Santa Cruz 2019 Megatower CC XTR Reserve

  • $12,899.99


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 13.79kg / 30.39lbs 
14.35kg / 31.64lbs (Coil Shock)
Material Carbon CC
Fork Fox 36 Float Factory 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 Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 12spd
Shifters Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
Crankset E13 LG1r, 30T, Boost, 170mm
Cassette Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51
Chain Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link
Bottom Bracket Shimano XTR BB
Brakes Shimano XTR M9120
Brake Rotors Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203mm
Headset Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated Headset
Bars Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800
Stem Race Face Turbine R 40mm
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub I9 15x110 28H
Rear Hub I9 Hydra 12x148 Microspline 28H
Rims Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim - 29 28h
Spokes DT Competition Race (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