Santa Cruz Hightower 29


Just when we all thought the Hightower couldn’t get any better, well, it did. New specs for 2018 include Fox Racing Shox suspension, race-ready aesthetics, and the option for a much anticipated carbon wheel upgrade. Santa Cruz Reserve wheels put world-class performance within reach for more riders, and will definitely live up to the hype.


  • 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


SizeRider Height
SM5’2” - 5’5”
MD5’5" - 5’9"
LG5’9" - 6’1"
XL6’1" - 6'3"

Rider Feedback

This bike - with the Reserve 27 carbon wheels leaves absolutely nothing to be desired for the demanding trail rider. Like a Tallboy on growth hormones, the Hightower 29 tackles anything in its path, whether on the up - or the down. For modern trail riders who love to earn their turns, a bike like the Hightower 29 rewards every effort on the climbs with predictable, efficient pedalling. Frame geometry is dialed for the all-round’r - giving you just the right balance of quickness and stability. Chainstay length is just right at 435mm, as is the 67 degree headtube angle and 74.3 degree seat angle. The only thing you’ll want more of is more Hightower. For riders who love to send the gnar, and huck-to-flat, and get Enduro AF - check out the new Hightower LT.