Santa Cruz Hightower Plus


When folks come into GBS looking for a wickedly versatile trail bike, it’s inevitable that the Hightower is mentioned. With just the right combination of suspension travel, sharp geometry, and useful features - the Hightower is always a front runner for the one-bike-to-do-it-all customer.


Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtube Integrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length200mm
Fork Compatibility140mm, 150mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size3.0"
Brake TypesIS-mount disc
Water Bottle Mounts1 - main triangle


SizeRider Height
SM5’3” - 5’7”
MD5’7" - 5’11"
LG5’11" - 6’3"
XL6’3" - 6'6"

Rider Feedback

"I rented one of these bikes last summer to do a big multi-day ride with my friends in the high country. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into, but the bike certainly looked fun, and seemed to fit me well. All I knew was that I certainly needed something better than my old hardtail for what we were going to be doing. By the end of day three, I was so tuned-in to this bike with the big tires, and felt surprisingly good (better than my buddies - I could tell) After that trip, I was convinced. I sold my hardtail and got a Hightower".

Dan S. - GBS Bike rental customer