Santa Cruz Hightower 2 AL 2020

Due to COVID-19 order processing times are currently 3-5 days before shipping
Size
Wheel Size
Build Kit

2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Version 2 AL

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 “Oh sh*t 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.

Hightower AL v2 D

Frame
Aluminum
Fork
RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm 29"
Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35x780
Stem
Race Face Ride 50mm
Seatpost
Race Face Aeffect 150mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Brakes
SRAM Guide T
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM SX Eagle 12spd
Shifters
SRAM SX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Chain
SRAM CN SX Eagle 12spd
Crankset
SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4

Hightower AL v2 R

Frame
Aluminum
Fork
RockShox Yari RC 150mm 29"
Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35x780
Stem
Race Face Ride 50mm
Seatpost
Saddle
Brakes
SRAM Guide R
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM NX Eagle
Chain
SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Crankset
SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4

Hightower AL v2 S

Frame
Aluminum
Fork
RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm 29"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35x780
Stem
Race Face Ride 50mm
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Crankset
SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
Front Hub
DT 370 15x110 32H
Rear Hub
DT 370 12x148 XD 32h
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.4
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 AL 2020
Santa Cruz logo

Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fiber mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind.

View Brand

Finance your purchase

10%