Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Mountain Bike Frame

Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Mountain Bike Frame
Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Mountain Bike Frame
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Hightower Mountain Bike Frame by Santa Cruz Bicycles
Balance is key, whether you're flashing back to your childhood first getting things down as you rock back and forth on your first bike to find your center, or you're trying to find the steed that finds the happy medium between all-out gravity sled and nimble XC machine, finding the place that meets in the middle makes for a better ride. Santa Cruz's Hightower Mountain Bike Frame aims to meet your needs, with a more nimble feel than the long-travel 29er beast that is the Megatower, and more rowdy-terrain control than the shorter-travel Tallboy, the Hightower walks the fine line between enduro and trail, arguably providing more versatility than its siblings can muster. It's been a favorite among riders since its inception, able to tackle sustained climbs with remarkable efficiency and then turn around and rip the descents like a bike with this much travel has no business doing. But after three years it was time for an update, and the new Hightower comes to us with deeper travel, refined geometry that pushes it to the forefront of modern trends, and a lower-link VPP suspension platform that improves suspension characteristics over the previous model. The result is a powerful trail bike that holds its own on rough and rowdy trails, but is more than happy to pedal all day on undulating backcountry terrain, or bust out some quick laps after work on smooth, fast singletrack. The new Hightower amps up travel just a bit with 140mm of VPP suspension in the rear, and a recommended 150mm up front. This is combined with a new suspension design that takes cues from the Megatower and Nomad. Instead of relying on the upper-link driven design, the new Hightower enjoys the increased bump compliance, and glued-to-the-trail traction you'll experience from a lower-link mounted shock. This lower-link VPP platform is something that's previously been reserved just for gravity-fueled sleds, but we saw it grace the Bronson last year, stretching it into the enduro category for a fee...

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