Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2022 Megatower 1 C 29 XT Coil

  • $9,099.99


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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                  

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm 29"

Shock                

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters             

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset           

Shimano XT M8120 30t

Cassette           

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain                

Shimano XT, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

Shimano XT 68/73mm

Brakes              

Shimano XT M8120

Brake Rotors    

Shimano XT RT86, Ice Tech, 203mm

Headset            

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars                  

Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise

Stem                 

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm

Grips                 

Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar

Front Hub         

Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub          

Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, Microspline, 6 Bolt, 28h

Rims                 

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" Rims

Rim Options     

Reserve 30 Carbon Rims

Chainguide       

OneUp Bash

Spokes              

Sapim Race

Front Tire         

Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire           

Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR

Tubes                 

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post          

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle              

WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt