Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike 2018

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Born out of a demand from their pro riders for a slightly more aggressive 29er, the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike differs from its forefather with 15mm of additional rear travel, 10mm of additional fork cushioning and a burlier spec'd build kit. These seemingly small changes allow more progressive riders to carry more speed and confidently grease drops without giving up much in the way of pedal-ability. Bred for racing, the Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT C S Complete Mountain Bike boasts a C-level carbon frameset, SRAM GX Eagle™ 1x12 drivetrain, and comes equipped with modern conveniences like the Rockshox Reverb Stealth remote dropper seatpost. See what the new age 29er craze is all about and saddle up the speed-thirsty Hightower LT.

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.

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

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

Double Sealed PivotsFor long bearing life.

Bottle Cage MountWithin the front triangle fits piggyback shocks.

ISCG-05 TabsFor chainguide compatibility.

Integrated Headset

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

15mm Thru-Axle Fork

2.5" Maximum Tire Size

Threaded Bottom Bracket


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™ 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 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™ 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 XG-1295 Eagle™ CassetteTake a quick look at the new X-DOME™ Eagle™ cassette. The last dangling shred of an argument in favor of a mountain bike front derailleur is now officially dead. Designed for use with the proven, reliable XD™ driver body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. It carries with it the X-DOME™ architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest cassettes on the market. New shifting characteristics improve 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 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.

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.

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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  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Rear Travel (mm): 150
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.9
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Spokes: DT Competition (32)
  • Fork: Fox 36 Performance
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR | 29 x 2.4
  • Pedals: Not Included
  • Hubs: Novatec D641 15x110 (Front) / Novatec D642 12x148 XD (Rear)
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R 50mm
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle 30T
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded
  • Used For: Trail, All-Mountain
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Rims: e*thirteen TRS 29 32h 30mm
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame & Bearings Only) / 5 Years (Handlebars Only)
  • Front Travel (in): 5.9
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 577 605 527 653
Reach (mm) 398 423 443 468
Stack (mm) 609 614 618 628
Standover Height (mm) 710 710 713 720
Head Tube Angle (°) 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.4
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 32 32 32 32
Chainstay Length (mm) 438 438 438 438
Head Tube Length (mm) 90 95 100 110
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 338 338 338 338
Wheelbase (mm) 1146 1173 1195 1223
Seat Tube Angle (°) 73.7 73.7 73.7 73.7
Seat Tube (mm) 390 420 450 490

Other Notes

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



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