The Santa Cruz Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.


  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Travel: 160mm


Shredding on the Santa Cruz Megatower.
Downhill riding on the Santa Cruz  Megatower.
Downhill riding on the Santa Cruz  Megatower bike.
Jumps on the Santa Cruz Megatower.
Downhill riding on the Santa Cruz Megatower for sale at Mike's Bikes.


Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Santa Cruz Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

Santa Cruz Megatower frame.
Santa Cruz Megatower flip chip.


In order to make the Santa Cruz Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.


The Santa Cruz Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.

Geometry plays a big part here too, so we've made tweaks to improve handling for smaller riders and to reduce toe overlap.

Santa Cruz Megatower bike cable routing.

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