, June 21, 2022 , News
Not just a paint job, but a whole new frame with updated geometry, two bold new colors, and a new GLOVEBOX!
New Geometry, Improved Trail Dynamics
Santa Cruz definitely didn’t phone this one in. They’ve updated the geometry to further optimize an already great bike. In fact, each size has a unique chain stay length and seat tube angle. This ensures that all riders, in every size, get to experience the balanced geometry that Santa Cruz worked so hard to engineer. When it comes to the frame, they thought of everything. There’s even a new “Sag Setup Window” in the left side of the frame. Essentially a cutout in the section of the frame that wraps around the rear shock stanchion, allowing for an easier measurement of shock sag. It’s still a 29er and will feel familiar to anyone who has thrown a leg over a Hightower in the past.
Glovebox Comes to Hightower
First introduced on the all-new 2023 Santa Cruz Megatower, the Glovebox provides a dry and secure place to stash tools, tubes, and food. We even fit a small burrito in there! Plus, Santa Cruz provides a Tool Wallet and Purse for wrapping up and organizing your cargo before stowing it in the Glovebox. A great deal of engineering went into the Glovebox to ensure it is easy to use, has a solid latch, and will stand up to years of abuse.
And Most Important… Two New Colors
First up, there is emerald green with gold letters, which elicits memories of the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz. Then there is translucent purple, so you can show off your fancy carbon layup under your flashy purple facade. Keep in mind, this isn’t lavender. Let’s hope they don’t do that again. This color looks really nice!
Kim Kardashian called looking for a new Hightower as soon as she saw these new colors. She wants to put it on her new Kuat Piston Rack hanging off the back of her Bentley Bentayga so she can achieve the ultimate rugged, outdoorsy look. Better get a gel seat!