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Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 X01 Carbon CC
$6,799.00 - $7,999.00
If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle and 120mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 29er wheelset or 27.5+ thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy CC X01, Santa Cruz jumps to Eagle territory with SRAM's 1x12 drivetrain. A Fox 34 Float Performance Elite fork and Float Performance Elite DPS rear shock keep the tires where they belong, and an optioned Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheelset ups the bling factor while keeping overall weight down. This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as their C-level frames, but shaves off weight in key areas of the frame.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 R Carbon C
$3,899.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 Carbon combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and thanks to 120mm of Fox suspension up front your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Carbon C R build features SRAM's NX 1x11 transmission, Level T hydraulic disc brakes, and a Race Face Aeffect dropper post to create a trail bike that's ready for your wildest adventures.
Santa Cruz Hightower X01 Carbon CC 27+
$6,799.00 - $8,799.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the wagon-wheel paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. In the case of the 27+ version, this means plus-size 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires for extra float and traction on sketchy terrain. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or change to 29ers for extra speed and precision. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose, thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower Carbon CC X01 comes equipped with a Fox 36 150mm fork, Fox Float Performance Elite shock, and SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain for uncompromising performance no matter where you ride. For the Carbon CC frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly higher priced carbon to reduce frame weight.
Santa Cruz Stigmata Carbon CC Rival
$3,599.00
'Cross it, grind it, pedal it up a mountain pass — Stigmata's lightweight frame puts proven Santa Cruz carbon technology at the forefront, while modern design features increase performance and versatility across all disciplines. Improvements like front and rear thru axles, full-carbon dropouts and disc caliper mounts, and a PF30 bottom bracket all contribute to Stigmata's solid, responsive feel. Internal cable and hose routing and an integrated headset maintain a clean look along with extra protection from the elements, and clearance for up to 41mm-wide tires gives you the go-ahead to get dirty on unmaintained roads and singletrack trails. The Stigmata Carbon CC Rival employs SRAM's workhorse groupset for dependable performance, while tubeless-ready WTB Asym i19 wheels wrapped in Maxxis Rambler 700x40c tires provide the fast-rolling traction you need, whether your pursuits lead you through the twists and turns of cyclocross or never-ending forest roads.
Santa Cruz Tallboy X01 Carbon CC 27+
$6,799.00 - $8,799.00
If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy 27+ Carbon CC X01 is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle combined with plush 2.8-inch tires and 130mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or 29-inch thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy CC X01+, Santa Cruz jumps to Eagle territory with SRAM's 1 x 12-speed drivetrain. A Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 130mm fork and Float Performance Elite rear shock are plenty capable, and wide rims create a generous tire profile for ripping through loose, sketchy trail.
Santa Cruz Hightower LT XE Carbon C
$5,699.00
Santa Cruz's Hightower LT Carbon C XE is made to go fast, give you a bigger margin of error, and take on the biggest mountains in the world. With a whopping 150mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 66.4-degree head angle, the Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents while putting you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. The increased travel means the reach is slightly (7mm) shorter than the standard Hightower, the head angle a half-degree slacker, and the seat angle a half-degree slacker, as well. The rear triangle retains the dual upright design, but adds a post-mount rear brake. The Hightower LT Carbon C XE comes equipped with a 150mm-travel Fox 36 Float fork, Fox Float Performance shock and Shimano XT M8000 drivetrain that offers solid performance in a wallet friendly package.
Santa Cruz Hightower LT S Carbon C
$4,899.00
Santa Cruz's Hightower LT Carbon C S is made to go fast, give you a bigger margin of error, and take on the biggest mountains in the world. With a whopping 150mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 66.4-degree head angle, the Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents while putting you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. The increased travel means the reach is slightly (7mm) shorter than the standard Hightower, the head angle a half-degree slacker, and the seat angle a half-degree slacker, as well. The rear triangle retains the dual upright design, but adds a post-mount rear brake. The Hightower LT Carbon C S comes equipped with a 150mm-travel Fox 36 fork, Fox Float Performance shock and 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offers solid performance in a wallet friendly package.
Santa Cruz Hightower 29 S Carbon C
$4,899.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 29 Carbon C S comes equipped with a Fox 36 140 fork, Fox Float rear suspension, and a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offer amazing performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 S Carbon C
$4,799.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 Carbon combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and thanks to 120mm of Fox Float Performance suspension up front your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Carbon C S build features SRAM's wide-range GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, and a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post to create a trail bike that's ready for your wildest adventures.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 XE Carbon C
$5,499.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 Carbon combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and thanks to 120mm of Fox Float Performance Elite components your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Carbon C XE build features a wide-range Shimano XT/e*thirteen drivetrain, Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, and a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post to create a trail bike that's ready for your wildest adventures.
