Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC - X01 29 Kit

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Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC - X01 29 Kit

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 them 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. Their 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, they could be very precise. They 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 they did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and they 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.


  • 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
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

  • Specifications

    • Frame Material: Carbon CC
    • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 150
    • Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite DPX
    • Rear Dérailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
    • Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle
    • Chainring Size: 30 Tooth
    • Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon
    • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team
    • Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
    • Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
    • Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
    • Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
    • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series, Integrated
    • Bars: Race Face SixC Carbon 800mm 35mm Clamp
    • Stem: RaceFace Aeffect R 50mm
    • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
    • Front Hub: DT 350 15x1110 28H
    • Rear Hub: DT 350 148X12 28H XD
    • Rims: E13 TRS 27.5 28h 30mm
    • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
    • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
    • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 29x2.4 3C EXO TR
    • Tubes: Stans Sealant
    • Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm
    • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro