Santa Cruz 2020 Megatower C S Reserve

  • $8,699.99


The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick

The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.

The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.

Weight                               

14.57kg / 32.11lbs                                            

15.13kg / 33.36lbs (Coil Shock)

Fork                                   

Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm 29"

Shock                                 

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Shock Options                  

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)

Rear Derailleur                 

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters                             

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset                           

SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm

Cassette                           

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain                                

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket                

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes                              

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors                   

Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset                            

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                                  

Race Face Aeffect R

Stem                                 

Race Face Aeffect R 40mm

Grips                                 

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub                         

DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)

Rear Hub                          

DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve upgrade)

Rims                                 

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rims

Spokes                             

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire                         

Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.5", 3C Silkshield

Rear Tire                           

Maxxis Minion DHR2, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield

Tubes                                

Stans Sealant 2oz

Chainguide                      

MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

Seat Post                          

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle                              

WTB Silverado Pro