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


SizeRider Height
SM5’2” - 5’5”
MD5’5" - 5’9"
LG5’9" - 6’1"
XL6’1" - 6'3"
XXL6'3" - 6'7"

Rider Feedback

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.