2018 Santa Cruz
Hightower Carbon C XE 27+

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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?
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 the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 
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 fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.
No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “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 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. 
*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.

Product Specification

Weight :13.11kg / 28.9lbs
Material :Carbon C
Wheel Size :27.5+
Fork :FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150
Shock :FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Derailleur :Shimano XT M8000
Shifters :Shimano XT M8000
Crankset :Race Face Turbine 30T
Cassette :E13 TRS Race 11SPD Cassette 9-46T
Chain :Shimano SLX M7000
Bottom Bracket :
Brakes :Shimano XT M8000
Brake Rotors :Shimano RT86 Ice Tech 180mm
Headset :Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Bars :Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Flat Bar Carbon 31.8 x 780
Stem :Race Face Turbine Basic 50mm
Grips :Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub :Novatec D641 Front Disc Hub 15x110
Rear Hub :Novatec D642 Rear Hub 12x148 (XD)
Rims :Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h
Rim Options :
Spokes :DT Competition (32)
Front Tire :Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO 3C TR
Rear Tire :Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Tubes :Stans Sealant 2oz
Nipples :Sapim Secure Lock AL Silver Nipples (32)
Seat Post :RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle:WTB Silverado Pro

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