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The mountain bike distilled.

The newest version of the Hightower remains Santa Cruz's greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into our most all-terrain of bikes. Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability. If you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator.

Engineering Details

Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz's Engineers’ Greatest Hits

Not all frames are created equal. Hightower represents Santa Cruz’s greatest hits, showcasing our design, engineering, and performance prowess.

Lower Link Assembly

The highly-sculpted and optimized Lower Link (A) houses a geometry adjusting Flip Chip (B) and beefy Pivot Axles (C) to virtually eliminate lateral flex.

Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike
Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike

Upper Link Assembly

Santa Cruz only uses the highest quality Enduro MAX or TPX sealed, radial bearings (A) and premium fasteners (B) for our linkage assemblies. They’re easy to properly torque and maintain, plus we offer free replacement bearings for life.

One-Piece Swingarm

VPP suspension utilizes a one-piece swingarm that eliminates the need for pivots on the stays, creating a stout, bulletproof rear end for accurate tracking and superior performance

Santa Cruz mountain bike
Santa Cruz mountain bike

Carbon Mastery

The Sag Window (A), Glovebox (B) and internal cable tunnels (not shown) demonstrate Santa Cruz’s expertise at combining practical function with carbon design and manufacturing artistry.

The Sum of the Parts

In isolation, all these things are great—together with fanatical suspension tuning, a premium build spec, and a meticulous attention-to-detail, they’re transcendent.

Santa Cruz mountain bikes

Specifications

Kit
  • R
  • Price $5499USD
    Weight 14.52kg / 32.02lbs
    Material Carbon C
    Fork RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm
    Shock FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55
    Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Crankset SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t
    Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
    Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
    Brakes SRAM G2 R
    Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
    Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    Bars RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm
    Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
    Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
    Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR
    Tubes Reserve Tubeless Sealant
    Seat Post SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
    Seat WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

    Geometry

    High

    S M L XL XXL
    Reach 430 455 475 495 520
    Stack 611 625 634 652 665
    Head Tube Angle 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8°
    Seat Tube Length 380 405 430 460 500
    Front Center 752 783 807 836 867
    BB Height 342 342 342 342 342
    BB Drop 31 31 31 31 31
    Wheelbase 1183 1217 1244 1276 1310
    Rear Center 431 434 437 440 443
    Head Tube Length 100 115 125 145 160
    Top Tube Length 571 599 626 647 674
    Seat Tube Angle 77° 77° 76.7° 76.9° 76.9°
    Standover Height 706 708 711 714 719

    Low

    S M L XL XXL
    Reach 427 452 472 492 517
    Stack 613 627 636 654 668
    Head Tube Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
    Seat Tube Length 380 405 430 460 500
    Front Center 752 783 807 836 867
    BB Height 339 338 338 338 338
    BB Drop 34 34 34 34 34
    Wheelbase 1183 1218 1245 1276 1311
    Rear Center 432 435 438 441 444
    Head Tube Length 100 115 125 145 160
    Top Tube Length 572 600 627 648 675
    Seat Tube Angle 76.7° 76.7° 76.4° 76.6° 76.7°
    Standover Height 701 703 706 709 714

    Santa Cruz Hightower 3 R-Kit Carbon 29er Mountain Bike

    Hightower 3 R-Kit Carbon 29er Mountain Bike

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    The mountain bike distilled.

    The newest version of the Hightower remains Santa Cruz's greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into our most all-terrain of bikes. Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability. If you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator.

    Engineering Details

    Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike

    Santa Cruz's Engineers’ Greatest Hits

    Not all frames are created equal. Hightower represents Santa Cruz’s greatest hits, showcasing our design, engineering, and performance prowess.

    Lower Link Assembly

    The highly-sculpted and optimized Lower Link (A) houses a geometry adjusting Flip Chip (B) and beefy Pivot Axles (C) to virtually eliminate lateral flex.

    Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike
    Santa Cruz Hightower Mountain Bike

    Upper Link Assembly

    Santa Cruz only uses the highest quality Enduro MAX or TPX sealed, radial bearings (A) and premium fasteners (B) for our linkage assemblies. They’re easy to properly torque and maintain, plus we offer free replacement bearings for life.

    One-Piece Swingarm

    VPP suspension utilizes a one-piece swingarm that eliminates the need for pivots on the stays, creating a stout, bulletproof rear end for accurate tracking and superior performance

    Santa Cruz mountain bike
    Santa Cruz mountain bike

    Carbon Mastery

    The Sag Window (A), Glovebox (B) and internal cable tunnels (not shown) demonstrate Santa Cruz’s expertise at combining practical function with carbon design and manufacturing artistry.

    The Sum of the Parts

    In isolation, all these things are great—together with fanatical suspension tuning, a premium build spec, and a meticulous attention-to-detail, they’re transcendent.

    Santa Cruz mountain bikes

    Specifications

    Kit
  • R
  • Price $5499USD
    Weight 14.52kg / 32.02lbs
    Material Carbon C
    Fork RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm
    Shock FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55
    Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Crankset SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t
    Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
    Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
    Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
    Brakes SRAM G2 R
    Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm
    Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
    Bars RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm
    Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
    Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
    Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR
    Tubes Reserve Tubeless Sealant
    Seat Post SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
    Seat WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

    Geometry

    High

    S M L XL XXL
    Reach 430 455 475 495 520
    Stack 611 625 634 652 665
    Head Tube Angle 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8°
    Seat Tube Length 380 405 430 460 500
    Front Center 752 783 807 836 867
    BB Height 342 342 342 342 342
    BB Drop 31 31 31 31 31
    Wheelbase 1183 1217 1244 1276 1310
    Rear Center 431 434 437 440 443
    Head Tube Length 100 115 125 145 160
    Top Tube Length 571 599 626 647 674
    Seat Tube Angle 77° 77° 76.7° 76.9° 76.9°
    Standover Height 706 708 711 714 719

    Low

    S M L XL XXL
    Reach 427 452 472 492 517
    Stack 613 627 636 654 668
    Head Tube Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
    Seat Tube Length 380 405 430 460 500
    Front Center 752 783 807 836 867
    BB Height 339 338 338 338 338
    BB Drop 34 34 34 34 34
    Wheelbase 1183 1218 1245 1276 1311
    Rear Center 432 435 438 441 444
    Head Tube Length 100 115 125 145 160
    Top Tube Length 572 600 627 648 675
    Seat Tube Angle 76.7° 76.7° 76.4° 76.6° 76.7°
    Standover Height 701 703 706 709 714
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    • Purple / Medium 5'5"-5'9": 1-SC808401 1-SC808401
    • Purple / Large 5'9"-6'2": 1-SC1064762808401 1-SC1064762808401
    • Purple / X-Large 6'1"-6'4": 1-SC8084011 1-SC8084011
    • Green / Large 5'9"-6'2": 1-SC3808401 1-SC3808401