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Santa Cruz 2020 Hightower - The "does-it-all-well" companion

Where ever you find yourself, the all the 2020 Hightower tags along and keeps you stoked. This bike's do-it-all capabilities have been married to the bike since it's inception. Coupled with the all new lower link VPP design, new modern geometry, and just

Wherever you find yourself, the all new 2020 Hightower tags along and keeps you stoked. This bike's do-it-all/ride-it-all capabilities have been married to the bike since it's inception. Coupled with the all new lower link VPP design and new modern geometry, the 2020 Hightower will smooth out those small bumps, keep you confident and comfortable on those steep descents, flow on those beautiful bike park trails, and help you along on those long dragging climbs so you're ready and stoked for what the trail holds ahead. 

And now a word from Santa Cruz...

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. 

For additional details and build kits, visit the Santa Cruz web page: Hightower

For more info or if you would like to purchase a Santa Cruz Hightower, please give us a call at 208-947-0017.

Or shoot us a message here in our Webchat down in the bottom right corner of your screen!

 

 

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