MY24 Hightower
MY24 Hightower
MY24 Hightower
MY24 Hightower
MY23 Hightower
MY23 Hightower
MY23 Hightower
MY23 Hightower

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE, DISTILLED

The newest version of the Hightower remains our greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into our most all-terrain of bikes. 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: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29
Front Travel: 150mm
Rear Travel: 145mm
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| Weight: 32.02 lbs / 14.52 kg
 
Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.
 

R

   

32.02 lbs / 14.52 kg

S

   

31.98 lbs / 14.51 kg

GX AXS

   

31.72 lbs / 14.39 kg

GX AXS RSV

   

31.62 lbs / 14.34 kg

X01

   

31.09 lbs / 14.1 kg

X01 AXS RSV

   

30.88 lbs / 14.01 kg

Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55

Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55

Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55

Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55

Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate 210x55

Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate 210x55

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm

Fork
FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm

Fork
FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm

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 X01 Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle

Shifters
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle

Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Sealant
Reserve Tubeless Sealant

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 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

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 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

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes
SRAM G2 R

Brakes
SRAM Code R

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RS

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

Brakes
SRAM Code RSC

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 X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t

Handlebars
RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm

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

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

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverad Medium Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverad Medium Ti

Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

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

Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Travel
150/145mm

Travel
150/145mm

Travel
150/145mm

Travel
150/145mm

Travel
150/145mm

Travel
150/145mm

Wheel Size
29"

Wheel Size
29"

Wheel Size
29"

Wheel Size
29"

Wheel Size
29"

Wheel Size
29"

Hightower Frame Specifications

Suspension SystemVPP
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length210mm
Stroke55mm
Fork Compatibility150-160mm
Fork Offset44mm
Brake Mount180 PM
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Max Chainring Size34t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8 (bearing compatible)

Suspension Setup

Take a look at detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks and forks in each build.

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

SMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo430/427455/452475/472495/492520/517
Stack | hi/lo611/613625/627634/636652/654665/668
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°
Seat Tube Length 380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo752/752783/783807/807836/836867/867
BB Height | hi/lo342/339342/338342/338342/338342/338
BB Drop | hi/lo31/3431/3431/3431/3431/34
Wheelbase | hi/lo1183/11831217/12181244/12451276/12761310/1311
Rear Center | hi/lo431/432434/435437/438440/441443/444
Head Tube Length 100115125145160
Top Tube Length | hi/lo571/572599/600626/627647/648674/675
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77°/76.7°77°/76.7°76.7°/76.4°76.9°/76.6°76.9°/76.7°
Standover Height | hi/lo706/701708/703711/706714/709719/714
Hightower Frame Render

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

Hightower 3 Size Chart
Hightower 3 Size Chart

FAQ's

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