The New Santa Cruz Megatower | Everything You Need to Know.

Santa Cruz have given their long travel enduro machine, the Megatower, a solid shove in the direction of the V10c with some suspension and geometry tweaks.

A lower leverage ratio for the 165mm rear travel with some extra control, as well as a 63 degree head angle puts the new Megatower firmly at the gravity-friendly end of the Santa Cruz offering.

Santa Cruz have given their Megatower a tune up with it sitting just below the V10 and alongside the Nomad in the range. 165mm travel and 29″ wheels are the main headlines but there’s some tweaks afoot.

The new Megatower now sports a 63.5 degree head angle for some serious downhill stability, to help winch you back to the top though, the seat tube sits at a healthy 77+ degrees. You also get size-specific geometry so every bike suits the size of rider they’re designed for.

That 165mm travel sports a new lower leverage ratio whilst also offering more control over the damping. Anyone who wants to bump the travel up to 170mm can run a longer stroke shock (65mm) if they so choose.

The Megatower is also the first Santa Cruz bike to offer their Glovebox downtube storage. Plenty of room for a tube, tools or some snacks.

Eleven models of the new Megatower are available in total, six in the Carbon C frame and five in the Carbon CC. The range starts with the Megatower C R at £5,499.00, with the Megatower Carbon CC XX1 AXS Flight Attendant Reserve topping the range, but the price TBC.

Geometry

The Megatower is available in five sizes, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge and XXLarge.

Reach on the Medium is 452mm with a seat tube of 405mm. Head angle is 63.5 degrees with the flip chip in ‘Low’, with the seat tube angle at 77.2 degrees. Chainstays on the Medium are 441mm with a wheelbase of 1237mm.

Santa Cruz Megatower models

Santa Cruz Megatower C R

Key Features:

  • RockShox Zeb 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 RE brakes
  • SRAM MTH hubs on RaceFace AR 30 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £5,499.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower C S

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace AR 30 rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth or RaceFace Affect dropper
  • £6,599.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower C GX AXS

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on RaceFace AR 30 rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £7,899.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower C GX AXS Coil

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ coil shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on RaceFace AR 30 rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £7,899.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower C GX AXS Reserve

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30 29″ Carbon Rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £8,999.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower C GX AXS Reserve Coil

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ coil shock
  • SRAM GX AXS Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30 29″ Carbon Rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £8,999.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower CC X01

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Factory shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on RaceFace ARC 30 rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £8,399.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower CC XO1 Coil

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox Float DH X2 Factory coil shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on RaceFace ARC 30 rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £8,399.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower CC XO1 AXS Reserve

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Factory shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30 29″ Carbon Rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £9,699.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower CC XO1 AXS Reserve Coil

Key Features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox Float DH X2 Factory coil shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • Industry Nine 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30 29″ Carbon Rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £9,699.00 RRP

Santa Cruz Megatower CC XX1 AXS Flight Attendant Reserve

Key Features:

  • RockShox Zeb Ultimate Flight Attendant 170mm fork
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Flight Attendant shock
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Code Ultimate brakes
  • i9 Hydra hubs on Reserve 30 29″ Carbon Rims
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth or OneUp V2 dropper
  • £TBC

You can check out the full Santa Cruz Megatower range over on their website here.