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Santa Cruz 5010 S Aluminum
$3,999.00
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Aluminum S from Santa Cruz. The 5010 S is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The 5010 Aluminum S build features the smooth Fox 34 Float Performance fork, SRAM GX 1x drivetrain, and SRAM Guide R brakes to maintain performance and reliability at a budget-friendly price. For extra weight reduction, Santa Cruz designed the aluminum-framed 5010 with an integrated headset and nixed ISCG tabs, but otherwise includes all the features you'd find on the higher-level carbon frames to make an affordable, strong package for bagging epic trails.
Santa Cruz Hightower 29 R Carbon C
$3,999.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents while putting you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 29 Carbon C R comes equipped with a 140mm-travel RockShox Revelation fork, Fox Float Performance shock and workhorse SRAM NX drivetrain that offers solid performance in a wallet friendly package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower R Carbon C 27+
$3,999.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the wagon-wheel paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. In the case of the 27+ version, this means plus-size 27.5 x 2.8 tires for extra float and traction on sketchy terrain. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or change to 29ers for extra speed and precision. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 27+ Carbon C R comes equipped with a RockShox Revelation RC 150mm fork and stop and go bits from SRAM that offer solid performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C R
$4,299.00
Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play. If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion. The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike! 140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Get me out of here!” capability when the porridge gets too hot! Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs. The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet. The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come. While the Hightower R is on the more affordable side of the available Carbon C frame build kits, it's no slouch when it comes to satisfying your trail riding needs. You get a stiff RockShox Yari RC fork paired with a Fox Float Performance DPS shock for excellent shock absorption, and SRAM's NX Eagle drivetrain shifts through the massive 12-speed gear range with ease. SRAM Guide R brakes and WTB ST i29 rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHR2 tires put confidence in your fingertips on sketchy descents, while the Race Face Ride stem and Aeffect R bar with 35mm clamp give you the stiffness and leverage you want for precise maneuvers at speed.
Santa Cruz Nomad S Aluminum
$4,299.00
As the sport of enduro mountain biking grows, so does the need for a bike that can handle evolving course designs. Nomad takes this idea to the limit, resulting in a surprisingly rideable bike that's built to rip on gravity-oriented tracks. 170mm of Santa Cruz VPP suspension provides a linear shock rate that mimics the feel of longer-travel DH bikes, and the RockShox Super Deluxe Air R rear shock delivers ample control, from big-air jump lines to technical, rocky descents. 27.5-inch e*thirteen TRS rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion rubber are built around Boost hub spacing for increased torsional strength, and the RockShox Lyrik RC fork smooths brake-bumped berms and sketchy landings to keep you focused on the line ahead. Smart details show that Santa Cruz knows a thing or two about gravity-fueled mountain biking, like a bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector, double-sealed collet axle pivots, a recessed lower link, and an integrated shock fender to keep your suspension clean. The Nomad Aluminum S build is finished with a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, four-piston Code R hydraulic disc brakes paired with 180mm rotors, and a Reverb Stealth dropper post to ensure maximum confidence on absolutely everything you ride.
Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon C R+
$4,399.00
Since the day it was born the Bronson has had the biggest personality in Santa Cruz's range of bikes. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do. The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get. There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. Santa Cruz offers build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like sorta-big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires. The Bronson Carbon C R+ serves as an entry into Santa Cruz's famed carbon technology, featuring SRAM's NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes paired to 200mm front and 180mm rear rotors, and a Race Face bar and stem combo. A wide tubeless-ready WTB wheelset wrapped in 2.6-inch Maxxis Minion tires provide extra bite on sketchy terrain, and the RockShox Yari fork and Super Deluxe shock complement the VPP suspension design, giving you off-the-top response with the capability for big airs when you're ready.
Santa Cruz Nomad R Carbon C
$4,499.00
With the Nomad Carbon C, the search for all-mountain prowess comes to an end with satisfying certainty. 170mm of Santa Cruz VPP suspension provides a linear shock rate that mimics the feel of longer-travel DH bikes, and the RockShox Super Deluxe Air R rear shock delivers ample control, from big-air jump lines to technical, rocky descents. 27.5-inch WTB i25 rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion rubber are built around Boost hub spacing for increased torsional strength, and the RockShox Yari RC fork smooths brake-bumped berms and sketchy landings to keep you focused on the line ahead. Smart details show that Santa Cruz knows a thing or two about gravity-fueled mountain biking, like a bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector, double-sealed collet axle pivots, a recessed lower link, and an integrated shock fender to keep your suspension clean. The Nomad Carbon C R build is finished with a SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain, Guide R hydraulic disc brakes paired with 200mm rotors, and a Race Face Aeffect dropper post to ensure maximum confidence on absolutely everything you ride
Santa Cruz 5010 C S
$4,599.00
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Carbon C S from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The S build includes SRAM Guide R brakes and SRAM GX 1x drivetrain for taming uphill battles, and the Fox Float Performance shock and Fox 34 Float Performance fork enable confidence at speed. For the 5010 C, Santa Cruz used a slightly less expensive carbon fiber, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the Carbon CC, with a slight 280-gram weight increase.
