Santa Cruz Bicycles

Hightower LT

Gloss Slate & Grey
Gloss Wicklow Green & Black

Built for big days in big terrain.

Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico.

Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to us with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Our engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, we could be very precise. We machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed.

The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like we did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and we pushed the travel to a full 150mm.

Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it's also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty's Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.

Read more about the Hightower LT's development here


  • Eje trasero espaciado 148mm
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • Horquilla de eje pasante 15 mm
  • 29" wheels
  • El montaje del portabidones con triángulo delantero se ajusta al impacto producido en las cuestas
  • Opciones de marco de carbono C y CC
  • Dobles pivotes sellados para mayor duración de la vida del cojinete 
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Los tubos de carbono internos aseguran el paso preciso y sin problemas de desviador y de los cables de la tija
  • ISCG-05 fichas para la compatibilidad de la guía de la cadena
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Tamaños: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Soporte inferior enroscado

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

Hightower LT CC with Float Factory DPX - $4,799.00 AUD

Geometry & Sizing

5'2" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'9"
5'9" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'3"
6'3" — 6'7"

Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement.

Ángulo del tubo de dirección66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°
Longitud del tubo de dirección390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"510mm20.08"
Front Center706mm27.8"733mm28.86"755mm29.72"784mm30.87"822mm32.36"
Altura eje del pedalier al suelo (BB Height)338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"
BB Drop32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"32mm1.26"
Distancia entre ejes1146mm45.12"1173mm46.18"1195mm47.05"1223mm48.15"1261mm49.65"
Longitud de vaina438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"438mm17.24"
Longitud del tubo de dirección90mm3.54"95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"
Longitud del tubo superior577mm22.72"605mm23.82"627mm24.69"653mm25.71"692mm27.24"
Ángulo del tubo de dirección73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°73.7°
Altura conducción más levantada710mm27.95"710mm27.95"713mm28.07"720mm28.35"727mm28.62"

Tech & Support

Información sobre la tecnología

Sistema de suspensiónVPPTM
Desviador delanteroSin compatibilidad
Auriculares / tubo de direcciónIntegrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Tija del sillín31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Distancia entre los dos tornillos de fijación200
Horquilla de compatibilidad150mm
Caja del pedalier (BB Shell)Estándar
Tamaño máx. de los neumáticos 2.5"
Tipos de frenoPost mount disc
Montaje portabotellas de agua1 main triangle

Shock Info

Amortiguador: Fox Float Performance

Peso del ciclistaPresión del airePrecarga de amortiguador
100lbs (45.5kg)130 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)150 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)165 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)255 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)270 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)290 psi16-19 mm

Amortiguador: Fox Float DPX

Peso del ciclistaPresión del airePrecarga de amortiguador
100lbs (45.5kg)145 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)165 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)180 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)200 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)215 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)235 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)285 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)305 psi16-19 mm

Información sobre la tecnología

¿Puedo montar un guía cadenas en mi bici?

Si, este modelo está equipado con el anclaje ISCG-05. La mayoría de los guía cadenas del mercado están hechos para que funcionen con este estándar.

¿Debo usar grasa en la instalación de las cazoletas de dirección?

Si, es recomendable. No uses grasa de fricción para el carbono en las cazoletas de dirección, que hará que sea más difícil extraerlas en caso de que lo necesites.

Garantía y registro

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 


Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 


If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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