Santa Cruz Hightower C 29 S

2016
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Description

You lie in bed at night and dream of a bike that can really do it all—climb the tallest backcountry passes with ease, tear through the rootiest, rockiest tracks, and slingshot out of corners when you get on the gas. Wake up and meet Santa Cruz's Hightower C 29. Its C-carbon frame is as light, responsive, and strong as it gets, while the 135mm VPP suspension annihilates any and all terrain that gets in your way. These combine to give the Hightower the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon and seamlessly adapt to the trails and style you ride, from the rocky peaks of the Dolomites to the rain forests of British Columbia. If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens, and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then the fast-rolling 29-inch Easton wheels are the big ticket. The Hightower S rocks a 140mm-travel Pike and a solidly reliable SRAM GX 1 x 11-speed drivetrain. The one-by drivetrain means the chainstays are as short as possible, while the headtube angle and longer reach combine to create a dreadnought that can roll over anything that dare lay in your path.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Santa Cruz Hightower 29 geometry chart

Learn about dropper posts

Dropper post

Pedals sold separately

Specifications

Frame
Santa Cruz C carbon, 135mm-travel, 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Fork
Rock Shox Pike 29 RC 140mm travel, 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Headset
Cane Creek 40, integrated
Rear Shock
Rock Shox Monarch RT
Rims/Wheels
Easton AR 27, 32 hole
Hubs
SRAM; Front: MTH 716; Rear: SRAM MTH 746
Spokes
DT Swiss Champion
Tires
Maxxis Minion, Tubeless Ready, 29x2.3
Crankset
Race Face Aeffect SL
Chainrings
30T
Chain
SRAM PC1130
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX
Rear Cogs
SRAM XG1150, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters
SRAM GX
Handlebars
Race Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
Tape/Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem
Raceface Turbine Basic
Brake Levers
Shimano SLX M675
Brakes
Shimano SLX M675, Shimano RT66 180mm rotors
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm travel
Accessories & Extras
Stan's sealant