Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Hightower CC Frame - 2017

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2455 grams
2490 grams
2510 grams
2455 grams
2490 grams
2510 grams

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This item is not permitted to be shipped, however, it may be purchased in advance and picked up in our store.


Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

​When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.  Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.  Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.  The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.  

Santa Cruz bike frames are backed by a lifetime warranty if the product is determined to be defective. The warranty applies only to the registered owner of the frame (you must register the frame on the Santa Cruz website). 


  • Wheel Size: 27.5"+ or 29"
  • Frame Material: Carbon
  • Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RT3
  • Rear Susp. Travel: 135mm
  • Rear Shock Size: 200mm x 50mm (7.875" x 2")
  • Rear Shock Hardware Size: Front and Rear 8 x 22mm
  • Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
  • ISCG Tabs: I-'05
  • BB Standard: 73mm BSA
  • Seat Post Dia: 31.6mm
  • Seat Clamp Dia: 36.4mm
  • Headset Standard : IS41mm/IS52mm
  • Rear Brake Mount: IS-160mm
  • Water Bottle Mounts: One
  • Intended Use: Trail/All Mountain
  • Warranty: Lifetime


Show as Millimeters

Low/29" Setting

Size Seat Tube Theoretical Top Tube Reach BB Height BB Rise/Drop Head Angle Seat Angle Standover Chainstay HeadTube Wheelbase
M 16.54" 23.66" 16.93" 13.27" -1.3" 67° 74.3° 27.5" 17.13" 3.54" 45.87"
L 17.72" 24.49" 17.72" 13.27" -1.3" 67° 74.3° 27.9" 17.13" 3.94" 46.73"
XL 19.29" 25.59" 18.7" 13.27" -1.3" 67° 74.3° 28.6" 17.13" 4.33" 47.83"

High/27.5"+ Setting

Size Seat Tube Theoretical Top Tube Reach BB Height BB Rise/Drop Head Angle Seat Angle Standover Chainstay HeadTube Wheelbase
M 16.54" 23.7" 16.85" 13.19" -1.06" 66.8° 74.1° 27.7" 17.09" 3.54" 45.98"
L 17.72" 24.53" 17.64" 13.19" -1.06" 66.8° 74.1° 28.1" 17.09" 3.94" 46.85"
XL 19.29" 25.63" 18.62" 13.19" -1.06" 66.8° 74.1° 28.9" 17.09" 4.33" 47.99"

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