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.
- Available in Carbon CC
- Wheel size:29″
- Front travel:150mm
- Rear travel:145mm
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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!
145mm 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.
|Frame||Santa Cruz Hightower CC, Desert, Large, 2020|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2.1|
|Shock||Rockshox Super Deluxe Air|
|Headset||Cane Creek S40|
|Bar||Raceface Next R|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine R|
|Crank||SRAM GX Alloy DUB|
|Rear Der.||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle 10-52T 12spd|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM CODE RSC (200mm rotors)|
|Post||Fox Factory Transfer 150mm 2020|
|Wheels||Industry Nine Classic / DT Swiss XM481|
|Tire Front||GoodYear Newton ST EN Ultimate 29×2.6|
|Tire Rear||GoodYear Newton EN Ultimate 29×2.6|
|Frame:||FACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel|
|Fork:||FOX FACTORY 36 FIT4 29, 150MM|
|Shock:||FOX FACTORY FLOAT DPS, 150MM|
|Bar:||RACEFACE SIXC, CARBON BAR 31.8MM|
|Stem:||RACEFACE ATLAS STEM 50MM|
|Crank:||Praxis forged M30, custom offset|
|Rear Der:||SRAM X01 AXS Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette:||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|Shifter:||SRAM X01 AXS Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide RSC, hydraulic disc, 180mm/180mm|
|Post:||X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, S: 125mm, M/L: 150mm, XL: 170mm|
|Wheels:||CRANK BROTHERS, E11 SYNTHESIS CARBON WHEEL SET w/ PROJECT 321 HUBS|
|Tyre F:||MAXXIS DHF 2.5 EXO TR 3C|
|Tyre R:||MAXXIS AGGRESSOR 2.3 EXO TR|
|Saddle:||Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm|
|MOTOR||Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor|
|UI/REMOTE||Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®|
|BATTERY||Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh|
|CHARGER||Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug|
IF EVER THERE WAS A GRAVITY RIDERS’ XC BIKE, THE TALLBOY IS IT.
- The Turbo Levo SL looks like a Stumpjumper and, out on the trail, feels like one too. That’s no mistake. We aimed to build a Stumpjumper with a bit more boost to it and that’s exactly what you get—a Sidearm chassis with just the right amount of front-to-rear stiffness and 150mm of smooth, custom-tuned FOX rear suspension. To top it all off, we constructed this Turbo Levo SL chassis entirely from our light-yet-strong FACT 11m carbon.
- The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to your pedals. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when you’re riding without power assistance.
- Worried about running out of power? No problem. Turbo Levo SL eats up big miles and long days. And if you’re looking for even more miles, our optional range extender boosts your range by another 50 percent. On top of all that, our Mission Control App can handle battery management automatically, ensuring your battery will last as long as you need it to.
- Assist up to 20 mph / 25 km/h