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Built for big days in big terrain.

Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.  Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.  Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.  The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.


  • 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
  • Eje trasero espaciado 148mm
  • Horquilla de eje pasante 15 mm
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • 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 CC with Float Factory - $4,699.00 AUD

Geometry & Sizing

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

Low - 29er Standard

Measured with a fork with a 551mm axle-to-crown measurement and a 51mm offset.

Ángulo del tubo de dirección67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°
Longitud del tubo de dirección390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"510mm20.08"
Front Center703mm27.68"730mm28.74"752mm29.61"781mm30.75"818mm32.2"
Altura eje del pedalier al suelo (BB Height)337mm13.27"337mm13.27"337mm13.27"337mm13.27"337mm13.27"
BB Drop33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"
Distancia entre ejes1138mm44.8"1165mm45.87"1187mm46.73"1215mm47.83"1255mm49.41"
Longitud de vaina435mm17.13"435mm17.13"435mm17.13"435mm17.13"435mm17.13"
Longitud del tubo de dirección90mm3.54"95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"
Longitud del tubo superior574mm22.6"601mm23.66"622mm24.49"650mm25.59"685mm26.97"
Ángulo del tubo de dirección74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°74.3°
Altura conducción más levantada710mm27.95"710mm27.95"713mm28.07"720mm28.35"727mm28.62"

High - 27.5+ Standard

Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement and a 51mm offset.

Ángulo del tubo de dirección66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°66.8°
Longitud del tubo de dirección390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"490mm19.29"510mm20.08"
Front Center707mm27.83"734mm28.9"756mm29.76"784mm30.87"822mm32.36"
Altura eje del pedalier al suelo (BB Height)335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"
BB Drop27mm1.06"27mm1.06"27mm1.06"27mm1.06"27mm1.06"
Distancia entre ejes1141mm44.92"1168mm45.98"1190mm46.85"1219mm47.99"1257mm49.49"
Longitud de vaina434mm17.09"434mm17.09"434mm17.09"434mm17.09"434mm17.09"
Longitud del tubo de dirección90mm3.54"95mm3.74"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"
Longitud del tubo superior575mm22.64"602mm23.7"623mm24.53"651mm25.63"689mm27.13"
Ángulo del tubo de dirección74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°74.1°
Altura conducción más levantada707mm27.83"707mm27.83"710mm27.95"717mm28.23"725mm28.54"

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 fijación200mm
Horquilla de compatibilidad140mm, 150mm
Caja del pedalier (BB Shell)Estándar
Tamaño máx. de los neumáticos 3.0"
Tipos de frenoIS-mount disc
Montaje portabotellas de agua1 main triangle

Shock Info

Amortiguador: Fox Float Factory

Peso del ciclistaPresión del airePrecarga de amortiguador
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi14-17 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)135 psi14-17 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)160 psi14-17 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi14-17 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)210 psi14-17 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)230 psi14-17 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi14-17 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi14-17 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)290 psi14-17 mm
280lbs (127kg)310 psi14-17 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.

¿Es igual la patilla de cambio de un ancho de 148x12 que el de 142x12?

No, no lo es. Hemos tenido que hacer una patilla de cambio diferente para las nuevas punteras. Son similares de aspecto, pero la mejor forma de diferenciarlas es por el aspecto exterior. La de 142x12mm tiene un acabado metálico rugoso, mientras que la de 148x12mm tiene un acabado mecanizado muy suave.

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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