Mounted in the linkage, this flip chip allows for alterations to geometry and suspension progression.
Hear that? Silence. The ribs on this chainstay protector reduce chain slap to dampen noise.
Stiff and robust, this linkage is optimised for pedalling efficiency and smoothing out big hits.
Known for their advanced materials and construction methods, Santa Cruz carbon is light and durable.
Santa Cruz Hightower AL 29” Mountain Bike Frame 2021
The Hightower AL 29” Mountain Bike Frame is one of the most versatile options in the Santa Cruz line-up. With 140mm of supple travel and a slack 65° head angle it can take on the rowdiest trails, but its VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) design ensures that the climbs are tackled rapidly too. Build it up with longer forks and burlier components for a more enduro style ride or utilise its efficiency to create a trail-oriented bike that can still take the big hits. The inclusion of a flip-chip enables the geometry to be altered to suit, raising or lowering the bottom bracket height in the process.
A threaded bottom bracket and easy internal cable routing make home maintenance simpler whilst the shuttle guard, shock mudguard and chainstay protector to keep the chain quiet are thoughtful inclusions.
|Frame||Santa Cruz Hightower AL, with 140mm VPP of travel and flip-chip|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance|
|Recommended Headset||Integrated (IS41/52)|
|Thru-axle||12mm x 148mm Boost|
|Seatpost Diameter Compatibility||31.6mm seat tube diameter, 34.6mm clamp|
|Bottom Bracket Shell||Threaded BSA 73mm|