Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play.
If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.
The 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, 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 our V10 DH bike!
|FRAME||Santa Cruz Hightower AL, 29", 140mm|
|FORK||RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29"|
|REAR SHOCK||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX Eagle|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM NX Eagle 12spd|
|CRANKSET||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)|
|CHAIN||SRAM NX Eagle 12spd|
|CASSETTE||SRAM CS PG1230 Eagle, 11-50t|
|BRAKES||SRAM Guide R|
|WHEELSET||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims, SRAM MTH Hubs|
|TIRES||Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR, Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR|
|HANDLEBAR||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780|
|STEM||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|GRIPS/BAR TAPE||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|SEATPOST||Race Face Aeffect 150mm|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|INTENDED USE||Trail, All-mountain|