2017 Santa Cruz
Hightower C S+

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Product Description

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-syle 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.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.

*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.

FRAME FEATURES
135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
15mm thru-axle fork
27.5+ or 29" wheels
Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
Threaded Bottom Bracket

Product Specification

Fork :Rock Shox Pike RC SA 150 - 27.5+
Shock :Rock Shox Monarch RT
Rear Derailleur :SRAM GX 11 speed
Shifters :SRAM GX - 11 speed
Brakes :SRAM Guide R
Rotors :Avid Centerline - 180mm (F/R)
Crankset :Race Face Aeffect AL - 30t, 175mm (M-XL)
Cassette :SRAM XG1150 - 10-42t
Chain :SRAM PC1130
Handlebar :Race Face Ride - 35x760mm, Lo-Rise
Stem :Race Face Turbine Basic - 35mm
Grips :Santa Cruz Palmdale
Headset :Cane Creek 40 IS
Seatpost :Rockshox Reverb Stealth - 31.6x150mm (S-M), 170mm (XL)
Saddle :WTB Volt Race
Front Hub :Novatec D541 Torque Cap - 15x110mm, 32h
Rear Hub :Novatec D542 - 12x148mm, 32h (XD)
Rims :Race Face AR 40 - 27.5", 32h
Front Tyre :Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Rear Tyre :Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C TR - 27.5x2.8"
Tubes / Sealant:Maxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"

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