HIGHTOWER

SANTA CRUZ'S GREATEST HITS COMPILED INTO ONE BIKE - JUST HIT PLAY.

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Santa Cruz Hightower is it. Featuring Santa Cruz's lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of Santa Cruz's biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.

The Santa Cruz Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, the Santa Cruz Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for the V10 DH bike!

140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives the Santa Cruz Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Santa Cruz Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!

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KEY FEATURES

Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29"
Front travel: 150mm
Rear travel: 140mm

IN ACTION

Shredding on the new Santa Cruz Hightower 2020.
The Santa Cruz Hightower for sale at Mike's Bikes.
Sunset rides on the Santa Cruz Hightower.
Shredding on the Santa Cruz Hightower 2020.
The Santa Cruz Hightower for sale at Mike's Bikes!

CARBON FRAME

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Santa Cruz Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.

Santa Cruz Hightower suspension.
Santa Cruz Hightower flip chip.

WHAT THE FLIP?

The Santa Cruz Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste.

UP CLOSE

Close up of the Santa Cruz Hightower frame.
Close up of the Sanat Cruz Hightower rear suspension.
Close up of the Santa Cruz Hightower bottom tube.

Santa Cruz Hightower

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