Hightower

Key Features

  • Available in: Aluminium, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 140mm
  • Priced from £2999 (MSRP)

Hightower

140mm | 29"

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Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play.

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it.  Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!  

140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.

The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste.

And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.

The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.

The technical info

We get it, you want to know every configuration, the geometry, and all the parts each of those comes with. So we've got you covered, below are PDFs with the geometry and kits that this bike comes in.

Configuration options

Hightower D / Aluminium / 29

Weight

16.26

kg

Price

£

3199

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Price

£3199GBP

Weight

16.26kg / 35.84lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox 35 Gold RL, 150mm,  29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Aeffect R

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap,  32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower R / Aluminium / 29

Weight

15.99

kg

Price

£

3599

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Price

£3599GBP

Weight

15.99kg / 35.26lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Aeffect R

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap,  32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower S / Aluminium / 29

Weight

15.81

kg

Price

£

4499

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Price

£4499GBP

Weight

15.81kg / 34.85lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm,  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Burgtec Alloy

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h

Rims

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Pro

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower R / Carbon C / 29

Weight

15.04

kg

Price

£

4499

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Price

£4499GBP

Weight

15.04kg / 33.15lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

RockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Aeffect R

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap,  32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower S / Carbon C / 29

Weight

14.86

kg

Price

£

5399

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Price

£5399GBP

Weight

14.86kg / 32.75lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm,  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars

Burgtec Alloy

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h

Rims

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Pro

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower XT / Carbon C / 29

Weight

14.76

kg

Price

£

6099

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Price

£6099GBP

Weight

14.76kg / 32.54lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX 36 Float Performance Elite,  150mm, 29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset

Shimano XT M8100, 30t

Cassette

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain

Shimano XT, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

Shimano XT 68/73mm

Brakes

Shimano XT

Brake Rotors

Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech,  203mm/180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h

Rims

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

14.04

kg

Price

£

6599

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Price

£6599GBP

Weight

14.04kg / 30.95lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm,  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rims

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Hightower XX1 RSV / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

13.74

kg

Price

£

9499

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Price

£9499GBP

Weight

13.74kg / 30.29lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm,  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette

SRAM XG1299 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub

i9 Hydra, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rims

Reserve 30 29" Carbon

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim D-light

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR  29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Finance this bike

Finance is available via V12 retail finance.
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