Santa Cruz Blackout Megatower

C$7,149.95
Article code DBR144494
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.
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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 and coil shocks – 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.

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High Frame Sizing

S
157 — 165cm
M
165 — 175cm
L
175 — 185cm
XL
183 — 193cm
XXL
193 — 201cm
 

Geometry & Sizing

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

    S M L XL XXL
A Reach 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
B Stack 607mm 616mm 625mm 643mm 666mm
C Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65° 65° 65°
D Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
E Front Center 743mm 772mm 796mm 825mm 860mm
F BB Height 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm
G BB Drop 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm 29mm
H Wheelbase 1178mm 1207mm 1231mm 1260mm 1295mm
I Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
J Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 130mm 155mm
K Top Tube Length 567mm 596mm 619mm 646mm 680mm
L Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 76.6° 76.3° 76°
M Standover Height 702mm 714mm 713mm 711mm 708mm
N 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