Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C - XT Reserve Kit

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Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C - XT Reserve Kit
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C - XT Reserve Kit

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Unfortunately we have sold through our allocation of this model for 2022. We will update this page if any more bikes become available. If you'd like to discuss an alternative, feel free to get in touch on live chat, by emailing sales@stifmtb.com or by calling us on 01423 802208

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If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it.

Featuring Santa Cruz's lower-link mounted shock design, and updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of Santa Cruz's biggest hits into one belter of a road-trip companion.

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some huge
climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock shock position creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for the V10 DH bike.

140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability - you'll ride out of trouble wherever you find it.

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal influenced inputs.

The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience— the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required.

In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender and noise cancelling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.

The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.

Looking for a mid travel trail bike with 27.5 inch wheels? : Check out the Bronson
Keen on 29'ers but need more travel for big hits? : Check out the Megatower

Santa Cruz Hightower Features

  • Fork Travel : 150mm
  • Fork Compatibility : 150mm-160mm
  • Frame Travel : 145mm
  • Shock Size : 210x52.5
  • ICSG-05 Tabs : Yes
  • Headset : Integrated (IS41/52)
  • Seatpost Diameter : 31.6mm
  • Seat Clamp Diameter : 36.4mm
  • BB Shell : 73mm Threaded
  • Max Tyre Size : 2.4"
  • Max Chaingring Size : 36t
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Front : 20X8
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Rear : 30X8
  • Water Bottle Mounts : 1
  • Coil Shock Compatible? : No
  • Adjustable Geometry : Yes, Hi/Lo settings, adjusted with flipchip on lower link

Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C - XT Reserve Kit

Fork

Shock

Rear Derailleur

Shifter

Crankset

Cassette

Chain

Brakes

Rotors

Handlebars

Stem

Grips

Headset

Seatpost

Saddle

Front Tyre

Rear Tyre

Front Hub

Rear Hub

Rims

Spokes

Please Note: Whilst we do our best to keep this information accurate, due to the availability of components some parts listed here may be swapped in order to avoid lengthy delays.

Geometry

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S M L XL XXL
Rider Height 5'2"+ 5'5"+ 5'9"+ 6'1"+ 6'3"+
Reach 428mm 453mm 473mm 493mm 518mm
Stack 601mm 610mm 619mm 637mm 660mm
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 745mm 774mm 798mm 827mm 862mm
BB Height 344mm 344mm 344mm 344mm 344mm
BB Drop 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm
Wheelbase 1178mm 1207mm 1231mm 1260mm 1301mm
Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm 439mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 130mm 155mm
Top Tube Length 566mm 594mm 618mm 645mm 679mm
Seat Tube Angle 77.1° 77.0° 76.8° 76.6° 76.3°
Standover Height 704mm 718mm 717mm 718mm 709mm
Eye to Eye Length 210 210 210 210 210
S M L XL XXL
Rider Height 5'2"+ 5'5"+ 5'9"+ 6'1"+ 6'3"+
Reach 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
Stack 603mm 612mm 621mm 639mm 662mm
Head Tube Angle 65.2° 65.2° 65.2° 65.2° 65.2°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 745mm 774mm 798mm 827mm 862mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
BB Drop 33mm 33mm 33mm 33mm 33mm
Wheelbase 1179mm 1208mm 1232mm 1261mm 1296mm
Chainstay Length 434mm 434mm 434mm 434mm 440mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 130mm 155mm
Top Tube Length 567mm 596mm 619mm 646mm 680mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.7° 76.6° 76.5° 76.3° 76.0°
Standover Height 699mm 713mm 713mm 713mm 704mm
Eye to Eye Length 210 210 210 210 210

In The Know...

If you need any help, advice or technical info on the Santa Cruz Hightower, our resident experts are:

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Santa Cruz Hightower In the press...

Let’s just get this out of the way now, the Hightower is fucking awesome and I loved every ride on it. Seriously, it is that good. The VPP suspension feels different to any bike I have ever ridden in over 5 years of reviewing bikes. At first you think there is not much going on below you and you think, “Is it working?” But then you realise that you are hauling ass through gnarly trails and that it feels easy.

