Santa Cruz Megatower C 2020

The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick

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2020 Santa Cruz Megatower C

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.

Megatower C R

Frame
Carbon C
Fork
RockShox Yari RC 160mm 29"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Headset
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
E13 TRS Base
Stem
E13 Base
Seatpost
Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Brakes
SRAM Guide RE
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters
SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle
Crankset
SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes
DT Competition (28)
Rims
WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis Assegai 2.5

Megatower C S

Frame
Carbon C
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm 29"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Stem
Race Face Aeffect R 40mm
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Crankset
SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Front Hub
DT 370 15x110 32H
Rear Hub
DT 370 12x148 32H
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
Race Face AR Offset 30 29" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis Assegai 2.5

Megatower C S Reserve

Frame
Carbon C
Fork
Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm 29"
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R 35x780 20mm Rise
Stem
Race Face Aeffect R 40mm
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Crankset
SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Front Hub
DT 370 15x110 28H
Rear Hub
DT 370 12x148 28H
Spokes
DT Competition (28)
Rims
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis Assegai 2.5
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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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