2020 Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC Frame Only
- Frame material: Carbon CC
- Wheel size: 29″
- Front travel: 150-160mm
- Rear travel: 140mm
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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.
Desert, Highland Blue
Large, Medium, X-Large
TURQ Series carbon fiber frame, Switch Infinity suspension technology, press-fit BB92, internally tunneled cable routing, 148mm x 12mm BOOST dropouts, sealed enduro max pivot bearings, integrated derailleur hanger, and axle.Fox Float X2 Factory air shock 170mm Fork compatible 150mm Rear Travel 29 Wheels 64.5 HTA 77 STA 433mm Chain Stay Colour: Turquoise, Raw Carbon
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|
It’s time for high pivot technology to make the leap from world cup downhill tracks to your local trail network. At 130mm of rear wheel travel, the Druid is a wolf in sheep's clothing. With geometry that balances stability and agility, the Druid is adaptable; nimble enough to hammer out trail rides after work and burly enough for weekend shuttles. Its high pivot Trifecta suspension platform has the ability to generate grip and pop almost simultaneously while offering an unworldly ability to absorb the big hits. All over the mountain, the more you ask of the Druid, the more it gives.
Frame spec Travel: 130mm Recommended Fork Travel: 140/150mm Wheel size: 29" Suspension: Trifecta Designed for: Aggressive TrailSize: SM, MD, LG, XL Colour: Cosmic Eggplant/ Mr. Brownstone/ Blue Steel