Santa Cruz Hightower 29 XE Carbon C

Santa Cruz Hightower 29 XE Carbon C
  • Color: Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue
  • Color: Gloss Mango and Orange
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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 29er paradigm toward aggressive trail bike standards. 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. Santa Cruz didn't stop with simple updates in frame design to up this big-wheeler's appeal, though. Adding Boost hub spacing and a clever high/low chip that alters the bike's bottom bracket height allows you to run the stock 29er wheelset or change to 27.5+ for extra traction in sloppy conditions. Bike handling characteristics remain optimized no matter which wheel size you choose thanks to a flip of the chip. The Hightower 29 Carbon C XE comes equipped with a Fox 36 140 fork, Fox Float rear suspension, and a Shimano XT M8000 drivetrain that offer 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.


Frame Carbon C
Fork FOX 36 F140 Performance Elite
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Axles Front: 15x110
Rear: 12x148
Rims/Wheels Race Face AR 24 29 32h
Hubs Front: Novatec D641
Rear: Novatec D642 (XD)
Spokes DT Competition (32) with Sapim Secure Lock AL Silver Nipples (32)
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Ardent Race 29x2.35 TR EXO
Crankset Race Face Turbine 30T
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8000
Cassette/Rear Cogs E13 TRS Race 11SPD Cassette 9-46T
Shifters Shimano XT M8000
Handlebars Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Flat Bar Carbon 31.8 x 780
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Turbine Basic 50mm
Brakes Shimano XT M8000 w/Shimano RT86 Ice Tech 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Accessories & Extras Stan's Sealant 2oz

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Small 192219048154 58-18127-059-2-496-171101
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Medium 192219048178 58-18127-059-3-496-171101
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / Large 192219048192 58-18127-059-4-496-171101
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / X-Large 192219048215 58-18127-059-5-496-171101
Gloss Cannery Grey and Blue / XX-Large 192219048239 58-18127-059-6-496-171101
Gloss Mango and Orange / Small 192219048161 58-18127-059-2-552-171101
Gloss Mango and Orange / Medium 192219048185 58-18127-059-3-552-171101
Gloss Mango and Orange / Large 192219048208 58-18127-059-4-552-171101
Gloss Mango and Orange / X-Large 192219048222 58-18127-059-5-552-171101
Gloss Mango and Orange / XX-Large 192219048246 58-18127-059-6-552-171101