Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C S Complete Mountain Bike 2018

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower C S Complete Mountain Bike 2018
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Born for big days in big terrain, we proudly introduce the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C S Complete Mountain Bike. This particular build is equipped with 29" wheels for straight line speed and rallying through rock gardens, but it's worth noting that the Hightower's geometry was also designed to accommodate 27.5+ wheels. When it comes to the build kit, this bad boy comes fully decked with a lightweight carbon frameset and cutting edge 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle™ drivetrain -- not to mention plush Fox components to eat up bumps. If you're the type of rider who loves logging miles of meandering singletrack, but doesn't want to hold back when things get spicy, look no further than the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C S Complete Mountain Bike.

Product Details


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.

135mm 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.

Fox Float Performance DPS ShockFox's highest performing inline shock gets refined with a lighter, one-piece EVOL air sleeve to improve responsiveness and sensitivity, an updated valve design to improve both rebound and compression flow, and a DPS damper with three positions to match any terrain.

Shock Adjustments3-Position Lever (Open, Medium, Firm) | Rebound | Air Spring Pressure

1 Main Triangle Water Bottle Mount

3.0" Maximum Tire Size


Fox 36 Performance ForkPerformance forks retain the same black anodized 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Performance Elite, but have a different damper (FIT GRIP) with fewer adjustments.

Fork AdjustmentsFIT GRIP 3-Position Lever Adjust (Open, Medium, Firm) | Open Mode Adjust

Drive Train

SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-Speed ShifterThe challenges of riding a mountain bike should be kept to roots, rocks, mud, trees, jumps, drops and breathing. Putting total control of your gear selection into the thumb of one hand, it's simple to find the right gear, right now. The GX Eagle™ trigger shifter is the control center of the Eagle™ drivetrain. Its internal works have been updated to include a 12th gear, and improved to enhance trigger feel, precision and durability.

SRAM GX Eagle™ CranksetThe SRAM GX Eagle™ crankset delivers consistent performance every time out. Featuring SRAM's X-SYNC™2 tooth profile chainring, the GX crankset is engineered for complete chain control. Each tooth's thickness is precisely toleranced and controlled to work seamlessly with the chain's inner and outer links.

SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-Speed Rear DerailleurThis new GX derailleur not only answers the Eagle™ drivetrain's need for greater capacity, but it's also the next evolution of SRAM's proven, 1x-specific X-HORIZON™ design. The larger, 14-tooth X-SYNC™ lower pulley allows for a 10- to 50-tooth cassette and also adds to Eagle's overall smooth-pedaling feel. The new Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ features a smoother torque curve for a quieter, more consistent operation and feel. CAGE LOCK™ has been moved back and out of the way, protecting it from trail debris. And a redesigned, robust mounting system further improves the Eagle™ derailleur's performance and overall durability.

SRAM XG1275 Eagle™ 10-50T CassetteRide anywhere with this wide range XG-1275, 10- to 50-tooth Eagle™ cassette that provides the right gear. Fast on the flats. Control on the climbs. Dictate your own pace, anywhere. Only Eagle™ technology is the 1x drivetrain engineered for infinite freedom. FULL PIN™ technology uses lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that's light and strong. The open design similar to X-DOME™ cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life. New X-GLIDE™2 improves both inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.

SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-Speed ChainThe GX Eagle™ chain is designed with SRAM's Eagle™ geometry, the GX Eagle™ chain features solid pin construction, Eagle™ PowerLock® and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out.


SRAM Guide R Hydraulic Disc 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

Maxxis Minion DHF | Front TireThe 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 DHR II | Rear TireThe 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.

Additional Features

RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper SeatpostDon’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.

Shipping Information

Oversize items can only be shipped via UPS Ground within the continental U.S.


  • Weight (kg): 13.21
  • Rear Travel (mm): 135
  • Front Travel (mm): 140
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Weight (lbs): 29.12
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.3
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline (180mm)
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Spokes: DT Competition (32)
  • Fork: Fox 36 Performance
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Pedals: None
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth (31.6mm)
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide R
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle™ (30T)
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team BB
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Hubs: Novatec D641 15x110 (Front) / Novatec D642 12x148 XD (Rear)
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect R (35mm x 780mm, 20mm Rise)
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R (50mm)
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO, TR | 29 x 2.3
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR | 29 x 2.3
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 12-Speed (10-50T)
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Rims: Race Face AR 40 (32h)
  • Front Travel (in): 5.5
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame+Bearings Only)
  • Used For: Trail, All-Mountain
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 574 601 622 650
Reach (mm) 405 430 450 475
Seat Tube (mm) 390 420 450 490
Standover Height (mm) 710 710 713 720
Head Tube Angle (°) 67 67 67 67
Seat Tube Angle (°) 74.3 74.3 74.3 74.3
Chainstay Length (mm) 435 435 435 435
Head Tube Length (mm) 90 95 100 110
Wheelbase (mm) 1138 1165 1187 1215
Weight (kg) (kg) 13.21
Weight (lbs) 29.12
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 33 33 33 33
Stack (mm) 604 609 613 623
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 337 337 337 337

Other Notes

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



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