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Aug 14, 2017 at 11:01
Aug 14, 2017

Hightower LT custom XL 29

$4400 USD
Can't decide between the ripping fast original Santa Cruz Hightower or the more versatile LT? Want something different? Here is the solution. Long-shocked Hightower gets 150mm travel or use the included stock shock for 135mm. How does this work? No modification. The 57mm stroke DHX2 shock fits only on size XL frames in the 'high' geometry setting. No tire rub, period. To offset the taller geometry, this bike is equipped with a 160mm Fox 36, which gives a 66 degree head angle. Fork can be reduced in travel if so desired. Don't ask how the two shocks compare, I never rode the bike in stock form so the stock Monarch shock is brand new. The Fox coil shock is incredibly supple and has infinite adjustment capability. Currently tuned for 200 lb rider. Subtract $300 if you don't want the coil shock. This CC (higher end SantaCruz carbon frame) has a black-out decal kit over the blue lettering. Easy to remove if you prefer the blue. Black/orange theme looks badass and gets tons of compliments. This is a very unique looking and fast bike. Bike has a BRAND NEW 12-speed drivetrain and brakes, and a fresh rebuild on the frame and fork. New bearings throughout. Fresh fork oil. Smooth as butter. This bike has been meticulously cared for by a 20yr mechanic. Frame has only cosmetic scuffs at the chainstay yoke which is normal from debris off rear tire. Wheels are pro-built with spoke-prep, not like mass produced machine built wheels that fall apart after a month. Includes stock rear shock, spare derailleur hanger, owners manuals for fork and both rear shocks, original frame receipt. For sale locally or will ship at buyers additional expense. Parking lot test rides ok, no trail test rides due to parts being brand new. Reason for selling is I am consolidating my fleet, selling this and dh bike for new Nomad. Message me on Pinkbike with any questions. SPECS Hightower CC frame XL Fox DHX2 coil shock 550# SLS spring for 150mm travel Stock RockShox Monarch air shock for 135mm travel (brand new) Fox 36 Float FIT RC2 2017 29" fork 160mm BOOST Fox Transfer 150mm dropper post Cane Creek headset RaceFace SixC 35 carbon handlebar 35mm rise 785mm width RaceFace Aeffect 35 clamp diameter 50mm length stem SRAM CodeR brakes 180mm f&r (brand new brakes,pads,rotors) SRAM Eagle GX 12 speed drivetrain (brand new shifter, derailleur, cranks, BB, chain, cassette) SantaCruz lock on grips (brand new) WTB saddle (brand new) Hope Pro4 BOOST 15mm front hub on WTB Asym i29 rim (29mm inner width), 32x DT spokes, brass nipples Novatec BOOST 148 rear hub with XD driver on WTB Asym i29 (29mm inner width), 32x DT spokes, brass nipples Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.4 front tubeless Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.3 rear tubeless

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Aug 12, 2017 at 8:59
Aug 12, 2017
This is one of my favorites from you Erik. Surreal atmosphere, interesting composition. 26" front, 29er rear ftw

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Aug 6, 2017 at 22:28
Aug 6, 2017
Absolutely love it. It's not even comparable to the Nomad3. Totally different bike up and down. Pedals better yet rides like a dh bike. I'd go so far as to say it rides better than many dh bikes I've ridden. I was hesitant on the sizing, 6'2" on XL but it's a perfect fit. Super stable but still tons of pop. Begs to go fast, very confidence inspiring. I want to try a coil shock on it and might bump the fork to 180mm because I can ;) Incredibly capable bike.

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Apr 21, 2017 at 7:29
Apr 21, 2017
550#. I weigh 205

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