Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s Bike Specialists is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland. Our staff are expertly trained in every aspect of cycling, whether you need suspension set up, a puncture fitting, bike fitting or a new bike for the kids. We offer a wide range of kit from brands including Trek, Cube, Endura, Fox, POC, Dakine, Whyte & Santa Cruz. We live and breathe cycling, so whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience, we’ll help you take your cycling up a gear.
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Scotland's Bike Shop | Since 1989
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The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for the V10 downhill bike.
140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more “Oh sh*t get me out of here” capability when the porridge gets too hot!
Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs.
The Hightower also has a bonus to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus sized tires are required. In the Low position the shock rate is more progressive, to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste.
And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There’s refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet.
The lifetime frame warranty and lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come.
Condition: This particular ex-demo bike had around 10 rides and been fully re-built so it is in perfect working order. There are some scratches and other cosmetic defects in keeping with a used bike, as shown in the images. For any further details, please get in touch.
Product code: HRBIP4AL0160 | Colour: Blue
ABOUT EX-DEMO BIKES:
Ex-Demo bikes are based in our Glentress shop where they are used through the season to allow prospective customers the chance to ride a particular bike before buying their own. The bikes have no more than 30 seperate rides (often much less) before being cleaned up for sale, which includes the following:
All this means that our ex-demo and ex-hire bikes are in perfect condition and ready to ride straight away. Realistically there will be some minor cosmetic damage, but in terms of performance, you can purchase safe in the knowledge the bike is 100% fit for purpose.
Each Santa Cruz ex-demo bike comes with a full Lifetime Warranty on the frame and bearings.
Want to know more? Contact our Glentress store directly via email to email@example.com. We can then provide a more accurate description for each bike, including pictures of any scuffs or scrapes.
If you wish to order an ex-demo bike online, here's the process:
Our 0% Finance is easy and you can apply in any Alpine Bikes store.
Choose the items you want to order with 0% Finance – making sure the bike is over £350 to qualify.
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