Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon 29 - XE Kit - Gloss Green-Black

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Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon - XE 29 Kit

Built for big days in big terrain.

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 them 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. Their 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, they could be very precise. They 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 they did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and they 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.

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Santa Cruz Hightower LT 2018 Geometry and Sizing
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • 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
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

keyboard_arrow_right Specifications

  • Frame Material: Carbon C
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 150
  • Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite DPX
  • Rear Dérailleur: Shimano XT M8000
  • Shifters: Shimano XT M8000
  • Chainring Size:  30 Tooth
  • Crankset: RaceFace Turbine
  • Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
  • Cassette: E13 TRS Race 11SPD Cassette 9-46T
  • Chain: Shimano SLX M7000
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
  • Brake Rotors: Shimano RT86 Ice-Tech 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series, Integrated
  • Bars: Santa Cruz AM Carbon 800mm 35mm Clamp
  • Stem: RaceFace Aeffect R 50mm 
  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
  • Front Hub: Novatec D641 110x15
  • Rear Hub: Novatec D642; 148x12mm
  • Rims: E13 TRS 27.5 32h 30mm
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
  • Tubes: Stans Sealant
  • Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro

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