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Megatower 2 Carbon R-Kit

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A downhill bike that goes everywhere

Seriously. The Megatower’s big wheels, long travel, and tough carbon fiber chassis delivers the high-speed security traits of a downhill bike. Yet the relatively-steep seat tube angle and size-specific geo maintain the Mega’s mega pedaling ability—elevating its reputation as the perfect choice for big gravity rides and DH park laps.

  • Frame - Carbon C 29" 165mm Travel VPP™
  • Rear Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select 230x62.5
  • Fork - RockShox Zeb, 170mm
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifter - SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Cassette - SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain - SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Chainguide - E13 Vario Topguide ISCG05
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Headset - Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" EXO+, 3C MaxxTerra
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+, 3C MaxxGrip
  • Sealant - Stan's Sealant
  • Front Hub - SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
  • Front Rim - RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims
  • Spokes - Sapim Race
  • Rear Hub - SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • Rims - RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims
  • Rotors - Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Front Brake - SRAM G2 RE
  • Crankset - SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t
  • Handlebar - e13 TRS Base, 800mm
  • Stem - e.13 Base 40mm
  • Saddle - WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt
  • Seatpost - SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
  • Grips - Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar

FRAME SIZING

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The Megatower is available in sizes small - extra extra large (S-XXL).

PERSONAL PREFERENCE

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

BODY DIMENSION

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.


Low S M L XL XXL
Reach 427mm 452mm 472mm 492mm 517mm
Stack 618mm 627mm 640mm 658mm 672mm
Head Tube Angle 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 770mm 799mm 826mm 855mm 886mm
BB Height 342.5mm 342.5mm 342.5mm 342.5mm 342.5mm
BB Drop 30mm 30mm 30mm 30mm 30mm
Wheelbase 1206mm 1237mm 1266mm 1298mm 1334mm
Rear Center 437mm 438mm 441mm 444mm 448mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 115mm 135mm 150mm
Top Tube Length 570mm 595mm 613mm 638mm 667mm
Seat Tube Angle 77.0° 77.2° 77.5° 77.5° 77.5°
Standover Height 705mm 712mm 718mm 717mm 720mm
Shipping Options Delivery Time Price
Standard Shipping Delivery in 5 - 7 working days $8.00
Express Shipping Delivery in 3 - 5 working days $12.00
1 - 2 day Shipping Delivery in 1 - 2 working days $12.00
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MTB MAG
[Tested] Santa Cruz Megatower

The Megatower is a bike bred for steep trails and terrain, racing, or if you only care to own only one bike, but also desire to hit the bike park now and again.

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Tested: Santa Cruz Megatower

Santa Cruz has entered the playing field with an option right where it needs to be—it’s modern in every aspect, through and through—but it’s rideable without feeling scaled back, and without any question that it won’t limit anyone. Blindly round a fast corner to find the trail decimated with erosive ruts and so long as you can hang on and loosely suck things up, you’ll batter your way through, explosion evaded.

60/100
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I got on well with the geometry (and the fact that there’s five sizes to choose from) and appreciate that there’s some useful adjustment on offer, but the rear suspension lacks some of the sensitivity and bump swallowing capabilities compared to similar bikes in this category.

80/100
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The new design adds progression and consistency in the suspension feel while maintaining great pedaling performance. It addresses the sometimes slow-feeling, laggy response that characterized older Santa Cruz models when pushing into the travel, plus it makes the bike compatible with both air and coil shocks – something many enduro racers seek.

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