Santa Cruz Hightower

 

Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29: If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.

27.5+: When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

The Santa Cruz website describes the Hightower as a bike built for “straight-line speed, rallying rock gardens and sprinting out of turns,” and we couldn’t agree more. We loved how the Hightower made easy work of rough, high-speed descents, and found its ride characteristics to be much more planted and stable than agile or playful.
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Price Range: $3999 - 10,099