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2019 Santa Cruz Megatower X01 Build

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2019 Santa Cruz Megatower X01 Build Information

Season : 2019

Brand : Santa Cruz

Code : SC-19-MEGTOW-X01

The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick

The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.

The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protecto

Technical Information


Carbon CC 29" 160mm Travel VPP™
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 29"
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C EXO+
Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+
Stan's Sealant
DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" Rims
DT Swiss Competition
DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Avid Centerline 200mm
Avid Centerline 200mm
SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Santa Cruz AM Carbon
Race Face Aeffect R, 40mm
WTB Silverado Team Saddle
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6 - 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XXL)
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Sizing Information

High Frame Sizing

Show: cm in




5'2" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'9"
5'9" — 6'1"
6'0" — 6'4"
6'4" — 6'7"


Professional Opinion


The Megatower has two flip chips; one in the lower link adjusts geo and shock rate. The second, in the dropout, allows for 10mm adjustment in chainstay length.

The chip in the lower link allows for 3.5mm difference in BB height to allow riders to fine-tune their ride height and people wishing to over-fork (+10mm travel) can preserve the BB height by using the Lo setting.

Worth noting: You do get a larger HTA change (1 degree slacker) if you go from Hi to Lo and up-fork by 10mm at the same time.

The dropout flip chip allows for riders to fine-tune their wheelbase and rear center +/- 10mm, something that’s particularly pertinent for riders on the larger size bikes who’ll benefit from an optimized climbing position and wider weight distribution for traction.

While these changes may seem slight, and certainly won’t change the bike from an XC bike to park bike, using flip chips is a robust mechanism for riders looking to tweak their ride according to their needs without compromising the reliability and durability of the bike. No wack-a-do mousetraps and proprietary shocks here.

Furthermore, switching between Lo and Hi will have an affect on shock rate, with the Lo position giving it slightly more progressive rate and a bit more bottom out resistance. Again, tweakers and finicky riders can adapt the suspension feel to their needs and desires.



A lot’s happened in the past 18 years, but we’ve been hard at work on VPP the whole time. Conceptually, it’s no different than it was back in 2001 (when we started using VPP), but we’ve incrementally improved the ride characteristic with the introduction of each new model. The lower-link mounted shock first appeared on the V10—a bike free of constraints like that pesky front derailleur, and stayed there for a while. The lower link-mounted shock configuration gives a very progressive-linear rate with excellent small bump, mid-stroke support and great bottom out resistance. Sounds rad, right? It is.

What’s more, short, counter-rotating links connect the front and rear triangles to create an extremely robust chassis. Simple linkages contain the pivot points to prevent slop from developing over time; grease ports make it serviceable; and pivots run on large diameter axles and bearings, which we offer free lifetime replacement for.

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