Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC X01 Reserve Mountain Bike 2021 - Ember

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If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring Santa Cruz's lower-link mounted shock design, and updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of Santa Cruz's biggest hits into one belter of a road-trip companion. The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well...

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it.


Featuring Santa Cruz's lower-link mounted shock design, and updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of Santa Cruz's biggest hits into one belter of a road-trip companion.


The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some huge
climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock shock position creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for the V10 DH bike.


140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability - you'll ride out of trouble wherever you find it.


Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal influenced inputs.


The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience— the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required.


In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender and noise cancelling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.


The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.


Santa Cruz Hightower Features:

  • Fork Travel : 150mm
  • Fork Compatibility : 150mm-160mm
  • Frame Travel : 140mm
  • Shock Size : 210x52.5
  • ICSG-05 Tabs : Yes
  • Headset : Integrated (IS41/52)
  • Seatpost Diameter : 31.6mm
  • Seat Clamp Diameter : 36.4mm
  • BB Shell : 73mm Threaded
  • Max Tyre Size : 2.4"
  • Max Chaingring Size : 36t
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Front : 20X8
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Rear : 30X8
  • Water Bottle Mounts : 1
  • Coil Shock Compatible? : No
  • Adjustable Geometry : Yes, Hi/Lo settings, adjusted with flipchip on lower link

 

X01 Build Kit Highlights:

  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm, 29"
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • KS LEV Integra w/Southpaw

 

Full specification can be found in the details tab. 

SPECIFICATION

Product Code SCHT2CCX01RMY21EMB-XL
Brand Santa Cruz
Gender Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2021
Frame Hightower 2 CC carbon frame
Fork FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm, 29"
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Shifters SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12spd
Derailleur (Rear) SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Code RSC w/ Avid Centerline 200mm Front / 180mm Rear
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 30t
Cassette SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Chain SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12spd
Hub Front DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Hub Rear DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Rims Reserve 30 29" Carbon
Handlebar Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Headset Hope 7/J Integrated Headset
Saddle WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost KS LEV Integra w/Southpaw (2021 Santa Cruz CC Bikes will ship with either a Rockshox Reverb or a KS Lev Integra seatpost)
Pedal Not incl.
Wheel Size 29inch
Number of Gears 12

DELIVERY

Ready to ride

Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.   This process has a lead time of between 5-7 working days Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.  

Making sure you are home

Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.  


Taking Delivery

Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.  


First Check-Over

After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.   We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.   All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 261 4191. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.  


Bike Servicing

Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

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