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

Megatower 2

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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.

Just want to go downhill? Take a look at the V10
Looking for more boost uphill? Check out the Bullit ebike
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Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon 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.

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Weight: 34.32 lbs / 15.57 kg

Contact your local dealer for pricing

 

Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

R

 

34.32 lbs / 15.57 kg

S

 

33.97 lbs / 15.41 kg

GX AXS

 

34.11 lbs / 15.47 kg

GX AXS RSV

 

33.79 lbs / 15.33 kg

GX AXS Coil

 

35.94 lbs / 16.3 kg

GX AXS Coil RSV

 

35.94 lbs / 16.3 kg

X01

 

33.07 lbs / 15.71 kg

X01 Coil

 

34.63 lbs / 15.05 kg

X01 AXS RSV

 

33.18 lbs / 15.05 kg

X01 AXS Coil RSV

 

35.04 lbs / 15.89 kg

Frame

 

7.17 lbs / 3.25 kg

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon C

Material
Carbon CC

Material
Carbon CC

Material
Carbon CC

Material
Carbon CC

Material
Carbon CC

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select 230x62.5

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x62.5

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x62.5

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 230x62.5

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ Coil 230x62.5

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ Coil 230x62.5

Rear Shock
FOX Float X2 Factory 230x62.5

Rear Shock
FOX Float DHX2 Factory 230x62.5

Rear Shock
FOX Float X2 Factory 230x62.5

Rear Shock
FOX Float DHX2 Factory 230x62.5

Rear Shock
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Fork
RockShox Zeb R, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm

Fork
FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm

Fork
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Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
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Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
GX AXS Controller

Shifters
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Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
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Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain
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Chainguide
E13 Vario Topguide ISCG05

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
OneUp Bash Guide

Chainguide
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Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
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Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
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Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire
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Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down, TR

Front Tire
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Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
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Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h

Front Hub
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Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Front Rim
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Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rear Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
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Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h

Rear Rim
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Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Front Rotor
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Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2, 200mm

Rear Rotor
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Brakes
SRAM G2 RE

Brakes
SRAM Code R

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

Brakes
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Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
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Handlebars
e13 TRS Base, 800mm

Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
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Stem
e.13 Base, 40mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
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Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Saddle
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Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Grips
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Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

SMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo430/427455/452475/472495/492520/517
Stack | hi/lo616/618625/627638/640656/658670/672
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo63.8°/63.5°63.8°/63.5°63.8°/63.5°63.8°/63.5°63.8°/63.5°
Seat Tube Length | hi/lo380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo770799826855886
BB Height | hi/lo346/342.5346/342.5346/342.5346/342.5346/342.5
BB Drop | hi/lo26.5/3026.5/3026.5/3026.5/3026.5/30
Wheelbase | hi/lo12061236/1237126612981333/1334
Rear Center | hi/lo436/437437/438440/441443/444447/448
Head Tube Length | hi/lo90100115135150
Top Tube Length | hi/lo570594/595613637/638666/667
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77.24°/77.0°77.42°/77.2°77.8°/77.5°77.8°/77.5°77.8°/77.5°
Standover Height | hi/lo709/705716/712723/718722/717724/720

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.

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Maintenance Information

Learn how to service your upper and lower suspension links

Fill out our form for a fresh set of bearings

Take a look at additional tech info and exploded diagrams for the Megatower

How to find your serial number

Something not right? Use our warranty claim form 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.

Megatower Tech Support

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length230mm
Stroke62.5mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8
Fork Offset44mm
Brake Mount200mm PM

Download the Megatower suspension setup guide to get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

Rockshox Super Deluxe Select

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Shock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)9029-32%, 18-20mm7
120lbs (54.4kg)11529-32%, 18-20mm7
140lbs (63.5kg)13529-32%, 18-20mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)16029-32%, 18-20mm6
180lbs (81.8kg)18529-32%, 18-20mm6
200lbs (90.7kg)21029-32%, 18-20mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)23029-32%, 18-20mm5
240lbs (108.8kg)25529-32%, 18-20mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)28029-32%, 18-20mm5

