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Santa Cruz Megatower C R

Santa Cruz Megatower C R
  • Color: Matte Nickel
  • Color: Translucent Blue
$4,849.00 - $5,649.00
Color: Matte Nickel
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Seriously. The Megatower's big wheels, long travel, and tough carbon fiber chassis delivers the high-speed security traits of a downhill bike. Yet the relatively-steep seat tube angle and size-specific geo maintain the Mega's mega pedaling ability—elevating its reputation as the perfect choice for big gravity rides and DH park laps.

Design Details:
- Glovebox: Place everything you need for a ride beneath the reassuringly high-quality latch and panel in the downtube, including your driving gloves. The Glovebox also comes with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, two refined pouches for keeping your essentials close to hand.
- Full carbon C and CC frame options: While both versions of our carbon frames are made in our own factory, are just as strong and stiff as one another, and have a lifetime warranty, there are a couple of differences between the two. CC frames use the very best materials and production processes available, while our C frames add on a little more weight for a little less $.
- Steeper seat tube angle: The steep seat tube angle puts you in the right place to scale the steepest pitches to get to the wildest descents. Even better, it gets progressively steeper as the sizes get larger so everyone sits in the right spot.
- 165mm of VPP travel: A relatively-low leverage ratio not only makes setup easier but delivers a more damped, controlled feel across the travel range.
- Coil and water compatibility: Even with a lower-link flip chip and the option to run large-body shocks, like a coil, you're still able to fit a water bottle inside the front triangle.
- Longer travel? 165mm of travel comes standard, but if you choose to run a shock with a longer, 65mm stroke, you can bump it up to 170mm.
- Details matter: The frame details are completed with a neat mud flap that protects the rear shock, a rubberized downtube protector that shrugs off strikes, and tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm.
- Proportional geo: The Megatower's chainstay length is matched to the frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry.


Geometry Chart:
Frame SizeSmallMediumLargeX-LargeXX-Large
Reach | hi/lo (mm) 430/427 455/452 475/472 495/492 520/517
Stack | hi/lo (mm) 616/618 625/627 638/640 656/658 670/672
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo 63.8°/63.5° 63.8°/63.5° 63.8°/63.5° 63.8°/63.5° 63.8°/63.5°
Seat Tube Length | hi/lo (mm) 380 405 430 460 500
Front Center | hi/lo (mm) 770 799 826 855 886
BB Height | hi/lo (mm) 346/342.5 346/342.5 346/342.5 346/342.5 346/342.5
BB Drop | hi/lo (mm) 26.5/30 26.5/30 26.5/30 26.5/30 26.5/30
Wheelbase | hi/lo (mm) 1206 1236/1237 1266 1298 1333/1334
Rear Center | hi/lo (mm) 436/437 437/438 440/441 443/444 447/448
Head Tube Length | hi/lo (mm) 90 100 115 135 150
Top Tube Length | hi/lo (mm) 570 594/595 613 637/638 666/667
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo 77.24°/77.0° 77.42°/77.2° 77.8°/77.5° 77.8°/77.5° 77.8°/77.5°
Standover Height | hi/lo (mm) 709/705 716/712 723/718 722/717 724/720
Frame SizeRider Height
Small 5'1" - 5'5"
Medium 5'5" - 5'9"
Large 5'9" - 6'1"
X-Large 6'1" - 6'4"
XX-Large 6'4" - 6'7"


Frame Carbon C
Fork RockShox Zeb R, 170mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select 230x62.5
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Crankset SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM G2 RE
Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm
Handlebars e13 TRS Base, 800mm
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Stem e.13 Base 40mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost SDG Tellis
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium CroMo
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Nickel / Small 192219299204 58-23263-106-2-791-392701
Matte Nickel / Medium 192219299228 58-23263-106-3-791-392701 210000143612
Matte Nickel / Large 192219299242 58-23263-106-4-791-392701
Matte Nickel / X-Large 192219299266 58-23263-106-5-791-392701
Matte Nickel / XX-Large 192219299280 58-23263-106-6-791-392701
Translucent Blue / Small 192219299211 58-23263-106-2-792-392701
Translucent Blue / Medium 192219299235 58-23263-106-3-792-392701
Translucent Blue / Large 192219299259 58-23263-106-4-792-392701
Translucent Blue / X-Large 192219299273 58-23263-106-5-792-392701
Translucent Blue / XX-Large 192219299297 58-23263-106-6-792-392701