Built for big days in big terrain.
Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29″ wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.
So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?
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 the new Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.
When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the fray, rail the soft spots, and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.
No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a “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 combine 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 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.
- 135mm (5.3″) VPP™ suspension
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- 15mm thru-axle fork
- 27.5 Plus-Compatible
- 29″ wheels
- Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
- Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
- Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
- ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
Framesets: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Hightower CC 29/27.5+ FOX Float Factory – $4,690*
* Make the most of your new bike – get it built by the experienced professionals at Bike Culture for $200.
Complete bikes: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Hightower C 29 R, FOX Float Performance DPS (R 29 kit, RS Revelation RC140) – $6,989
Hightower C 29 S, FOX Float Performance DPS (S 29 kit, FOX 36 Performance F140) – $7,790
Hightower CC 29 X01, FOX Performance Elite (X01 29 kit, FOX 36 Perform Elite F140) – $9,960
Wheelset Upgrade: (all prices shown are GST inclusive)
Reserve wheelset: Available on any model at X01 level or above: + $1,650
ENVE wheelset: Available on any model at X01 level or above: + $2,790
Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!