Hightower LT CC

  • Frame: £2,999
  • Complete Bikes from £6,199

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
  • 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
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Geometry

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"

Frame Only: from £2999

Complete Build Options

Hightower LT CC | X01
Wheelsize: 29 - £6,199

Colours Gloss Slate / Grey
Gloss Wicklow Green / Black
ForkFOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150 - 29
ShockFox Float Performance Elite DPX
Rear DerailleurSRAM X01 Eagle 12 speed
ShiftersSRAM X01 Eagle
BrakesSRAM Guide RSC
RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
CranksetSRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 32t - 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
CassetteSRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle 12 speed
HandlebarSanta Cruz AM Carbon Bar - 35x800mm
StemBurgtec Enduro
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips - Black
HeadsetHope
SeatpostKS Lev w/ Southpaw
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 29x2.3
Rear TyreMaxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR - 29x2.4"
WheelsF: Hope Pro 4 - 15x110mm, 32h
R: Hope Pro 4 - 12x148mm, 32h (XD)
Rims: WTB ASYM TCS i29 - 29
Spokes: Double Butted
SealantStan's Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £60
WheelsSCB Reserve 30 AM Carbon Wheels (DT 350 Hubs) - 29 + £1,200

Hightower LT CC | XX1
Wheelsize: 29 - £6,699

Colours Gloss Slate / Grey
Gloss Wicklow Green / Black
ForkFOX 36 F150 Factory Kashima - 29
ShockFox Float Factory DPX Kashima
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle 12 speed
ShiftersSRAM XX1 Eagle 12 speed
BrakesSRAM Guide Ultimate
RotorsAvid Centerline - 180mm
CranksetSRAM XX1 Eagle 32t -170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
CassetteSRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50t
ChainSRAM XX1 Eagle 12 speed
HandlebarSanta Cruz AM Carbon Bar - 35x800mm
StemBurgtec Enduro
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips - Black
HeadsetHope
SeatpostKS Lev w/ Southpaw
SaddleWTB Volt Team
Front TyreMaxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 29x2.3
Rear TyreMaxxis Minion DHR 3C EXO TR - 29x2.4"
WheelsF: Hope Pro 4 - 15x110mm, 32h
R: Hope Pro 4 - 12x148mm, 32h (XD)
Rims: WTB ASYM TCS i29 - 29
Spokes: Double Butted
SealantStan's Sealant

Available Upgrades

Bottom BracketHope Stainless BB + £60
WheelsSCB Reserve 30 AM Carbon Wheels (i9 Hub) - 29 + £1,200
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