Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower CC X01 RESERVE
2021 SANTA CRUZ HIGHTOWER CC X01 RESERVE
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If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring a lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers 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 big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!
145mm 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 when the porridge gets too hot!
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-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.
The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.
Frame: Carbon CC 29/27+ 145mm Travel VPP™
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Fork: FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm, 29"
R. Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
F. Derailleur: N/A
Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
Sealant: Stan's Sealant
Front Hub: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon
Spokes: Sapim D-Light
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t
Handlebar: Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3
Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale