Stepping up to fill the void for taller riders after the discontinuation of the Tallboy LT, the Santa Cruz Hightower C S 27.5+ Complete Mountain Bike weighs in with 135 mm of famed VPP® suspension and a Carbon C frame that offers up outstanding strength and stiffness. A true trail menace, the 27.5+ Hightower climbs like a champ and descends dicey terrain without hesitation. Burly 2.8" Maxxis Minion tires combined with the RockShox Pike RC's 150mm of travel smooth out rocks and roots and give you the confidence to ease off the brakes. Oh, and did we mention you can run 29" wheels too? Put the wheel size debate to rest and saddle up a bike that'll handle it all with the Santa Cruz Hightower C S 27.5+ Complete Mountain Bike.
Carbon C Frame A minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.
135 mm VPP® Suspension Virtual Pivot Point (VPP®) is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. The beauty of VPP® suspension is that the short links allow Santa Cruz to create compact tidy suspension designs. Combine that with large diameter pivot axles running on angular contact bearings and you get the integrity, responsiveness and precision that Santa Cruz frames are famous for.
RockShox Monarch RT Featuring silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet. The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of burly trail action and epic cross country.
Shock Adjustments External Rebound | 2 Position Compression (Open/Pedal), Air Spring Pressure
Internal Carbon Tubes Ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables.
Bottle Cage Mount in Front Triangle Accommodates piggyback shocks.
Double Sealed Pivots For long bearing life.
Integrated Headset IS41 Upper / IS52 Lower
ISCG-05 Tabs For chainguide compatibility.
148 mm Rear Axle Spacing
Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air The new-school all-mountain and enduro riders’ weapon of choice. It has received critical acclaim by the global mountain-bike media. It came out of the box and marched its way to an Enduro World Series overall title. And with good reason. Pike was engineered to provide the plushest, most high-performance ride quality imaginable. Its Charger Damper™ with Rapid Recovery™ keeps you riding high in the travel, where the feel is plushest, and maintains your bike’s natural geometry. Its stiffness to weight to travel ratios are unbeatable, meaning you get a lot more from a lot less. Better control from fewer and more intuitive rider inputs allow you to charge harder. Which equals time and energy for more laps. If all-mountain riding and enduro racing is how you describe a good day in the saddle, then Pike should be on your ride.
Adjustments External Rebound, Low Speed Compression to 'Lock'
SRAM GX Shifters Get sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM GX X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter. Built for precise and swift shifting across SRAM's wide range 11-speed cassette, the GX trigger shifter brings championship technology to everyone.
SRAM GX 11-Speed Rear Derailleur Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the GX 1x11 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. X-ACTUATION™ technology eliminates slop and shifting variation. ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.
SRAM XG-1150 Cassette FULL PIN™ technology uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42t gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design similar to the X-DOME™ cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.
Race Face Æffect Crankset The Æffect crankset is designed to handle aggressive trail riding at XC crank weight, featuring the Cinch System with interchangeable spider options and the trusted 24mm EXI interface spindle, the Æffect is a rock solid crankset for the modern XC and trail rider.
SRAM Guide R Brakes What’s it going to take to ride that line? It’s steep. It’s rocky. You’ve passed it a hundred times. But not this time. With the all-new SRAM Guide R, you have the power. Proven 4-piston calipers give you smooth, one-finger control. Features like Reach Adjust let you dial it in just right. And Guide perfectly complements other SRAM components and gives you flawless performance on every ride. Now featuring the World Championship-winning S4 caliper with Bleeding Edge™ and Heat Shield technologies.
Avid Centerline Rotors The new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C | Front Tire The Minion DHF is the standard by which all other downhill tires are measured. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.
Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR | Rear Tire The Minion DHR II is a complete redesign. Acceleration, cornering and braking have all been improved. The shoulder knobs were borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF and then beefed up to handle duty as a rear tire. The center tread has been heavily ramped and siped to roll fast and track straight under braking. Pair the DHR II with the Minion DHF for the ultimate aggressive riding combo.
DT Swiss Champion Spokes
RockShox Reverb Stealth Seatpost Don’t let its familiar good looks fool you—Reverb is a whole new weapon. Its internals have been completely re-engineered to improve on its already legendary performance and to offer enhanced reliability: all the smallest details, down to the single seal, have been re-evaluated and updated to pass the hardest and longest durability tests. Additional bushing overlap also improves performance over time. This is the brand-new Reverb, engineered for the next-generation mountain biker.
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|Top Tube (mm)||602||623||651|
|Seat Tube (mm)||420||450||490|
|Standover Height (mm)||707||710||717|
|Head Tube Angle (◦)||66.8||66.8||66.8|
|Seat Tube Angle (◦)||74.1||74.1||74.1|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||434||434||434|
|Bottom Bracket Height (mm)||335||335||335|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||27||27||27|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||95||100||110|