Santa Cruz Hightower C S 27+ - 2018

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 ...(Read More)

Santa Cruz Hightower C S 27+
  • Color: Gloss Mango and Orange
  • Color: Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue
$4,899.99
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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 S+
Weight 13.57kg / 29.93lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork FOX 36 F150 Performance
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Shock Options
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 32T (170mm XS-S, 175mm M-XXL)
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team BB
Brakes SRAM Guide R
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 160mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Bars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub Novatec D641 Front Disc Hub 15x110
Rear Hub Novatec D642 Rear Hub 12x148 (XD)
Rims Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h
Rim Options
Spokes DT Competition (32)
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO 3C 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 AL Silver Nipples (32)
Saddle 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 58-18127-071-2-552-161401 40610
Gloss Mango and Orange / Medium 58-18127-071-3-552-161401 40609
Gloss Mango and Orange / Large 58-18127-071-4-552-161401 40608
Gloss Mango and Orange / X-Large 58-18127-071-5-552-161401 40611
Gloss Mango and Orange / XX-Large 58-18127-071-6-552-161401 40607
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Small
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Medium
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Large
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / X-Large
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / XX-Large