Santa Cruz - Megatower Kit R / Carbon C


Weight 15.29kg / 33.71lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork RockShox Yari RC 160mm 29"
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Shock Options SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 30t - 170mm
Crankset SRAM PG1230 11-50t
Cassette SRAM NX Eagle
Chain SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Bottom Bracket SRAM Guide RE
Brakes Avid Centerline 200mm
Brake Rotors Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Headset E13 TRS Base
Bars E13 Base
Stem Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Grips SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Front Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Rear Hub WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
Rims DT Competition (28)
Spokes Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+ TR
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+ TR
Rear Tire Stans Sealant 2oz
Tubes E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05
Chainguide Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
Seat Post WTB Silverado Race Saddle

The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.

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.