Rockshox Zeb 170

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Rebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)2919
120lbs (54.4kg)3717
140lbs (63.5kg)4615
160lbs (72.6kg)5415
180lbs (81.8kg)6213
200lbs (90.7kg)7013
220lbs (99.8kg)7811
240lbs (108.8kg)868

Rockshox Super Deluxe Select Plus

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Shock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)9029-32%, 18-20mm7
120lbs (54.4kg)11529-32%, 18-20mm7
140lbs (63.5kg)13529-32%, 18-20mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)16029-32%, 18-20mm6
180lbs (81.8kg)18529-32%, 18-20mm6
200lbs (90.7kg)21029-32%, 18-20mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)23029-32%, 18-20mm5
240lbs (108.8kg)25529-32%, 18-20mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)28029-32%, 18-20mm5

Fox 38 Performance 170

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Rebound (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)7213
130-140 (59-64kg)7612
140-150 (64-68kg)8011
150-160 (68-73kg)8410
160-170 (73-77kg)899
170-180 (77-82kg)938
180-190 (82-86kg)977
190-200 (86-91kg)1026
200-210 (91-95kg)1065
210-220 (95-100kg)1104
220-230 (100-104kg)1143
230-240 (104-109kg)1192
240-250 (109-113)1231

Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil

Rider WeightSpring Rate (Lbs.)Sag (%, mm on shock)PreloadRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)25029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns9
120lbs (54.4kg)30029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns9
140lbs (63.5kg)35029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns8
160lbs (72.6kg)40029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns8
180lbs (81.8kg)45029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns7
200lbs (90.7kg)50029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns6
220lbs (99.8kg)55029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns6
240lbs (108.8kg)60029-32%, 18-20mm1-2 turns5

Fox 38 Performance Elite 170

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Rebound: LSR, HSR (from closed)Compression: LSC,HSC (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)729, 810,5
130-140 (59-64kg)768, 710,5
140-150 (64-68kg)807, 610,5
150-160 (68-73kg)847, 610,5
160-170 (73-77kg)896, 510,5
170-180 (77-82kg)936, 510,5
180-190 (82-86kg)975, 410,5
190-200 (86-91kg)1024, 310,5
200-210 (91-95kg)1064, 310,5
210-220 (95-100kg)1103, 210,5
220-230 (100-104kg)1142, 110,5
230-240 (104-109kg)1192, 110,5
240-250 (109-113)1231, 010,5

Fox Float X2 Factory

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Sag (%, mm on shock)Rebound: LSR, HSR (from closed)Compression: LSC, HSC (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)14029-32%, 18-20mm11,713,7
120lbs (54.4kg)16029-32%, 18-20mm10,613,7
140lbs (63.5kg)17529-32%, 18-20mm10,613,7
160lbs (72.6kg)19529-32%, 18-20mm9,513,7
180lbs (81.8kg)21029-32%, 18-20mm9,513,7
200lbs (90.7kg)23029-32%, 18-20mm9,413,7
220lbs (99.8kg)25029-32%, 18-20mm8,413,7
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 18-20mm8,413,7

Fox DHX2 Coil Factory

Rider WeightSpring Rate (lbs.)Sag (%, mm on shock)PreloadRebound: LSR, HSR (from closed)Compression: LSC, HSC (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)30028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns11,713,7
120lbs (54.4kg)35028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns10,613,7
140lbs (63.5kg)40028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns10,613,7
160lbs (72.6kg)45028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns9,513,7
180lbs (81.8kg)50028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns9,513,7
200lbs (90.7kg)55028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns9,413,7
220lbs (99.8kg)60028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns8,413,7
240lbs (108.8kg)65028-30%, 17-19mm1-2 turns8,413,7

