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Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 C GX AXS - 29" Carbon Mountainbike - 2022 - gloss translucent purple

Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 C GX AXS - 29" Carbon Mountainbike - 2022 - gloss translucent purple


Due to the tight supply situation for individual components, bikes may sometimes be delivered with deviating equipment. However, any alternative components used will be of a corresponding quality to that of the original components.


A mountain bike in its purest form - The Santa Cruz Hightower 3!

The latest version of the Santa Cruz Hightower is versatile, off-road and technically even better tuned. The Hightower is an all-rounder with large wheels, the right amount of suspension travel, balanced geometry, versatile equipment and proven durability. If you're not looking for extremes, but just something extremely good, the Hightower is the bike you've been waiting for.

Features Santa Cruz Hightower 3

  • C Carbon frame with "glovebox".
  • FOX 36 Float Performance Elite suspension fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
  • Santa Cruz Cabon handlebar
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post

Details of the Santa Cruz Hightower 3


The VPP system can be optimized for each bike to always achieve the right balance between drivetrain efficiency and rear end performance. If VPP stands on it, you can be sure that the rear triangle has been optimized for exactly the purpose for which the bike is built.

Confident travel & feel

145mm of travel at the rear and 150mm at the front. There are descents that can use more travel, but if the climb is as important to you as the descent and you get up to speed on your home trails, then the Hightower is the perfect bike. The characteristic curve of the rear triangle is relatively gradlining. And develops a slight progression to the end of the suspension travel. This improves performance on hard hits and provides consistent support.

Responsive performance

Compared to the last Hightower, Santa Cruz has significantly lowered the anti-squat value in the first 40% of travel. This noticeably improves the responsiveness of the rear end both in the climb and in the descent, due to the decoupling of the drive.


Pack everything you need under the flap in your down tube. The bike comes standard with "Tool Wallet" and "Tube Purse", two high quality finished bags that store your things safely and practically.

SAG window

A small window makes it easy to adjust the suspension. Other nice details include the mudguard that protects the shock from dirt, a neat cable routing in the frame, and the rubberized downtube guard.


In the Low setting, the rear end becomes a bit more progressive, especially at the end of the stroke for more support before bottom-out. In the High setting, the bike stands a bit taller and offers the rider more support in the mid-travel area. All tinkerers can adapt the chassis so to their driving style and preference.

Fact Sheet of Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 C GX AXS - 29" Carbon Mountainbike - 2022 - gloss translucent purple

Product Name: Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 C GX AXS - 29" Carbon Mountainbike - 2022 - gloss translucent purple
Manufacturer: Santa Cruz Bikes
Item Code: SAC621848
activity: Cycling
gender: men
material: Carbon
usage bikesport: MTB, All-Mountain
hubs: i9
rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 30
chain: SRAM GX Eagle
cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle
shifter: SRAM GX AXS Controller
rear derailleur: SRAM GX AXS Eagle
bottom bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm
chainring ratio: 30
crankset: SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
brakes: SRAM Code RS | 180/180mm
seat post: RockShox Reverb Stealth
saddle: WTB Silverado Medium
handle bar: Santa Cruz 35 Carbon | 800mm | 35mm Rise
stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3 | 42mm
fork: FOX 36 Float Performance Elite
headset: Cane Creek 40 IS
frame: Santa Cruz Carbon C
groupset: SRAM AXS (electronic)
gear ratio: 10-50
number of chainrings: 1
shifting system: 12-speed
shifting actuation: Electronic
brake type: Disc Brake
wheel size: 29" (622mm)
grips: Santa Cruz
shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+
dropper post: yes
frame type: Full Suspension
travel fork: 150mm
tires: Maxxis Minion DHR II | 29x2.4" | 3C | MaxxGRIP | EXO | Tubeless Ready
brake actuation: Hydraulic
Model year: 2022
Color: Purple
fork construction: Classic Suspension Fork
weight: 14390g
cable routing: internal
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