The 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.
Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the 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.
In order to make the 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 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. 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.
|Frame||Carbon CC 29" 160mm Travel VPP™|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever|
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Factory, 160mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX AXS Shifter|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Chainguide||OneUp Bash Guide|
|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, EXO+|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR|
|Front Hub||Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h|
|Rims||Reserve 30 29" Carbon Rims|
|Rear Hub||Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 28h|
|Rotors||SRAM HS2 Rotor 200mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle DUB 30t|
|Handlebar||Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar|