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.

 

  • 29
  • Clay 
    Skye Blue 
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPX
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Burgtec
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Hope Headset
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • WTB Silverado Team Saddle
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Stan's Sealant

Santa Cruz Hightower LT CCX01

£6,199.00Price