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 C 160mm frame
- FOX 38 Float Performance Elite 170mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ shock
- Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain
- Maxxis Assegai/Minion Double Down tires
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon C 29" 160mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm, 29"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"|
|Hubs||DT 350, MicroSpline|
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8100|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT 68/73mm|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8120 w/Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
|Accessories & Extras||OneUp Bash chainguide|
* Subject to change without notice.