Hightower Carbon 27.5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
One of the most aggressive bikes in Santa Cruz's line, the Hightower Carbon 27. 5+ XE Complete Mountain Bike conquers formidable alpine terrain with a mixture of chunky rock gardens, variable soil conditions, and sweeping berms. When it was first introduced, the Hightower represented one of the longest travel big-wheeled bikes in Santa Cruz's line (now supplanted by the Hightower LT), instantly making it the go-to choice for aggressive riders. For unmatched versatility, the engineers at Santa Cruz designed it with a flip-chip along the upper linkage that allows you to switch between 27. 5+ and 29-inch wheels. In this particular 27. 5+ set-up, you'll find the Hightower possesses massive traction and bump-smoothing capabilities, courtesy of its high volume 2. 8-inch tires gripping to anything on the trail and conforming to terrain surfaces. This version of the Hightower benefits from the significant weight savings of Santa Cruz's resoundingly stiff and strong Carbon C frame. If you're unaware, a stiffer frame translates into greater acceleration by transferring every pedal stroke into forward-surging momentum. Delving into the frame's noteworthy features, internal cable routing cleans up its overall aesthetic while allowing for hassle-free routing of the dropper post. The frame's also equipped with a BSA threaded bottom bracket for creak-free pedaling, as opposed to the press fit bottom brackets being pushed by the industry at the moment. In 27. 5+ form, the Hightower is an absolute juggernaut that's more forgiving of bad line choices and easier to rail corners with the massive tires digging aggressively into the trail. It's also more compliant over bumpy rocks and roots, as well as grabbing traction over loose, sandy soil types you'll encounter on less-than-ideal trails. Delving into the geometry, its 66. 8-degree head tube angle (in the high 27. 5+ setting) maintains composure for opening it up on high-speed descents and blasting over rocky terrain. The longer ...
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