Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower 1 C S 29 Complete Mountain Bike 2017

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower 1 C S 29 Complete Mountain Bike 2017
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Some people think of any bike with 29" wheels and less than 6" of travel as a XC bike, but don't be fooled by the mid-range travel of the Santa Cruz Hightower C S 29 Complete Mountain Bike. Riding just like a full-fledged trail destroyer, this 29er has a knack for smoothing out big hits and flashing technical climbs. Sure you can take on long distance pedals, but the Hightower refuses to be confined to the traditional. Leveraging a stiff Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz's adaptive VPP® suspension design, and relatively slack 67° head tube angle, the Hightower C S 29 Complete Mountain Bike and its dual wheel size compatibility (the ability to run it on 27.5+ tires) make for an aggressive all-around rig that modern riders will absolutely love.

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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.

135 mm VPP® SuspensionVirtual Pivot Point (VPP®) is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. The beauty of VPP® suspension is that the short links allow Santa Cruz to create compact tidy suspension designs. Combine that with large diameter pivot axles running on angular contact bearings and you get the integrity, responsiveness and precision that Santa Cruz frames are famous for.

RockShox Monarch RTFeaturing silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet. The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of burly trail action and epic cross country.

Shock AdjustmentsExternal Rebound | 2 Position Compression (Open/Pedal), Air Spring Pressure

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

Bottle Cage Mount in Front TriangleAccommodates piggyback shocks.

Double Sealed Pivots for Long Bearing Life

Integrated HeadsetIS41 Upper / IS52 Lower

ISCG-05 Tabs for Chainguide Compatibility

148 mm Rear Axle Spacing

27.5+ Compatible


Rock Shox Pike 29 RC 140It is the new-school all-mountain and enduro riders’ weapon of choice. It has received critical acclaim by the global mountain-bike media. It came out of the box and marched its way to an Enduro World Series overall title. And with good reason. PIKE was engineered to provide the plushest, most high-performance ride quality imaginable. Its Charger Damper™ with Rapid Recovery™ keeps you riding high in the travel, where the feel is plushest, and maintains your bike’s natural geometry. Its stiffness to weight to travel ratios are unbeatable, meaning you get a lot more from a lot less. Better control from fewer and more intuitive rider inputs allow you to charge harder. Which equals time and energy for more laps. If all-mountain riding and enduro racing is how you describe a good day in the saddle, then Pike should be on your ride.

AdjustmentsExternal Rebound | Low Speed Compression to 'Lock'

15 mm Thru-Axle Fork

Drive Train

SRAM GX ShiftersGet sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM GX X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter. Built for precise and swift shifting across SRAM's wide range 11-speed cassette, the GX trigger shifter brings championship technology to everyone.

SRAM GX 11-Speed Rear DerailleurLeveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the GX 1x11 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. X-ACTUATION™ technology eliminates slop and shifting variation. ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

SRAM XG-1150 CassetteFULL PIN™ technology uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42t gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design similar to the X-DOME™ cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.

RaceFace Æffect AL CranksetThe Æffect crankset is designed to handle aggressive trail riding at a XC crank weight and attractive pricepoint. Featuring the Cinch System with interchangeable spider options and RaceFace's trusted 24mm EXI interface spindle, the Æffect is a rock solid crankset for the modern XC and trail rider.

Chainring Size30 Tooth


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

Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C | Front TireThe Minion DHF was designed for the often loose and muddy conditions of aggressive all-mountain terrain. 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 DHR2 TR | 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.

Stan's Sealant (Already Tubeless!)Award winning tire sealant from the folks that invented tubeless conversion and redefined puncture protection.

DT Swiss Champion Spokes

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  • Used For: Trail
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Gearing: 1 x 11
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Fork: RockShox Pike 29 RC 140
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Front Travel (mm): 140
  • Front Travel (in): 5.5
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
  • Rear Travel (mm): 135
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.3
  • Shifters: SRAM GX 11-Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX 1x11
  • Crankset: RaceFace Æffect AL
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1150 10-42
  • Chain: SRAM PC1130
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded
  • Pedals: None
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG-05
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide R
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline (180 mm)
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 (Integrated)
  • Handlebar: RaceFace Ride Lo-Rise (35 mm x 760 mm)
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-On
  • Stem: RaceFace Turbine Basic (35 mm)
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth (150 mm on M-L / 170 mm on XL)
  • Hubs: Novatec D541 Torque Cap 15 mm x 110 mm (Front) / Novatec D542 12 mm x 148 mm (Rear)
  • Rims: RaceFace AR27
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C Tubeless | 29 x 2.3
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR - Tubeless | 29 x 2.3
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame & Bearings Only) / 5 Years (Handlebars Only)
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 601 622 650
Seat Tube (mm) 420 450 490
Stack (mm) 609 613 623
Reach (mm) 430 450 475
Standover Height (mm) 710 713 720
Head Tube Angle (°) 67 67 67
Seat Tube Angle (°) 74.3 74.3 74.3
Chainstay Length (mm) 435 435 435
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 337 337 337
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 33 33 33
Head Tube Length (mm) 95 100 110
Wheelbase (mm) 1165 1187 1215
Weight (lbs) 29.5 29.9375
Weight (kg) 13.38 13.58

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