Santa Cruz Hightower C R 27+ - 2018

The Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you ar ...(Read More)

Santa Cruz Hightower C R 27+
  • Color: Gloss Mango and Orange
  • Color: Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue
$3,999.99
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The Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.

27.5+
When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*. Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration. Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up. The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

Kit R+
Weight 14.03kg / 30.93lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork RockShox Revalation RC 150
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Shock Options
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Long Cage
Shifters SRAM NX
Crankset Race Face Aeffect 30T (170mm XS-S, 175mm M-XXL)
Cassette SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42T
Chain SRAM PC1110
Bottom Bracket
Brakes SRAM Level T
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Bars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Stem Race Face Ride 50mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub Novatec D711 Front Hub 15x110
Rear Hub Novatec D462 Rear Disc Hub 12x148 (XD)
Rims Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h
Rim Options
Spokes DT Competition (28)
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Tubes Stans Sealant 2oz
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Nipples Sapim Secure Lock Brass Nipples 14mm (28)
Saddle RF Aeffect 31.6
WTB Volt Race

Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement and a 51mm offset.

SMLXLXXL
Reach 403mm 428mm 448mm 473mm 503mm
Stack 606mm 610mm 615mm 624mm 642mm
Head Tube Angle 66.8° 66.8° 66.8° 66.8° 66.8°
Seat Tube Length 390mm 420mm 450mm 490mm 510mm
Front Center 707mm 734mm 756mm 784mm 822mm
BB Height 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm
BB Drop 27mm 27mm 27mm 27mm 27mm
Wheelbase 1141mm 1168mm 1190mm 1219mm 1257mm
Chainstay Length 434mm 434mm 434mm 434mm 434mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 95mm 100mm 110mm 130mm
Top Tube Length 575mm 602mm 623mm 651mm 689mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.1° 74.1° 74.1° 74.1° 74.1°
Standover Height 707mm 707mm 710mm 717mm 725mm

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Gloss Mango and Orange / Small
Gloss Mango and Orange / Medium
Gloss Mango and Orange / Large
Gloss Mango and Orange / X-Large
Gloss Mango and Orange / XX-Large
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Small 58-18127-057-2-496-163001 40605
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Medium 58-18127-057-3-496-163001 40604
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Large 58-18127-057-4-496-163001 40603
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / X-Large 58-18127-057-5-496-163001 40606
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / XX-Large 58-18127-057-6-496-163001 40602