Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss.

Santa Cruz has unveiled the all-new Hightower, a compilation of their greatest hits of engineering, now further refined and distilled into the ultimate all-terrain bike. 

Available to order today, the Hightower V3 combines terrain-crushing 29ers, dynamic VPP™ suspension & handy Glovebox™ downtube storage.

This is the do-it-all rig that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of class-leading geo, spec and durability.  

At its core, the Hightower is just a bike designed for all-terrain riding. You know, going up, down, along, around and over on trails, tracks and anything gritty, dirty, rough and fun. The 145mm rear travel (150mm-travel fork), easy-rolling 29-inch wheels and confidence-inspiring geometry mean anywhere tyres will roll… then so will this bike.

Hightower is for you if you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good. No fussing, no nonsense, no silly category names… here’s the full run-down on why Hightower is the king of all-terrain.

Dynamic VPP™ Suspension

Optimized to strike the right balance between pedalling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess.

Wherever you see “VPP” you know it’s tuned to perform exactly how it should for the purpose it’s designed for.

Let The Good Times Roll

Hightower has been armed with fast-rolling, bump-easing 29ers. Maximum rollover, traction & confidence on even the most treacherous terrain.

High-end builds even feature Reserve 30|HD carbon rims laced to premium hubs, which are built and hand-tuned in the Santa Cruz California Factory.

C & CC Carbon

Hightower is offered up in two distinct grades of carbon.

Though they have the same unbeatable stiffness & performance, CC runs that extra touch lighter and comes paired with more premium suspension.


Keep all your essentials within reach with cavernous Glovebox™ storage, integrated right into your downtube!

Stash your tools, spare tubes & snacks behind an ultra-secure, air-tight high-quality latch. Also, it’s provided with a Tool Wallet and Tube Purse for keeping things organized.

Proportional Geometry

Each Hightower’s chainstay length and seat angle have been matched to the frame size. This means every rider, no matter their height, gets the same sublimely balanced geometry.

Across all sizes, the headtube angle has been slackened to help stability at speed, the bottom bracket has been lowered to compliment the better-supported suspension, as well as an increased stack in favour of modern handlebar setups.

Sum Of Its Parts

From the VPP™ one-piece swingarm that eliminates the need for pivots on the stays, to the highly-sculpted and optimized Lower Link assembly, the Hightower showcases some engineering mastery.

In isolation, all these things are outstanding, but together with fanatical suspension tuning, a premium build spec, and meticulous attention to detail, they’re transcendent.

Hightower is available in Translucent Purple & Matte Evergreen, in sizes S to XXL.

Secure your own Santa Cruz Hightower by following the links below!

Inquiries or Pre-orders can be made by contacting our Sales Team or your nearest Leisure Lakes Bikes store.

All orders are available with 0% Finance & Free UK Delivery.

Santa Cruz Hightower C R Mountain Bike 2023RRP £5,399.00

Santa Cruz Hightower C S Mountain Bike 2023RRP £6,499.00

Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS Mountain Bike 2023RRP £7,799.00

Santa Cruz Hightower C GX AXS RSV Mountain Bike 2023RRP £8,899.00

Santa Cruz Hightower CC X01 AXS RSV Mountain Bike 2023RRP £9,599.00