Hightower

Key Features

  • Available in: Aluminium, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 140mm
  • Priced from £2899 (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

15.81

kg

Price

£

3099

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Price

£3099GBP

Weight

15.81kg / 34.85lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle 12spd

Shifters

SRAM SX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM CN SX Eagle 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Aeffect 150mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

Hightower R / Aluminium / 29

Weight

15.64

kg

Price

£

3599

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Price

£3599GBP

Weight

15.64kg / 34.48lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM PG1230 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Guide R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Aeffect 150mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

Hightower S / Aluminium / 29

Weight

15.43

kg

Price

£

4399

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Price

£4399GBP

Weight

15.43kg / 34.02lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 370 15x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 370 12x148 XD 32h

Rims

Race Face AR Offset 30 29"  Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

Hightower R / Carbon C / 29

Weight

14.56

kg

Price

£

4499

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Price

£4499GBP

Weight

14.56kg / 32.1lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM PG1230 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Guide R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Aeffect 150mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

Hightower S / Carbon C / 29

Weight

14.30

kg

Price

£

5399

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Price

£5399GBP

Weight

14.3kg / 31.53lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Aeffect R 35x780

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve  upgrade)

Rear Hub

DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve  upgrade)

Rims

Race Face AR Offset 30 29"  Rims

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

Hightower X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

13.59

kg

Price

£

6599

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Price

£6599GBP

Weight

13.59kg / 29.96lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 150mm  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm  (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x800

Stem

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 15x110 28H Torque Cap

Rear Hub

DT 350 148x12 28h XD

Rims

Race Face ARC Offset 30 29"  Rims

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

 

Hightower XTR / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

13.34

kg

Price

£

8399

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Price

£8399GBP

Weight

13.34kg / 29.41lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 150mm  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd

Shifters

Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec

Crankset

E13 TRSr, 30T, Boost, 170mm (S-L),  175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51

Chain

Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link

Bottom Bracket

E13 BSA BB

Brakes

Shimano XTR M9120

Brake Rotors

Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors,  Centerlock, 180mm

Headset

Chris King DropSet 3 Black

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x800

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap,  Centerlock, 28h

Rear Hub

i9 Hydra, 12x148, MicroSpline,  Centerlock, 28h

Rims

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim -  29 28h

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

 

Hightower XX1 AXS Reserve / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

13.44

kg

Price

£

9399

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Price

£9399GBP

Weight

13.44kg / 29.63lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 150mm  29"

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd

Shifters

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd

Crankset

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 30t -  170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd  10-50t

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Chris King DropSet 3 Black

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x800

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Rear Hub

i9 Hydra, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rims

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim -  29 28h

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2  29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

Finance this bike

Finance is available via V12 retail finance.
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