Fox 38 Factory 170

Rider WeightPressure (psi)Rebound: LSR, HSR (from closed)Compression: LSC,HSC (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)729, 810,5
130-140 (59-64kg)768, 710,5
140-150 (64-68kg)807, 610,5
150-160 (68-73kg)847, 610,5
160-170 (73-77kg)896, 510,5
170-180 (77-82kg)936, 510,5
180-190 (82-86kg)975, 410,5
190-200 (86-91kg)1024, 310,5
200-210 (91-95kg)1064, 310,5
210-220 (95-100kg)1103, 210,5
220-230 (100-104kg)1142, 110,5
230-240 (104-109kg)1192, 110,5
240-250 (109-113)1231, 010,5

Can I mount a chainguide on this bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Our bikes come standard with the OneUp Bashguide V2 or the e13 TRS, but most guides that follow the ISCG-05 standard should fit.

Can I convert the Megatower to 27.5" MX wheels?

No, the Megatower is built exclusively for 29" wheels and tires front and rear. The geometry is not setup for any 27.5" front or rear conversions.

Where'd the chainstay length adjuster go?

Where the Megatower 1 had a single chainstay length that was user-adjustable, The new MT2 now has size specific chainstay lengths to optimize the geometry across the size range with no fuss or extra parts.

Can I run a dual-crown fork?

Nope, the Megatower is not designed for use with a dual-crown fork.

What is the recommended fork?

Our geometry is based off of a 170mm fork with a 42 or 44mm offset. We wouldn't recommend less travel than that, as the BB will get a bit low. Up to 180mm is fine if that's your preference.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.For Chris King this is a DropSet.

Should I ride in the High or Low shock flip-chip setting?

You should definitely try both, but we typically recommend starting in High. This will make the bike more agile and easy to get used to. If your terrain is quite steep, give Low a try. This setting lowers the BB by 3.5mm, slackens the head angle by 0.3 degrees, and generally just biases your weight a little further back. The leverage curve of the suspension changes slightly as well: it's more progressive. The geometry changes combined with the slight suspension change will make you feel like you're sat further down in the bike. Great for steep gnar, not as good for flatter corners. It's easy to change, so experiment!

I want to change my rear shock. Any limitations?

The Megatower was built to be compatible with all shocks on the market, both coil & air. We haven't tried some of the smaller obscure brands, but it fits anything from Fox and Rockshox. The correct size is 230x62.5 with 8x30 hardware front and rear.

Can I make this frame have more travel?

If you change the rear shock to a 65mm stroke length (stock is 62.5mm) you do get more travel - 170mm. We felt 165mm was the best option to make the Megatower balance going up down and up again but if you want more, that's how.

What size tire will fit?

The Megatower is designed for 29" x 2.5" max

Does the Megatower use the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)?

The frame is UDH-compatible, but comes with our own machined aluminum hanger. You can replace it with another Santa Cruz hanger or a SRAM UDH.

Should I get the coil shock or the air shock?

There is a difference in feel between the two, but neither is better than the other- just different. The air shock is more progressive than the coil, which allows for a slightly softer setup without worrying about bottoming-out. This will generally offer a smoother ride, but one that can still be ridden very aggressively and not struggle. The suspension will also have a "poppier" and more playful ride, as the air shock will try to get you out of the deep part of travel.


The coil has a slightly more linear feel/ less bottom-out resistance, which encourages a firmer overall setup. This offers the maximum mid-stroke support for berms/park riding/ pushing into turns. If you like a firmer feel, you will probably prefer the coil. If you set the air shock up to offer a similar feel in the mid-stroke, you may struggle to achieve full travel.


These aren't huge differences, but they are enough that we wanted to offer both. Obviously, the air shock offers the advantages of being lighter and easier to tune, so this will be the right choice for the majority of riders.

What can I store in the glovebox?

The Megatower comes with two bags - a tube purse and a tool wallet. You should be able to fit a superlight tube, a small pump, tire lever, and misc odds and ends in these two bags. For more information, take a look at our Glovebox Tech Page.

Where do I find information about upper and lower link maintenance?

Where can I find more info about Reserve Wheels?

Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur
Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur

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