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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower 29


The mountain bike, distilled




Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all bike 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 to the mountains.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29
Front travel: 150
Rear travel: 145

Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower 29


The mountain bike, distilled




Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all bike 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 to the mountains.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29
Front travel: 150
Rear travel: 145

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£5,699 GBP   | Weight: 31.61 lbs / 14.34 kg

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

 
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S

£5,699 GBP  

31.61 lbs / 14.34 kg

R

£4,899 GBP  

31.75 lbs / 14.4 kg

GX AXS

£6,899 GBP  

31.33 lbs / 14.21 kg

GX AXS RSV

£7,899 GBP  

31.24 lbs / 14.17 kg

X0 AXS

£7,999 GBP  

30.9 lbs / 14.02 kg

X0 AXS RSV

£8,999 GBP  

30.8 lbs / 13.97 kg

XX AXS RSV

£10,399 GBP  

30.4 lbs / 13.79 kg

Frame

£3,599 GBP  

6.36 lbs / 2.89 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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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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Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Travel
145mm

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55

Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance, 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

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x55

Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x55

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Select+, 150mm -or- Fox 36 Performance Elite

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Select+, 150mm -or- Fox 36 Performance Elite

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 150mm -or- FOX 36 Float Factory

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 150mm -or- FOX 36 Float Factory

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 150mm -or- FOX 36 Float Factory

Fork
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Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
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Right Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Bridge

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

Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
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Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
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Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
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Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

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
Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated Headset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Front Tire
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Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 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"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Front Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Front Rim
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Rear Hub
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

Rear Hub
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine Hydra, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 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"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Rear Rim
Reserve 30|HD 29"

The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed for aggressive trail riding. They feature a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. The Reserve 30|HD is the ultimate mountain bike rim.

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Rear Rim
-

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 200mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
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Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
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Brakes
SRAM Code R

Brakes
SRAM G2 R

Brakes
SRAM Code Bronze Stealth

Brakes
SRAM Code Bronze Stealth

Brakes
SRAM Code Silver Stealth

Brakes
SRAM Code Silver Stealth

Brakes
Code Ultimate Stealth

Brakes
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Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM XX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
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Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy

Handlebars
RaceFace Aeffect R

Handlebars
Santa Cruz Carbon

Handlebars
Santa Cruz Carbon

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
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
Industry Nine A35, 40mm

Stem
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Saddle
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado, 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
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Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6

Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
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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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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
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Battery Charger
-

Battery Charger
-

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
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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

Exploded Diagrams

If you're looking for more information about your bike check our the Santa Cruz Bicycles Owner's Manual.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower 29

QUALITY BICYCLES SINCE 1994

Quality means built right, easy to work on, lifetime warranty, free pivot bearings for life and Rider Support for life.

Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower 29

QUALITY BICYCLES SINCE 1994

Quality means built right, easy to work on, lifetime warranty, free pivot bearings for life and Rider Support for life.

QUALITY BICYCLES SINCE 1994

Quality means built right, easy to work on, lifetime warranty, free pivot bearings for life and Rider Support for life.

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