Santa Cruz 2018 Hightower LT 29 CC XO1-AM, Reserve

  • $10,599.99


Built for big days in big terrain

Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

27.5+
When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.  Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.  Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.  The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

 

Specifications
Weight 12.39kg / 27.32lbs
Material Carbon CC
Wheel Size 29
Fork FOX 36 F140 Performance Elite
Shock FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 30T
Cassette SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
Chain SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team BB
Brakes SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Bars Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Flat Bar Carbon 31.8 x 780
Stem Easton Haven 55mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub DT 350 15x110mm 28H Front Hub
Rear Hub DT 350 148x12 28h Rear Hub XD
Rims Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Rim
Spokes DT Competition (28)
Front Tire Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR
Tubes Stans Sealant 2oz
Nipples Sapim Secure Lock AL Silver Nipples (28)
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro