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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C GX AXS Complete Mountain Bike 2023

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Hightower C GX AXS Complete Mountain Bike 2023
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The Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower C GX AXS Complete Mountain Bike is as balanced as it gets, and we're not just talking about optimized geometry. The GX drivetrain is the most bang-for-your-buck of the SRAM Eagle line, and the electronic AXS shifting is as flawless as it is futuristic. The Carbon C frame is strong and stiff and features the new Glovebox™ for storing tools, rain shells, salty snacks, and more. A slacker head tube and steeper seat tube provide the versatility you expect from a trail bike and size-specific chainstays and frame stiffness perfect the geometry and feel for riders of every size.

Product Details

Frame/Shock

Carbon C FrameA minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.

Lower-Link Mounted VPP® SuspensionVPP is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines. This redesign mounts the shock lower on the bike, making for an even better ride quality.

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ Rear ShockSuper Deluxe Select+ is built for the latest breed of hard hitting enduro and trail bikes. Offering the ride control you need paired with a user-friendly threshold adjustment all rolled into a great high performance-to-value package. We even threw in Maxima Plush fluid to reduce friction and silence noise.

Shock AdjustmentsSeparate and Independent Open / Threshold Positions, Air Spring Pressure, External Rebound

The Glovebox™Seal whatever you want to carry on your ride inside your downtube. Secure and easy to access, the Glovebox™ has a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse inside, to help organize your stuff too. Simply cavernous!

Integrated Flip Chip for HI / LO Geometry Setting

Size-Specific Chainstay Lengths

145mm Rear Travel

148mm Rear Axle Spacing

Bottle Cage Mount

Cane Creek 40 Integrated Headset

Internal Brake and Dropper Cable Routing

SRAM DUB Threaded Bottom Bracket

Fork

Fox 36 Float Performance EliteWith lower leg pressure bleeders, a floating axle, and the famous GRIP2 damper, these forks are straight out of the EWS pits. Smooth and tuneable, there's no better fork on the planet. Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, features, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized stanchions instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.

Fork AdjustmentsFIT GRIP2 Independently Adjustable High- and Low- Speed Compression and High- and Low- Speed Rebound

Drive Train

SRAM GX AXSRiders want a derailleur that shifts on command, whether under climbing load or sprinting to the stage finish. The GX Eagle AXS derailleur gets it done with everything you have come to expect from our AXS connect components. The GX Eagle AXS derailleur is smart enough to protect itself thanks to its incredibly resilient Overload Clutch. Showcasing its lineage from the proven GX Eagle mechanical line, the GX Eagle AXS derailleur is there for one thing - to do the job.

Brakes

Avid Centerline Rotors | 180mmThe new CenterLine Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

SRAM Code RS Brakes

Wheelset

Maxxis Minion DHR II Rear TireA real rider's tire choice, these Minions bring a mix of rolling resistance, wear, and performance that can't be beat. With MaxxGrip up front and MaxxTerra compound on the rear and durable EXO sidewalls, this is a no-compromise rubber setup

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" Rims Laced to Industry Nine 1/1 HubsBomber 6069 aluminum rims on Industry Nine's storied hubs: these wheels are meant to take a beating. They're made to handle the toughest trails around without a weight penalty, balanced and incredibly durable.

Additional Features

RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper PostDon’t let its familiar good looks fool you—Reverb is a whole new weapon. Its internals have been completely re-engineered to improve on its already legendary performance and to offer enhanced reliability: all the smallest details, down to the single seal, have been re-evaluated and updated to pass the hardest and longest durability tests. Additional bushing overlap also improves performance over time. This is the brand-new Reverb, engineered for the next-generation mountain biker.

Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar

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Specs

  • Biking Type: Mountain
  • Used For: Trail
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Front Travel (mm): 150
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Travel (mm): 145
  • Shifters: SRAM GX AXS
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG05
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Code RS
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Code RS
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado CroMo
  • Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth
  • Wheelset: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
  • Hubs: i9 1x1
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxGrip EXO 29" x 2 .4"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Maxx-Terra EXO 29 x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame)
Size S M L XL XXL
Top Tube (mm) 571 599 626 647 674
Seat Tube (mm) 380 405 430 460 500
Stack (mm) 613 627 636 654 668
Reach (mm) 427 452 472 492 517
Standover Height (mm) 701 703 706 709 714
Head Tube Angle (°) 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5
Seat Tube Angle (°) 76.7 76.7 76.4 76.6 76.7
Chainstay Length (mm) 432 435 438 441 444
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 34 34 34 34 34
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 115 125 145 160
Wheelbase (mm) 1183 1218 1245 1276 1311
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"

Other Notes

Santa Cruz Bicycles products can only be shipped within the United States

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