Santa Cruz Hightower LT
When the Santa Cruz pro enduro racers needed just a little bit more than what the regular Hightower had to offer, they created the new Hightower LT. With an extra 15mm of rear wheel travel, and a 29’r only design, this was exactly the bike they needed to tackle the big mountains.
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
- 15mm thru-axle fork
- 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"|
|XXL||6'3" - 6'7"|
At first glance, this bike looks like a big-wheeled Bronson. In some ways, this is true - but it definitely has a unique character. The low standover height, and short seat tube carry over from the regular Hightower, as well as the insanely low stack height. This means a lot of space to play around with riding position.. The LT is active in it’s travel, and never harsh - using Santa Cruz’s latest VPP suspension linkage. The bike pedals better than expected, and is impressively light for it’s size. This bike will definitely give the Yeti 5.5 a run for it’s money. A bonus for taller riders is the 170mm dropper post spec’d on the XL and XXL frames.
The Hightower LT CC - in Gloss Wicklow Green and Black - with the X01 Eagle kit
Santa Cruz is no stranger to the long-travel 29'r category. The LT is the culmination of years of experience.
New for 2018 is the Fox 36 Elite Performance Elits suspension on all CC X01 level bikes. XX1 bikes use the Factory series.
Color-matched decals custom made by Santa Cruz to maximize style points.
Alloy anodized compression adjusters, and a low-speed compression adjustment on the fork.
The new DPX2 shock is refined for performance, and user-friendly adjustability.
Simple, clean lines tie the frame together in one beautiful, unified structure..
A roomy cockpit allows you to throw your weight around a bit.
Classic style, and maximum toughness. Santa Cruz bikes just make sense.
The LT stands for Long Travel. 150mm on 29" wheels means no more excuses.
A shop favorite: SRAM X01 Eagle. Unstoppable.
DT 350 hubs are simple, refined, and elegant.
A 170mm Reverb comes stock on the two biggest sizes. Get low.
The New Reverb lever - the innovations continue.
Hightower LT C S bikes are available to demo, right here at GBS!
Guide RSC Brakes continue to impress.
E-Thirteen TRS Rims are a burly choice for this bike. Time will tell, but we think they're gonna be good.
Maxxis DHR WT Front.
Maxxis DHR WT Rear.