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

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 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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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