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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower A D Complete Mountain Bike 2021

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower A D Complete Mountain Bike 2021
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The Hightower has always been a trail slayer, a blazing fast 29er with the downhill pedigree that comes with being a Santa Cruz. But with new geo and a lower, re-positioned shock akin to its longer-travel siblings, the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower A D Complete Mountain Bike has become an absolute beast. Filling the sweetest spot in the Santa Cruz line, this aluminum trail bike now features 145mm of rear VPP travel and a 150mm RockShox fork up front. The head tube’s been slackened to 65°, giving it even more gravity chops.

Product Details

Frame/Shock

Aluminum Frame

Lower-Link Mounted VPP® SuspensionVPP is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines. This redesign mounts the shock lower on the bike, making for an even better ride quality.

Fox Float DPS Performance Rear ShockPerformance Series FLOAT DPS shocks have fewer adjustments than Factory Series (no Open mode adjust tuning range), and have black anodized air sleeve and body instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.

Shock AdjustmentsLever Actuated Open, Medium, Firm Modes, Air Spring Pressure, External Rebound

Bottle Cage MountWithin the front triangle, fits piggyback shocks.

Integrated Flip Chip for High/Low Setting Adjustment

Molded Rubber Swingarm and Downtube Protection

Angular Contact Bearings Maximize Stiffness

ISCG-05 Tabs for Chainguide Compatibility

Internal Brake and Dropper Cable Routing

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

Threaded Bottom Bracket

Integrated Headset

Fork

RockShox 35 Gold RLWith bigger bikes, there comes bigger demands. Thankfully, SRAM created the 35 Gold to meet all of them, both in performance and value. Whether you have an E-MTB or MTB, the burly 35 Gold checks the box with the proven DebonAir spring and Motion Control damping.

Fork AdjustmentsAir Spring Pressure, Low Speed Compression to Lockout, External Rebound Adjust

Drive Train

SRAM SX Eagle™ with NX Eagle™ Shifter

Brakes

SRAM Guide T BrakesetGuide T brings the consistent performance that you have come to expect from SRAM's lightweight Guide four-piston caliper. Pair this with MatchMaker™ for a clean looking bar set-up, plus the ease of use with SRAM's Bleeding Edge™ drip-free bleed port and you have a smart budget minded brake that keeps you in control.

Avid CenterLine RotorsThe new CenterLine Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

Wheel Set

WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 Rims Laced to SRAM MTH HubsAt 29mm internal width, these aluminum rims pair perfectly with modern trail tires, giving great grip and feel. The hubs are solid performers too, adding up to a capable and durable package designed for the long haul.

Maxxis Minion DHR II TiresA real rider's tire choice, these Minions bring a mix of rolling resistance, wear, and performance that can't be beat. With MaxxGrip up front and MaxxTerra compound on the rear, this is a no-compromise rubber setup.

Additional Features

SDG Tellis Dropper PostAn absolute workhorse. A dropper post and remote combo with unsurpassed durability, reliability and simplicity all in one competitively priced package.

Specs

  • Used For: Trail, All-Mountain
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Front Travel (in): 5.9
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance
  • Rear Travel (mm): 145
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.7
  • Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle™
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle™
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle™ 148 DUB, 30t
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1210, 11-50t
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle™
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Guide T
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide T
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
  • Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Stem: Race Face Ride
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Race
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis
  • Hubs: SRAM MTH 716 15x110 Front / SRAM MTH 746 12x148 Rear
  • Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxGrip EXO TR | 29" x 2.4"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO TR | 29" x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame and Bearings Only)
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 567 596 619 646
Seat Tube (mm) 380 405 430 460
Stack (mm) 601 610 619 637
Reach (mm) 428 456 473 493
Standover Height (mm) 704 718 717 718
Head Tube Angle (°) 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
Seat Tube Angle (°) 77.1 77.0 76.8 76.6
Chainstay Length (mm) 434 434 434 434
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 344 344 344 344
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 29 29 29 29
Head Tube Length (mm) 90 100 110 130
Wheelbase (mm) 1179 1208 1232 1261

Other Notes

Santa Cruz Bicycles products can only be shipped within the United States

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