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Santa Cruz Hightower C XE Plus Full Suspension MTB 2018 - Grey

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Model Number SCHTCPXE18GY
Brands Santa Cruz
Gender Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2018
Colour Grey
Frame C-level carbon fibre, 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension, 148mm rear wheel spacing
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150 - 27+
Rear Shock Fox Float Performance DPS
Shifters Shimano XT M8000
Derailleur (Rear) Shimano XT M8000
Brakes Shimano XT M8000
Crankset Race Face Turbine 30t - 170mm (S) Race Face Turbine 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL,XXL)
Cassette E13 TRS Race 11 speed 9-46t
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Hub Front Novatec D641 - 15x110mm
Hub Rear Novatec D642 - 12x148mm (XD)
Rims Race Face AR 40 - 27+
Tyres Front: Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C TR - 27.5x2.8" | Rear: Maxxis Rekon EXO TR - 27.5x2.8"
Handlebar Santa Cruz AM Carbon Bar - 35x800mm Santa Cruz AM Flat Bar Carbon - 31.8 x 780mm
Stem Race Face Turbine Basic - 50mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth - 31.6x125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL-XXL)
Pedal None incl.
Wheel Size 27.5inch
Number of Gears 11


Easy to build and beautifully balanced, the Santa Cruz Hightower is the original all-rounder, able to deal with all terrains and situations. Choose between the proven 29” wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and the way you ride, no matter where you are in the world.  


What’s the wheel deal?  29” or 27.5”?

If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

When conditions get loose and the traction just isn’t there, you’ll want to reach for the wider tyres. 27.5”+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.


Whichever size you choose, geometry remains optimised thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*. Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combined to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration. Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.


135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up. The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.   


*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.


Click here to read why Outside said 'Santa Cruz's Hightower Is the Future of MTBs'


Click here to read why Enduro Mountaibike Magazine said 'If you are looking for a bike for all situations you will love the Hightower!'



  • Carbon C frame
  • Ability to run 29" wheels
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150 - 27+ fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPS rear shock
  • Shimano XT 11 speed drivetrain components
  • E13 TRS Race 11 speed 9-46t cassette
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm dropper seatpost
  • Race Face stem and handlebars
  • Tubeless ready wheels & tyres
  • Shimano XT brakes


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