Santa Cruz Hightower AL R 29
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 Santa Cruz's V10 DH bike!
Frame - Aluminum
Fork - RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29"
Shock - Fox Float Performance DPS
Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle 12 spd
Shifters - SRAM NX Eagle 12 spd
Crankset - SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t
Cassette - SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain - SRAM NX Eagle, 12 spd
Brakes - SRAM G2 R w/ 180mm Centerline Rotors
Headset - Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Bars - RaceFace Aeffect R
Stem - RaceFace Ride
Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Hubs - SRAM MTH 716/746, 32H, Boost Spacing
Rims - WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"
Spokes - Sapim Race
Front Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR II 29" x 2.4 3C MaxxGRIP EXO TR
Rear Tires - Maxxis Minion DHR 29" x 2.4" 3C EXO TR
Seatpost - SDG Tellis
Saddle - WTB Silverado Race