Santa Cruz Hightower

Overview

Just when we all thought the Hightower couldn’t get any better, well, it did. New specs for 2020 include RockShox suspension, race-ready aesthetics, updated geometry, and the much anticipated lower-link VPP suspension platform. Santa Cruz Reserve wheels put world-class performance within reach for more riders, and will definitely live up to the hype.

Specifications

  • 140mm (5.5") lower-link VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible up to 2.8
  • 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

Sizing

SizeRider Height
SM5’1” - 5’5”
MD5’5" - 5’9"
LG5’9" - 6’1"
XL6’0" - 6'4"
XXL6’4" - 6'7"

Rider Feedback

This bike - with the Reserve 30 carbon wheels leaves absolutely nothing to be desired for the demanding trail rider. Like a Tallboy on growth hormones, the Hightower 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 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 433mm, as is the 65.5 degree head tube angle, and 77 degree seat tube angle. The only thing you’ll want more of is more Hightower. For riders who love to send the gnar, huck-to-flat, and get Enduro - check out the new Megatower.