Santa Cruz Hightower C R Carbon 29" NX Eagle 2020

$4,300

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Description

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!

140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.

The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste.

And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.

The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.

Product Details

  • Riding Style: All Mountain
  • Material: Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle

Specifications

14.56kg / 32.1lbs Carbon C RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29" FOX Float Performance DPS SRAM NX Eagle SRAM NX Eagle SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL) SRAM PG1230 11-50t SRAM NX Eagle SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB SRAM Guide R Avid Centerline 180mm Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 Race Face Ride 50mm Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims DT Competition (32) Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR Stans Sealant 2oz Race Face Aeffect 150mm WTB Silverado Race Saddle

Store Info

Opening in North Liberty in 2007, Sugar Bottom Bikes has quickly established itself as one of the best bike shops in the Midwest. We achieve a balance of being welcoming and supportive to beginner cyclists while offering the service, knowledge, and products that elite riders expect.

Sugar Bottom Bikes hosts and supports numerous group rides, clinics, and events in the area to help promote cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly activity.

If you are from out of town we will gladly ship products to you, just send as an email and we'll let you know shipping cost.

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For faulty products, Sugar Bottom Bikes offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.

If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.

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