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The all-new Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike is a compilation of their greatest hits of engineering.
The all-new Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike is a compilation of their greatest hits of engineering.
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Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike 2023 Trans Purple

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Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike 2023 Trans Purple


Brand:Santa Cruz


The all-new Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike is a compilation of their greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into the most all-terrain of bikes.

Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss. This is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability.

If you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator!

At its core, the Hightower is just a bike designed for all-terrain riding. You know, going up, down, along, around and over on trails, tracks and anything gritty, dirty, rough and fun. 145mm rear travel (150mm-travel fork), easy-rolling 29-inch wheels and confidence-inspiring geometry means anywhere tyres will roll… then so will this bike.

No fussing, no nonsense, no silly category names.


Frame: Carbon C 29" 145mm Travel VPPTM
Fork: FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm
Rear Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
Drivetrain: SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12 Speed

Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike Features

  • Mega fast-rolling, bump-easing 29-inch wheels mean maximum rollover, traction & trust.
  • The handy Glovebox keeps your essentials within reach, including tools, snacks or an extra tube. Also, it comes with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse for keeping things organized!
  • Chainstay length and seat tube angle have been matched to the frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same sublime balanced geometry.
  • Dynamic VPP™ suspension can be optimized to strike the right balance between pedalling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. That means wherever you see "VPP" you know it's tuned to perform exactly how it should for the purpose it's designed for!
  • Hightower features 145mm in the rear paired with 150mm up front. More might be tempting, but if you're looking for something to conquer anyone’s local trails, then say hello to Hightower.
  • Compared to the last Hightower, Santa Cruz reduced the anti-squat in the first 40% of travel. Any rider will find this noticeably improves suspension sensitivity in both climbing & descending scenarios, due to reduced chain influence on the suspension.
  • The new Hightower's leverage curve has been designed relatively straight, with added progression towards the end of the travel. This provides improved bottom-out resistance with more consistent damping and support.
  • A purpose-built window allows easier suspension sag and setup. This is finished off with a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off any strikes.
  • Flip Chip allows tweakers and finicky shredders can adapt the suspension feel to their needs and desire. In the Low position, the shock rate becomes more progressive, particularly at the end of the stroke, and there’s some bottom-out resistance to be gained. In the High setting, the bike rides a little higher in its travel and supplies the rider with more mid-stroke support.
Technical Information
14.39kg / 31.72lbs
MaterialCarbon C
FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm, 29"
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 30t
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
BrakesSRAM Code RS
Brake Rotors
Avid Centerline 180mm
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h
Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Front Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR
Reserve Tubeless Sealant
Seat Post
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Sizing Information
Frame SizeHeight CM

Reach | hi/lo430/427455/452475/472495/492520/517
Stack | hi/lo611/613625/627634/636652/654665/668
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°
Seat Tube Length380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo752/752783/783807/807836/836867/867
BB Height | hi/lo342/339342/338342/338342/338342/338
BB Drop | hi/lo31/3431/3431/3431/3431/34
Wheelbase | hi/lo1183/11831217/12181244/12451276/12761310/1311
Rear Center | hi/lo431/432434/435437/438440/441443/444
Head Tube Length100115125145160
Top Tube Length | hi/lo571/572599/600626/627647/648674/675
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77°/76.7°77°/76.7°76.7°/76.4°76.9°/76.6°76.9°/76.7°
Standover Height | hi/lo706/701708/703711/706714/709719/714

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