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Hightower LT

Built for big days in big terrain

Hightower LT is designed for maximum speed in the biggest mountains. It’s truly race-bred, its design the result of the demands of racing at the EWS, Crankworx, and Andes Pacifico.

Midway through 2016, Mark Scott came to us with a request to eke more travel out of the bike. The stock 135mm wasn’t quite enough to maintain his speed on some of the rougher tracks. Our engineering team designed a new set of links that pushed travel to 146mm at the expense of some compatibility, but because Mark’s setup was a known variable, we could be very precise. We machined two sets on site, gave one to Mark, and the other to Iago Garay, a racer much more likely to take the fun line than tuck for speed.

The links went through a few iterations to find a balance of spring rate, travel, and shock compatibility. Toward the end of 2016, it became apparent that the best way to get the performance and travel required was to design a new swingarm to pair with the links, like we did with the V10. At this point the bike got a name—Hightower LT—and we pushed the travel to a full 150mm.

Starting from the Enduro World Series in Wicklow, the Santa Cruz | SRAM team have been racing on Wicklow Green production bikes—savvy internet commenters noticed the post-mount rear brake straightaway, and it’s also been seen under the elusive Ratboy at Peaty’s Steel City DH, Crankworx, and Megavalanche.


  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 150mm (6″) VPP™ suspension
  • 15mm thru-axle fork
  • 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 LT CC FOX Float Factory DPX – $4,790*

* 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 LT C 29 S, FOX Float Performance DPS (S 29 kit, FOX 36 Performance 150) – $7,890

Hightower LT C 29 XE, FOX Performance Elite DPX (XE 29 kit, FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 150) – $8,690

Hightower LT CC 29 X01, FOX Float Factory DPX (X01 29 kit, FOX 36 Float Perform Elite 150) – $9,990

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!