2021 Santa Cruz Megatower C XT Air

C$8,199.00
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.
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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 (160mm fork) and coil shocks (170mm fork) – 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.

SPECS

  • Kit - XT
  • Price - $8199CDN
  • Weight - 74kg / 32.5lbs
  • Material - Carbon C
  • Fork - Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm 29"
  • Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shifters - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Crankset - Shimano XT M8100, 30t
  • Cassette - Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain - Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano XT 68/73mm
  • Brakes - Shimano XT
  • Brake Rotors - Shimano XT, Ice Tech, 203mm
  • Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Bars - Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser Bar; 760mm (xs,s), 800mm (m-xl)
  • Stem - Burgtec Enduro MK2
  • Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Front Hub - DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
  • Rear Hub - DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
  • Rims - RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
  • Rim Options - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim
  • Chainguide - OneUp Bash
  • Spokes - Sapim Race
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO+, Silkshield
  • Tubes - Stans Sealant 2oz
  • Seat Post - RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Saddle - WTB Silverado Team Saddle

GEOMETRY

Flip chip in rear dropout has two positions: short and long. Flipping the chip changes chainstay and wheelbase length by 10mm.

Note: Geometry based on 160mm fork.

HIGH

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Reach

425mm

450mm

470mm

490mm

515mm

Stack

607mm

616mm

625mm

643mm

666mm

Head Tube Angle

65°

65°

65°

65°

65°

Seat Tube Length

380mm

405mm

430mm

460mm

500mm

Front Center

743mm

772mm

796mm

825mm

860mm

BB Height

343mm

343mm

343mm

343mm

343mm

BB Drop

29mm

29mm

29mm

29mm

29mm

Wheelbase

1178mm

1207mm

1231mm

1260mm

1295mm

Chainstay Length

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

Head Tube Length

90mm

100mm

110mm

130mm

155mm

Top Tube Length

567mm

596mm

619mm

646mm

680mm

Seat Tube Angle

76.8°

76.7°

76.6°

76.3°

76°

Standover Height

702mm

714mm

713mm

711mm

708mm

Eye to Eye Length

230mm

230 mm

230mm

230mm

230mm

Seatpost Length

125mm

150mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

Stem Length

40mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

Crank Length

170mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

 

 

LOW

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Reach

422mm

447mm

467mm

487mm

512mm

Stack

609mm

618mm

627mm

645mm

668mm

Head Tube Angle

64.7°

64.7°

64.7°

64.7°

64.7°

Seat Tube Length

380mm

405mm

430mm

460mm

500mm

Front Center

743mm

772mm

796mm

825mm

860mm

BB Height

340mm

340mm

340mm

340mm

340mm

BB Drop

33mm

33mm

33mm

33mm

33mm

Wheelbase

1179mm

1208mm

1232mm

1260mm

1296mm

Chainstay Length

436mm

436mm

436mm

436mm

436mm

Head Tube Length

90mm

100mm

110mm

130mm

155mm

Top Tube Length

568mm

597mm

620mm

648mm

682mm

Seat Tube Angle

76.5°

76.4°

76.3°

76°

75.8°

Standover Height

698mm

709mm

708mm

705mm

703mm

Eye to Eye Length

230mm

230mm

230mm

230mm

230mm

Seatpost Length

125mm

150mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

Stem Length

40mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

Crank Length

170mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

170mm