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Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C R

Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon C R
  • Color: Blackout
  • Color: FS Green
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The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.

The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, 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.


Frame Carbon
Fork RockShox Yari RC 160mm 29"
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe R
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims 32h
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716
Rear: SRAM MTH 746
Spokes DT Competition
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 29 x 2.5", 3C Silkshield
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2, 29 x 2.4", 3C Silkshield
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB - 170mm
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Chain SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Chester 40mm
Brakes SRAM Guide RE
Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Seat Post Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
Accessories & Extras E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05 Chainguide

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Blackout / Small 192219115504 58-19199-106-2-628-931201
Blackout / Medium 192219116525 58-19199-106-3-628-931201
Blackout / Large 192219116600 58-19199-106-4-628-931201
Blackout / X-Large 192219116686 58-19199-106-5-628-931201
Blackout / XX-Large 192219115580 58-19199-106-6-628-931201
FS Green / Small 192219116488 58-19199-106-2-629-931201
FS Green / Medium 192219116563 58-19199-106-3-629-931201
FS Green / Large 192219116648 58-19199-106-4-629-931201
FS Green / X-Large 192219115542 58-19199-106-5-629-931201
FS Green / XX-Large 192219115627 58-19199-106-6-629-931201