Megatower XT Air

2022 santa-cruz Megatower XT Air





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The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails. Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air (160mm fork) and coil shocks (170mm fork) – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits. In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here. The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.

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Build Kit

FrameCarbon C
ForkFox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm 29"
Rear ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select+
GripsSanta Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
HandlebarsSanta Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
SaddleWTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
StemBurgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Front BrakesShimano XT M8120
Rear BrakesShimano XT M8120
Bottom BracketShimano XT 68/73mm
ChainShimano XT, 12spd
Chain Rings-
CranksetShimano XT M8120 30t
Front Derailleur-
Rear DerailleurShimano XT M8100, 12spd
ShiftersShimano XT M8100, 12spd
Front Hub-
Rear Hub-
SpokesDT Competition Race (28)
Front TireMaxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO+
Front Wheel-
Rear Wheel-


BB Drop ?2929292929
BB Height ?343343343343343
Chainstay Length ?-----
Crank Length-----
Fork Length-----
Fork Rake Offset ?-----
Front Center743772796825860
Handlebar Width-----
Headtube Angle ?65°65°65°65°65°
Headtube Length ?90100110130155
Reach ?425450470490515
Saddle Width-----
Seatpost Length-----
Seat Tube Angle ?76.8°76.7°76.6°76.3°76°
Seat Tube Length ?380405430460500
Stack ?607616625643666
Standover Height702714713711708
Stem Length-----
Top Tube Length ?567596619646680