2020 Santa Cruz Megatower CC XT
Head Angle: 65º/64.7º
Wheel size: 29″
Designed for: Enduro/Freeduro
Shimano XT build kit
Fork: Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate 160 or 170mm
Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe
Headset: Cane Creek Inset 40
Bar: Raceface Next R
Stem: Raceface Turbine
Crank: Shimano MT900 12-speed 32 or 34t
Rear Dear.: Shimano XT Shadow+ M8100 12-speed
Cassette: Shimano XT M8100 12-speed 10-51t
Shifter: Shimano XT M8100 12-speed
Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 Trail
Post: Fox Transfer Performance
Wheels: DT350/DT481 hand built wheels
Tyre F: Maxxis Minion EXO 3C TR
Tyre R: Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR
Saddle: SDG Duster
The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.
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The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.
Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.
In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution – either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.
The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.
The Ripley is our snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29” trail bike.Its combination of modern geometry, a stiff lightweight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel, means it’s equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.
|Frame Material||Carbon Fiber Monocoque|
|Frame Weight||5lbs (M, w/o shock)|
|Wheel Size||29” / up to 2.6” tires|
|Front Travel||120-140mm forks|
|Boost Axles||148mm rear / 110mm front|
|Rear Brake||160mm post mount / 203mm max rotor|
|Chainstay Length||432mm (17 inches)|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded (73mm English threaded)|
|Tapered Headtube||ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower|
|Colors||Matte Braaap or Blue Steel|
|Sizes||S / M / L / XL|
Performance Build Kit Fork: Fox Performance 34 130 Shock: Fox Performance DPS Headset: Cane Creek 40 Bar: IBIS Alloy 780 Stem: IBIS Alloy 60mm Crank: SRAM Descendent DUB 32t Rear Der.: SRAM GX Eagle Cassette: Sram 1275 Eagle 10X50 Shifter: Sram GX Eagle Brakes: Shimano Deore 4-piston Post: Bike Yoke Revive Wheels: IBIS 938 Alloy Tire Front: Minion DHF 2.3″ Tire Rear: Aggressor 2.3″ Saddle: WTB Silverado
Frame spec Travel: 120mm/130mm Wheel size: 29" Suspension: Split Pivot Designed for: TrailSize: SM, MD, LG, XL Colour: Lime/Black, White/Black
The SB100 is a strong XC climbing machine, but the gravity-inspired geometry, 120mm Fox 34 Step-Cast fork and meaty tires are all trail.
The result is a perfect blend of pedaling efficiency with downhill prowess. We redesigned the Switch Infinity mechanism specifically for 100mm of travel – it’s light, and tucks behind the seat tube so we can accommodate a water bottle in the front triangle. Big days require big bottles. Instead of chasing featherweight on the build, we spec’d the bike as we tested it – Fox Transfer post, Maxxis 2.3 tires, and 180mm front rotor. It’s still light, but also right.
Frame spec Travel: 3.9" (100mm) Weight: 5.50 lbs (2.50 kg) Wheel size: 29" Suspension: Switch Infinity Designed for: XC, TrailSize: SM, MD, LG, XL Colour: Black / Turquoise
Frame spec Travel: 160mm
Head Angle: 65º/64.7º Wheel size: 29" Designed for: Enduro/Freeduro
GX build kit Fork: Rockshox Lyrik RC2 160mm Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe air or coil Headset: Cane Creek Inset 40 Bar: Burgtec RideWide Alloy Stem: Raceface Turbine Crank: Sram GX Eagle Dub Rear Dear.: Sram GX Eagle Cassette: Sram XG1275 10-50T Shifter: Sram GX Eagle Brakes: Sram Code R Post: Fox Transfer Performance Wheels: DT350/DT481 hand built wheels Tyre F: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ Tyre R: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ Saddle: WTB Volt Race
Frame spec Travel: 170mm Wheel size: 27.5" Designed for: Trail, Freeride