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Santa Cruz Megatower C XT Air - 2021

Santa Cruz Megatower C XT Air
  • Color: Storm Grey
  • Color: Amarillo Yellow
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The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to die-hard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

The Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in Santa Cruz's line-up. The lower-link-mounted shock configuration—designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks—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 modular point 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.

- Carbon C 160mm frame
- Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
- Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain
- Santa Cruz carbon handlebar

Dropper posts

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.


Frame Carbon C 29" 160mm Travel VPP
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 29"
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"
Hubs DT 350, MicroSpline
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4", 3C, EXO+
Crankset Shimano XT M8100
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT 68/73mm
Chain Shimano XT, 12spd
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Handlebars Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Brakes Shimano XT 8120 w/Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 203mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Team
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth
Accessories & Extras OneUp Bash chainguide

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Storm Grey / Small 192219165288 58-21199-151-2-708-222501
Storm Grey / Medium 192219165363 58-21199-151-3-708-222501
Storm Grey / Large 192219165448 58-21199-151-4-708-222501
Storm Grey / X-Large 192219165523 58-21199-151-5-708-222501
Storm Grey / XX-Large 192219165608 58-21199-151-6-708-222501
Amarillo Yellow / Small 192219165325 58-21199-151-2-709-222501
Amarillo Yellow / Medium 192219165400 58-21199-151-3-709-222501
Amarillo Yellow / Large 192219165486 58-21199-151-4-709-222501
Amarillo Yellow / X-Large 192219165561 58-21199-151-5-709-222501
Amarillo Yellow / XX-Large 192219165646 58-21199-151-6-709-222501