Santa Cruz Hightower S Carbon C 27+
$4,899.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the wagon-wheel paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. In the case of the 27+ S version, this means plus-size 27.5 x 2.8 tires for extra float and traction on sketchy terrain. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or change to 29ers for extra speed and precision. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 27+ Carbon C S comes equipped with Fox suspension front and rear, along with a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offers amazing performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz 5010 R2x
$2,699.99 - $2,999.99 $2,999.99 Up To 10% Savings
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 R2x from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The 5010 R2x build features the smooth Fox Rhythm fork, Shimano SLX 2x drivetrain, and SRAM Level T brakes to maintain performance and reliability at a budget-friendly price. For extra weight reduction, Santa Cruz designed the aluminum-framed 5010 with an integrated headset and nixed ISCG tabs, but otherwise includes all the features you'd find on the higher-level carbon frames to make an affordable, strong package for bagging epic trails.
Santa Cruz DEMO BIKE - Tallboy CC X01+
$3,999.99 - $5,939.99 $6,499.99 - $6,599.99 Up To 10% Savings
If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy X01+ is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle combined with plush 2.8-inch tires and 130mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or 29-inch thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy CC X01+, Santa Cruz jumps to Eagle territory with SRAM's 1 x 12-speed drivetrain. A Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 130mm fork and Float Performance Elite rear shock are plenty capable, and the wide Race Face ARC 40 rims create a generous tire profile for ripping through loose, sketchy trail.
Santa Cruz Chameleon A R+
$2,349.00
Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed—the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this Santa Cruz classic. On either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail-worthy hardtail to bikepacker to garbage-weather weapon of choice with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size. The Chameleon R 27+ comes equipped with a Fox Rhythm 34 120mm fork, along with a SRAM 1x NX groupset and Level brakes that offer solid performance in a mid-level package. - 27.5 Plus - Aluminum frame - Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle) - Stealth dropper post routing - Threaded Bottom Bracket - Two bottle cage mounts
Santa Cruz Chameleon A D+
$1,699.00
Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed—the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this Santa Cruz classic. On either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail-worthy hardtail to bikepacker to garbage-weather weapon of choice with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size. The Chameleon 27+ Aluminum D comes equipped with a RockShox Recon RL 120mm fork, along with a SRAM 1x NX groupset and Level brakes that offer solid performance in a mid-level package. - 27.5 Plus - Aluminum frame - Interchangeable dropouts for gears (with 148mm x 12mm axle) or single speed (with 142mm x 12mm axle) - Stealth dropper post routing - Threaded Bottom Bracket - Two bottle cage mounts
Santa Cruz 5010 S Aluminum
$3,999.00 - $3,999.99
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Aluminum S from Santa Cruz. The 5010 S is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The 5010 Aluminum S build features the smooth Fox 34 Float Performance fork, SRAM GX 1x drivetrain, and SRAM Guide R brakes to maintain performance and reliability at a budget-friendly price. For extra weight reduction, Santa Cruz designed the aluminum-framed 5010 with an integrated headset and nixed ISCG tabs, but otherwise includes all the features you'd find on the higher-level carbon frames to make an affordable, strong package for bagging epic trails.
Santa Cruz Bronson R Aluminum
$3,299.00 - $3,299.99
What can't you do on a Bronson? You can’t give in, because going hard sweetens the reward. Every drop of sweat, every speck of mud on your face, every battle scar—it all shows your dedication to giving it your best on every ride. Bronson satisfies the need to roam with 150mm of revamped VPP travel that creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke. The new link design and Boost axle spacing enhance lateral stiffness, while shortened rear chain stays, a longer front-center, and steeper seat tube angle offer increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts in the backcountry. A Fox Rhythm fork and Fox Float Performance DPS shock keep the tires planted when you need them, and SRAM's Level T brakes paired with 180mm rotors get the job done effectively. For extra weight reduction, Santa Cruz designed the aluminum-framed Bronson with an integrated headset and nixed ISCG tabs—otherwise, it includes all the features you'd find on the higher-level carbon frames to make an affordable, strong package for bagging epic trails.
