Santa Cruz Hightower C 27.5+ S Kit



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Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.  Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.  Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design they reserve for the heaviest hitters in the Santa Cruz model line up.  The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, Santa Cruz was able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 230 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon

*Please note the picture of the Red Hightower is shown with 29" Wheels


  • The 27.5-Plus version of the standard S kit
  • Rock Shox Pike 29 RC 150 Fork
  • SRAM GX 1x11 Derailleur
  • Shimano SLX M675 Brakes
  • Race Face Aeffect SL; 30t Cranks


Frame Material Carbon C
Fork Rock Shox Pike 29 RC 150
Shock Rock Shox Monarch RT
About The 27.5-Plus version of the standard S kit
Front Dérailleur N/A
Rear Dérailleur SRAM GX 1x11
Shifters SRAM GX
Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL; 30t
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1150 10-42
Chain SRAM PC1130
Brakes Shimano SLX M675
Brake Rotors Shimano RT66; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40, Integrated
Bars Race Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
Stem Raceface Turbine Basic
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub SRAM MTH 716 110x15
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746 148x12
Rims Easton AR 40, 27.5in, 32 hole
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Rear Tire Maxxis Ikon EXO, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.8
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.8
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race

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