2018 Santa Cruz
Hightower LT C XE

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13878 Small, Gloss Slate and Grey £5699.00 Order Now »
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Product Description

Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico.
Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to us with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Our engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, we could be very precise. We machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed.
The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like we did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and we pushed the travel to a full 150mm.
Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it's also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty's Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.

Product Specification

Material :Carbon C
Fork :FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150
Shock :FOX Float Performance Elite DPX
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 Carbon Bar 35x800
Stem :Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Grips :Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub :Novatec D641 Front Disc Hub 15x110
Rear Hub :Novatec D642 Rear Hub 12x148 (XD)
Rims :E13 TRS 29 32h 30mm
Spokes :
Nipples :DT Competition (32)
Front Tire :Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3c EXO TR
Rear Tire :Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3c EXO TR
Tubes :Sapim Secure Lock AL Silver Nipples (32)
Seat Post :Stans Sealant 2oz
Saddle:RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

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