Santa Cruz 2021 Megatower C S

  • $7,199.99


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           

Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm 29"

Shock        

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur          

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters      

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset    

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette    

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain         

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket        

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes      

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors 

Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset     

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars          

Burgtec Alloy Bar 35x800mm

Stem          

Burgtec Enduro MK2

Grips          

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub   

DT 370 15x110 32H

Rear Hub    

DT 370 12x148 32H

Rims          

Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims

Chainguide

OneUp Bash

Spokes      

Sapim Race

Front Tire   

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

Rear Tire    

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+, Silkshield

Tubes         

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle       

WTB Silverado Pro