Santa Cruz Hightower 3 X01 SRAM X01

MDMatte Evergreen

SN: SC22048

MSRP $8,449.00

25% Off-2,112.25

Sale Price$6,337

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Key Specs

  • CC carbon frame
  • SRAM X01 drivetrain
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB 32t, 170mm, crankset
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • FOX 36 Float Factory Grip2, 150mm fork
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate 210x55 shock, 145mm rear travel
  • VPP Suspension Platform
  • Internal cable routing
  • SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
  • SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6 dropper post
  • RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" rims, Industry Nine 1/1 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
  • Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm width


The Santa Cruz Hightower 3 X01 is a top-of-the-line mountain bike that delivers exceptional performance and precise handling for riders seeking the ultimate trail experience. At the heart of the Hightower 3 X01 is its CC carbon frame, renowned for its lightweight yet incredibly strong construction. This frame provides a responsive and efficient platform for tackling challenging trails with confidence.

The SRAM X01 drivetrain on the Hightower 3 X01 offers high-performance shifting and precise gear changes. With its wide gear range and reliable performance, the X01 drivetrain ensures smooth transitions between gears, enabling riders to conquer steep climbs and power through fast descents. The SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon crankset with a 32t chainring provides efficient power transfer and optimal pedaling performance.

The SRAM Code RSC brakes are a standout feature of the Hightower 3 X01, delivering powerful and consistent stopping power. These hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional modulation and control, allowing riders to confidently navigate technical descents and maintain speed control with ease. The Code RSC brakes inspire confidence in all trail conditions, providing reliable and precise braking performance.

The front suspension of the Hightower 3 X01 is handled by the FOX 36 Float Factory Grip2 fork, which offers 150mm of plush travel. This high-performance fork is known for its excellent damping capabilities and adjustability, allowing riders to fine-tune their suspension settings for optimal performance on various terrain. The Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock complements the front suspension with 145mm of rear travel, providing a balanced and controlled ride experience.

The VPP Suspension Platform is a key feature of the Hightower 3 X01, optimizing both pedaling efficiency and bump absorption. This system strikes a perfect balance, providing a supportive and efficient platform for climbing while remaining responsive and active when encountering obstacles. The VPP suspension design ensures excellent traction, stability, and control, allowing riders to confidently tackle technical climbs and aggressive descents.

Internal cable routing is a notable feature of the Hightower 3 X01, offering a clean and streamlined appearance while protecting the cables from external elements. The internal routing ensures reliable and precise shifting and braking performance, even in muddy or wet conditions. It 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 allowing for 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 X01, allowing riders to quickly adjust their saddle height on the fly. This dropper post offers smooth and reliable operation, enabling riders to optimize their riding position for efficient climbing or confident descending. The 31.6mm diameter and 150mm travel of the dropper post provide ample adjustment range for riders of all sizes and riding styles.

The Hightower 3 X01 rolls on RaceFace ARC Offset 30 rims, paired with an Industry Nine 1/1 hub wheelset. These components provide strength, reliability, and lightweight performance for aggressive trail riding. The wide 30mm internal width of the rims allows for optimal tire support and traction, while the durable Industry Nine hubs ensure smooth rolling and reliable performance.

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" tires, featuring the renowned 3C MaxxGrip compound in the front and 3C MaxxTerra compound in the rear, offer exceptional traction and cornering grip. These tires are equipped with EXO casing for added durability and puncture resistance, ensuring reliable performance on challenging terrain. The Tubeless-Ready design allows for lower tire pressures, enhancing traction and providing a smoother ride.

The Hightower 3 X01 features a Cane Creek 40 integrated headset, ensuring precise steering and responsive handling. This headset provides a reliable and durable connection between the frame and the fork, allowing for confident control and maneuverability on the trails.

The SRAM DUB 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket optimizes power transfer from the rider to the drivetrain, ensuring 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.

Completing the package, the Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar offers a wide and comfortable cockpit for riders to confidently control the bike. With an 800mm width, this handlebar provides stability and precise steering response, enhancing the overall riding experience.

In summary, the Santa Cruz Hightower 3 X01 features a CC carbon frame, SRAM X01 drivetrain, SRAM Code RSC brakes, FOX 36 Float Factory Grip2 fork, Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock, VPP Suspension Platform, internal cable routing, SRAM UDH, SDG Tellis Dropper post, RaceFace ARC Offset 30 rims, Industry Nine 1/1 hub wheelset, Maxxis Minion DHR II tires, Cane Creek 40 integrated headset, SRAM DUB bottom bracket, and Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar. With its advanced components and high-performance capabilities, the Hightower 3 X01 offers riders the ultimate trail riding experience.