Built for big days in big terrain.

Ca fait un moment qu’on attend le remplaçant du TallBoy LTC, et ce n’est pas un mais deux vélos (en un) qui arrivent !

Le Hightower (qui rappellera quelque chose aux fan de « Police Academy » ; si, si il y en a encore !) doit son nom à un employé de Santa plutôt grand, voire très grand. C’est un 29″ pouce destiné au all mountain et à l’enduro, mais pas seulement.

En inversant la position de la biellette d’amortisseur (et en changeant la hauteur de fourche au passage) le Hightower est compatible 27.5+ le nouveau standard qui se prépare à tout balayer sur son passage dans les prochaines années.

En position basse (axe vers le haut) le vélo est en 29 pouces, prévu pour une fourche de 140mm de débattement.

En position haute (axe vers le bas) le vélo est en 27.5+ prévu pour une fourche de 150mm de débatement.

Quel que soit le format de roue choisi, le Hightower est un vélo long, bas et couché, compatible 1×11 avec 135mm de débattement, un véritable Bronson pour ceux qui aiment les grands vélos qui roulent vite.

Il sera disponible en cadre nu (en carbone CC), vous laissant le choix du montage, ou en vélo complet (carbone C) avec des kits en 27.5+ ou 29″.

Key Features:

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Rear travel: 135mm


Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

Low - 29er Standard

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

Front Center730mm28.74"752mm29.61"781mm30.75"
BB Drop33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"
Eye to Eye Length

Frame Sizing

5'4"163 — 5'9"175cm
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
6'1"185 — 6'6"198cm

Tech Support

Can I mount a front derailleur?

No, this bike is not compatible with a front derailleur.  Single ring only!

Is the 148x12 derailleur hanger the same as the 142x12 hanger?

No, it's not. We had to make a new derailleur hanger to go with the new dropout. They look similar, but the easiest way to tell them apart is the finish. Our 142x12mm hangers have a bead-blasted finish, while the 148x12mm hangers have a smooth, machined finish. 

What Happens if I run a 150mm Fork with 29" Wheels?

If you keep your fork at 150mm when swapping from 27.5+ tires to 29" tires, it will result in a bottom bracket height increase of 3.4mm, and your head angle and seat angle will get 0.4 degrees slacker. 

What Kind of Headset Do I Need?

This bike uses an integrated headset with drop-in bearings and molded-in bearing races. The SHIS measurement is IS41 (upper) and IS52 (lower). 

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What's the Biggest 27.5+ Tire I Can Fit?

2.8in tires fit really nicely, and 3.0s will fit, but they can be a bit tight. If you have a lower-profile tire, and don't see a lot of mud, you can definitely run a 3.0. If you're looking for more aggressive rubber, or ride in muddy conditions regularly, you'll want to stick to 2.8s. 

What's With The Chip?

The reversible chip at the shock mount is designed to maintain the frame's geometry when swapping between standard 29-inch tires and 27.5+ tires. The "Low" setting is designed for 29er use, and the "High" setting for 27.5+. While 27.5+ tires have a diameter that's similar to the 29er tire, it's not quite equal, so reversing the chip is a must to maintain the handling characteristics. 

Flipping the chip to "High" without swapping to 27.5+ tires results in an increase of 3.1mm to bottom bracket height, and an increase of 0.25 degrees to your head and seat angles.