Hightower 3 C GX AXS
Hightower 3 C GX AXS
Hightower 3 C GX AXS

Hightower 3 C GX AXS


Regular price $8,499.99 Sale price$5,999.95 Save 29%


Wheelsmith Gold Label Assembly will be added at checkout for only $79 (reg. $100) to cover the professional bike build and re-packaging by our certified Wheelsmith technicians.
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Geometry updates, Glovebox storage, and suspension improvements add up to a fine-tuned package.

For Hightower, the geometry changes help modernize the bike without overstepping its intentions. Santa Cruz increased reach numbers to match the fit of their recent models, while also implementing their size specific chain stays for a better fore/aft balance across the size range.  The design team slackened the head tube angle to help stability at speed, lowered the bottom bracket to compliment the better supported suspension, and increased stack in favor of modern handlebar setups. Size-specific frame stiffness standards help tie together the ride quality goals by achieving a tailored front triangle flex characteristic for every size.


  • Sensitivity and Support: Compared to the previous Hightower, Santa Cruz reduced the anti-squat in the first 40% of travel. This noticeably improves suspension sensitivity in both climbing and descending scenarios due to reduced chain influence on the suspension.
  • Support and Consistency: The leverage curve is slightly straighter than the previous Hightower, with added progression towards the end of the travel. This provides improved bottom-out resistance with more consistent damping and support.
  • Glovebox: Allowing for the safe stowage of whatever you need to enjoy your ride.
  • Wallet and Purse: The Glovebox comes with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse. Stow all your essentials so you can ditch the fanny pack on your lunch laps.


    Frame Carbon C 29" 145mm Travel VPP™
    Rear Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
    Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm
    Rear Derailleur SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd
    Shifter GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle
    Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
    Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
    Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
    Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx- Terra, EXO, TR
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
    Sealant Reserve Tubeless Sealant
    Front Hub i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h
    Rear Hub i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rims RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
    Front Rotor Avid Centerline 180mm
    Rear Rotor Avid Centerline 180mm
    Front Brake SRAM Code RS
    Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
    Handlebar Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
    Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
    Saddle WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
    Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
    Grips/Bar Tape Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
    *Product specifications are subject to change without notice.