Santa Cruz Megatower
In the race to see who could build the biggest, baddest 29” enduro bike, Santa Cruz didn’t rush anything to market. They took their time crafting and perfecting not only one of the most devastatingly fast EWS race bikes the world has ever seen, but also a well-mannered trail-slaying daily driver. With a nicely balanced 160mm of travel front and rear, highly adjustable geometry, and a downright rock-solid chassis, this lower-link driven trophy truck is sure to take your riding to the next level. The future of mountain biking is here - and it’s mega.
- 160mm (6.3") lower link driven VPP suspension
- 148mm BOOST Rear Axle Spacing
- 15mm x 110mm thru-axle 160mm travel fork
- 29" wheels - clear up to 2.6” tires depending on dropout/wheel configuration
- Stable, 64.7° Head angle in Low position - 65° in the High position
- Nimble, 436mm chainstay in short position - 446mm in long position
- Efficient, 76° seat tube angle for optimal body position
- C and CC Series frame options use Mid and High modulus fiber respectively
- Internal carbon tubes ensure hassle-free routing of all control lines
- ISCG-05 Chainguide included on all build kits
- Maxxis SilkShield or EXO+ tires included on all kits
- Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL - fits riders 5’2” - 6’7”
- Threaded external Bottom Bracket
- SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Build kit option available!
- Complete bikes starting at $4499
|SM||5’2” - 5'5”|
|MD||5’5" - 5'9"|
|LG||5’9" - 6’1"|
|XL||6’0" - 6'4"|
|XXL||6’4" - 6'7"|
|Frame Only Carbon Air||$3399|
|Frame Only Carbon Coil||$3399|
|C R SRAM NX||$4499|
|C S SRAM GX||$5399|
|C Shimano XT Air||$6199|
|C Shimano XT Coil||$6199|
|CC SRAM X01 Air||$7499|
|CC SRAM X01 Coil||$7499|
|CC SRAM XX1 RSV||$10599|
Rider: GBS Sales Tech - Reilly Harbach
Q: What are three words that best describe your Megatower?
A: Well-rounded, plush, and fast.
Q: How would you compare the Megatower to the other bikes you've owned in the past?
A: I previously owned a Santa Cruz 5010, and before that, the Hightower LT. The Megatower compares more directly to the Hightower LT, it has the same wheel size but a little bit more travel. With the new lower-link VPP design the Megatower pedals a lot better than the LT despite the added travel. Not only does this platform pedal more efficient it also provides more mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance. Going through the rough stuff it does not move through the travel quite as quickly, it's a bit more stable, and overall it corners way better. If you haven't already throw a leg over the Megatower!
Q: With so many solid options in this category, what persuaded you to decide on the Megatower?
A: I enjoyed the Megatower more than the Firebird 29 or the SB150 from a fit standpoint combined with my preference for the VPP suspension design. The Megatower strikes a perfect balance between its ability to get off the ground while remaining highly stable bombing sketchy terrain. You also have flip-chips to change geometry and ride charteristics to preference.
Point and shoot. The Megatower is poised to handle just about anything the trail can put in front of you.
Aggressive, but perfectly balanced. This bike is as good as they come.
The lower link driven frame design borrowed from the Nomad, Bronson and V10 is a clear sign that this bike means business.
Available in C and CC carbon builds, in gloss Forest Service Green or Matte Black - there's a configuration for every rider and budget.
The short, burly headtube with integrated headset is clean and keeps the front end low.
Santa Cruz's signature VPP linkage is solid and user-friendly - oh, and the bearings are guaranteed for life.
No whacky doo-dads involved in tweaking the geometry, just a fail-proof 2-piece flip chip and a beefy 6mm bolt.
The Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock plush, adjustable and delightfully simple. No engineering degree required to get your shock dialed.
Get as rowdy as you want. Chainring protection and chain retention are two less things to worry about.
The 148mm spaced, fully unified rear triangle gives plenty of clearance all around, and keeps things stiff.
A newly designed chainstay protector with a raised profile deadens all of the noise.
Cable routing is perfect, and the adjustable rear geometry makes this one of the most versatile, customizable bikes yet.
With 200mm Code brakes front and rear, you can brake later and scrub speed more efficiently.
A downtube protector gives you one less thing to worry about when ripping shuttle laps.
Reserve 30 wheels are a worthy upgrade. A bomb-proof design, covered by a lifetime warranty.
Reverb dropper posts use travel specific to the size of the frame.
High-volume, ultra-powerful brakes aren't just a luxury - they're a necessity.
The Fox 36 suspension fork carries 160mm of highly adjustable travel, in a super stout chassis.
800mm x 35mm riser bars give you confident control, and all-day ergonomics.
Tried and true tread, with a tough new EXO+ casing on all CC builds.
3C tread compound front and rear for maximum cornering and braking performance.
Megatower demo bikes are available! Specs as photographed here - CC X01 Reserve. Call 303-278-6545 for full details, or to make a reservation.