Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike 2019

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike 2019
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Made to excel in the demanding Enduro World Series, the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike is an absolute trail demon. This bike climbs like the efficient 29er it is, with all the fast-rolling grip in the world, but it's on the downhills where this bike shines. 150mm of VPP travel absolutely gobbles up the rough stuff, revealing new lines and shockingly-late braking points on your favorite trails--you're going to have to readjust your riding approach and come up with some new excuses for not riding those psycho sections--because this bike can absolutely handle them. With a carbon fiber frame made so beefy that Santa Cruz guarantees it for life, this is all the bike you're ever going to need.

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.

150mm 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. 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 Adjustments3-Position Lever (Open, Medium, Firm) | Rebound Adjust | Air Spring Pressure

Internal Carbon TubesEnsure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables.

Double Sealed Pivots for Long Bearing Life

Bottle Cage MountWithin the front triangle fits piggyback shocks.

ISCG-05 Tabs for Chainguide Compatibility

Integrated Headset

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

Threaded Bottom Bracket

Forged Upper and Lower Links

Angular Contact Bearings Maximize Stiffness

Collet Axle Pivots Lock In Place Without Pinch Bolts

Molded Rubber Swingarm and Downtube Protection

Recessed Lower Link Protected from Rock Strikes


Fox 36 Float PerformancePerformance 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 (Open, Medium, Firm) | Rebound Adjust | Air Spring Pressure

Drive Train

SRAM GX Eagle™ DrivetrainSRAM Eagle™ drivetrains are the only 1x drivetrains that are fully system engineered for optimal performance. Eagle™ drivetrains are designed, tested and proven to deliver the lightest, highest-performing, most durable systems for all riders on any trail. Eagle™ technology provides an expanded, optimum, gear range that allows you to realize your bike's potential beyond where it has ever been. Every SRAM GX Eagle™ component is 100% compatible with all levels of SRAM Eagle™ drivetrain systems.


SRAM Code R BrakesetSleek, easy to use, yet immensely powerful. Code R packs a winning punch with a reliable DirectLink™ lever mated to Code’s new oversized four-piston caliper. SRAM’s signature ergonomics are supplemented by the tool-free reach adjust for a fit to each riders’ needs, to unleash Code’s superior braking power, consistency and modulation.

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.

SRAM Code RSC BrakesetCode RSC is built from the elements that made Guide a benchmark in contemporary brake design and performance, and delivers an extra 15% power to shine in all heavy duty applications. SwingLink™ and Lever Pivot Bearings ensure a smooth and progressive feel at the lever, while the additional 30% positive fluid volume ensures consistent performance even when braking harder, more frequently or with a heavier mass to slow down.

Wheel Set

Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims Laced to DT 370 HubsA light and tough alloy wheel made for the demands of the EWS Enduro series, these are trail-tested to be durable and responsive. At 30mm internal width, they pair well with today's wider trail tires.

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.

Shipping Information

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


  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Rear Travel (mm): 150
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Front Travel (in): 5.9
  • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Spokes: DT Competition (32)
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame + Bearings Only)
  • Tires: Maxxis
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Silkshield | 29 x 2.4"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Silkshield | 29 x 2.4"
  • Wheelset: Race Face AR
  • Rims: Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Code R
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Code R
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle™, 10-50t, 12-Speed
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Used For: All-Mountain
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect R
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.9
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R, 50mm
  • Hubs: DT Swiss 370, 15x110mm Front, 12x148mm Rear
  • Crankset: SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle™
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
Top Tube (mm) 577 605 626 653 692
Reach (mm) 398 423 443 468 498
Seat Tube (mm) 390 420 450 490 510
Standover Height (mm) 710 710 713 720 727
Seat Tube Angle (°) 73.7 73.7 73.7 73.7 73.7
Chainstay Length (mm) 438 438 438 438 438
Head Tube Length (mm) 90 95 100 110 130
Wheelbase (mm) 1146 1173 1195 1223 1261
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 338 338 338 338 338
Weight (kg) 13.77
Weight (lbs) 30.37
Head Tube Angle (°) 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.4
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 32 32 32 32 32
Stack (mm) 609 614 618 628 646

Other Notes

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



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