Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C 2023

The mountain bike, distilled

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2023 Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C

The newest version of the Hightower remains one of Santa Cruz's greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into their 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.

Key Features

Wheel Size: 29

Front Travel: 150mm

Rear Travel: 145mm

Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C R

Fork
RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm
Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55
Handlebar
RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM G2 R
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes
DT
Rims
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR

Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C S

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
Handlebar
Burgtec RideWide Alloy Bar, 800mm
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spdc
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 36t, 28h
Spokes
DT
Rims
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
Tyres

Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C GX AXS

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
Handlebar
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Code RS
Shifters
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h
Spokes
DT
Rims
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR

Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C GX AXS RSV

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
Handlebar
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Code RS
Shifters
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h
Spokes
DT
Rims
Reserve 30|HD 29", 28h
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR
Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C 2023 Matte Evergreen
Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C 2023 Trans Purple
Santa Cruz

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.

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