Santa Cruz Hightower – 29
Dirt Rag has referred to the Hightower’s personality as “James Bond with carbon wheels”. With a head tube angle almost 3 degrees slacker than Hightower’s predecessor (Tallboy LT) and 135 mm of travel, this is a thoroughly modern trail bike. The Hightower is impressively versatile and adaptable, and pedals particularly well for a “big” bike. Your biggest decision will not be whether or not ride the Hightower, but whether to ride the Hightower with 29” wheels or 27.5+ wheels. Choose 29” wheels if speed in the straightaways and rocketing out of turns is your style. We carry the Hightower 29” because it is a bike for every trail, every condition, and so consistently makes so many riders happy.