The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to die-hard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.
The Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in Santa Cruz's line-up. The lower-link-mounted shock configuration—designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks—provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom-out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.
In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe, it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second modular point in the rear dropouts allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution—either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.
The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And, you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector, and ribbed chainstay protector.
- Carbon CC 160mm frame
- FOX 36 Float Factory 160mm fork
- Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position shock
- SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain
- Reserve 30 Carbon rims / i9 Hydra hubs
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon CC 29" 160mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm, 29"|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Reserve 30 29" Carbon|
|Hubs||i9 Hydra, XD|
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4", 3C, EXO+
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1299 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC w/Avid Centerline 200mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
|Accessories & Extras||OneUp Bash chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Storm Grey / Small||192219166087||58-21200-119-2-708-233702|
|Storm Grey / Medium||192219166100||58-21200-119-3-708-233702|
|Storm Grey / Large||192219166124||58-21200-119-4-708-233702|
|Storm Grey / X-Large||192219166148||58-21200-119-5-708-233702|
|Storm Grey / XX-Large||192219166162||58-21200-119-6-708-233702|
|Amarillo Yellow / Small||192219166094||58-21200-119-2-709-233702|
|Amarillo Yellow / Medium||192219166117||58-21200-119-3-709-233702|
|Amarillo Yellow / Large||192219166131||58-21200-119-4-709-233702|
|Amarillo Yellow / X-Large||192219166155||58-21200-119-5-709-233702|
|Amarillo Yellow / XX-Large||192219166179||58-21200-119-6-709-233702|