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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C R Complete Mountain Bike 2020

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower C R Complete Mountain Bike 2020
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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 C R Complete Mountain Bike has become an absolute beast. Filling the sweetest spot in the Santa Cruz line, this trail bike now features 140mm of rear VPP travel and a 150mm RockShox Yari up front. The head tube’s been slackened to 65°, giving it even more gravity chops.

Product Details

Frame/Shock

Carbon C FrameA 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.

140mm 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 Performance DPSFor a lightweight, inline shock, the DPS packs a lot of performance. The Dual Piston Base Valve has dedicated compression and rebound pistons, providing a firm lockout without compromising bump compliance, ride control, or efficiency. Performance 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. A Performance graphics package ties in the black-on-black look.

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

Bottle Cage MountWithin the front triangle, fits piggyback shocks.

Angular Contact Bearings Maximize Stiffness

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

Threaded Bottom Bracket

Integrated Headset

Fork

RockShox Yari RCYari brings Lyrik’s acclaimed look and proven features – 35mm chassis, Fast Black upper tubes and new DebonAir™ air spring – to a wider audience. The Motion Control™ damper features Rapid Recovery™ rebound and its high-speed compression circuit is tuned to match the feeling of the Charger™ damper.

Fork AdjustmentsExternal Rebound, Low Speed Compression to Lockout, Air Spring Pressure

Drive Train

SRAM NX Eagle™It's how you start that matters. Whether you're discovering the mountain for the first time or you're an MTB lifer searching for a no-nonsense, no-worries 1x drivetrain, SRAM NX Eagle is ready for action and ready to take you there. NX Eagle brings you a wide range of gear choices engineered for simplicity and durability, so you can focus on what matters most-the ride ahead. German engineered and proudly bearing the SRAM Eagle stamp of approval, NX Eagle is ready to let the world know what real riding feels like.

Brakes

SRAM Guide R BrakesetWhat'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 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 TiresThe trail version of the Maxxis Minion DHR II features the same tread pattern as its downhill counterpart, but uses a single-ply casing to reduce weight. With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other. The center tread features ramped knobs to improve acceleration and sipes to create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. Paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control.

Additional Features

Race Face Aeffect Dropper PostA rock solid option for riders wanting to enter the dropper market. A sealed damping system wrapped in 7075 aluminium makes for a lightweight dropper that can take the hits, complete with internal cable routing compatible with modern frame design.

Shipping Information

Oversize ItemShips within the continental U.S. for $69. HI and AK shipping available. Please call for details.

Specs

  • Used For: Trail, All-Mountain
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Front Travel (in): 5.9
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Travel (mm): 140
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.5
  • Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle™
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle™
  • Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle™ 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL-XXL)
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1230, 11-50t
  • Chain: SRAM NX Eagle™
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG05
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide R
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect R 35 x 780mm
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Stem: Race Face Ride 50mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Race
  • Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect
  • Hubs: SRAM MTH 716 / 746, 32h
  • Rims: WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0
  • Spokes: DT Competition (32)
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR | 29 x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame and Bearings)
Size S M L XL XXL
Top Tube (mm) 567 596 619 646 680
Seat Tube (mm) 380 405 430 460 500
Stack (mm) 601 610 619 637 660
Reach (mm) 428 453 473 493 518
Standover Height (mm) 704 718 717 718 709
Head Tube Angle (°) 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
Seat Tube Angle (°) 77.1 77.0 76.8 76.6 76.3
Chainstay Length (mm) 434 434 434 434 434
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 344 344 344 344 344
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 29 29 29 29 29
Head Tube Length (mm) 90 100 110 130 155
Wheelbase (mm) 1179 1208 1232 1261 1301

Other Notes

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

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