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2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL R Kit

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2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL R Kit

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2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL D Kit 2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL D Kit

2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL D Kit

More capable than ever, the 2021 Santa Cruz Hightower AL D Kit trail bike promises glued-to-the-ground ride feel and strong riding balance.

Highlights


Product Description

The Santa Cruz Hightower is Santa Cruz’s go-fast mid-travel 29er mountain bike. While the first-generation bike received a ton of awards for how balanced the bike felt, many thought it could use a bit more oomph. Santa Cruz responded with the Hightower LT, bumping up suspension travel and capability. Years of feedback from consumers and EWS riders alike has brought about the 2021 Santa Cruz Hightower C, which takes the knowledge and burliness of their long-travel 29ers and builds it into a lighter, more nimble package.

The Hightower starts life with a 150 mm fork and couples it with a 140 mm travel rear shock. This shock is paired to Santa Cruz's lower-link VPP suspension kinematics. Santa Cruz moved the shock to the bottom bracket area on it’s bigger bikes to build in a slightly more linear leverage curve, which in turn makes for a more supportive mid-stroke right past the sag point. While the Hightower isn’t meant to soak up the trail like the brand’s long-travel bikes, the end results make perfect sense for the bike’s intended riders. With just 140 mm travel out back (and 150 mm at the fork) paired a suspension that is more supportive than ever, you get a bike that straight up climbs better than its weight and suspension travel might indicate.

What else is there? Well, the Hightower has contemporary suspension geometry that is geared toward being a do-all trail bike. A 65-degree headtube angle, 76-degree seat tube angle, and 470 mm reach in a size large are par for the course in 2021, and are similar to what’s found on the Megatower. There is also a familiar-sounding list of advantages and features. Here, you’ll find a threaded bottom bracket, linkage covers to protect against dirt and grime, downtube protectors to protect against rocks and tailgates, and a ribbed chainstay guard. Hightower is designed to fit a 29 x 2.4" tire with room to spare, or a 27" plus tire should that be your jam. And as always, Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty for each frameset they sell.

The Santa Cruz Hightower AL R Kit is available in four sizes (S-XL) and two colorways. Choose between alloy wheels or Santa Cruz's own Reserve Wheelset for weight savings and added stiffness.

Have any questions about the 2021 Santa Cruz Hightower C - XT Kit? Give us a call during shop hours, or send us an email anytime to info@contenderbicycles.com.

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Geometry

Size XXL is only available in carbon models.

High

SMLXLXXL
A Reach428mm453mm473mm493mm518mm
B Stack601mm610mm619mm637mm660mm
C Head Tube Angle65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°
D Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm500mm
E Front Center745mm774mm798mm827mm862mm
F BB Height344mm344mm344mm344mm344mm
G BB Drop29mm29mm29mm29mm29mm
H Wheelbase1178mm1207mm1231mm1260mm1301mm
I Rear Center433mm433mm433mm433mm439mm
J Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm130mm155mm
K Top Tube Length566mm594mm618mm645mm679mm
L Seat Tube Angle77.1°77.0°76.8°76.6°76.3°
M Standover Height704mm718mm717mm718mm709mm
N Eye to Eye Length210mm210mm210mm210mm210mm
Seatpost Length125mm150mm170mm170mm170-200mm
Stem Length40mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm

Low

SMLXLXXL
A Reach425mm450mm470mm490mm515mm
B Stack603mm612mm621mm639mm662mm
C Head Tube Angle65.2°65.2°65.2°65.2°65.2°
D Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm500mm
E Front Center745mm774mm798mm827mm862mm
F BB Height340mm340mm340mm340mm340mm
G BB Drop33mm33mm33mm33mm33mm
H Wheelbase1179mm1208mm1232mm1261mm1296mm
I Rear Center434mm434mm434mm434mm440mm
J Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm130mm155mm
K Top Tube Length567mm596mm619mm646mm680mm
L Seat Tube Angle76.7°76.6°76.5°76.3°76.0°
M Standover Height699mm713mm713mm713mm704mm
N Eye to Eye Length210mm210mm210mm210mm210mm
Seatpost Length125mm150mm170mm170mm170-200mm
Stem Length40mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm

Specifications

KitR
Price$3499USD
Weight15.99kg / 35.26lbs
MaterialAluminum
ForkRockShox Yari RC, 150mm, 29"
ShockFOX Float Performance DPS
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
CranksetSRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t
CassetteSRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB 68/73mm
BrakesSRAM G2 R
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
BarsRaceFace Aeffect R
StemRaceFace Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front HubSRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear HubSRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
RimsWTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"
Rim Options 
SpokesSapim Race
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
TubesStan's Sealant
Seat PostSDG Tellis
SaddleWTB Silverado Race Saddle