Santa Cruz Bronson C S
$4,599.00
What can't you do on a Bronson? You can’t give in, because going hard richens the reward. Every drop of sweat, every speck of mud on your face, every battle scar—it all shows your dedication to giving it your best on every ride. Bronson satisfies the need to roam with 150mm of revamped VPP travel that creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke. The new link design and Boost axle spacing enhance lateral stiffness, while shortened rear chain stays, a longer front-center, and steeper seat tube angle offer increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts in the backcountry. A RockShox Pike RC Solo Air fork and Monarch RT shock keep the tires planted when you need them, and SRAM Guide R brakes paired with 180mm rotors provide plenty of stopping power on point-and-shoot descents. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower C S
$4,599.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower Carbon C S comes equipped with a RockShox Pike 29 RC 140 fork and stop and go bits from SRAM that offer solid performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower C S+
$4,599.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the wagon-wheel paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. In the case of the S+ version, this means plus-size 27.5 x 2.8 tires for extra float and traction on sketchy terrain. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or change to 29ers for extra speed and precision. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower Carbon C S+ comes equipped with a RockShox Pike RC Solo Air 150mm fork and stop and go bits from SRAM that offer solid performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy C S
$4,599.00
If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle and 120mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 29er wheelset or 27.5+ thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy C S, Santa Cruz ups the build with SRAM Level TL brakes and GX 1x11 shifting bits, and a Fox 34 Float Performance fork and Float Performance rear shock. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy C S+
$4,599.00
If hardtails are the sheep of cross-country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle combined with fat 2.8-inch tires and a 130mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or 29-inch wheels thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy C S+, Santa Cruz ups the build with SRAM Level TL brakes, GX 1 x 11-speed shifting bits, and a Fox 34 Float Performance fork.
Santa Cruz 5010 S Carbon C
$4,799.00
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Carbon C S from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The S build includes SRAM Guide R brakes and SRAM GX 1x drivetrain for taming uphill battles, and the Fox Float Performance shock and Fox 34 Float Performance fork enable confidence at speed. For the 5010 C, Santa Cruz used a slightly less expensive carbon fiber, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 S Carbon C
$4,799.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 Carbon combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and thanks to 120mm of Fox Float Performance suspension up front your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Carbon C S build features SRAM's wide-range GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, and a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post to create a trail bike that's ready for your wildest adventures.
Santa Cruz Tallboy S Carbon C 27+
$4,799.00
Forget about discouraging slippery roots and momentum-sucking sand — the Tallboy 27+ is pure inspiration when it comes to tackling challenging terrain. Wide 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires are the secret to your success, providing extra traction and float thanks to the larger contact patch. Paired with 110mm of VPP suspension in the rear and 130mm up front, you'll find the Tallboy's stance to be perfectly suited for picking your way up gnarly climbs as well as maintaining speed over soft and loose surfaces. The Tallboy 27+ Carbon C S is built around Santa Cruz' updated carbon frame and includes a Flip-Chip that changes the bike's geometry to accommodate 29-inch wheels, giving you supreme versatility in just one bike. Fox Float suspension components keep the tires glued to the ground while power is efficiently transferred through SRAM's wide-range GX Eagle 1x12 transmission. SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a Race Face 35mm bar/stem interface all come together to create the ultimate experience in bike handling and control.
