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2021 Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon S Build - Ember

£5,399.00   
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With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

Your Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up; ready for collection via Click & Collect or despatch to you — it often never even hits the stock room shelves!

Pre-Launch

With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates provided on product pages.

We estimate this will be ready for despatch to you or collection via Click & Collect on the Undetermined

Hassle free returns

Returns: We hope everything arrives to you as expected.  If a order(s) is broken or spoiled when it is delivered then you should notify us as soon as possible or in any case within 7 days of delivery, otherwise the returns policy becomes invalid. 

You will have the option of returning the whole order or just the affected items. Please notify us by email on northwestmtb@aol.com or by calling the shop on 0161 428 3311 & include pictures of the damaged box/packet & product and we will deal with it quickly.

Please return using a signed for delivery service like Royal Mail or a Courier that requires a signature on receipt by one of our staff.

For purchased in store products, returns, refunds or exchanges are only available in store using the same payment method as purchase.

All refunds under this returns policy will be paid within 2/5 days of us receiving the merchandise at the shop in it's original packaging to prevent any further damage.

2021 Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon S Build - Ember Information

Season : 2021

Brand : Santa Cruz

Code : SC-21-HT-C-S-EM

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!

140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!

Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.

The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste.

And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.

The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.
Technical Information
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"

Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t

Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Brakes
SRAM Code R

Rotors
Avid Centerline 180mm

Handlebars
Burgtec Alloy

Stem
Burgtec Enduro Mk3

Grips
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro

Front Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.4, 3C,, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR

Rear Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.4, EXO, TR

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h

Rims
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Spokes
Sapim Race
Sizing Information
Size Guide

S 5'1" — 5'5"
M 5'5" — 5'9"
L 5'9" — 6'1"
XL 6'0" — 6'4"
XXL 6'4" — 6'7"
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