The Santa Cruz Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It's truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to Santa Cruz with a request to eke more travel out of his Hightower bike. The stock 135mm Hightower wasn't quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. The Santa Cruz engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark's setup was a known variable, they could be very precise. Santa Cruz machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed. The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like Santa Cruz did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name, Hightower LT, and the travel was pushed to a full 150mm. Details include 150mm VPP suspension, internal cable routing, 148mm rear thru-axle spacing, chainstay and downtube protector, ISCG-05 carbon tabs and a 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding. Only compatible with single chainring drivetrain designs. Lifetime warranty
Brand: Santa Cruz
Type: Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
Frame in inches: 17.5"
Riding Style: Enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5"
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Item condition: New
Frame: Carbon CC chassis, tapered head tube, forged upper link. Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite DPX, 150mm Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Wheels: E13 TRS+ 29 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 110x15mm front hub and DT Swiss 350 148x12mm rear hub with DT 14/15 gauge spokes, alloy nipples Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO 29x2.4, Tubeless Ready Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO 29x2.4, Tubeless Ready Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 10-50t, 12-speed Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon, 30T Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC with Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors Handlebars: Santa Cruz Carbon 800mm, 35mm clamp Stem: Race Face Aeffect R Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth Dropper Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on