Santa Cruz Megatower

After I trashed my Hightower frame, I got a crash-replacement Megatower CC. Switching frame meant getting a longer travel fork and shock. Then I also changed the brakes, later broke my derailleur, replaced by never-working dropper seatpost, worn out my cassette and chainring. So yeah, with the exception of the wheels, I more or less got a new bike in 2020–2021.

June 2021 in Lenzerheide
June 2021 in Lenzerheide
Part Brand / Model Details
Frame Santa Cruz Megatower
  • v1
  • CC
  • XL
  • Compatible Forks: 160-180mm
  • Headtube/Headset: Tapered - Integrated Headset. 1-1/8" Upper bearing and 1.5" Lower bearing. S.H.I.S. IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40
  • Seat Post: 31.6mm - Minimum Insertion 100mm
  • Front Derailleur: N/A - Single Front Chainring Only
  • BB Shell Width: 73mm - Threaded - ISO
  • Max Brake Rotor Size: 223mm
  • Rear Hub: 148x12mm Through Axle
  • Seatpost Clamp: 36.4mm
  • Shock Eye-to-Eye: 230
  • Shock Stroke: 57.5
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Width Front: 20x8
  • Shock Mounting Bushing Width Rear: 30x8
  • Geometry (High setting): Reach 490mm, Stack 643mm, Head Tube Angle 65°, Seat Tube Length 460mm, Front Center 825mm, BB Height 343mm, BB Drop 29mm, Wheelbase 1260mm, Rear Center 435mm, Head Tube Length 130mm, Top Tube Length 646mm, Seat Tube Angle 76.3°, Standover Height 711mm
  • Schematics: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Stem Race Face Turbine Basic
  • Reach: 35mm
  • Rise: ?
Bars Race Face Ride
  • 35x760mm
  • Lo-Rise
Front hub Novatec D541
  • Torque Cap
  • Holes: 32
  • 15x110mm
Rear hub Novatec D542
  • Holes: 32
  • 12x148mm
Fork Fox 2020 Factory Series 36 Float 29 Grip 2
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
Front rim Race Face AR 27
  • Holes: 32
  • Diameter: 29"
Rear rim Race Face AR 27
  • Holes: 32
  • Diameter: 29"
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Derailleur SRAM NX 11 speed
Shifter SRAM GX 11 speed
Brakes Shimano MT420
Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm (F/R)
Bottom Bracket Race Face X-Type Team XC BSA 68/73mm
Crankset Race Face Aeffect AL Length: 175mm
Chainring Race Face Aeffect AL Teeth: 30
Pedals Race Face Chester
Cassette SRAM XG-1150 10-42t
Chain SRAM PC X1
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Headset Cane Creek
Seatpost Brand-X Ascend XL Dropper
  • Black
  • 200mm
  • 31.6mm
  • 559mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 29x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Shorty WT EXO TR 29x2.5"
Mud Guard

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