Santa Cruz Hightower 3 S-Kit SRAM GX
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- C carbon frame
- SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- SRAM Code R brakes
- FOX 36 Float Performance, 150mm fork
- Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 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, DT Swiss 370 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 40 integrated headset
- SRAM DUB, 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket
The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 S-kit is a high-performance trail bike that combines advanced features, durable construction, and top-tier components to deliver an exceptional riding experience. At the core of the Hightower 3 S-kit is its C carbon frame, known for its strength, stiffness, and lightweight characteristics. This frame provides a solid and responsive platform that allows riders to tackle challenging trails with confidence and precision.
The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain is a standout feature of the Hightower 3 S-kit. With its wide gear range and precise shifting, this drivetrain ensures efficient power transfer and smooth transitions between gears. Whether climbing steep ascents or descending at high speeds, the GX Eagle drivetrain delivers reliable performance and enhances the overall riding experience.
The SRAM Code R brakes provide the stopping power and control necessary for aggressive trail riding. These hydraulic disc brakes offer exceptional modulation and reliability, allowing riders to confidently navigate technical descents and maintain control in demanding situations. With their consistent performance and excellent heat management, the Code R brakes inspire confidence and ensure safe and controlled braking power.
The front suspension of the Hightower 3 S-kit is handled by the FOX 36 Float Performance fork, which offers 150mm of travel. This fork is renowned for its plush and responsive performance, absorbing impacts and smoothing out rough terrain. With its adjustable settings, riders can fine-tune the fork's performance to suit their preferred riding style and trail conditions. The RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock provides 145mm of rear travel, complementing the front suspension and delivering a balanced and controlled ride experience.
The VPP Suspension Platform is a key feature of the Hightower 3 S-kit, optimizing both pedaling efficiency and trail-smoothing capabilities. This suspension design strikes a perfect balance, providing a supportive and efficient platform for climbing while remaining responsive and active when encountering obstacles. The VPP suspension system ensures excellent traction, stability, and control, enabling riders to confidently tackle technical climbs and descents.
Internal cable routing is another notable feature of the Hightower 3 S-kit. This clean and streamlined design not only enhances the bike's aesthetics but also protects the cables from external elements, ensuring reliable shifting and braking performance in all weather conditions. The internal routing also helps to reduce cable rattle, providing a quieter and more enjoyable ride.
The SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) offers easy compatibility with various rear derailleur options, simplifying maintenance and facilitating quick and easy replacements. This feature adds versatility and convenience for riders who may want to upgrade or switch out components in the future.
The SDG Tellis Dropper post is a valuable addition to the Hightower 3 S-kit, providing on-the-fly saddle height adjustment. This dropper post allows riders to quickly switch between climbing and descending positions, maximizing control and maneuverability on challenging trails. The 31.6mm diameter ensures rigidity and durability, while the smooth operation and reliability of the dropper post enhance the overall riding experience.
The Hightower 3 S-kit rolls on RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims, paired with a DT Swiss 370 hub wheelset. These components provide a solid and reliable platform for aggressive trail riding. The wide 30mm internal width of the rims allows for optimal tire support and traction, while the durable DT Swiss 370 hubs ensure smooth rolling and reliable performance.
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" tires are fitted to the Hightower 3 S-kit, featuring the renowned 3C MaxxGrip compound in the front tire for exceptional grip and control. The rear tire utilizes the 3C MaxxTerra compound, striking a balance between traction and rolling efficiency. Both tires are equipped with EXO casing for added durability and Tubeless-Ready technology, allowing riders to run lower tire pressures for enhanced traction and a smoother ride.
The Cane Creek 40 integrated headset ensures smooth steering and precise handling characteristics, enhancing overall control and maneuverability. It provides a reliable and durable interface between the frame and the fork, ensuring consistent and responsive steering performance.
The SRAM DUB 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket optimizes power transfer from the rider to the drivetrain, resulting in efficient pedaling and acceleration. This bottom bracket design is known for its durability and ease of maintenance, providing a reliable foundation for the drivetrain components.
In summary, the Santa Cruz Hightower 3 S-kit offers a C carbon frame, SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Code R brakes, FOX 36 Float Performance fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock, VPP Suspension Platform, internal cable routing, SRAM UDH, SDG Tellis Dropper post, RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims, DT Swiss 370 hub wheelset, Maxxis Minion DHR II tires, Cane Creek 40 integrated headset, and SRAM DUB bottom bracket. With its exceptional components and advanced features, the Hightower 3 S-kit provides riders with a high-performance and thrilling trail riding experience.
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