Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS

Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS

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Spec Score
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Sumarize

The Hightower 3 - GX AXS is a high-end mountain bike by the brand Santa Cruz. It features components such as a SRAM Code RS frame, FOX 36 Float Performance Elite fork, and Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ shock. The bike has a SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12spd rear derailleur and is equipped with RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29" wheels with Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" tires. With a travel of 150mm in the front and 145mm in the rear, this bike is designed for serious off-road adventures. The Hightower 3 also has a high resale value.

Highlights

  • Top Carbon Frame
  • Top brakes
  • Top suspension components
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines

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Description

SRP7799 £
CategoryFully
Travel Front150 mm
Travel Rear145 mm
Wheels29
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetSram
ForkFox 36
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe
BrakesSram CODE

Reviews

Pinkbike

Mike Levy

The ingredients seem run-of-the-mill, but the outcome is anything but.

Cons
  1. Not the absolute best at anything... but it is good at lots of things.
  2. We had issues with the derailleur, brake levers
  3. It's your money, but the price seems... pricey

Pinkbike

Mike Kazimer

The Hightower 3 gains in-frame storage and a little port to help make shock setup easier.

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Peter Walker

Santa Cruz present the 2023 Hightower trail bike. We tested the GX AXS RSV model featuring their C-grade carbon and providing 145 mm travel.

Pros
  1. Storage compartment in the downtube with matching bags
  2. Intuitive, playful handling
Cons
  1. too small brake rotors
  2. Prone-to-failure tires

MBR

Danny Milner

The original Santa Cruz Hightower converted a lot of riders to 29ers, does the new version have the same significance?

Pros
  1. Everything you could want from a trail bike
Cons
  1. Missing an upper chain guide

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Specifications

Frame

Frame
SRAM Code RS
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Gloss Translucent PurpleMatte Evergreen

Suspension

Fork
FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 150mm
Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+ 210x55

Cockpit

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
Tape/Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd
Shift Levers
GX AXS Controller w/ Rocker Paddle
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t
Chainrings
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

Front Brake
SRAM Code RS
Shift Levers

Wheels

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Front Tyre
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Rear Tyre
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, 28h
Thru Axle
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Geometry Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS

SizeSMLXLXXL
Seat Tube Length (mm)380405430460500
Seat Tube Angle77°/76.7°77°/76.7°76.7°/76.4°76.9°/76.6°76.9°/76.7°
Head Tube Length (mm)100115125145160
Head Tube Angle64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°64.8°/64.5°
Top Tube Length (mm)571/572599/600626/627647/648674/675
Wheelbase (mm)11831217124412761310
Standover (mm)706/701708/703711/706714/709719/714
Stack (mm)611/613625/627634/636652/654665/668
Reach (mm)430/427455/452475/472495/492520/517
BB Offset (mm)31/3431/3431/3431/3431/34

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS

What material is the frame of the Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS?

The Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER 3 - GX AXS ist crafted with Carbon

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Santa Cruz?

The SRP Price is our information at 7799 GBP