Santa Cruz 2021 Megatower 1 C XT Air Reserve

  • $9,799.99


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 (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 Elite 160mm 29"

Shock        

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur          

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters      

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset    

Shimano XT M8100, 30t

Cassette    

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain         

Shimano XT, 12spd

Bottom Bracket        

Shimano XT 68/73mm

Brakes      

Shimano XT

Brake Rotors 

Shimano XT, Ice Tech, 203mm

Headset     

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars          

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser Bar; 760mm (xs,s), 800mm (m-xl)

Stem          

Burgtec Enduro MK2

Grips          

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub   

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub    

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h

Rims          

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim

Chainguide

OneUp Bash

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  

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle       

WTB Silverado Team Saddle