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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 C R Mountain Bike 2022
Featuring 145mm of smooth, supportive VPP suspension travel, the Santa Cruz Hightower C R Mountain Bike is supremely capable, suitable for rough, techy trail riding. With modern long-reach geometry and a slack 65-degree angle, it offers a confident ride without sacrificing its ability to climb, making it a superb answer for those seeking one bike to do it all. The C grade carbon layup is lightweight and stiff, and with a lifetime frame and bearing warranty, you can push your limits in confidence.
Noone does attention to detail quite like Santa Cruz, a trait truly apparent on the Hightower. A threaded bottom bracket ensures easy home replacements, and a tailgate guard and downtube protector safeguard the frame from rock strikes and uplift damage. A rear shock mudguard prevents grime and grit from reaching the stanchion, and the noise-cancelling chainstay guard eliminates unwanted chain clatter.
This R spec build blends value with performance, with its smart component selection providing lasting durability on the trails. A SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain sees crisp shifts and excellent reliability, while the RockShox Yari and FOX Float DPS shock combination irons out treacherous trails. The SRAM G2 R brakes feature four pistons to enhance their stopping power, and fast-rolling 29” wheels deliver stability and grip in equal measure.
- Versatile 29”, 145mm travel all-mountain platform, designed to perform on a wide range of trails and gradients
- Santa Cruz C Carbon advanced composite full suspension frame with VPP lower-link mounted shock design
- FOX Float Performance DPS rear shock, 140mm travel
- Flip Chip technology allows the geometry to be adjusted depending on the terrain to be faced
- RockShox Yari RC suspension fork with 150mm travel
- Race Face AR Offset 30 29-inch alloy wheels built with durable SRAM MTH hubs
- SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed groupset with wide-range 11-50t cassette
- Powerful SRAM G2 R hydraulic disc brake configuration
- SDG Tellis dropper seatpost for improved standover at the flick of a switch
|Frame||Santa Cruz Hightower C carbon fibre, 145mm travel VPP|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Handlebar||RaceFace Aeffect R|
|Grips||Santa Cruz House|
|Front Brake||SRAM G2 R, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM G2 R, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||SRAM G2 R|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230 Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle, 148, DUB, 32t|
|Front Wheel||Hub - SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h / Rim - RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" / Spokes - Sapim Race|
|Rear Wheel||Hub - SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h / Rim - RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" / Spokes - Sapim Race|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.4", 3C, EXO, MaxxTerra|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seatpost||SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6mm|
|Pedals||Available to be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer Claimed Weight||14.53kg (size medium)|