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Santa Cruz Hightower AL S

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  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel Size: 29er
  • Front Travel: 150mm


Last updated on March 25, 2023 9:00 pm
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The most common features that people look for in their mountain bikes is its capacity to withstand and endure different kinds of surfaces and road types. May it be for muddy trails, rocky and steep roads, or a winding downhill pathway.

What is the Hightower

The Santa Cruz Hightower AL S comprises a good amount of premium features that this brand/model is known for. Since 2016, this company has been upgrading the Hightower with varying degrees of part specs & geometry. To continue in that tradition, this model has some interesting features that include a flip-chip which will allow you to adjust the bike to your preferred preferences easily depending on location and riding method. Also, experience an easy maneuverable lower-link mounted shock design that you can enjoy in your adventurous long-distance travels. With its lower-link mounted shock design, you’ll get support for mid-strokes and increased bottom-out resistance. Its body design is formulated to maintain its power to progress continually with strength and resilience.

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling…

Let’s Get Into Some Minutiae on the Hightower

Santa Cruz Hightower has a 145mm rear end and a 150mm front end travel. A few more geometric details of the bike include a 65-degree head tube angle, a BB height of 344mm and a BB drop of 29mm. The FOX Float Performance DPS shock is meant to make the trail easy to progress and accelerate. This MTB is made with an aluminum frame (carbon frames are available) that can balance stiffness when catching the body weight of the rider. Its framing design comes in a sleek carbon black or melon orange. And thanks to Santa Cruz’s custom Virtual Pivot Point (VPP™) suspension technology fitted on a high quality frame, you can be sure that your ride will last a long while. Their patented suspension should allow you to confidently trek across various terrain while minimizing the likelihood you’ll endure a bumpy & uncomfortable journey.

Santa Cruz Hightower AL S

Another exciting characteristic of the Santa Cruz Hightower is its lightweight, flat yet comfortable seating via the WTB Silverado Comp. With Santa Cruz Hightower, your trail riding should be thoroughly entertaining & engaging without you having to worry too much about posture. The aluminum frame that makes up the body comes in a powder-coated/clear coat finish that resembles a modern and stylish approach. This ultimately defines an upgraded biking experience from previous versions on all kinds of terrain with the sleek Santa Cruz Hightower AL S. With all the various components, you should be able to easily accelerate, change directions quickly, and/or jump and drop on a surface without worries.

The Technology and Experience

The Santa Cruz Hightower is thoughtfully designed and built to last in complex paths. You can change to mid-fat tires to traverse through various topography if desired. Thus, it gives you a more optionality per your inclination. Bottomline, if you’re looking for a mountain bike that suits your adventurous nature, the Santa Cruz Hightower might be a good option.

Specification: Santa Cruz Hightower AL S


Rear shock


FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm

Rear derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM XG1275 Eagle

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm


Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated


RaceFace AR Offset


WTB Silverado Pro Saddle or WTB Volt


RockShox Reverb Stealth




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Life Doesn’t Wait, Neither Should You

The Santa Cruz Hightower full suspension mountain bike comes in a variety of builds.
So depending on your budget and personal preferences, options are available.
Bottom line, having top performing equipment when traversing complicated trails is always ideal.

Quality parts that are built for the long haul.

The Hightower is built to last, but if unfortunate circumstances were to take place, the manufacturer has a lifetime warranty policy for the frame and other components. Just be sure to register your bike after purchase as the lifetime warranty is only eligible to the original owner. View details at

Virtual Pivot Point (VPP™)

With their patented Virtual Pivot Point suspension system (est: 2001), the Hightower is compatible with the latest mountain bike suspension technology. This means you’ll be able to enjoy your bike for years to come having plenty of options when it comes to part replacement. 

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