Santa Cruz Megatower C S Mountain Bike 2021 - Storm Grey
THE ULTIMATE POWER-WHEELING, BUMP-CHEWING SIDEKICK.
The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.
Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air (160mm fork) and coil shocks (170mm fork) – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.
In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.
The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.
- Santa Cruz Megatower Features
- Fork Travel : 160-180mm
- Frame Travel : 160mm
- Shock Size : 230x57.5
- ICSG-05 Tabs : Yes
- Brake Mounts : 180mm Post Mount
- Headset : Integrated (IS41/52)
- Seatpost Diameter : 31.6mm
- Seat Clamp Diameter : 36.4mm
- BB Shell : 73mm Threaded
- Max Tyre Size : 2.5"
- Max Chaingring Size : 36t
- Air / Coil : Great with either!
- Flip Chip : Yes
- Adjustable Chainstay Length : ±10mm
- Megatower C Carbon frame
- Fox 36 Float Performance, 160mm, 29"
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
- SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
- SRAM Code R hydraulic brakes
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper
|Frame||Megatower C Carbon Frame|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Performance, 160mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Derailleur (Rear)||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R w/ Avid Centerline 200mm|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Hub Front||DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h|
|Hub Rear||DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h|
|Rims||RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"|
|Tyres||Front Tyre Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR /// Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO+, TR|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro Mk3|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
|Wheel Size||29 inch|
|Number of Gears||12|
Ready to rideEvery 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.
This process has a lead time of 7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. 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.
Making sure you are homeOnce 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 DeliveryAny 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 ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service 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 your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles 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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