2023 Santa Cruz Megatower Enduro Bike - Blue - X01 AXS RSV Coil
2023 Santa Cruz Megatower Enduro Bike - Blue - X01 AXS RSV Coil
2023 Santa Cruz Megatower Enduro Bike - Nickle - GX AXS
2023 Santa Cruz Megatower Enduro Bike - Nickle - GX AXS

Megatower

  • Overview
  • Glovebox
  • Bike Builder
  • Geometry and Sizing
  • Technical Support
  • Warranty

A downhill bike that goes everywhere

Seriously. The Megatower’s big wheels, long travel, and tough carbon fiber chassis delivers the high-speed security traits of a downhill bike. Yet the relatively-steep seat tube angle and size-specific geo maintain the Mega’s mega pedaling ability—elevating its reputation as the perfect choice for big gravity rides and DH park laps.

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Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and CC
Wheel Size: 29
Front Travel: 170mm
Rear Travel: 165mm

Design Details

The Santa Cruz Megatower's Glovebox, internal frame storage system

Design Details

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Glovebox

Place everything you need for a ride beneath the reassuringly high-quality latch and panel in the downtube, including your driving gloves. The Glovebox also comes with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, two refined pouches for keeping your essentials close to hand.

Full carbon C and CC frame options

While both versions of our carbon frames are made in our own factory, are just as strong and stiff as one another, and have a lifetime warranty, there are a couple of differences between the two. CC frames use the very best materials and production processes available, while our C frames add on a little more weight for a little less $.

Steeper seat tube angle

The steep seat tube angle puts you in the right place to scale the steepest pitches to get to the wildest descents. Even better, it gets progressively steeper as the sizes get larger so everyone sits in the right spot.

165mm of VPP™ travel

A relatively-low leverage ratio not only makes setup easier but delivers a more damped, controlled feel across the travel range.

Coil and water compatibility

Even with a lower-link flip chip and the option to run large-body shocks, like a coil, you’re still able to fit a water bottle inside the front triangle.

Longer travel?

165mm of travel comes standard, but if you choose to run a shock with a longer, 65mm stroke, you can bump it up to 170mm.

Details matter

The frame details are completed with a neat mud flap that protects the rear shock, a rubberized downtube protector that shrugs off strikes, and tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm.

Proportional geo

The Megatower's chainstay length is matched to the frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry.

Full size range

From size small to XXL, no one misses out on the Megatower.

Geometry

Units

mm

SMLXLXXL
Reach430mm455mm475mm495mm520mm
Stack616mm625mm638mm656mm670mm
Head Tube Angle63.8°63.8°63.8°63.8°63.8°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm500mm
Front Center770mm799mm826mm855mm886mm
BB Height346mm346mm346mm346mm346mm
BB Drop27mm27mm27mm27mm27mm
Wheelbase1206mm1236mm1266mm1298mm1333mm
Rear Center436mm437mm440mm443mm447mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm115mm135mm150mm
Top Tube Length570mm594mm613mm637mm666mm
Seat Tube Angle77.24°77.42°77.8°77.8°77.8°
Standover Height709mm716mm723mm722mm724mm

Units

mm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The Megatower is available in sizes small - extra extra large (S-XXL).

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Santa Cruz Megatower - Upper link and glovebox
Santa Cruz Megatower - rear axle and brake
Santa Cruz Megatower - headtube and cockpit
Santa Cruz Megatower - glovebox door