Santa Cruz 2021 Megatower 1 C R

  • $6,049.99


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 (160mm travel) and coil shocks (170mm travel) – 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.

Fork            

RockShox Yari RC 160mm 29"

Shock         

RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Rear Derailleur          

SRAM NX Eagle

Shifters      

SRAM NX Eagle

Crankset    

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm

Cassette    

SRAM PG1230 11-50t

Chain          

SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket        

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes       

SRAM Guide RE

Brake Rotors 

Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset     

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars           

E13 TRS Base

Stem          

E13 Base

Grips          

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub   

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub    

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims           

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"

Chainguide 

E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05

Spokes       

Sapim Race

Front Tire   

Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire    

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO+, Silkshield

Tubes         

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post   

SDG Tellis

Saddle        

WTB Silverado Race Saddle