Hightower 2 CC Grey
Hightower 2 CC Grey


The Hightower is our compilation of engineering’s greatest hits. Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability. If you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator.

Key Features:

Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 150mm
Rear Travel: 145mm

Design Details

2022 Hightower CC VPP decal on the back of the seat tube

Design Details

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VPP™ suspension strikes the right balance between pedaling efficiency and bump capability. 145mm in the rear paired with a 150mm fork is the perfect combo for just about anything".


With 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!

Carbon and aluminium

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames. The second-generation Hightower also comes in aluminium.

Flip Chip

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.

Water, protection, refinement

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.

Built Right

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.




Head Tube Angle65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm500mm
Front Center745mm774mm798mm827mm862mm
BB Height344mm344mm344mm344mm344mm
BB Drop29mm29mm29mm29mm29mm
Rear Center433mm433mm433mm433mm439mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm130mm155mm
Top Tube Length566mm594mm618mm645mm679mm
Seat Tube Angle77.1°77.0°76.8°76.6°76.3°
Standover Height704mm718mm717mm718mm709mm