Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon XT Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon XT Mountain Bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon XT Mountain Bike
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Hightower Carbon XT Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
Situated between the short-travel Tallboy and the long-legged Megatower, the Hightower is the most versatile 29er in Santa Cruz's lineup. Boasting 145mm of rear travel, 150mm up front, and well-balanced geometry figures, the Hightower is ready for big climbs, chunky descents, and everything in between. The lower-link VPP suspension pedals very efficiently, and offers a smooth, predictable feel when you're charging through rocks and roots. Santa Cruz likes to think of the Hightower as their greatest hits album, incorporating all of their best design elements into one extremely capable steed. The Hightower has long been known as a do-it-all trail bike, capable of backcountry endurance adventures in the Santa Cruz mountains, and fast laps at your local trail network when you need to hammer out as many post-workday miles as possible. The current generation remains as that, but is ultimately a more capable bike than before, stretching its reach out 20mm (on sizes small through large), offering more room in the cockpit to play with, along with a more relaxed 65. 2-degree head tube that elevates confidence on the downhills. You might think this stretched out cockpit comes at the cost of pedaling efficiency, but the Santa Cruz designers mitigate sluggish climbing by moving the seat tube to a steeper 76. 7-degrees, putting you in a more comfortable position for tackling steep climbs and hammering out high-mileage days. While previous versions of the Hightower used an upper-link VPP configuration, the current bike enjoys the increased bump compliance and glued-to-the-trail traction you'll only get with a lower-link mounted shock. This lower-link VPP platform is something that's previously been reserved for gravity-fueled sleds like the Nomad and Bronson but has slowly trickled down to the rest of Santa Cruz's lineup, the reason being that it simply rides better in every situation while also lowering the bike's center of gravity to ensure confident, predictable handling....

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