Santa Cruz 2020 Megatower CC XO1

  • $9,549.99


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                                 

14.1kg / 31.09lbs 

14.67kg / 32.34lbs (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                                   

Race Face ARC Offset 30 29" 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