Santa Cruz 2020 Megatower CC XO1 Reserve

  • $11,099.99


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                             

13.94kg / 30.74lbs 

14.51kg / 31.99lbs (Coil Shock)

Fork                                  

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm 29"

Shock                              

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Shock Options                 

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

Rear Derailleur                

SRAM X01 Eagle

Shifters                            

SRAM X01 Eagle

Crankset                          

SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm

Cassette                          

SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T

Chain                               

SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket             

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes                             

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors                  

Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset                           

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                                 

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800

Stem                                

Race Face Aeffect R 40mm

Grips                                

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub                        

DT 350 15x110 28H

Rear Hub                         

DT 350 148x12 28h XD

Rims                                

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rims

Spokes                            

DT Competition (28)

Front Tire                        

Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+

Rear Tire                          

Maxxis Minion DHR2, 29"x2.4", 3C EXO+

Tubes                               

Stans Sealant 2oz

Chainguide                     

MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

Seat Post                         

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle                             

WTB Silverado Team Saddle