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Hightower LT 150mm VPP Travel - 29"

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.

Frame Features

  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6") VPP™ suspension
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 29" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • 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
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Required Hope Headset Model: Hope 7 J
Colour
Clay
  • Clay
  • Skye Blue
Build
Hightower LT C R
  • Hightower LT C R
  • Hightower LT C S
  • Hightower LT C S RESERVE
  • Hightower LT CC XO1
  • Hightower LT CC XO1 Reserve
  • Hightower LT CC XX1 Reserve
  • Hightower LT CC XTR Reserve
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Build Options

Hightower LT CC Frame Only: from £2,999

Full Builds

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  • Hightower LT C
    R
    £3,999
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • RockShoxRevalation RC, 150mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Guide T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Aeffect R
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride {stem}
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29er
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT C
    S
    £4,899
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code R
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Aeffect R
  • Stem
  • Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
    Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT C
    S RESERVE
    £5,999
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code R
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Aeffect R
  • Stem
  • Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT CC
    XO1
    £6,199
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPX
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT CC
    XO1 Reserve
    £7,299
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm, 29
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPX
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT CC
    XX1 Reserve
    £7,999
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Factory Kashima DPX
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline, 200mm Front, 180mm Rear
  • Handlebar
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: I9, 15x110, 28h
    R: I9, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Hightower LT CC
    XTR Reserve
    £8,099
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Clay
    Skye Blue
  • Fork
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Factory Kashima DPX
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
  • Shifters
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
  • Crankset
  • Shimano XTR M9120 148, 30t - 170mm (S)
    Shimano XTR M9120 148, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
  • Brakes
  • Shimano XTR M9120
  • Rotors
  • Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 203mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C Silkshield
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 240, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 240, 12x148, HG, Centerlock, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant

Geometry

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  • Metric
Geometry Chart

Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement.

Hightower LT Geometry
  S M L XL XXL
Reach 398mm 423mm 443mm 468mm 498mm
Stack 609mm 614mm 618mm 628mm 646mm
Head Tube Angle 66.4° 66.4° 66.4° 66.4° 66.4°
Head Tube Length 90mm 95mm 100mm 110mm 130mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.7° 73.7° 73.7° 73.7° 73.7°
Seat Tube Length 390mm 420mm 450mm 490mm 510mm
Rear Center 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Front Center 706mm 733mm 755mm 784mm 822mm
BB Height 338mm 338mm 338mm 338mm 338mm
BB Drop 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm
Top Tube Length 577mm 605mm 626mm 653mm 692mm
Standover 710mm 710mm 713mm 720mm 727mm

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

S
5'2"5'5"
M
5'5"5'9"
L
5'9"6'1"
XL
6'1"6'3"
XXL
6'3"6'7"

Shock Setup

Shock: Fox Float Performance

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)130 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)150 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)165 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)200 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)220 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)255 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)270 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)290 psi16-19 mm

Shock: Fox Float DPX

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)145 psi16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)165 psi16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)180 psi16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)200 psi16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)215 psi16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)235 psi16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)285 psi16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg)305 psi16-19 mm

FAQS

What Hope Headset do I need?

The code for a Hope Headset is : Hope 7 J

Frame Specs

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Fork Compatibility150mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Brake TypesPost mount disc
Water Bottle Mounts1 main triangle

Bearing Adjustment & Service Documents

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