Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS T-Type SRAM GX AXS Transmission
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- CC carbon frame
- SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain
- SRAM Code Bronze Stealth brakes
- RockShox Lyrik Select+ or Fox 36 Performance Elite, 150mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55, 145mm rear shock
- VPP Suspension Platform
- Internal cable routing
- SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
- OneUp V2 Dropper Post or RockShox Reverb or Fox Transfer, 31.6
- RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset
- DT Swiss 370 Hubs
- Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar
- WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle
- Maxxis Minion DHR II 29" x 2.4”, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR rear tire
- Maxxis Minion DHR II 29" x 2.4”, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR rear tire
- SRAM DUB, 73mm MTB Wide threaded bottom bracket
The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS is a trail-blazing marvel that sets a new standard for mountain biking excellence. Boasting a CC carbon frame, the bike is engineered for strength and agility, ensuring riders can take on the most challenging trails with ease. Its SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain offers precise and effortless shifting, while the SRAM Code Bronze Stealth brakes deliver unrivaled stopping power and control. With a RockShox Lyrik Select+ or Fox 36 Performance Elite 150mm fork paired with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55 145mm rear shock, the Hightower 3 GX AXS glides effortlessly over rough terrain. The VPP Suspension Platform maximizes pedaling efficiency and small bump sensitivity, further enhancing the bike's overall performance. With internal cable routing, SRAM UDH, and a choice of dropper posts, this bike boasts both clean aesthetics and enhanced functionality. Completing the package are the RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset, DT Swiss 370 Hubs, Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar, WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle, and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires. The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS is the epitome of a trail conquering machine, redefining what's possible on the mountain.
At the heart of the Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS lies its CC carbon frame. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the carbon construction combines strength and lightweight characteristics, making the bike incredibly agile and responsive. The frame's geometry is designed to offer a balanced blend of stability and maneuverability, allowing riders to confidently navigate technical sections and fast descents. Climbing is made efficient and effortless, thanks to the frame's stiffness and optimized VPP Suspension Platform, which minimizes pedal bob and maximizes power transfer.
The SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain is a standout feature of the Hightower 3 GX AXS. This wireless electronic groupset offers intuitive and precise shifting, enabling riders to tackle any terrain with ease. The GX AXS T-Type drivetrain provides a wide gear range, empowering riders to conquer steep climbs and achieve maximum speed on descents. The absence of traditional cables ensures a clean and uncluttered appearance while reducing maintenance requirements.
To complement the impressive drivetrain, the Hightower 3 GX AXS is equipped with SRAM Code Bronze Stealth brakes, known for their reliable and powerful braking performance. These hydraulic disc brakes instill confidence in riders, providing consistent and controlled stopping power in all weather conditions. The Code Bronze Stealth brakes offer the utmost reliability, allowing riders to maintain complete control over the bike and push their limits on challenging descents.
The front suspension of the Hightower 3 GX AXS can be customized with either the RockShox Lyrik Select+ or the Fox 36 Performance Elite, both offering 150mm of plush travel. These high-performance forks soak up bumps and provide exceptional traction, ensuring a smooth and responsive ride. Whether tackling technical trails or taking on high-speed descents, these forks ensure the bike remains composed and stable throughout the ride.
The rear suspension of the Hightower 3 GX AXS features the RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock, providing 145mm of travel. Combined with Santa Cruz's patented VPP Suspension Platform, this shock offers a balanced blend of pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance. The VPP suspension design optimizes traction and control, allowing riders to confidently navigate rough and unpredictable terrains.
The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS features internal cable routing, which not only enhances the bike's aesthetics but also protects the cables from external elements. This internal routing system maintains the cleanliness of the bike while reducing cable wear, ensuring the bike's performance and longevity.
The bike is equipped with the SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger), a durable derailleur hanger that adds an extra layer of protection for the rear derailleur. This component is designed to be easily replaceable in the event of damage, ensuring the bike can quickly get back on the trail without any major setbacks.
Additionally, the Hightower 3 GX AXS allows riders to choose between three reliable dropper posts: the OneUp V2, RockShox Reverb, or Fox Transfer, each with a 31.6mm diameter. A dropper post is an essential feature for trail riders, enabling them to swiftly adjust saddle height on the fly for better control and maneuverability over technical sections.
The RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset on the Hightower 3 GX AXS provides a robust and reliable platform for conquering trails. These wheels are designed to withstand the rigors of aggressive riding while offering improved stability and traction on rough and technical terrain.
The bike's wheelset is further enhanced by the DT Swiss 370 Hubs, renowned for their smooth and efficient rolling performance. These hubs contribute to the bike's overall efficiency and acceleration, ensuring a responsive and dynamic ride on the trails.
The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS features the Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar, offering optimal stiffness and control for precise handling. The 800mm width provides riders with ample leverage for improved bike control and stability during aggressive maneuvers.
For enhanced comfort during long rides, the bike is equipped with a WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle. This saddle offers a supportive platform for the rider's sit bones, ensuring minimal discomfort even during extended rides.
The Maxxis Minion DHR II 29" x 2.4” tires with 3C MaxxGrip compound, EXO sidewalls, and Tubeless Ready (TR) design on the rear of the Hightower 3 GX AXS provide exceptional traction and grip, especially during aggressive cornering and technical descents.
Similarly, the Maxxis Minion DHR II 29" x 2.4” tires with 3C MaxxTerra compound, EXO sidewalls, and Tubeless Ready (TR) design on the front further enhance control and stability, ensuring a confident and comfortable ride on a variety of terrain.
The SRAM DUB, 73mm MTB Wide threaded bottom bracket on the Hightower 3 GX AXS provides a smooth and reliable interface between the crankset and the frame, ensuring efficient power transfer and pedal performance.
In conclusion, the Santa Cruz Hightower 3 GX AXS kit brings together a host of high-performance features that make it a formidable trail companion. With its CC carbon frame, SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain, SRAM Code Bronze Stealth brakes, RockShox Lyrik Select+ or Fox 36 Performance Elite fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock, VPP Suspension Platform, internal cable routing, SRAM UDH, versatile dropper post options, RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset, DT Swiss 370 Hubs, Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar, WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle, and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires, the Hightower 3 GX AXS is ready to redefine your mountain biking experience.
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