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The Santa Cruz Megatower 29er Mountain Bike 2020 is the bike that Santa Cruz fans have been asking for since the release of the Nomad 4
The Santa Cruz Megatower 29er Mountain Bike 2020 is the bike that Santa Cruz fans have been asking for since the release of the Nomad 4
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Santa Cruz Megatower CC XX1 AXS Air 29er Mountain Bike 2020 Green

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Simply box up your items for return, include a cover note with the word REFUND or EXCHANGE inside & follow the below steps for safe return to our warehouse; where your return will be processed promptly.

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Customers are accountable for return shipping charges.

  1. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.
  2. Send your package using a recorded delivery method (always keep a copy of your receipt!) to the following address:

Leisure Lakes Bikes,
Unit 9 Centurion Industrial Estate,
Centurion Way,
PR25 4GU

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Leisure Lakes Bikes
Unit 9 Centurion Industrial Estate
Centurion Way
PR25 4GU

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Please note the following:

  • a) If we have sent you the incorrect bicycle, we will cover the cost of collection and delivery of the correct model.
  • b) If we have delivered the bicycle you ordered, but upon inspection you decide it is not the bike for you, we will charge you £50.00 for the collection.

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When returning the item please use Royal Mail1stClass Recorded* so that you have a tracking reference just in case! If your item arrived faulty we will refund your postage cost. If the item was in full working order at the time of delivery to you, we can not refund your return postage cost.

*In the event that you return a faulty/incorrect item we will refund your postage charge as long as it is 1stClass Recorded or a lesser value service. We do not refund premium services.


Refunds will be processed using the same method of payment used for the original purchase. Credit and debit card refunds must be made to the card used for the original transaction, cheque payments will be refunded in cash but due to banking restrictions can only be refunded at least 14 days after the original purchase date. Due to the high incidence of fraud we regret that we are unable to offer any refund without a valid receipt/delivery note.

Refunds will be made for faulty or incorrect items, including any delivery charge incurred by the buyer (excluding ‘Special Delivery’) in the return of the item. If the products you ordered are delivered to you in good condition but you wish to return them for any reason we will refund the full value of the goods excluding any carriage charge upon receipt of your returned goods.

Items won’t be considered lost until after 15 working days of items beingdispatched. Once the 15 working days are up we will issue a refund or replacement.

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If you have not received your order please call us on 01772 644340 and a member of staff can confirm the shipping date. Unfortunately we cannot consider an item to be lost until 15 working days has passed (according to Royal Mail procedure). Once the 15 working days have passed we will be able to issue a full refund or resend your order.

Santa Cruz Megatower CC XX1 AXS Air 29er Mountain Bike 2020 Green


Brand:Santa Cruz


The Santa Cruz Megatower 29er Mountain Bike 2020 is the bike that Santa Cruz fans have been asking for since the release of the Nomad 4 (“Cool, but where’s the 29” version?”); Riders who recognize the benefits of the bigger wheels on their local trails, as well as racers who need something that’ll cover ground and smooth out the madness of race courses the world over. 

The Megatower has an interesting family tree. You could trace its roots the Hightower, a bike that our own EWS team (Mark Scott and Iago Garay), keen to eke a little more out of the original, raced using links that pushed the travel to 146mm. It was from this demand for more that we developed the Hightower LT, which has an entirely different rear triangle and links to bump it up to a race-rig worthy 150mm. Conversely, the Megatower could be said to be derived from the mighty V10. The lower link-driven VPP suspension that originated from the downhill machine has been migrating through our trail bike range starting with the Nomad and followed by the Bronson last year.

