Santa Cruz Hightower S Carbon C 27+ - 2018

Santa Cruz Hightower S Carbon C 27+
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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.

Specs

Frame Carbon C
Fork FOX 36 F150 Performance
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Axles Front: 15x110mm
Rear: 12x148mm
Rims/Wheels Race Face AR 40 27.5 32h
Hubs Novatec D641 Front Disc
Novatec D642 Rear XD
Spokes DT Competition (32)
Tires Front: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO 3C TR
Rear: Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team BB
Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Brakes SRAM Guide R, Avid Centerline 180mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Accessories & Extras Stans Sealant 2oz

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