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 (160mm fork) and coil shocks (170mm fork) – 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.
|Frame||Santa Cruz Megatower CC, Yellow, Medium, 2021/22|
|Fork||Fox Float 38 Factory 29″ 170mm Grip2 44mm ’22|
|Shock||Fox Factory Float X2|
|Headset||Chris King Dropset Matte Turq|
|Bar||Burgtec Ride Wide UD Carbon Enduro Bar 35mm 800mm 20mm Rise|
|Stem||Industry Nine A35 Stem Turq/Turq 40mm|
|Crank||SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB 170mm Direct Mount 34T Boost Black|
|Rear Der.||SRAM X01 AXS Lunar|
|Cassette||SRAM XX1 XG1299 Eagle 10-52T 12 Speed Rainbow|
|Shifter||SRAM Eagle AXS 12 Speed Right Hand 2-Button controller|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC Rainbow|
|Post||Fox Transfer Factory 31.6, 150mm Drop|
|Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 30, 29″ on DT350 Hubs|
|Tire Front||Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5 EXO+ 3C TR|
|Tire Rear||Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5 EXO+ 3C TR|
|Saddle||SDG Bel-Air 3.0 Lux Alloy Black/Oil Slick|
Remember when cross country didn't always involve a starting gun? So do we.And, while it'll never turn down a number plate, Epic EVO is well-acquainted with the fact that the next ridgeline makes a perfectly good finish line too, offering an incredible combination of pedaling efficiency and impressive trail-taming capability to get you there faster.
MASTER OF THE GNARNIVERSE. BOLD CLAIM. THE SB165 WAS CREATED TO GET AFTER WHATEVER YOU’RE GETTING AFTER. THE SLACKEST SLED IN OUR LINEUP. WITH KINEMATICS TUNED FOR A COIL-SHOCK. AT HOME OUTSIDE THE TAPE AND TRUSTED ON THE LINES WHERE MISTAKES CAN’T HAPPEN. THE SB165 ALREADY HAS YOU COVERED.
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 spec Travel: 130MM FRONT | 120mm Rear Wheel size: 29" | Size: Large
IT’S TIME TO RECALIBRATE YOUR GRAY MATTER WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING IN RACING TODAY. ALL IT TAKES IS “IT’S ON!” – NUMBER PLATES NOT REQUIRED. BORN TO NATURALLY CRUSH THE CLIMBS, THE SB115 IS EVOLVED. DEFT ON THE DOWNS. DESIGNED TO RACE. BUILT TO RALLY.
IT’S TIME TO RECALIBRATE YOUR GREY MATTER WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING IN RACING TODAY. ALL IT TAKES IS “IT’S ON!” – NUMBER PLATES NOT REQUIRED. BORN TO NATURALLY CRUSH THE CLIMBS, THE SB115 IS EVOLVED. DEFT ON THE DOWNS. DESIGNED TO RACE. BUILT TO RALLY.
|Fork||ENVE G Series Carbon Fiber Gravel Fork: Flat Mount, Fender Eyelets, Internal Routing, Through Axle|
|Headset||CANE CREEK 40|
|Bar||Easton Carbon Drop Bar|
|Stem||Easton Carbon Stem 110mm|
|Crank||PRAXIS ZAYANTE CARBON – 40T|
|Rear Der.||Shimano XT Di2 11SPD|
|Cassette||Shimano XT 11-46T|
|Shifter||Shimano ULTEGRA Di2|
|Brakes||Shimano ULTEGRA BR-RS785|
|Post||Easton Carbon Post|
|Wheels||Industry Nine Rims, 27.5" 24mm internal w/ i9 Torch Hubset|
|Tire Front||WTB HORIZON 47C|
|Tire Rear||WTB HORIZON 47C|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team 142mm width|