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Santa Cruz Hightower


Santa Cruz Hightower

29" | 27.5+ | 135mm Travel

The Tallboy LTc grew up. And it's badder, faster, and ready to eat up trails.

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Santa Cruz Hightower


Santa Cruz Hightower

29" | 27.5+ | 135mm Travel

The Tallboy LTc grew up. And it's badder, faster, and ready to eat up trails.

Brand new from Santa Cruz... The Hightower.

The Tallboy LTc grew up. And it's here to kick ass, take names, and shred trails.

Santa Cruz Hightower 27.5+ / Shimano Di2

Now available AT GBS

On Monday, a box arrived at GBS, along with a phone call to keep our traps shut until Tuesday. We could build it, photograph it, and get amped about the new shiny, but we couldn't tell a soul until the official release. After riding this sexy bike around a bit, maybe we don't want to share it with the world... maybe it's just too much fun and we want it all to ourselves!

Nah, that's selfish.

Why Di2? Because we're weak for shiny, that's why. Shimano's XTR Di2 is the drivetrain. It's ultra-precise, as fast as lightning, and just fun. Coupled with some beefcake 2.8" Nobby Nic tires from Schwalbe, mounted up to our new favorite--Nox Kitsuma wide carbon hoops, this bike is a beast ready to demolish your way down Lower Porcupine Singletrack, bomb through rock gardens, or just sail through whatever terrain you find before you.

To top it all off: our demos are in the mail.

Frameset:

  • Frame: Santa Cruz Hightower CC
  • Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 140
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch Debonair

Drivetrain:

  • Cranks: RaceFace Next SL with Raceface 32t Direct Mount Narrow-Wide
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9050
  • Shifter: Shimano XTR M9050
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR M9000 11-40
  • Chain: Shimano XTR M9000
  • Fully complimented with a custom-integrated battery in the steerer tube of the fork

Components:

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Enve 60mm
  • Handlebar: Enve DH, 800mm
  • Grips: ODI Aaron Gwin
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR
  • Rotors: Shimano XTR RT99 Freeza 160r/180f
  • Seatpost: KS Lev Integra 150
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Pro

Wheels:

  • Hubs: DT Swiss 350 Boost
  • Rims: Nox Composites Kitsuma - 35mm inner width
  • Held together by DT Swiss Competition double-butted wire bits
  • Gaining mad traction with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8" tires

Weight:

26.7 pounds. As. Seen. Here.

It's okay to drool.

 

A first for Santa Cruz in their short-travel bikes, they've made the Hightower even more versatile. The lower eyelet includes an offset chip: feeling the need for speed? Flip it for a lower BB, slacker angles, and easy-cruisin'. Want a little more clearance, steeper angles, and tighter turning? Flip it the other way and get a higher BB for the climbs, or tighter trails.

With Di2, your cockpit really does not get much cleaner. Two brakes, one dropper. That's about all you'll see. #soclean

Its 17.25" chainstays make for a wheelie good time while providing gobs of clearance for meaty tires.

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New - Pivot 429 Trail


Pivot 429 Trail

29" | 116mm

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New - Pivot 429 Trail


Pivot 429 Trail

29" | 116mm

Carbon. Stiff. Trail-tuned suspension. All new.

It's here. And ready to be ridden hard, and put away wet.

Pivot Mach 429 Trail

 

The first in the country.

We received word that the 429 Trail was released... And expected ETA was mid-July. Three days later, a strange box arrived at the shop with the legendary Phoenix logo all over the box. We looked at each other confused, we hadn't ordered anything recently from Pivot. Could this... no, could it be?

It was. The first Mach 429 Trail to land in the country. Not just that, but with their stunning Shimano XTR 1x11 build, DT Swiss Carbon wheels, and the first fully Boost frame and fork to come through the shop.

 

Let's dive under the hood and see what this baby's made of...

Frameset:

  • Frame: Pivot Mach 429 Trail - white, medium
  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Kashima 130mm
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Kashima

Drivetrain:

  • Cranks: Shimano XTR M9000
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9000
  • Shifter: Shimano XTR M9000
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR M9000 11-40
  • Chain: Shimano XTR M9000

Components:

  • Headset: Pivot Precision sealed bearing
  • Stem: Pivot Phoenix Team
  • Handlebar: Pivot Phoenix Carbon riser
  • Grips: Pivot Phoenix lock-on
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail M9000
  • Rotors: Shimano XT IceTech
  • Seatpost: KS Lev Integra 125
  • Saddle: WTB Pivot Vigo Team

Wheels:

  • Hubs: BOOST! DT 240s
  • Rims: DT XMC 1200 Carbon
  • Gaining traction with Maxxis Ardent 2.25" and 2.4"

Weight:

26.02 pounds. As built.

Giggity.

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