Whichever way you look at it the Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. The result is a modern day brawler that’s suited to globe-trotting, any terrain, nothing-held-back race formats and is the ultimate power-wheeling, fire-breathing sidekick for riders the world over wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

 Santa Cruz Megatower 29er Mountain Bike 2020 Features

  • Wheel Size: 29”
  • Rear Travel: 160mm, Front Travel: 160mm
  • Suspension: Lower-link mounted VPP
  • Dropout flip chip allows 10mm chainstay length adjustment
  • Flip chip in lower-link for geo adjustment (-/+ 3.5mm BB height) - preserves BB height for over-forkers and allows even the most sensitive riders the ability to fine-tune their ride.
  • Fits water bottle and piggyback shock
  • Leverage curve designed to work equally well with coil or air shocks (both offered at most builds). Metric sizing and works with bearing shock eyelet
  • Shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector
  • ISCG-05 mounts
Technical Information

Carbon CC 29" 160mm Travel VPP
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)
FOX 36 Float Factory, 160mm, 29"
Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
SRAM XX1 Eagle AS, 12spd
SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow, 12spd, 10-50t
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.4", 3C EXO+
Front Tyre
Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.5", 3C EXO+
Front Hub i9, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
i9 Torch, 12x148, XD, 28h
Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm
Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 200mm
SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Santa Cruz AM Carbon
Race Face Turbine R, 40mm
WTB Silverado Team Saddle
RockShox Reverb AXS, 31.6 - 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L-XXL)
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips


Sizing Information

Santa Cruz Megatower 29er Geometry

Megatower (Hi) S M L XL XXL
Reach 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
Stack 607mm 616mm 625mm 643mm 666mm
Head Tube Angle 65 65 65 65 65
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 130mm 155mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.8 76.7 76.6 76.3 76
Sea Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 743mm 772mm 796mm 825mm 860mm
BB Height 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm
BB Drop 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm
Standover 702mm 714mm 713mm 711mm 708mm
Megatower (Lo) S M L XL XXL
Reach 422mm 447mm 467mm 487mm 512mm
Stack 609mm 618mm 627mm 645mm 668mm
Head Tube Angle 64.7 64.7 64.7 64.7 64.7
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 130mm 155mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.5 76.4 76.3 76 75.5
Sea Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 473mm 772mm 796mm 825mm 860mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
BB Drop 33mm 33mm 33mm 33mm 33mm
Standover 698mm 709mm 708mm 705mm 703mm

How To Measure Yourself

Measure Your Height

Our handy size charts match your height to the appropriate frame size so you need to be sure you’ve measured your height accurately.

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your back against a wall.
  2. Make sure legs are together and your shoulders are back.
  3. Place a pencil on top of your head and mark the wall (the best and easiest way to do this properly is with a friend to help you).
  4. Measure from the floor to the pencil mark you have just made with a tape measure.

Range of Reach

For most people to get the right frame size, measuring your height will suffice. However, you may find that your height is on the borderline of the range we suggest for a particular frame. If this occurs you need to measure the range of your reach or “Ape Index”. This will ensure you get a comfortable distance between the handlebars and your saddle.

  1. Stand up straight with your back against a wall.
  2. Life your arms out horizontally either side of you.
  3. Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span.
  4. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index.
  5. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.
  6. If the result is negative (your arm span is less than your height you need the smaller size.

Stand Over Height

You should also consider your inside leg measurement when choosing your bike to ensure adequate stand over height. Stand over height is the clearance between the top tube and the bottom of your crotch. For mountain bikes we recommend a distance of 2-4 inches and for road or hybrid bikes 1-2 inches of clearance is required. This will ensure comfort when you’re stopped and standing astride the bike.

Our bike sizing charts take stand over height into consideration but if you have a particularly long or short inside leg measurement in relation to your height you will need to bear this in mind when selecting your frame size.

Riding Style

The way you ride and the type of bike you are into will also impact the frame size you should choose. For example, a trail devotee looking for an aggressive ride may prefer a smaller, more manoeuvrable bike size. It all comes down to personal preference and how the bike feels to you.

Our sizing charts aim to be as specific as possible so you can look up the particular type, make and model of bike you’re looking for. Remember, the sizes given in our guides are suggestions and should be used for general advice only. For the best possible fit  we recommend popping in to your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, or call 0800 083 0888 for expert advice tailored to you.

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