Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame by Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz developed the Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame for the aggressive trail rider looking for one bike that'll shred pretty much any stretch of singletrack that lies before you, whether that's a flowing trail network across expanses of forested land or you're embarking on a gnarlier ride teetering along the edge of a high desert mesa. It's one of the most versatile 29ers on the marketplace, allowing you to experience the widest breadth of riding locations without it being too much bike on tamer trails or conversely, being outgunned when the trail turns steep and rocky. For the 2019 model year, the Hightower gets fresh colorways for an eye-catching look that's sure to draw complements out on the trail. Otherwise, it's exactly the same as previous model years, which is a good thing if you're seeking dialed geometry that both climbs and descends well. This particular Hightower represents the lightest frame available, thanks to Santa Cruz's top-tier Carbon CC layup for weight savings over the cheaper Carbon C frame. Typical Santa Cruz Carbon CC frames weight approximately 250 to 280 grams lighter than those with the Carbon C layup, giving you a lighter, more spirited feel when it's time to accelerate from a corner, lay down power on punchy climbs, and smash over rocks and roots standing in your way. Best of all, this carbon layup doesn't sacrifice one bit of strength or stiffness, so you'll remain impressed with its precise handling and serious level of abuse this Carbon CC frame can withstand. The Hightower's adjustable flip-chip is definitely one of its best features, seeing you can swap out 29-inch wheels for the voluminous traction and bump-smoothing support of 27. 5+ wheels on tires up to a massive 3. 0 inches wide. To convert it from a 29er to 27. 5+ use, you'll have to run a slightly taller 150-millimeter fork, versus the 140-millimeter fork recommended with 29-inch wheels. This taller fork ensures the bottom bracket doesn't get too low, seeing...
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