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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Hightower 2 AL 29" S-Kit ember (2021)

ID: 1298959
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Please note: all of our bikes and bike accessories are specified according to EU standard brake setup which is in reverse to UK standard brake setup.

Santa Cruz's greatest successes combined in one bike!
If there's one bike that matches your favourite mixtape, it's the Hightower. With lower linkage shock articulation and updated adjustable geometry, this "Engineering Best Of...." combines some of the finest tunes into the perfect trail partner.

The Hightower has been their most versatile trail bike since its introduction. It is more agile than its big suspension brother Megatower, but more confident on technical terrain than its nimble cousin Tallboy. The Hightower scores where the trails are long and demanding and steep climbs are rewarded with real descents. The VPP shock, controlled via the lower bellcrank, creates an almost linear spring curve, absorbing shocks of all sizes while still retaining the progressivity that originally characterised our V10 DH bike!

With 145mm of travel at the rear and 150mm at the front, the Hightower now gets slightly more travel than the first generation. In combination with a 65° steering angle, the bike still has a very wide comfort zone, but offers a little more reserve when your temper gets the better of you.

The perfect balance between stiffness and weight savings is a trademark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames. And the Hightower raises the bar a little higher. The advanced carbon chassis dances elegantly over all trail conditions, holding the line where it's called for and reacting sensitively to the rider's directional changes while converting every kick into propulsion in isolation.

The Hightower also has that certain something that intensifies the experience. They call it the Flip Chip. In the high setting, the bottom bracket height is slightly higher for technical pedalling and/or when plus tyres are desired. In the low position, the characteristic curve is a little more progressive to provide additional bottom-out resistance for a more aggressive ride. The bike adapts to your preferences.

And speaking of preferences: There's enough space in the main frame for your drinks bottle and the famously reliable, bolted bottom bracket. The sophisticated cable routing guarantees better shifting performance as well as the usual easy cable routing and avoids cable abrasion. There's also a shuttle guard and an impact guard on the down tube, as well as a small mudguard over the shock and a chainstay guard to keep things nice and quiet.

With a lifetime frame warranty, lifetime frame bearing replacement and lifetime warranty on the optional spare carbon wheels, your Hightower promises you lasting reliability

Intended use
All Mountain  
15.38  kg
Wheel Size
29"  inches
Total number of gears
Scope of Delivery
Includes pedals: No  
System: Full Suspension
Material type: Aluminium
further specifications: 'Aluminum 29/27+ VPP'
Damper brand: Rock Shox
Suspension Brand: Super Deluxe Select+
Travel (mm): 145
System: Suspension fork
Brand: Fox
Type: 36 Float Performance, 29"
Suspension Fork
Travel (mm): 150 mm
Shifting Components
Drivetrain type: Derailleur
Gear No.: 12
Brand: Sram
Type: GX Eagle
Shift Levers
Model: Sram GX Eagle  
Model: SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
Sprocket 1: 30 teeth
Bottom Bracket
Model: SRAM DUB BSA 68/73 mm  
Model: SRAM GX Eagle  
Sprocket Gear Ratio (teeth): 10-50 teeth
Model: Sram XG1275 Eagle
Front Brakes
Brand: Sram
Type: Code R
Brake system: Hydraulic disc brake
disc diameter: 180 mm
Rear Brakes
Brand: Sram
Type: Code R
Brake system: Hydraulic disc brake
disc diameter: 180 mm
Brake Levers
Model: Sram Code R  
System: Rise bar
Model: Burgtec
Material: Aluminium
System: A-Head
Model: Burgtec Enduro MK3
Material: Aluminium
Santa Cruz Palmdale  
Head Set
Cane Creek 10 IS  
WTB Silverado Pro  
System: can be lowered via remote control on the handlebar
Type: RockShox Reverb Stealth
Material: Aluminium
Front Hub
Model: DT Swiss 370, 15 x 110 mm, 32h  
Rear Hub
Model: DT Swiss 370, 12 x 148 mm, XD, 32h  
Model: RaceFace AR Offset 30
Material: Aluminium
System: Hollow chamber
Size (In Inches): 29 inches
Sapim Race  
Front Tyre
Size (In Inches): 29
Width: 2.4 inches
Model: 'Maxxis Minion DHR II MaxxGRIP EXO TR'
Rear Tyre
Size (In Inches): 29
Width: 2.4 inches
Model: 'Maxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR'
Stan's Sealant  
Not an e-bike  
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