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Santa Cruz 2018 Hightower LT CC XX1 Mountain Bike - Grey

Santa Cruz 2018 Hightower LT CC XX1 Mountain Bike - Slate Grey

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  • Santa Cruz 2018 Hightower LT CC XX1 Mountain Bike - Grey
  • Santa Cruz Hightower LT Geometry & Sizing

RRP £6,699.00

Web Price £6,699.00

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.

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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.

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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.

 

Read more about the Hightower LT's development here

 

Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Radial contact bearings maximise stiffness
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
 
 
Tech Info

Suspension System: VPP
Front Derailleur: No compatibility
Headset/Headtube: Integrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp: 36.4mm
Eye to Eye length: 200
Stroke: 57
Fork Compatibility: 150mm
BB Shell: Standard
Max Tire Size: 2.5"
Brake Types: Post mount disc
Water Bottle Mounts: 1 main triangle

 

Full specification can be viewed in the details tab. 

Additional Information

Model Number SCHTLTCCXX18GY
Brands Santa Cruz
Gender Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2018
Colour Grey
Frame CC-level carbon
Fork FOX 36 F150 Factory
Rear Shock FOX Float Factory DPX Kashima
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle
Derailleur (Rear) SRAM XX1 Eagle
Brakes SRAM Guide Ultimate
Crankset SRAM XX1 Eagle 30T
Cassette SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 SPD
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team BB
Hub Front Hope Pro 4 - 15x110mm, 32h
Hub Rear Hope Pro 4 - 12x148mm, 32h (XD)
Rims WTB ASYM TCS i29 - 29
Tyres Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR - 29x2.3"| Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR - 29x2.4"
Handlebar Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800
Stem Burgtec Enduro
Headset Hope 7 J
Saddle WTB Volt Team
Seatpost KS LEV Integra with Southpaw (S - 125mm, M & L - 150, Xl & XXL - 175mm)
Pedal None incl.
Wheel Size 29inch
Number of Gears 12
Approximate Weight 12.43kg
Ready to ride
Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. More details can be found here.
Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
 
This process has a lead time of around 2-3 working days
Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.
 
Making sure you are home
Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
 
Taking Delivery
Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
 
First Check-Over
After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.
 
We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.
 
All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 261 4191. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.
 
Bike Servicing
Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

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