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Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon CC XX1 AXS Reserve

Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon CC XX1 AXS Reserve
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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 our 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, 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 frame
- Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock
- Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon rims and i9 Hydra hubs
- 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
- MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

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:

Shifting Performance
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.


Frame Carbon CC
Fork Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm 29"
Headset Chris King DropSet 3 Black
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29" Carbon Rim 28h
Hubs i9 Hydra, XD
Spokes DT Competition Race
Tires Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" EXO+ TR
Crankset SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 170mm
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd 10-50T
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd
Handlebars Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800mm
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem i9 A35
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Saddle WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm
Accessories & Extras MRP AMg V2 Alloy chainguide

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Blackout / Small 192219131177 58-20200-119-2-628-423502
Blackout / Medium 192219131214 58-20200-119-3-628-423502
Blackout / Large 192219131252 58-20200-119-4-628-423502
Blackout / X-Large 192219131290 58-20200-119-5-628-423502
Blackout / XX-Large 192219131337 58-20200-119-6-628-423502
FS Green / Small 192219131191 58-20200-119-2-629-423502
FS Green / Medium 192219131238 58-20200-119-3-629-423502
FS Green / Large 192219131276 58-20200-119-4-629-423502
FS Green / X-Large 192219131313 58-20200-119-5-629-423502
FS Green / XX-Large 192219131351 58-20200-119-6-629-423502