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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame

 

The Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame is Santa Cruz's premiere bike for conquering large swaths of imposing alpine terrain where steep, rocky descents pose a significant challenge. When it was first introduced, the Hightower represented the longest travel 29er in Santa Cruz's range (now supplanted by the Hightower LT), making it the go-to choice for handling challenging alpine terrain. For unmatched versatility, it's configurable with either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, courtesy of its flip-chip located along the upper linkage. This ability to swap between wheel sizes gives the Hightower speed-carrying, obstacle-rolling abilities as a 29er or voluminous traction and bump-smoothing support in 27.5+ form.

This particular version of the Hightower benefits from the significant weight savings of Santa Cruz's top-flight Carbon CC frame, which saves approximately 230 grams from the less expensive Carbon C frame. Best of all, the frame's weight savings don't sacrifice one bit of the legendary strength and stiffness you've come to associate with Santa Cruz carbon. And because it's the Carbon CC version of the Hightower, you'll find the Fox Float Factory DPS shock is upgraded over the lower-end Float Performance shock with a buttery Kashima coating for improved small-bump compliance.

Regardless of what wheel size you run, the Hightower solidifies its status as an aggressive trail machine with its long, slack geometry inspiring confidence at high speeds. The head tube angle is practically the same between both wheel sizes at 67-degrees, so long as you choose a 140-millimeter fork on the 29er and a 150-millimeter fork in 27.5+ form. Both sizes retain a roomy cockpit and noticeably long wheelbase for a comfortable and confident riding position, also lending stability when you open it up at high speeds. To help offset the longer geometry, Santa Cruz designed the Hightower with relatively short chainstays of 17.1-inches for quick turning capabilities. It's also pretty darn low, with its 13.2-inch bottom bracket keeping you glued to the trail when you're rallying across rock gardens and bombing downhill at high velocities.

As you'd expect from a bike of this pedigree, it's packing Santa Cruz's VPP suspension for an efficient pedaling platform with a plush, almost bottomless feel on the descents. The newest iteration of VPP is revised over older versions, with the upper box-style link attaching to the top tube for greater stiffness and increased stand-over. The lower link sits neatly above the bottom bracket, protecting it from damaging rock strikes when you're riding the Hightower like a monster truck over loose rocks and trail debris. The revised VPP suspension is more sensitive off-the-top stroke, making it better at absorbing small bumps on the trail and laying down traction on rocky climbs. The mid-stroke is more linear than before for greater support until the end-stroke, at which point it ramps up considerably to prevent bottoming out on bigger hits.

Santa Cruz's premiere bike for aggressive trail riding

Carbon CC frame saves 280 grams without sacrificing stiffness

135mm of VPP suspension handles big hits and steep descents

Flip-chip accommodates both 27.5+ and 29-inch wheels

Long, slack geometry for composure at higher speeds

Fox Float Factory DPS shock with Kashima coating

Boost axle spacing clears higher volume tires

ISCG-05 tabs for running a chainguide

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame

Frame Material:

Carbon CC

Suspension:

VPP

Wheel Size:

27.5+, 29in

Rear Shock:

Fox Float Factory DPS

Rear Travel:

135mm

Head Tube Diameter:

1-1/8 - 1-1/2in tapered

Bottom Bracket Type:

BSA threaded

Cable Routing:

internal routing

Brake Type:

disc

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm

Recommended Use:

enduro, trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

Actual Weight:

Gloss Cannery Grey/Blue, M: 2770g

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame

GEOMETRY CHART

Hightower 1C

29er

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

M

16.5in

23.7in

23.8in

16.9in

27.9in

3.5in

67o

74.3o

1.3in

17.1in

45.9in

L

17.7in

24.5in

24.1in

17.2in

28.1in

3.9in

67o

74.3o

1.3in

17.1in

46.7in

XL

19.3in

25.6in

24.5in

18.7in

28.3in

4.3in

67o

74.3o

1.3in

17.1in

47.8in

27.5+

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

M

16.5in

23.7in

24in

16.8in

27.8in

3.5in

66.8o

74.1o

1.1in

17.1in

46in

L

17.7in

24.5in

24.2in

17.6in

27.9in

3.9in

66.8o

74.1o

1.1in

17.1in

46.8in

XL

19.3in

25.6in

24.6in

18.6in

28.2in

4.3in

66.8o

74.1o

1.1in

17.1in

48in


Warranty Information

2 Years Warranty

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