Hightower R Complete Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
If you browse reviews of bikes these days, you'll find the words capable, durable, and versatile thrown around left and right, and while we think these terms can be a bit overused, there are times when a bike truly ticks those boxes without any debate, and Santa Cruz's Hightower certainly seems to have set the benchmark for what an all-mountain 29er should be. When it was first released to the masses it was quickly regarded as a game changer, and now in its newest iteration has evolved into a machine that transcends categories, with new geometry and suspension to elevate capabilities whether you're pointing it uphill or down. Version 2 now comes with a bit more suspension travel front and rear, modernized geometry, and a new lower-link VPP suspension design that brings better performance across the board. It's also now available with an aluminum frame, as offered here on the Hightower R Complete Mountain Bike, giving riders the reliability of trusty ol' aluminum at a price that drops the price well below its carbon counterpart. The newest iteration of the Hightower blows beyond its predecessors, the Hightower and Hightower LT, finding a nice spot to hang out just between the Tallboy and the Megatower. It packs in all-new geometry from the old Hightower, and stretches further than even the LT, with slacker head tube, longer wheelbase, and a steeper seat tube, plus new lower linkage that lends queues to the Nomad for total downhill stability, and a geometry flip-chip for flexibility. The result is a powerful trail bike that's capable of holding its own in the rough and rowdy, and is happy to race back up to the top for another lap. Throughout Santa Cruz's lineup, 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. It remains as that, but as a more capable bike than befo...
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