Hightower LT

Santa Cruz

58-18145-056-2-553-133001

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Category: Bicycles: 29 inch

Category: Bicycles & Frames


This one goes to 150

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.

Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to us with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Our engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, we could be very precise. We machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed.

The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like we did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and we pushed the travel to a full 150mm.

Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it's also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty's Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.

Read more about the Hightower LT's development here.

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KEY FEATURES:

Available in: Carbon c  & Carbon cc

Wheel size: 29"

Rear travel: 150mm

Designed for: All Mountain

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BUILD OPTIONS:

c: R1 29 // S 29 // XE 29

cc: XO1 29 // XX1 29

*Option: Reserve wheels available on X01 and XX1

** Option: 650+ [Contact us]

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