Santa Cruz 2020 Megatower CC XX1 AXS Reserve

  • $13,799.99

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.


13.9kg / 30.64lbs 

14.47kg / 31.89lbs (Coil Shock)


Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm 29"


RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Shock Options                 

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

Rear Derailleur                

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd


SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd


SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm


SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd 10-50t


SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd

Bottom Bracket               

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB



Brake Rotors                   

Avid Centerline 200mm


Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated Headset


Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800


Race Face Turbine R 40mm


Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub                        

I9 15x110 28H

Rear Hub                          

I9 Hydra 12x148 XD 28H


Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim - 29 28h


DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire                         

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

Rear Tire                          

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


Stans Sealant 2oz


MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

Seat Post                         

RockShox Reverb AXS 31.6


WTB Silverado Team Saddle