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Santa Cruz Hightower AL S

Santa Cruz Hightower AL S
  • Color: Ember
  • Color: Smoke Grey
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The Santa Cruz Hightower AL S is a go-anywhere, ride-anything trail bike that can’t stand to be lumped into a single category. It’s an efficient yet rowdy choice for XC trails, as well as a capable downhill destroyer. If you’re not sure what your next bike should be, go ahead and get the Hightower and thank us later.

Check out the great features below:

Lightweight aluminum frame
This Hightower model utilizes Santa Cruz’s best aluminum for a great combination of stiffness, strength, and weight savings while avoiding the jump to a full carbon price point. With internal cable routing and killer colors, this Hightower looks gorgeous and rides like a dream.

*Mid* travel suspension
While technically this bike may get designated as a mid travel trail bike, the lower-link VPP suspension system ensures that the Hightower is capable of so much more.You’ll get every millimeter out of the 140mm rear travel for a bottomless feel for big hits along with killer progressivity for staying efficient while pedaling. Plus, with 150m up front, you’ll feel right at home sending scary lines and huge drops.

Dual wheel size compatibility
There’s nothing better than having options, and with the Hightower AL S you can swap between fast and furious 29ers or beefy 27.5+ wheels.

Dialed geometry for maximum fun
With a slacker 65° head tube you’ll be sitting in the driver’s seat of a downhilling monster truck, and the 76-77° seat tube angle puts you in the best position to climb back up so you can do it all over again.

Dropper posts

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.


Frame Aluminum 29/27+ 145mm Travel VPP
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Axles Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
Hubs DT Swiss 370, 32h, XD
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 29 x 2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Handlebars Burgtec Alloy
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Brakes SRAM Code R w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Ember / Small 192219156910 58-21203-109-2-705-192101 HTW19305049S
Ember / Medium 192219156934 58-21203-109-3-705-192101 HTW19721839S
Ember / Large 192219156958 58-21203-109-4-705-192101 HTW19257364S
Ember / X-Large 192219156972 58-21203-109-5-705-192101 HTW19536382S
Smoke Grey / Small 192219156903 58-21203-109-2-704-192101 HTW17223793S
Smoke Grey / Medium 192219156927 58-21203-109-3-704-192101 HTW17389501S
Smoke Grey / Large 192219156941 58-21203-109-4-704-192101 HTW17616809S
Smoke Grey / X-Large 192219156965 58-21203-109-5-704-192101 HTW17737777S