Santa Cruz Hightower 3 C R Matte Cardinal Red SM


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$4,799.00 $3849

In Stock - Free Shipping or Pickup in Store

Key Specs

Color: Matte Cardinal Red
Size: SM

SN: SC23035

C carbon frame

SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain

SRAM G2 R brakes

RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm fork

FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55 shock, 145mm rear travel

VPP Suspension Platform

Internal cable routing

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)

SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6 dropper post

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" rims, SRAM MTH 716/746 hub wheelset

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR front tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR rear tire

Cane Creek 10 integrated headset

SRAM DUB, 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket


The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 R-kit is an outstanding trail bike that offers riders a perfect blend of performance, durability, and versatility. The heart of this bike lies in its C carbon frame, known for its exceptional strength, stiffness, and lightweight characteristics. The carbon frame provides the ideal platform for tackling demanding trails, delivering precise handling and efficient power transfer.

Equipped with a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, the Hightower 3 R-kit offers a wide range of gears to conquer both steep climbs and fast descents with ease. The SRAM G2 R brakes provide reliable stopping power and consistent modulation, instilling confidence in riders as they navigate challenging terrain. These hydraulic disc brakes ensure precise control and allow for confident braking performance in any condition.

The front suspension of the Hightower 3 R-kit is handled by the RockShox Lyrik Base fork, which offers 150mm of travel. This fork is known for its plush and controlled feel, capable of soaking up big hits and maintaining traction on rough terrain. The FOX Float Performance DPS shock provides 145mm of rear travel, complementing the front suspension and ensuring a balanced and responsive ride. The combination of these suspension components delivers a smooth and controlled experience on various trail surfaces.

The Hightower 3 R-kit incorporates the VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) Suspension Platform, which optimizes both pedaling efficiency and bump absorption. This system strikes a perfect balance between climbing prowess and trail-smoothing capabilities, allowing riders to conquer technical climbs and descend with confidence. The VPP suspension provides excellent traction and stability, ensuring consistent performance across diverse trail conditions.

Internal cable routing is a notable feature of the Hightower 3 R-kit, offering a clean and streamlined appearance while protecting the cables from external elements. This internal routing ensures reliable and precise shifting and braking performance, even in muddy or wet conditions. The SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) provides easy compatibility with various rear derailleur options, simplifying maintenance and allowing for future upgrades.

The SDG Tellis Dropper post is a versatile addition to the Hightower 3 R-kit, allowing riders to quickly adjust their saddle height on the fly. With a 31.6mm diameter, the dropper post offers reliability and smooth operation, enhancing control and maneuverability during steep descents or technical sections. The dropper post maximizes rider comfort and confidence by adapting to changing trail conditions.

The Hightower 3 R-kit rolls on RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims, paired with a SRAM MTH 716/746 hub wheelset. These components provide strength and durability without compromising performance. The combination of these rims and hubs ensures a reliable and sturdy platform for aggressive trail riding. Traction is optimized with the inclusion of Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" tires, featuring 3C MaxxGrip compound in the front for exceptional grip and control, and 3C MaxxTerra compound in the rear for optimal balance between traction and durability. These tires, with their EXO casing and Tubeless-Ready design, offer reliability and exceptional performance on various trail surfaces.

The Hightower 3 R-kit is equipped with a Cane Creek 10 integrated headset, which ensures smooth steering and precise handling characteristics. This feature enhances control and maneuverability, allowing riders to confidently tackle technical sections and navigate tight turns. The SRAM DUB 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket optimizes power transfer from the rider to the drivetrain, resulting in efficient pedaling and responsive acceleration.

In summary, the Santa Cruz Hightower 3 R-kit combines a C carbon frame, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM G2 R brakes, RockShox Lyrik Base fork, FOX Float Performance DPS shock, VPP Suspension Platform, internal cable routing, SRAM UDH, SDG Tellis Dropper post, RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims, SRAM MTH 716/746 hub wheelset, Maxxis Minion DHR II tires, Cane Creek 10 integrated headset, and SRAM DUB bottom bracket. With its impressive features and high-quality components, the Hightower 3 R-kit delivers exceptional performance and a thrilling riding experience.


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