Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC Frame 2021

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2021 Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC Frame

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 the 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 a 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.

2021 Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC Frame

Frame Materal
Carbon CC
Wheel Size
29 in
Max Tyre Size
2.5in
Suspension Type
VPP
Suspension Travel
160MM
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe
Shock Size
230 x 57.5
Shock Upper Fitting
20x8
Shock Lower Fitting
30x8
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Size
36.4mm
Front Mech Fitting
NO
Headset Top
IS41
Headset Bottom
IS52
BB Type
73mm Threaded
Rear Brake Mount
Post Mount 180mm
Rear Axle
148mm x 12
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Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fiber mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind.

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