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Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C S

Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C S
  • Color: Gloss Ocean Blue
  • Color: Matte Cardinal Red
$5,099.00 - $5,899.00
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The Mountain Bike, Distilled

The newest version of the Hightower remains our greatest hits of engineering—now further refined and bottled into our most all-terrain of bikes. Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability. If you're not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator.

Engineering Details:

Not all frames are created equal. Hightower represents Santa Cruz’s greatest hits, showcasing our design, engineering, and performance prowess.

The highly sculpted and optimized Lower Link (A) houses a geometry-adjusting Flip Chip (B) and beefy Pivot Axles (C) to virtually eliminate lateral flex.

We only use the highest quality Enduro MAX or TPX sealed, radial bearings (A) and premium fasteners (B) for our linkage assemblies. They’re easy to properly torque and maintain, plus we offer free replacement bearings for life.

VPP suspension utilizes a one-piece swingarm that eliminates the need for pivots on the stays, creating a stout, bulletproof rear end for accurate tracking and superior performance.

Santa Cruz offers two grades of carbon—top-end CC Carbon and value-minded C Carbon. Though they have the same stiffness and performance, CC is lighter and comes paired with a more premium suspension.

The Sag Window (A), Glovebox (B), and internal cable tunnels (not shown) demonstrate Santa Cruz’s expertise in combining practical function with carbon design and manufacturing artistry.

In isolation, all these things are great—together with fanatical suspension tuning, a premium build spec, and meticulous attention to detail, they’re transcendent.

Rider Height (In) 5'1" - 5'5" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'9" - 6'1" 6'1" - 6'4" 6'4" - 6'7"
Reach (mm) | HI/LO 430/427 455/452 475/472 495/492 520/517
Stack (mm) | HI/LO 611/613 625/627 634/636 652/654 665/668
Head Tube Angle | HI/LO 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5° 64.8°/64.5°
Seat Tube Length (mm) | HI/LO 380/380 405/405 430/430 460/460 500/500
Front Center (mm) | HI/LO 752/752 783/783 807/807 836/836 867/867
BB Height (mm) | HI/LO 342/339 342/338 342/338 342/338 342/338
BB Drop (mm) | HI/LO 31/34 31/34 31/34 31/34 31/34
Wheelbase (mm) | HI/LO 1183/1183 1217/1218 1244/1245 1276/1276 1310/1311
Rear Center (mm) | HI/LO 431/432 434/435 437/438 440/441 443/444
Head Tube Length (mm) | HI/LO 100/100 115/115 125/125 145/145 160/160
Top Tube Length (mm) | HI/LO 571/572 599/600 626/627 647/648 674/675
Seat Tube Angle | HI/LO 77°/76.7° 77°/76.7° 76.7°/76.4° 76.9°/76.6° 76.9°/76.7°
Standover Height (mm) | HI/LO 706/701 708/703 711/706 714/709 719/714


Frame Santa Cruz Carbon C Frame
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear: DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors Avid Centerline, 180mm
Handlebars Burgtec RideWide Alloy
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado, CroMo
Pedals Sold Separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Cardinal Red / XX-Large 192219367903 58-24268-109-6-795-312801
Gloss Ocean Blue / X-Large 192219367873 58-24268-109-5-794-312801 210000052699
Gloss Ocean Blue / XX-Large 192219367897 58-24268-109-6-794-312801