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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower CC XTR Reserve Complete Mountain Bike 2020

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower CC XTR Reserve Complete Mountain Bike 2020
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The Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower CC XTR Reserve Complete Mountain Bike is the dream bike that actually makes real sense. Everything from the geo to the parts build shows off what a modern trail bike can be, and with the pedigree of Santa Cruz you know it's a riot to ride anywhere. This is the latest model to get the lower-link VPP shock placement, and with an increase of travel to 140mm out back, this Hightower is a beast. More agile than the Megatower, but with enough travel to tame the roughest terrain, this is the rare bike that can truly handle it all. Sporting the best fork on the trail, XTR componentry, and a carbon/i9 wheelset that's guaranteed for life (along with the frame), this bike won't be slowing down for years.

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Carbon CC FrameSanta Cruz's highest grade CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as their C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Santa Cruz is also able to truly integrate the shock mounts, pivot mounts, dropouts and disc brake tabs into the structure, using all uni-directional carbon plies. The shock mount isn't merely riveted or bonded on after curing, but is an integrated part of the fiber lay-up. This makes Santa Cruz's carbon frames incredibly strong and able to absorb impact better than any other frame they've tested.

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.

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

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

Integrated Headset

Threaded Bottom Bracket


RockShox Lyrik UltimateDesigned not only for the race down, but the ride up. Holding onto every critical line, Lyrik Ultimate features the new Charger™ 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control and precision. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide unmatched fork performance sun up to sun down.

Fork AdjustmentsNew Charger 2.1 RC2 Damper with External Rebound, Independent High and Low Speed Compression and Air Spring Pressure Adjust

Drive Train

Shimano XTR M9100 SGSOptimized and built to the highest demands of racers, new XTR M9100 provides faster and smoother shifting with Shimano’s new HYPERGLIDE+ engineering and MICRO SPLINE Freehub technology. Extensive feedback from Shimano’s global mountain bike athletes delivered insights that one drivetrain does not fit all racers. With that in mind, new XTR M9100 offers a range of gearing choices, single and double front chainring setups and a unique 12-speed drivetrain option that shaves valuable weight off the system without sacrificing performance and speed. Chain retention has been drastically improved as well thanks to advancements with the new M9100 rear derailleur design.


Shimano XTR M9120 BrakesetFurther improving Shimano’s legendary mountain bike braking system, new XTR increases brake rigidity for greater bike control and optimizes braking performance for different riding styles. The Enduro-style 4-piston design prioritizes power and smooth braking feel.

Wheel Set

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon WheelsetWith i9 hubs laced to 30mm wide carbon rims, these wheels are built to last as the best on the trail with a lifetime guarantee. Lightweight, responsive, and bombproof, they're raceworthy hoops for everyday--and lifetime--riders.

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

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.

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  • 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 Lyrik Ultimate
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Front Travel (in): 5.9
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Rear Travel (mm): 140
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.5
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR M9100 SL I-Spec
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100 SGS
  • Crankset: e13 TRSr, 30t Boost, 170mm (S) / 175mm (M-XL)
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR, 10-51t
  • Chain: Shimano XTR with Quick Link
  • Bottom Bracket: e13 BSA
  • Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M9120
  • Brake Calipers: Shimano XTR M9120
  • Rotors: Shimano XTR Ice Tech, Centerlock 180mm
  • Headset: Chris King DropSet 3
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz AM Carbon
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Stem: i9 A35
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1x Lever, 31.6mm
  • Hubs: i9 Hydra 15x110 Centerlock Front / i9 Hydra 12x148 MicroSpline Centerlock Rear
  • Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C EXO TR | 29 x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame and Bearings Only)
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 76.8 76.6 76.3
Chainstay Length (mm) 434 434 434 434 440
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

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