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Santa Cruz Hightower C R
  • Color: Matte Carbon/Mint
  • Color: Sriracha/Red

Santa Cruz

Hightower C R
2017

 

2017 Santa Cruz Hightower C R

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 while putting 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 Carbon C R comes equipped with a 140mm-travel Fox Rhythm fork and workhorse stop-and-go bits from SRAM that offer solid performance in a wallet friendly 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.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Santa Cruz Carbon C, 135mm travel, 148x12mm thru-axle
Fork FOX Rhythm 140 29
Headset Cane Creek 10 Series; integrated
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch RT
Rims/Wheels WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
Hubs Novatec D711; 15x110mm (Front); Novatec D712; 12x148mm (Rear)
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF Exo 3C; 29x2.3 (Front); Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR; 29x2.3 (Rear)
Crankset Race Face Aeffect AL
Chainrings 30 Tooth
Chain SRAM PC1110
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
Rear Cogs SRAM XG1150 10-42
Shifters SRAM NX
Handlebars Race Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Brake Levers SRAM Level T
Brakes SRAM Level T w/Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm
Accessories & Extras Includes Stan's NoTubes sealant for tires

* Subject to change without notice.

Option Manufacturer's Part Number
Matte Carbon/Mint / Medium 58-17127-038-3-537-625901
Matte Carbon/Mint / Large 58-17127-038-4-537-625901
Matte Carbon/Mint / X-Large 58-17127-038-5-537-625901
Sriracha/Red / Medium 58-17127-038-3-538-625901
Sriracha/Red / Large 58-17127-038-4-538-625901
Sriracha/Red / X-Large 58-17127-038-5-538-625901