Hightower LT Carbon C Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
We knew the rumors were true when we saw Santa Cruz team riders spotted at enduro races on modified 29-inch Hightowers. The riders knew they wanted to upgrade the travel and tweak the geometry of the original big-wheeled Hightower after experiencing its freakish ability to carry momentum in a way that's simply not possible on 27. 5-inch wheels for enduro competition. Riders and engineers collaborated and went to the drawing board to reconfigure the original Hightower into a long-travel beast to dominate the most difficult enduro courses in the world. This redesign spawned the addition of the Hightower LT Carbon C Mountain Bike Frame into Santa Cruz's line, which is something that's been asked for by aggressive riders seeking a touch more travel and even slacker angles as an alternative to the original Hightower. Instead of undergoing a drastic redesign, the Hightower LT retains many of the riding characteristics inherent to the original 29-inch bike, namely its ability to roll over anything standing in its path paired with a low-slung geometry that absolutely rails corners and provides instinctive handling when pushed to the limit. Whereas the original had 135-millimeters of travel at the rear and 140-millimeters up front (in 29er guise), the Hightower LT has 150-millimeters of travel at the rear and is designed for the same amount up front. In conjunction with a slacker head angle of 66. 4 degrees and slightly longer wheelbase, you'll find the Hightower LT brings an unflappable level of confidence to steep descents peppered with minefield-like boulders and massive roots interlaced across the trail. Since it's purely intended as a 29-inch application, the designers at Santa Cruz eliminated the flip-chip, making it more of a fine-tuned machine for enduro racing without the need for switching it to 27. 5+ for trail use. The Hightower LT's links and swingarm are redesigned to accommodate the extra travel, but the front triangle remains the same to retain much of t...
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