Santa Cruz Hightower LT 2019

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Built for big days in big terrain. 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.

Product Details

  • Riding Style: Enduro
  • Material: Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX
  • Frame Features
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Required Hope Headset Model: Hope 7 J


29Colours Gloss Wicklow Green / Black Gloss Slate / Grey ForkRockShox Revelation RC 150 - 29ShockFox Float Performance DPSRear DerailleurSRAM NX 11 speed Long CageShiftersSRAM NX 11 speedCranksetRace Face Aeffect 30t - 170mm Race Face Aeffect 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)CassetteSRAM XG1150 CS 10-42tChainSRAM PC1110BrakesSRAM Level TRotorsAvid Centerline - 180mmHandlebarRace Face Aeffect R - 35x780mm, 20mm RiseStemRace Face Ride - 50mmGripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips - BlackHeadsetCane Creek 10 IS Integrated HeadsetSeatpostRace Face Aeffect - 31.6x125mm (S-M), 150mm (L-XXL)SaddleWTB Volt RaceFront TyreMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR - 29x2.3"Rear TyreMaxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR - 29x2.4"WheelsF: Novatec D711 - 15x110mm R: Novatec D462 - 12x148mm (XD) Rims: WTB STP i29 TCS - 29 Spokes: DT CompetitionSealantStan's Sealant

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Bespoke Cycles is run by cyclists for cyclists. We are passionate about our cycling, enjoying everything from our Sunday spin to competing in road and off-road events at both local and world level. We have years of workshop experience and offer repairs and service on all makes of bikes.

We are the sole distributor for Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes in the Republic of Ireland. Please contact us to order these specialist build bikes.

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