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Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

27.5+
When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-syle linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

FRAME FEATURES

  • 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 27.5+ or 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
Frame
Hightower Carbon
Rear Shock
Rock Shox Monarch RT
Front Fork
Rock Shox Pike RC SA 140 - 29"
Head Set
Cane Creek 40 IS
Stem
Race Face Turbine Basic - 35mm
Handlebars
Race Face Ride - 35x760mm, Lo-Rise
Tape / Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Front Brake
SRAM Guide R 180mm
Rear Brake
SRAM Guide R 180mm
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX 11 speed
Shift Levers
SRAM GX - 11 speed
Cassette
SRAM XG1150 - 10-42t
Chain
SRAM PC1130
Crank Set
Race Face Aeffect AL - 30t, 175mm (M-XL)
Front Rim
Race Face AR 27 - 29", 32h
Front Hub
Novatec D541 Torque Cap - 15x110mm, 32h
Rear Rim
Race Face AR 27 - 29", 32h
Rear Hub
Novatec D542 - 12x148mm, 32h (XD)
Spokes
DT Swiss Champion
Front Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR - 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR - 29x2.3 "
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Rockshox Reverb Stealth - 31.6x150mm (S-M), 170mm (XL)

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Current disptach time of UK Bike orders is 2-5 days.
In Stock Clothing, Parts and Accessories are usually delivered within 2-4 working days, often sooner.

Bikes and Bulky items are sent via TNT Courier and smaller items are sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class Post.

Items over £50 are sent with Royal Mail 1st Class track able service which is emailed to the customer on the day of dispatch.
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Returns Information

We will happily exchange or refund any item purchased at Hargroves Cycles within 365 days, except gift vouchers and personalized products, except where faulty.

Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging, unless faulty.

For full details on our Returns procedure please visit out Returns Section.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in 1993 in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz California. The first bike, called the Tazmon, was a single-pivot dual suspension bike that rattled establishment sensibilities and helped develop Santa Cruz's then ethos of "simply advanced." That bike was the cornerstone for a brand that was founded on the notion of doing things their own way in order to build the best. Santa Cruz have been rattling sensibilities ever since.

Santa Cruz now manufacture 12 models of mountain bikes and a full women's Juliana range, made from either carbon fiber or aluminium, from hardtails to 8.5" travel downhill machines. They offer suspension designs ranging from the simple efficiency of our single pivot designs to the cutting edge performance found in their unique VPP system. These are available with a wide range of component and suspension options to choose from. Each and every Santa Cruz bike is the distillation of their desire to ride and build the highest performance mountain bikes in the world. No more, no less.

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