We love the Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX Eagle Transmission Reserve Mountain Bike for its ability to be a quiver-killer bike, allowing us to have one bike that is perfect for most of the trails we ride. The Hightower has 145mm of VPP suspension, which climbs well, descends well, and is very efficient. This build is equipped with the ultra-stiff and lightweight Santa Cruz Carbon CC frame, which uses premium materials and is the best carbon frame they make. With a 64. 8-degree head tube angle and a 77-degree seat tube angle, the Hightower positions you over the bike’s center, making climbs a breeze and inspiring confidence on the descents. Santa Cruz added a Sag Window on their new frames, making sag measuring and setup easier. Another new addition for Santa Cruz frames is their Glovebox frame storage, providing us the storage space for our ride essentials in the downtube. This build of the Santa Cruz Hightower is equipped with SRAM’s brand-new XX Eagle AXS Transmission drivetrain, utilizing the most advanced electronic shifting on the market for unbeatable performance. Next, Reserve’s 30HD carbon fiber rims help to shed even more weight from our ride while boosting the stiffness of our wheels. Industry Nine’s Hydra hubs have a ridiculous engagement rate, allowing us to provide instant power to our wheels. Plus, the unmistakable buzz will allow hikers and other bikers to know we are coming up behind them. A RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork with 150mm of travel is super adjustable and helps to soak any bumps on the trail, and a Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock is very reliable and smooth. *Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.