The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.
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, Storm Grey, X-Large, 2021|
|Fork||RockShox ZEB Ultimate 170mm 29” BOOST ’21 Grey|
|Shock||Fox Factory Float X2|
|Headset||Hope Fully Integrated|
|Bar||Renthal Fatbar Alloy 35mmx800mm, 30mm Rise|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro Mk3 35mmx42.5mm|
|Crank||Shimano XT 170mm|
|Rear Der.||Shimano XT 12spd|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-M8100 XT 10-51T 12spd|
|Shifter||Shimano XT SL-M8100 Shifter 12spd|
|Brakes||Shimano XT BR-M8120 4-Piston Trail Brakes|
|Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm 175mm|
|Wheels||Hand Built Praxis AL32 Rims on Purple Hope Pro4 Hubs|
|Tire Front||Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5 EXO+ 3C TR|
|Tire Rear||Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4 EXO+ 3C TR|
|Saddle||SDG Duster MTN CRO-MO Black|
- Wheel size:29"
- Front travel:160mm
- Rear travel:160mm
|Frame||Santa Cruz Megatower CC, XL, 2021|
|Fork||Fox Float 38 Factory GRIP2 170mm 2021|
|Shock||Fox Float DHX2 Factory Coil|
|Headset||Cane Creek S40|
|Bar||Renthal Fatbar Alloy 30mm Rise 800mm Wide|
|Stem||RaceFace Turbine R 35 50mm|
|Crank||SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB|
|Rear Der.||SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12spd|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle 10-52T 12spd|
|Shifter||SRAM AXS Eagle Trigger 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC (200mm Front & Rear)|
|Post||Fox Factory Transfer 175mm 2021|
|Wheels||Industry Nine Hydra Hubs/ We Are One Union Carbon Rims|
|Tire Front||Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35 Super Trail ADDIX Soft|
|Tire Rear||Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29x2.35 Super Trail ADDIX Soft|
Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play.
- Available in Carbon CC
- Wheel size:29"
- Front travel:150mm
- Rear travel:145mm
Get creative with your surroundings.The 5010 turns obstacles into features. Its nimble, poppy feel makes even the most mundane rides feel like they're loaded with features to hop, skip and jump over. It's the kind of bike that makes new trails feel as familiar as the back of your hand. 27.5 is the fun-sized wheel size. Smaller wheels provide an ideal balance between toughness and weight saving making them the most fleet-footed (or quick fingered) whether launching logs or weaving through stumps. With its quick and agile character, the 5010 has become a go-to plaything for progressive riders the world over and the only contender on any backyard trails.
|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|