Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2022 Megatower 1 C 29 R

  • $6,649.99


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The ultimate power-wheeling, bump - chewing sidekick

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.

Fork                  
RockShox Lyrik Select, 160mm

Shock                
RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters             
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset           
SRAM Descendant Eagle DUB 30t

Cassette           
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain                
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes              
SRAM Guide RE

Brake Rotors    
Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset            
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                  
E13 TRS Base

Stem                 
E13 Base

Grips                 
Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar

Front Hub         
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub          
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims                 
RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims

Chainguide 
E13 TRS Race SL ISCG05     

Spokes              
Sapim Race

Front Tire         
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR

Rear Tire           
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

Tubes                
Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post          
SDG Tellis

Saddle              
WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt

* Specifications are subject to change without notice