Hightower S Complete Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
There are plenty of bikes that lay claim to the do-it-all fame, but few of them are as versatile, capable, durable, and fun to ride as the Santa Cruz Hightower. When it was first released, the Hightower set the benchmark for what a 29er trail bike should be. But over the past few years, geometry and suspension have evolved considerably, so naturally Santa Cruz had to make some updates to bring the Hightower back to the front of the pack. 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, giving riders the reliability of trusty ol' aluminum at a price that's $1000 cheaper than the carbon bike with equivalent components. 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 before, stretching its reach out a 20mm (on sizes small through large), offering more room in the cockpit to play with, while a more relaxed head tube elevates confidence on the descents. The new head tube angle sits a full ...
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