The Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C R Complete Mountain Bike is a shredalicious carbon bike with a reasonable price tag, thanks to budget-friendly components that compliment the smooth, sexy carbon frame. It's a downhill machine that likes to dabble in climbs, thanks to the slacker head tube and steeper seat tube angles. The new Glovebox™ makes it easy to access all of your essentials and each size features its own unique chainstay length and frame stiffness for a supremely balanced ride. You've definitely seen Santa Cruz bikes on your local trails, it's time you found out what the hype is all about.
Carbon C Frame – A minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.
Lower-Link Mounted VPP® Suspension – VPP is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines. This redesign mounts the shock lower on the bike, making for an even better ride quality.
Fox Float DPS Performance Rear Shock – Performance Series FLOAT DPS shocks have fewer adjustments than Factory Series (no Open mode adjust tuning range), and have black anodized air sleeve and body instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.
Shock Adjustments – Lever Actuated Open, Medium, Firm Modes, Air Spring Pressure, External Rebound
The Glovebox™ – Seal whatever you want to carry on your ride inside your downtube. Secure and easy to access, the Glovebox™ has a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse inside, to help organize your stuff too. Simply cavernous!
Integrated Flip Chip for HI / LO Geometry Setting
Size-Specific Chainstay Lengths
145mm Rear Travel
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
Bottle Cage Mount
Cane Creek 40 Integrated Headset
Internal Brake and Dropper Cable Routing
SRAM DUB Threaded Bottom Bracket
RockShox Lyrik Base | 150mm – Built on a deep foundation of adventure, Lyrik is the most versatile fork in the RockShox lineup. With the perfect range of travel for an all-mountain workhorse, Lyrik prioritized weight while maintaining that all-critical stiffness and prowess on the descents.
Fork Adjustments – Charger 3 damper with independant high speed / low speed compression adjustment.
SRAM NX Eagle – It's how you start that matters. Whether you're discovering the mountain for the first time or you're an MTB lifer searching for a no-nonsense, no-worries 1x drivetrain, SRAM NX Eagle is ready for action and ready to take you there. NX Eagle brings you a wide range of gear choices engineered for simplicity and durability, so you can focus on what matters most-the ride ahead. German engineered and proudly bearing the SRAM Eagle stamp of approval, NX Eagle is ready to let the world know what real riding feels like.
Avid CenterLine Front Rotor | 200mm – The new CenterLine Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.
Avid Centerline Rear Rotor | 180mm – The new CenterLine Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.
SRAM G2 R Brakes – The internals of R function the same as SRAM's higher end offerings, but with a simplified shell. G2 R features 7% more power than our Guide Brake. More power means a lighter touch when applying braking power and better control.
Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims Laced to SRAM MTH Hubs – Tough hubs connected to light and burly aluminum rims--this is a trail-ripping setup that's ready to absorb all the trail action you see. With great feel and even better durability, these wheels won't disappoint.
Maxxis Minion DHR II Rear Tire – A real rider's tire choice, these Minions bring a mix of rolling resistance, wear, and performance that can't be beat. With MaxxGrip up front and MaxxTerra compound on the rear and durable EXO sidewalls, this is a no-compromise rubber setup
SDG Tellis Dropper Post – An absolute workhorse. A dropper post and remote combo with unsurpassed durability, reliability and simplicity all in one competitively priced package.
RaceFace Aeffect R Handlebar 780mm
Price and Spec Subject to Change
Used For:Trail, All-Mountain / Enduro
Gearing:1 x 12
Frame Material:Carbon Fiber
Brake Type:Hydraulic Disc
Water Bottle Mounts:1
Fork:RockShox Lyrik Base
Stanchion Diameter (mm):36
Front Travel (mm):150
Rear Shock:Fox Float Performance DPS
Rear Travel (mm):145
Shifters:SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur:SRAM NX Eagle
Crankset:SRAM Descendant Eagle 30t
Cassette:SRAM PG1230 11 - 50t
Chain:SRAM NX Eagle
Bottom Bracket:SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded
Brake Levers:SRAM G2 R
Brake Calipers:SRAM G2 R
Rotors:Avid Centerline 200mm \ 180mm
Headset:Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Handlebar:RaceFace Aeffect R
Bar Tape/Grips:Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Stem:Burgtec Enduro MK3
Saddle:WTB Silverado CroMo
Seatpost:SDG Tellis Dropper
Wheelset:Raceface AR Offset 30
Hubs:SRAM MTH 716
Front Tire:Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxGrip EXO 29" x 2 .4"
Rear Tire:Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Maxx-Terra EXO 29 x 2.4"
Warranty:Limited Lifetime (Frame)