Santa Cruz 5010 R Carbon C
$3,899.00
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Carbon C from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The R build includes SRAM Level T brakes and NX shifter/rear derailleur for trusty stop-and-go service, and the Fox Float Performance shock and Fox Rhythm fork enable confidence at speed. For the 5010 C, Santa Cruz used a slightly less expensive carbon fiber, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Bronson S Carbon C
$4,899.99
What can't you do on a Bronson? You can’t give in, because going hard sweetens the reward. Every drop of sweat, every speck of mud on your face, every battle scar—it all shows your dedication to giving it your best on every ride. Bronson satisfies the need to roam with 150mm of revamped VPP travel that creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke. The new link design and Boost axle spacing enhance lateral stiffness, while shortened rear chain stays, a longer front-center, and steeper seat tube angle offer increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts in the backcountry. A Fox 36 F150 Performance fork and Fox Float Performance DPS shock keep the tires planted when you need them, and SRAM Guide R brakes paired with 180mm rotors provide plenty of stopping power on point-and-shoot descents. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz 5010 S Carbon C
$4,799.00 - $4,799.99
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Carbon C S from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The S build includes SRAM Guide R brakes and SRAM GX 1x drivetrain for taming uphill battles, and the Fox Float Performance shock and Fox 34 Float Performance fork enable confidence at speed. For the 5010 C, Santa Cruz used a slightly less expensive carbon fiber, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Bronson XE Carbon C
$5,699.00
What can't you do on a Bronson? You can’t give in, because going hard sweetens the reward. Every drop of sweat, every speck of mud on your face, every battle scar—it all shows your dedication to giving it your best on every ride. Bronson satisfies the need to roam with 150mm of revamped VPP travel that creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke. The new link design and Boost axle spacing enhance lateral stiffness, while shortened rear chain stays, a longer front-center, and steeper seat tube angle offer increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts in the backcountry. A Fox 36 F150 Performance Elite fork and Fox Float Performance Elite DPX shock keep the tires planted when you need them, and SRAM Guide R brakes paired with 180mm rotors provide plenty of stopping power on point-and-shoot descents. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 D Aluminum
$2,699.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing ribbons of singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and with 120mm up front your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling from the aluminum frame. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Aluminum D build features SRAM's NX 1x11 transmission, Level hydraulic disc brakes, and a Race Face cockpit to create a solid point of entry for accessing new backcountry adventures.
Santa Cruz Blur 29 XX1 Reserve / CC
$8,999.99
Today's XC courses are more technical than ever and the Santa Cruz Blur is built to excel from start to finish. The Blur CC combines 100mm of predictable and responsive VPP rear travel with a 100mm fork and 69-degree headtube angle to give you punchy acceleration and confidence to make your move when others balk at sketchy terrain. SRAM's XX1 Eagle drivetrain and Level Ultimate brakes inspire aggressive riding through flawless performance, and the silky-smooth Fox 32 Factory Step-cast fork and Float Factory Kashima DPS shock harmonize with the ultra-efficient suspension design to ensure your effort translates to podium-worthy times. This sub 22-pound build includes Santa Cruz's own Reserve 25 Carbon wheelset wrapped in fast-rolling Maxxis Aspen tires. Light the course on fire.
Santa Cruz Nomad S Aluminum
$4,299.00
As the sport of enduro mountain biking grows, so does the need for a bike that can handle evolving course designs. Nomad takes this idea to the limit, resulting in a surprisingly rideable bike that's built to rip on gravity-oriented tracks. 170mm of Santa Cruz VPP suspension provides a linear shock rate that mimics the feel of longer-travel DH bikes, and the RockShox Super Deluxe Air R rear shock delivers ample control, from big-air jump lines to technical, rocky descents. 27.5-inch e*thirteen TRS rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion rubber are built around Boost hub spacing for increased torsional strength, and the RockShox Lyrik RC fork smooths brake-bumped berms and sketchy landings to keep you focused on the line ahead. Smart details show that Santa Cruz knows a thing or two about gravity-fueled mountain biking, like a bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector, double-sealed collet axle pivots, a recessed lower link, and an integrated shock fender to keep your suspension clean. The Nomad Aluminum S build is finished with a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, four-piston Code R hydraulic disc brakes paired with 180mm rotors, and a Reverb Stealth dropper post to ensure maximum confidence on absolutely everything you ride.
Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C
$3,899.99 - $5,499.99
The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape. As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock. In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn. A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range. A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL. The carbon frames run the whole size spectrum, while the aluminum frame goes Small through XL. The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.
Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC
$6,799.99 - $8,099.99
Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico. Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to Santa Cruz with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Santa Cruz' engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, we could be very precise. Santa Cruz machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed. The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like we did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and we pushed the travel to a full 150mm. Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it's also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty's Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C
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 the new Santa Cruz Reserve 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 fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down. No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “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 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. *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.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC
$6,799.99 - $8,099.99
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 the new Santa Cruz Reserve 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 fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down. No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “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 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. *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.
Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum
$2,699.99 - $3,299.99
The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape. As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock. In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn. A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range. A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL. The carbon frames run the whole size spectrum, while the aluminum frame goes Small through XL. The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.
Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon CC
$6,799.99 - $7,999.99
The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape. As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock. In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn. A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range. A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL. The carbon frames run the whole size spectrum, while the aluminum frame goes Small through XL. The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.
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