increased control without sacrificing its lightweight characteristics. 29ers rejoice!

Material: 7050 Alloy
Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
Bend: 8° rearward
Rise: 0mm
Width: 720mm
Weight: 240 grams

Select Grips for Mountain Bars

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The Da Bomb Holy Shift Locking Grips are beautifully simple and offer a bomber hold with any hand position, wet or dry. A soft outer layer of Kraton rubber features a unique grid pattern on half of the grip. When you wrap your fingers around the grip they immediately fall into place within the grid for a secure hold. Plus, the grid offers the ability to move your hands around and still maintain grip in the pattern. The Holy Shifts are perfect for carbon bars because the internal plastic sleeves protect the carbon, while double lock-on clamps secure grips in place. (Clamps included.)
Select Saddle for Mountain Group

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The WTB Volt Pro is the next evolution in WTB saddles. Thin-Line style compact padding borrowed from the Silverado saddle compliments subtle curves and a combination of popular features from several of WTB saddles. A slight whale tail and gentle drop to the nose provide something to push against while not limiting riders to one seating position. This saddle has enough padding for all day riding comfort, but is light in weight for XC competition, gaining it endless acclaim and popularity among riders. The WTB Volt Pro Cromoly Saddle features DNA padding and Flex-Tuned shell with a durable Microfiber cover.

Rail Material: Cromoly
Weight: 219 g. (135mm), 226 g. (142mm)
Length: 260mm
Width: 135mm or 142mm

Select Factory Wheels or Custom Wheels Below

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Lightweight, dependable, and affordable, the Mavic XA Elite WTS Wheelset is ready to tackle any Enduro adventure. The hammer hardened black anodized rims improve life expectancy and add strength for resistance to micro cracking, where the spokes exert the greatest stress. Additionally, a wide 25mm internal rim width adds overall strength while increasing a tires' contact patch. Rims are machined both on the sidewall and inner diameter to shave weight without compromising strength. Fast rolling ITS-4 hubs use 4 pawls, working 2 by 2, to provide very fast engagement and improved ride dynamics. This wheelset is provided with Mavic's Tubeless Compatible Quest Pro 2.35 Tires for versatile and rolling speed in any terrain. 24Front/24Rear (2-cross lacing) bladed steel spokes with alloy nipples. The wheels are Boost 15x110mm thru-axle up front; Boost 12x148mm for the rear. Weight: 815g front, 955g rear. 6-bolt disc brake, Shimano or SRAM XD and UST tubeless compatible. Internal width: 25 mm.

Weight: 1770 grams/pair without tires.
Size: 29-inch
Front Axle: Boost 15 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: Boost 12 x 148mm

Important Information
Shop time: Please allow 3-5 business days prior to shipping for orders that include factory wheels.
Adult signature required for delivery of wheels.
If Necessary Select 29" Front Tire

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If Necessary Select 29" Rear Tire

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Select Front Hub, 110/15mm

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Select 29" Front Rim

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Select Spokes, Front Wheel

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Select Front Nipples

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Select Rear HG Hub, 148/12mm

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Select 29" Rear Rim

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Select Spokes, Rear Wheel

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Select Rear Nipples

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Includes Both Tubes & Tubeless Kit

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Build includes tubes, rim tape, valves, & sealant. NOTE: Bikes are always shipped with tubes in the wheels, not the sealant.
Optional - Add Pedals

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Optional - Add Bike Protection Tape

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Optional - Add Front Fender

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Optional - Add Rear Fender

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Description

Build a custom 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT with Shimano components. All custom wheels are built 32 hole with a 3-cross lacing pattern, and j bend spokes. For different wheel options or questions on pricing, sizing & builds, please email support@coloradocyclist.com. Please note, the bike or other parts of your build may need to be ordered. Because of the possibility of backordered items + shop time, it will take approximately 1-3 weeks to turnaround your bike.

The Santa Cruz Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It's truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to Santa Cruz with a request to eke more travel out of his Hightower bike. The stock 135mm Hightower wasn't quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. The Santa Cruz engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark's setup was a known variable, they could be very precise. Santa Cruz machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed. The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like Santa Cruz did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name, Hightower LT, and the travel was pushed to a full 150mm. Details include 150mm VPP suspension, internal cable routing, 148mm rear thru-axle spacing, chainstay and downtube protector, ISCG-05 carbon tabs and a 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding. Only compatible with single chainring drivetrain designs. Lifetime warranty. Shock pump is sold separately.

Frame: High-Grade Carbon CC fiber chassis with massive chainstays and rear triangle, tapered head tube, forged upper link, collet axle pivots with double sealed pivots, grease port and 150mm of Next Generation VPP suspension.Shock: FOX Float Factory DPX Kashima. Recommended Fork Travel: 150mm. Wheel Size: 29-inch. Seatpost: 31.6mm. Compatible with internal seatpost cable routing only.

Important Information
Shop time: Please allow 3-5 business days prior to shipping for orders that include Frames or Framesets.

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