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
|SM||5’2” - 5’5”|
|MD||5’5" - 5’9"|
|LG||5’9" - 6’1"|
|XL||6’1" - 6'3"|
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.
The NEW 2018 Hightower - in Gloss Mango and Orange - Delicious...
The only thing more sexy than the lines on this bike, are the lines you'll send on your local trails.
Beefed up fork specs on many 2018 Hightowers include Fox 36 forks.
"like a Tallboy on growth hormones"
As always - Santa Cruz keeps things tidy and simple with their cable routing and layout.
SRAM Eagle and a custom stay protector mean your chain won't make a peep.
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS rear shocks are buttery.
FOX 36 F140 Performance Elite Fork on this X01 bike - with plenty of volume to give consistent performance.
The same damping as Fox's Factory series suspension - just no blingy stanchion coating.
Three-position compression damping and open mode adjust on the right side crown.
Easy toggle compression the damping on the rear shock for when you're feeling sensitive and need a little support.
An elegant flip-chip mounting point on the rear shock allows for easy bottom bracket height adjustment.
The forged machined upper link is light stiff and beautiful.
The part that everyone's been waiting for - Santa Cruz's new Reserve carbon wheels.
Reserve 27 carbon wheels have a 27 mm internal width perfect for a 2.3 to 2.4 tire.
Utilizing and tried-and-true steel spokes with externally accessible nipples,The Reserve wheels promise to be user-friendly and problem free for years.
A Maxxis Minion DHF EXO tire upfront will keep you glued to the ground.
DT Swiss 350 hubs are ubiquitous reliable, and lightweight.. What more could you want?
The Maxis minion at DHR II rear tire of provides excellent braking and accelerating traction with predictable cornering characteristics.
The Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Flat Bar Carbon (31.8 x 780mm) is perfect for this bike.
the Easton Haven 55mm stem is beautiful, strong and light.
SRAM Guide RSC are highly adjustable, powerful and reliable.
The Rock Shox Reverb 150mm stealth dropper post is ergonomically controlled by the new 1X under bar remote.