Hightower LT

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Sky Blue and Gold
Clay and Carbon


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.

Read more about the Hightower LT's development here


  • 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

Geometrie Daten: 


Measured with a fork with a 561mm axle-to-crown measurement.

Reach 398mm15.67" 423mm16.65" 443mm17.44" 468mm18.43" 498mm19.61"
Stack 609mm23.98" 614mm24.17" 618mm24.33" 628mm24.72" 646mm25.43"
Lenkkopfwinkel 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4° 66.4°66.4°
Sitzrohrlänge 390mm15.35" 420mm16.54" 450mm17.72" 490mm19.29" 510mm20.08"
Front Center 706mm27.8" 733mm28.86" 755mm29.72" 784mm30.87" 822mm32.36"
Höhe Tretlager 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31" 338mm13.31"
BB Drop 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26" 32mm1.26"
Radstand 1146mm45.12" 1173mm46.18" 1195mm47.05" 1223mm48.15" 1261mm49.65"
Kettenstrebenlänge 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24" 438mm17.24"
Lenkkopflänge 90mm3.54" 95mm3.74" 100mm3.94" 110mm4.33" 130mm5.12"
Oberrohrlänge 577mm22.72" 605mm23.82" 525mm20.67" 653mm25.71" 692mm27.24"
Sitzwinkel 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7° 73.7°73.7°
Überstandshöhe 710mm27.95" 710mm27.95" 713mm28.07" 720mm28.35" 727mm28.62"
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Technische Information

Federungssystem VPPTM
Vorderer Umwerfer Keine Kompatibilität
Lenkungslager / Lenkkopf Integrated; IS41 upper, IS52 lower
Sattelstütze 31.6mm
Seat Clamp 36.4mm
Gabel-Kompatibilität 150mm
Tretlagergehäuse Standard
Max Reifengröße 2.5"
Bremstypen Post mount disc
Wasserflaschenhalterung 1 main triangle

Dämpfer Setup: 

Dämpfer: Fox Float Performance

Fahrergewicht Luftdruck Negativ-Federweg
100lbs (45.5kg) 130 psi 16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg) 150 psi 16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg) 165 psi 16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg) 185 psi 16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg) 200 psi 16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg) 220 psi 16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg) 235 psi 16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg) 255 psi 16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg) 270 psi 16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg) 290 psi 16-19 mm

Dämpfer: Fox Float DPX

Fahrergewicht Luftdruck Negativ-Federweg
100lbs (45.5kg) 145 psi 16-19 mm
120lbs (54.4kg) 165 psi 16-19 mm
140lbs (63.5kg) 180 psi 16-19 mm
160lbs (72.6kg) 200 psi 16-19 mm
180lbs (81.8kg) 215 psi 16-19 mm
200lbs (90.7kg) 235 psi 16-19 mm
220lbs (99.8kg) 250 psi 16-19 mm
240lbs (108.8kg) 270 psi 16-19 mm
260lbs (117.9kg) 285 psi 16-19 mm
280lbs (127kg) 305 psi 16-19 mm

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