WideOpen | March 2020

Tip in to a descent, no matter what gradient, and the Hightower instantly feels predictable and engaging. You can lean it in at MotoGP angles and load up both tyres for carving turns, or push into the travel to generate speed or pop to clear obstacles. Wherever you are in the stroke, it feels consistent, so you never have to second-guess what the suspension in doing. That leaves you headroom to concentrate on pushing harder, braking later or hitting more challenging lines.

MBR | December 2019

Delivery & Returns

Warranty Info

Delivery & Returns

Unless otherwise specified we will use a Royal Mail Tracked Delivery service to dispatch your order. Once your order is dispatched you will receive an email with a tracking number. You are able to track your order at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item

For high value, pressurised or liquid goods we use FedEx Tracked 24hr service. FedEx Orders can be tracked at https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/?action=track

Pricing:

Orders under £19.99

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: £3.49

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £4.49

Fed-Ex**: £6.50

Orders £20 - £49.99

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: £2.49

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £3.49

Fed-Ex: £5.99

Over £50 - £99.98

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: FREE

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £1.00

FedEx 24 Hour: £3.99

Over £99.99

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: FREE

FedEx 24 Hour**: FREE

* Royal Mail 24 Tracked Next Working Day if ordered before 3.30pm Mon-Fri

**FedEx 24 Hour for orders placed before 12:00pm Mon-Fri

*Orders shipping to Northern Ireland via Courier will be subject to a delivery charge, we will be in touch upon receiving your order to discuss your delivery charge or you can Contact Us to discuss pricing prior to ordering.

Bike Orders

All bikes and frames are shipped with FedEX 24hr Tracked Delivery within the UK. Bikes are assembled and fully checked by our mechanics prior to dispatch, therefore lead times can vary. One of our sales team will contact you upon receipt of your order to arrange a suitable delivery date

International Orders

International Orders are sent using Royal Mail International Tracked Delivery. These items are usually delivered within 3-7 working days of despatch.

All International order postage costs are an estimate. If the estimate is correct your order will be shipped immediately. In the rare event that the postage estimate won't cover your delivery we will contact you with a postage quote.

For full details of our returns policy, follow this link.

Warranty

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame or rigid fork made by Santa Cruz Bicycles it determines to be defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty will be in effect for the lifetime of the frame or fork and is available only to the original owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 are covered under the previously-existing warranty for five years from the original date of purchase.

Lifetime Reserve Carbon Wheels Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any Reserve rim made by Santa Cruz Bicycles that is damaged or destroyed by riding. The warranty will be in effect for the lifetime of the rim and is available only to the original owner.

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: Fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours!

Lifetime Handlebars Warranty

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for life from the original date of purchase.

No-Fault Replacement

In the event of a non-warranty situation, Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement parts available to the original owner at a reduced charge for the applicable warranty period described above.

Limitations, Exclusions, and Disclaimers

The sole remedy available under the foregoing express warranty and all implied warranties is the repair or replacement of defective parts with those of equal or greater value, as determined by Santa Cruz Bicycles in its sole discretion. The warranty does not cover labor costs, custom finishes, normal wear and tear, or damage from commercial use. The warranty is void if the part is modified from its original condition in any manner or used outside normal intended use, as determined by Santa Cruz Bicycles in its sole discretion. The warranty for damage arising from accidents, crashes and other impacts is limited to offered replacement at a reduced charge as set forth above. Any implied warranties (including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose) which may not be disclaimed under applicable law are limited in duration to the period set forth above or the applicable statute of limitations, whichever is shorter.

The foregoing warranty is the sole and exclusive warranty offered by Santa Cruz Bicycles. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all other express and implied warranties (including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) are hereby disclaimed. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Santa Cruz bicycles or any of its owners, officers, employees, representatives, agents, or affiliates (or any of their respective successors or assigns) be responsible or otherwise liable for any direct, incidental or consequential damages arising from the purchase, use, or ownership of its products, including without limitation damages for personal injury, property damage, or economic losses, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, product liability, or any other theory.

Some states and countries do not allow some or all of the foregoing exclusions or limitations, so they may not apply to you. If any portion of the foregoing warranty (or the exclusions or limitations thereto) is deemed invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, it shall be deemed modified so as to be valid and enforceable to the maximum extent consistent with such law. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and country to country.

Stif Squatch / Morf

Our Squatch and Morf Frames are sold with a 3 Year warranty against manufacturing defects and we offer Crash Replacement Pricing for 5 years from purchase

Kona Warranty

Register a new Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE

Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME

When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.