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hightower lt Enduro

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

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 150mm
Build
Hightower LT C R
  • Hightower LT C R
  • Hightower LT C S
  • Hightower LT C S RESERVE
  • Hightower LT CC X01
  • Hightower LT CC X01 Reserve
  • Hightower LT CC XX1 Reserve
  • Hightower LT CC XTR Reserve
Colour
Clay
  • Clay
  • Skye Blue
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Build Options

Hightower LT CC Frame Only: £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
    X01
    £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
    X01 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
  • Race Face Carbon Next R, 30t - 170mm (S)
    Race Face Carbon Next R, 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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  • Imperial
  • Metric
    S M L XL XXL
A Reach 398mm15.67" 423mm16.65" 443mm17.44" 468mm18.43" 498mm19.61"
B Stack 609mm23.98" 614mm24.17" 618mm24.33" 628mm24.72" 646mm25.43"
C Head Tube Angle 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4°
D Seat Tube Length 390mm15.35" 420mm16.54" 450mm17.72" 490mm19.29" 510mm20.08"
E Front Center 706mm27.8" 733mm28.86" 755mm29.72" 784mm30.87" 822mm32.36"
F BB Height 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31"
G BB Drop 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26"
H Wheelbase 1146mm45.12" 1173mm46.18" 1195mm47.05" 1223mm48.15" 1261mm49.65"
I Chainstay Length 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24"
J Head Tube Length 90mm3.54" 95mm3.74" 100mm3.94" 110mm4.33" 130mm5.12"
K Top Tube Length 577mm22.72" 605mm23.82" 626mm24.65" 653mm25.71" 692mm27.24"
L Seat Tube Angle 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7°
M Standover Height 710mm27.95" 710mm27.95" 713mm28.07" 720mm28.35" 727mm28.62"
N Eye to Eye Length          

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

Size Guide

s
5'2"157 — 5'5"165cm
m
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
l
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
xl
6'1"185 — 6'3"191cm
xxl
6'3"191 — 6'6"198cm

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 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
7.875
Stroke
2.25
Fork Compatibility
150-160mm
BB Shell
73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size
2.4"
Max Chainring Size
36t
Chainline Spec
Boost
Brake Types
Post mount disc
Water Bottle Mounts
1 inside main triangle
Shock Mounting Bushing Front
22x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear
22x8

Bearing Adjustment & Service Documents

Updated Bearing Adjustment Guide View Here

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