Santa Cruz Hightower LT C 29" MED Slate Grey SRAM GX Eagle 12sp 2018
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Santa Cruz Hightower LT C 29" MED Slate Grey SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. ItÕs 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 wasnÕt 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 MarkÕs 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 nameÑHightower LTÑand 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 bikesÑsavvy 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.
Weight - 13.48kg / 29.71lbs
Material - Carbon C
Wheel Size - 29
Fork - FOX 36 F150 Performance
Shock - FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Derailleur - SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters - SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset - SRAM GX Eagle 30T
Cassette - SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain - SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Bottom Bracket - SRAM GXP Team BB
Brakes - SRAM Guide R
Brake Rotors - Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Bars - Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
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 - Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h
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 Volt Race
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