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    Santa Cruz Hightower

    Anyone know anything about this or any new models coming out?

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    Lots of riders and mag editors doing a four day rally in Patagonia hosted by SC. Someone mentioned Hightower on SC's Instagram and in was gone in minutes.

    Speculating release of something 29er or 27.5 plus this week. Who knows, maybe not.

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    looks like a old version 5010 with a different paint job upon closer inspection. Theres another photo in that instagram link.
    This is getting fun....

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    Are we talking about the red one with the white letters? Looks like the current tallboy to me.

    Ah, I see the one CG is riding now. The one in the truck looks like the current TB, but the one CG is riding looks like a 29er nomad.

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    I read somewhere that the LT version has less travel than the previous Tallboy LTC - maybe 125mm, but is long and slack, with Boost hubs, so can run 29er or 27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westeast View Post
    Are we talking about the red one with the white letters? Looks like the current tallboy to me.

    Ah, I see the one CG is riding now. The one in the truck looks like the current TB, but the one CG is riding looks like a 29er nomad.
    Got the same impression. Current tallboy and 5010 on the back of that truck. CG looks like he's on a 29er Nomad.

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    IF it really is going to be called Hightower, the guy who organises the SC demo rides in the states is going to be stoked as that's what he goes by too!

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    You guys are right, current version

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    looks like a 29er nomad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hot_beef_sundae View Post
    looks like a 29er nomad!
    YEAH, it does!
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    Took a screenshot of the Instagram photo, for when it inevitably gets taken down.


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    Looks like a 29r wheel but hard to tell, just a Red Nomad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguru2007 View Post
    Looks like a 29r wheel but hard to tell, just a Red Nomad?
    Slimmer top tube (doesn't have that full length underside rib), fatter area in the ST/BB/DT area, longer DT/TT/HT connection, short HT. Not sure if I can make out a lower external headset cup.

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    Pretty sure the new LT will be called Hightower.

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    i hope that is not a (another) long travel 29er, because that would be very boring. a 27plus chameleon with a longer TT would rule. is anyone in santa cruz listening?

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    They are, and everyone is asking for a new long travel 29er.

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    It was labeled to me "a following killer " .... Guessing in the 130mm range ,short back , longer top tube , relaxed head angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashedupderby View Post
    i hope that is not a (another) long travel 29er, because that would be very boring. a 27plus chameleon with a longer TT would rule. is anyone in santa cruz listening?
    Can you name me some of these boring long travel 29ers beyond the old TB LT, CB Riot, and the Spec Enduro 29er? I'm looking for a 150mm one that's NOT the POS FSR design...DW/Maestro, VPP, etc would be good. TIA.
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    Is a 27+ bike not a 29er with Boost spacing...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Can you name me some of these boring long travel 29ers beyond the old TB LT, CB Riot, and the Spec Enduro 29er? I'm looking for a 150mm one that's NOT the POS FSR design...DW/Maestro, VPP, etc would be good. TIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtforester View Post
    Intense Carbine 29

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    Just did a dig. This bike seems a LOT like my long-shock'd TB LTc.

    I also looked at the Trek Remedy 9.9 29er...meh. Nice and light, but I'd go for the Riot in a choice between the three.
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    I would imagine the Remedy rides really well and can't argue with it's weight. I had 2014 9.8 27.5" and rode really well once I swapped out the garbage CTD 34 that was on there. I got the weight down to 25.5lbs with dropper and stock cranks and to be honest it could go almost as well as an XC bike. Definitely a do it all bike.

    If I'm not so bothered by the up coming release then I may be tempted into a Remedy 29er. What I would say is that with Trek signing the Athertons I would expect the next Remedy update to be rather special with Dan Atherton surely having some input from his EWS racing.
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    It is 130mm on the rear

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    seriously what is this like the 4th thread now about the same bike? argh

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    135mm travel?
    433mm chainstays?

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    Guessing the CS length down to the mm, more than just a guess?

    I note that the post I did a couple of days ago in this thread has been magically removed without a trace, likewise the offending link / picture name has been changed. Don’t worry Francis I can take the hint, mum’s the word until 2/2.

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    Numbers look good. 135mm rear travel, 67* HTA, 433 CS, frame 5.9 lbs. No FD. Boost. 29/27.5+. Reach is 450mm on a large! STA 74.3*. WB on a large is 1187.

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    Take my money.

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    Gone already

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    Well I am guessing it was a 135mm Travel 17in rear 67 ha looks just like a nomad 29r but with 29r and 27.5 plus.

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    Hightower pic - hello!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    Numbers look good. 135mm rear travel, 67* HTA, 433 CS, frame 5.9 lbs. No FD. Boost. 29/27.5+. Reach is 450mm on a large! STA 74.3*. WB on a large is 1187.
    Didn't happen to get a shock i2i length did you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Didn't happen to get a shock i2i length did you?
    It wasn't on the post...id love to know that too...it would be awesome to repurpose my Monarch plus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52766 View Post
    It wasn't on the post...id love to know that too...it would be awesome to repurpose my Monarch plus!
    Someone please find out if/when the 11-6 will be available for this beast......

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    flip chip for switching wheel size


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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    You know what this means don't you? Long shocking capable!
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    TLDR of the ride impression was basically: trails in Coyhaique, Chile, were lame so didn't really get to test the bike, and need to ride it somewhere else to do so; felt like a big solid bike even with "only" 135mm travel; "sporty" rear suspension not as supple as Remedy 29, but pedaled well; and Kazimer preferred it with 29er wheels, not 27.5.

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    It looks really good. I like the trend of lower stand over in the TT, due to the new top link.
    It is a lot longer in the FOC to, comparing reach numbers plus being 2.5deg slacker.

    I wonder, flip the chip, run standard 27.5 tyres with a 150 ish fork (to bring BB up again), might be a slack low flyer....

    Interesting bike.

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    Bummed it is not the LT version. Oh well, guess I will continue to wait.

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    Exactly what I was looking for! Can't wait to read some more reviews.

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    Somehow need to get some real world comparisons of this against an evil following as $ is burning a hole in my wallet and been waiting months.... Would love to know how nimble it is no mention of this in the short review.

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