Santa Cruz Bronson S Carbon C
$4,899.00
What can't you do on a Bronson? You can’t give in, because going hard sweetens the reward. Every drop of sweat, every speck of mud on your face, every battle scar—it all shows your dedication to giving it your best on every ride. Bronson satisfies the need to roam with 150mm of revamped VPP travel that creams crusty sections of trail while retaining a lively, playful feel throughout the travel stroke. The new link design and Boost axle spacing enhance lateral stiffness, while shortened rear chain stays, a longer front-center, and steeper seat tube angle offer increased maneuverability and pedaling efficiency for all-day, all-terrain jaunts in the backcountry. A Fox 36 F150 Performance fork and Fox Float Performance DPS shock keep the tires planted when you need them, and SRAM Guide R brakes paired with 180mm rotors provide plenty of stopping power on point-and-shoot descents. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower 29 S Carbon C
$4,899.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 29 Carbon C S comes equipped with a Fox 36 140 fork, Fox Float rear suspension, and a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offer amazing performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Hightower LT S Carbon C
$4,899.00
Santa Cruz's Hightower LT Carbon C S is made to go fast, give you a bigger margin of error, and take on the biggest mountains in the world. With a whopping 150mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 66.4-degree head angle, the 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. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents while putting you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. The increased travel means the reach is slightly (7mm) shorter than the standard Hightower, the head angle a half-degree slacker, and the seat angle a half-degree slacker, as well. The rear triangle retains the dual upright design, but adds a post-mount rear brake. The Hightower LT Carbon C S comes equipped with a 150mm-travel Fox 36 fork, Fox Float Performance shock and 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offers solid performance in a wallet friendly package.
Santa Cruz Hightower S Carbon C 27+
$4,899.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the wagon-wheel paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. In the case of the 27+ S version, this means plus-size 27.5 x 2.8 tires for extra float and traction on sketchy terrain. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 27.5+ wheelset or change to 29ers for extra speed and precision. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 27+ Carbon C S comes equipped with Fox suspension front and rear, along with a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that offers amazing performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Nomad C S
$4,899.00
Ready to slash your way down the rough-and-tumble on a secret shuttle ride? The Nomad’s aggressive 65-degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. The Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon C was created to satisfy the hard-charging, all-or-nothing rider who lives for gravity-fueled runs. With 170mm of VPP suspension, a 65-degree head angle, and 27.5-inch wheels, the Nomad offers a dreamy-plush ride coupled with muscled agility for sight-blurring blazes down big, technical descents. The revised geometry creates more room in the cockpit while shortening the rear end, and a steeper seat tube angle tames uphill battles on rangy adventures. The S build features a competent mix of SRAM components — like the RockShox Lyrik RC fork, Guide R brakes, and GX transmission — and is paired with the solid Race Face Aeffect AL 1x crankset. These hard-working components show up to get the job done, so make sure you're ready when it's time to do work.
Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon C R
$5,199.00
Since the day it was born the Bronson has had the biggest personality in Santa Cruz's range of bikes. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do. The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out. With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get. There’s plenty of room to run up to 2.8-inch tires on plus rims. Santa Cruz offers build kit options for “regular” 27.5 and Plus using 2.6 tires. It feels like sorta-big is the sweet spot between the Velcro-like traction of plus tires and the traditional feel of a supportive casing on standard-width tires. The Bronson Carbon C R serves as entry into Santa Cruz's famed carbon technology, featuring SRAM's NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes paired to 200mm front and 180mm rear rotors, and a Race Face bar and stem combo. A tubeless-ready WTB wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Minion tires ensure confident traction, and the RockShox Yari fork and Super Deluxe shock complement the VPP suspension design, giving you off-the-top response with the capability for big airs when you're ready.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon C S
$5,199.00 - $6,399.00
Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play. If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion. The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike! 140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Get me out of here!” capability when the porridge gets too hot! Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs. The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet. The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come. This Hightower Carbon S build pegs the fun meter at 11. You get fantastic front-end control through the stiff and supple RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork, complemented by a Super Deluxe Select+ shock to keep you feeling planted through the roughest rock gardens. SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain fires off shifts with minimal effort, while SRAM Code R brakes and wide Race Face AR Offset 30 rims — or Santa Cruz's own Reserve 30 Carbon for enhanced performance — wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHR2 tires give you maximum control whether you're railing through the turns or bombing a rowdy descent. A Race Face Ride stem, Aeffect R bar, and RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post finish the build.
Santa Cruz Nomad S Carbon C
$5,299.00
With the Nomad Carbon C, the search for all-mountain prowess comes to an end with satisfying certainty. 170mm of Santa Cruz VPP suspension provides a linear shock rate that mimics the feel of longer-travel DH bikes, and the RockShox Super Deluxe Air R rear shock delivers ample control, from big-air jump lines to technical, rocky descents. 27.5-inch e13 TRS rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion rubber are built around Boost hub spacing for increased torsional strength, and the RockShox Lyrik RC fork smooths brake-bumped berms and sketchy landings to keep you focused on your line ahead. Smart details show that Santa Cruz knows a thing or two about gravity-fueled mountain biking, like a bolt-on shuttle guard and downtube protector, double-sealed collet axle pivots, a recessed lower link, and an integrated shock fender to keep your suspension clean. The Nomad Carbon C S build is finished with a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Code R hydraulic disc brakes paired with 180mm rotors, and a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post to ensure maximum confidence on absolutely everything you ride.
