Santa Cruz & Ibis Bikes

2017 Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon

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Overview

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?

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 carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.

27.5+
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 pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “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 Nomad-style 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.

Available as C carbon frame entry price point for S+ build and in CC carbon frame XO1 builds.

C Frame with R 29 Kit Build:

FOX Rhythm 140 29 Fork
SRAM NX Derailleur
SRAM Level T Brakes
Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks

C Frame with S 29 Kit Build:

Rock Shox Pike 29 RC 140 Fork
SRAM GX 1x11 Derailleur
SRAM Guide R Brakes
Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks

C Frame with S+ Kit build:

Rock Shox Pike RC 150 Solo Air Fork
SRAM GX 1x11 Derailleur
SRAM Guide R Brakes
Race Face Aeffect AL Cranks

CC Frame with X01 29 Kit build:

Rock Shox Pike 29 RCT3 140 Fork
SRAM X01 Eagle Derailleur
SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
SRAM X1 Carbon Cranks

CC Frame with XO1+ Kit Build

Rock Shox Pike 29 RCT3 150 Fork
SRAM X01 Eagle Derailleur
SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
SRAM X1 Carbon Cranks

*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.

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