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The Mountain Bike, Distilled

Why the Santa Cruz Hightower?

The latest iteration of the Hightower represents the pinnacle of Santa Cruz's engineering achievements, meticulously honed to create the ultimate all-terrain bicycle. With large wheels, a moderate travel, and a no-nonsense approach, this versatile model excels in a wide range of scenarios, delivering consistent performance thanks to its harmonious blend of geometry, specifications, and durability. If you're not in search of extremes but simply desire something exceptionally outstanding, the Hightower is your ticket to elevated riding experiences.

  1. Front Travel: 150mm
  2. Rear Travel: 145mm
  3. Wheel size: 29"
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Technical Details

Chainstay length and seat angle is matched to the frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry. Across all sizes however, the headtube angle has been slackened to help stability at speed, lowered the bottom bracket to compliment the better supported suspension, and increased stack in favor of modern handlebar setups.

  • Proportional Geometry
  • The Glovebox
  • Refined VPP Suspension
  • Adjustable Geometry

Sam Reviews the Hightower

Refined not redefined, the Hightower 3 is the evolution of their cult classic 29er trail bike. Watch the video and find out what's new!

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A Reach 430/427 455/452 475/472 495/492 520/517
B Stack 611/613 625/627 634/636 652/654 665/668
C Head Tube Angle 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5°
D Seat Tube Length 380 405 430 460 500
E Front Center 752/752 783/783 807/807 836/836 867/867
F Bottom Bracket Height 342/339 342/338 342/338 342/338 342/338
G Bottom Bracket Drop 31/34 31/34 31/34 31/34 31/34
H Wheelbase 1183/1183 1217/1218 1244/1245 1276/1276 1310/1311
I Rear Center 431/432 434/435 437/438 440/441 443/444
J Head Tube Length 100 115 125 145 160
K Top Tube Length 571/572 599/600 626/627 647/648 674/675
L Seat Tube Angle 77°/76.7° 77°/76.7° 76.7°/76.4° 76.9°/76.6° 76.9°/76.7°
M Standover Height 706/701 708/703 711/706 714/709 719/714

*All measurements in degrees or millimetres

Frame Sizing

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

Size Height
Imperial Metric
S 5'1"-5'5" 155 - 165cm
M 5'5"-5'9" 165 - 175cm
L 5'9-6'1" 175 - 185cm
XL 6'1"-6'4" 185 - 193cm
XXL 6'4" - 6'7" 193 - 201cm