Santa Cruz 5010 XE Carbon C
$5,499.00
Let the trail be your guide on the 5010 Carbon C XE from Santa Cruz. The 5010 is built for all-day backcountry adventures with 130mm of VPP travel, a short rear-end, and low bottom bracket that come together to create a playful trail bike that isn't afraid to traverse the unknown. The 67-degree head angle and longer front-center offer precise steering control on fast descents, and a lower bottom bracket height lets you climb and change course with mountain goat agility. The XE build includes Shimano XT M8000 brakes and drivetrain for taming uphill battles, and the Fox Float Performance shock and Fox 34 Float Performance fork enable confidence at speed. For the 5010 C XE, Santa Cruz used a slightly less expensive carbon fiber, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the Carbon CC.
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 XE Carbon C
$5,499.00
From charging up punchy climbs and sprinting across flowing singletrack, to rallying over root-infested descents and ripping through turns, the Tallboy 29 Carbon combines all-out speed and rowdy trail-taming agility for nonstop fun everywhere you ride. 110mm of VPP rear suspension lets you mash on the pedals with satisfying response, and thanks to 120mm of Fox Float Performance Elite components your point-and-shoot attack is rewarded with predictable, stable handling. Boost hub spacing improves tracking through the rough stuff and, coupled with the geometry-changing Flip Chip, also allows you to run a 27.5+ wheelset for amazing versatility from just one bike. The Tallboy 29 Carbon C XE build features a wide-range Shimano XT/e*thirteen drivetrain, Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, and a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post to create a trail bike that's ready for your wildest adventures.
Santa Cruz Tallboy XE Carbon C 27+
$5,499.00
Forget about discouraging slippery roots and momentum-sucking sand — the Tallboy 27+ is pure inspiration when it comes to tackling challenging terrain. Wide 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires are the secret to your success, providing extra traction and float thanks to the larger contact patch. Paired with 110mm of VPP suspension in the rear and 130mm up front, you'll find the Tallboy's stance to be perfectly suited for picking your way up gnarly climbs as well as maintaining speed over soft and loose surfaces. The Tallboy 27+ Carbon C XE is built around Santa Cruz' updated carbon frame and includes a Flip-Chip that changes the bike's geometry to accommodate 29-inch wheels, giving you supreme versatility in just one bike. Fox Float Performance suspension components keep the tires glued to the ground while power is efficiently transferred through a wide-range Shimano XT/e*thirteen transmission. Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a Race Face carbon bar all come together to create the ultimate experience in bike handling and control.
Santa Cruz V10 C S
$5,499.00
It takes a special breed to ride with the speed and consequence of downhill mountain biking. Gnarled, exposed roots and loose, square-edged rocks mix with quickly changing dirt conditions over the course of a few minutes, all while gravity increasingly challenges your constitution as you plummet toward the finish. This is the world of the Santa Cruz V10. With 216mm/8.5-inches of travel built into a stiff and durable carbon fiber frame, this DH dream mobs everything on the trail. Two adjustable geometry settings allow you to dial-in the perfect ride, and 27.5-inch wheels provide strength and increased rollover clearance for faster times on the track. The V10 C S build includes a Fox 40 Performance Elite flat crown fork and DHX2 Performance shock, Truvativ Descendent cranks, and SRAM Guide RS brakes paired to Avid Centerline rotors to create a solid DH bike that's eager to please.
Santa Cruz Hightower LT X01 Carbon CC
$5,500.00 - $7,999.00
Santa Cruz's Hightower LT Carbon CC X01 is made to go fast, give you a bigger margin of error, and take on the biggest mountains in the world. With a whopping 150mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 66.4-degree head angle, the 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. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents while putting you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. The increased travel means the reach is slightly (7mm) shorter than the standard Hightower, the head angle a half-degree slacker, and the seat angle a half-degree slacker, as well. The rear triangle retains the dual upright design, but adds a post-mount rear brake. The Hightower LT Carbon CC X01 comes equipped with a 150mm-travel Fox 36 Float Performance fork, Fox Float Performance Elite DPX shock and 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain that offers solid performance in a wallet friendly package.
Santa Cruz Hightower 29 XE Carbon C
$5,599.00
With 135mm of Santa Cruz' proven VPP suspension design and a slacked-out 67-degree head angle, the Hightower shifts the 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. Short chainstays and a spacious cockpit ramp-up the fun when railing technical descents and put you in a powerful position for blazing uphill battles. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 29 Carbon C XE comes equipped with a Fox 36 140 fork, Fox Float rear suspension, and a Shimano XT M8000 drivetrain that offer amazing performance in a mid-level package. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.