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Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C S SDS Reserve 29" Mountain Bike 2020
The most resilient of trail bikes, the Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C S SDS Reserve 29” Mountain Bike is a hardy off-road steed capable of handling any terrain thrust in its direction. Hardcore racers and dedicated enthusiasts alike will all benefit from the Megatowers 29-inch wheels, masses of travel and strong disposition.
The frame features a full carbon construction to promote natural levels of trail responsiveness, resilience and compliance. A VPP lower-link-mounted suspension system is then integrated neatly into the chassis design and, when combined with the 160mm of travel afforded by the rear shock, promotes ultimate levels of trail purchase and grip. This rear suspension concept is then supplemented by the FOX 36 Float Performance fork which facilitates irregular surface line selection via plush levels of cushioning.
A carefully considered geometry promotes versatile handling traits whatever the ground conditions but this can be refined via the integrated Flip Chips. These small, user alterable units are positioned in the rear linkage system and the rear dropouts to fine-tune the ride character based on the sub-genre of riding ahead.
The 29-inch wheels naturally afford the impression of rolling through, rather than over, obstacles but the Santa Cruz Reserve rims supplement this inborn quality. These rims amalgamate an advanced carbon construction and off-centre spoke drilling to increase impact resistance and strength. They are then partnered by the dependable, smooth-rolling DT Swiss 370 hubset to complete a hardy and robust wheel configuration.
A vast array of gear ratios are provided within the 12-speed cassette and this is actuated by the reliable and crisp clicks of the SRAM GX Eagle groupset. All of the riders effort is then translated directly into forward momentum by the stiff SRAM crank arms and the oversized DUB axle.
Braking is issued by a fully hydraulic set up with this delivering ultimately powerful but highly controllable stopping in any riding conditions. A RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost and Race Face bar and stem partnership then crown a comprehensive build sheet.
- The toughest trail bike in the Santa Cruz collection fuses big 29er wheels and long-travel suspension for the hardest hits on the roughest of rides
- Santa Cruz C Carbon full suspension frame with VPP lower-link mounted shock design
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ air rear shock, 160mm travel
- Flip Chip technology: User-adjustable features allow the rear suspension and the chainstay length to be adjusted depending on the terrain to be faced
- FOX 36 Float Performance suspension fork with 160mm travel
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29-inch carbon wheelset built with DT 370 boost hubset
- SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed groupset
- SRAM Code R hydraulic brake configuration
- RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6 dropper seatpost
- Race Face handlebar and stem
|Frame||Santa Cruz C Carbon with VPP lower-link mounted shock design | Threaded BB for convenience | Refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub | Shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock guard, and ribbed chainstay protector | Water bottle mounts inside the main frame|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm, 29”|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ air rear shock, 160mm travel|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 40mm|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm rise|
|Front Brake||SRAM Code R with Avid Centerline 200mm brake rotors|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Code R with Avid Centerline 200mm brake rotors|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Code R|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed|
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30 tooth chainring|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Front Wheel||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29-inch Carbon Rims, DT 370 hub 110 x 15mm thru-axle, 28 x DT Competition spokes|
|Rear Wheel||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29-inch Carbon Rims, DT 370 hub 148 x 12mm thru-axle, 28 x DT Competition spokes|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+ Tubeless Ready|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+ Tubeless Ready|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Manufacturer Claimed Weight||14.89kg / 32.83lbs (size medium)|