Santa Cruz Bicycles

Hightower LT

Gloss Slate & Grey
Gloss Wicklow Green & Black

Built for big days in big terrain.

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 us 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. Our 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. We 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.

Read more about the Hightower LT's development here

Features:

  • 148 mm Hinterbau
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 15 mm Gabel mit Steckachse
  • 29" wheels
  • Huckepack-Dämpfer in Flaschenhalter-Befestigung im vorderen Rahmendreieck
  • Carbon C und Carbon CC Rahmenoptionen
  • Doppelt abgedichtete Kugellager für lange Lebensdauer der Lager
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Interne Carbonrohre sorgen für eine präzise und problemlose Verlegung der Schaltzüge und Sattelstützenleitungen
  • KIG-05 Aufnahme für Kettenführungskompatibilität
  • Größen: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Tretlager mit Gewinde

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

Hightower LT CC with FOX Float Factory DPX - $2999 USD

Geometry & Sizing

S
5'2" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'9"
L
5'9" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'3"
XXL
6'3" — 6'7"

Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement.

SMLXLXXL
Reach398mm15.67"423mm16.65"443mm17.44"468mm18.43"498mm19.61"
Stack609mm23.98"614mm24.17"618mm24.33"628mm24.72"646mm25.43"
Lenkkopfwinkel66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°
Sitzrohrlänge390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"510mm20.08"
Front Center706mm27.8"733mm28.86"755mm29.72"784mm30.87"822mm32.36"
Höhe Tretlager338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"
BB Drop32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"
Radstand1146mm45.12"1173mm46.18"1195mm47.05"1223mm48.15"1261mm49.65"
Kettenstrebenlänge438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"
Lenkkopflänge90mm3.54"95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"
Oberrohrlänge577mm22.72"605mm23.82"627mm24.69"653mm25.71"692mm27.24"
Sitzwinkel73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°
Überstandshöhe710mm27.95"710mm27.95"713mm28.07"720mm28.35"727mm28.62"

Tech & Support

Technische Information

FederungssystemVPPTM
Vorderer UmwerferKeine Kompatibilität
Lenkungslager / LenkkopfIntegrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Sattelstütze31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Auge-zu-Auge-Länge200
Stroke57
Gabel-Kompatibilität150mm
TretlagergehäuseStandard
Max Reifengröße2.5"
BremstypenPost mount disc
Wasserflaschenhalterung1 main triangle

Shock Info

Dämpfer: Fox Float Performance

FahrergewichtLuftdruckNegativ-Federweg
100lbs (45.5kg)130 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)150 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)165 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)255 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)270 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)290 psi16-19 mm

Dämpfer: Fox Float DPX

FahrergewichtLuftdruckNegativ-Federweg
100lbs (45.5kg)145 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)165 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)180 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)200 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)215 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)235 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)285 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)305 psi16-19 mm

Garantie & Registrierung

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

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! 

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use one of the forms below to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

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If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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