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Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Gloss Wicklow Green/Black, M

Item# 297-SNZ00EI-GLOWICGRE-M-AF | Model# 58-18146-062-3-553-141502 | Added on July 3, 2018 |
Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower LT Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 Gloss Wicklow Green/Black, M
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If big wheels and high speeds are what you're after, the Enduro World Series-bred Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC X01 Reserve complete mountain bike is a truly worthy steed. Building on the legacy of the critically acclaimed Hightower, the longer travel Hightower LT blends the handling required to be competitive come race day with a playful side that remains inspiring when conditions are somewhat less demanding. Where the Hightower could be rightly considered an exercise in versatility, the Hightower LT takes a somewhat more focused approach. After all, the LT was born of the needs of Santa Cruz's Enduro World Series racers, who are perhaps uniquely qualified to push even the supremely capable Hightower outside of its comfort zone. The first ask was more travel, bumping the LT up to 150mm. This necessitated a few changes, most notably in the rear triangle, which forgoes the Hightower's 27. 5 Plus compatibility. Considering that Plus tires have yet to find acceptance with racers at the sport's top levels, we're inclined to agree that the Hightower LT's move to a dedicated 29 inch chassis is the correct choice for a bike of this nature. This dedication to 29-inch wheels also means that the LT does away with the Hightower's adjustable geometry, courtesy of a flip chip, in favor of a fixed position upper link that's been updated to provide the aggressive feel demanded by some of the fastest enduro racers on earth. The LT's 150mm of travel has been painstakingly refined, drawing ... read more
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