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Hightower Carbon C GX Eagle AXS Mountain Bike

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$8,499.00
Color:Matte Evergreen

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Why We Like The Hightower Carbon C GX Eagle AXS Mountain Bike

Built to tame unwelcoming descents yet hang with the XC crowd on the climbs, the Hightower Carbon C GX Eagle AXS Mountain Bike is nothing short of a staple in our collective quiver of bikes. 145mm of VPP-powered rear suspension produces an aggressive all-mountain feel on the descents and even flirts with enduro capabilities, yet thanks to the ever-supportive nature of VPP it still feels incredible on the climbs. This third-generation Hightower sees an impressively slack 64.5-degree headtube angle (low position, 150mm fork) for uncompromising stability at speed alongside a steep 76.4-degree seat tube angle (low position, size large) for optimal climbing. The real star of the show for the V3 Hightower to us is the new Glovebox integrated frame storage, where you can stash the included Tool Wallet, and Tube Purse, along with other accessories of your choice.


Santa Cruz put together a noteworthy build with this particular Hightower, utilizing the Carbon C frame layup which is slightly heavier than its CC counterpart, but still offers excellent stiffness. Instead of springing for the CC carbon, it features electronic shifting from SRAM’s GX Eagle AXS shifter and derailleur, providing instantaneous shifting that comes in handy in technical terrain when reactivity is key. Other standout bits include an ever-reliable set of ARC 30 Offset hoops from Race Face that stand up to use and abuse from occasional bike park days, and Code RS SRAM brakes offer enduro-ready stopping power. With the rollover capabilities provided by the 29in wheels, we wouldn’t hesitate to use this Hightower for taming technical backcountry terrain, rallying shuttle days, or spinning fitness laps after work.


*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Mid-travel trail bike represents the cutting edge of mountain bikes
  • 145mm of lower-link VPP travel tracks predictably in rough terrain
  • Fox Performance 36 fork with 150mm of travel is ready for big hits
  • Super Deluxe Select+ shock offers enduro-level performance
  • SRAM GX Eagle AXS provides instant, cable-free shifting
  • Race Face ARC Offset 30 wheels with I9 hubs for quick engagement
  • Glovebox integrated frame storage stashes windbreakers or snacks
  • Adjustable frame geo lets you fine-tune for your trails or riding style
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Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Rear Travel
145mm
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance Elite
Front Travel
150mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Shifters
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle
Chainring Sizes
30t
Crank Arm Length
170mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm, english threaded
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range
10 - 50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Code RS
Brake Type
4-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors
Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar
Handlebar Rise
35mm
Handlebar Width
800mm
Grips
Santa Cruz House
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
42mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large] 175mm, [x-large, xx-large] 200mm
Wheelset
Race Face ARC Offset 30
Hubs
[front, rear] Industry Nine 1/1
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear, maximum] 29 x 2.5in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHRII, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHRII, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
Glovebox integrated frame storage, tool wallet, tube purse, downtube protector, shuttle guard, chainstay protector, shock fender
Claimed Weight
31.7lb
Activity
trail, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime