Santa Cruz Megatower

Overview

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.

Specifications

  • 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

Sizing

SizeRider Height
SM5’2” - 5'5”
MD5’5" - 5'9"
LG5’9" - 6’1"
XL6’0" - 6'4"
XXL6’4" - 6'7"


Rider Q&A

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 geometry 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.

Megatower demo bikes are available! Specs as photographed here - CC X01 Reserve. Call 303-278-6545 for full details, or to make a reservation.