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    Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC Frame and Rear Shock

    Large, Hightower LT frame CC and rear shock. This is the lightest and strongest frame that Santa Cruz designs. A brand new dps shock is included. I can also include in the price used HT flat pedals since I put larger platform flats on my new bike. I am the original owner and selling because at 6’1 with very long legs I am between sizes and decided to swap all the parts over to the same frame in XL. This bike does everything incredibly well and it is the best bike I have ever owned. I have done 30 mile rides, long fire road climbs, technical climbs and descents, and have never felt under-biked or over-biked. There are a few minor blemishes and rock chips so after a few months of riding I put on protective tape. With pedals and carbon wheels I had this bike under 30 lbs. You can build it even lighter as a trail bike, or add a 160mm fork and coil and make it more of an enduro bike. (The new 2020 Hightower cannot fit a coil or an X2).
    No trades; reasonable offers only; will only ship within US.

    Youtube links and reviews are posted below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    There are longer, slacker, and even stiffer bikes out there, but part of what makes the Hightower LT so fun is that it's not a demanding bike to ride. Sure, it feels best at higher speeds, but that doesn't mean you need to have pro-level skills to enjoy the Hightower's performance. I'd place it smack dab in the middle of the rugged all-rounder category – this is a bike that doesn't necessarily need to be fed a steady diet of steep, rowdy terrain to remain happy, although when the time comes to dive into the rough stuff it doesn't miss a beat. It's less of a specialist and more of a jack-of-all-trades, a versatile, extremely competent companion for just about every kind of riding, whether that's racing the Downieville Classic, on the EWS circuit, or just cruising around on your local singletrack. It has all of the ingredients that made the Hightower so popular in the first place, but with a little bit more awesomeness baked in, a recipe that makes for an even more enjoyable time out on the trails.

    It was clear that the Hightower LT was made to go downhill – fast. The big wheels love to roll over everything, and the ample suspension backs them up very nicely. On the Hightower LT I feel okay going into rock gardens with a little bit more speed than I am comfortable with . . . The Hightower LT is also no slouch when it comes to air time; it feels great popping off of roots, rocks, and rollers. It also handles the landings well, so if you are like me and often miss landings, case, and huck-to-flat, the Hightower LT has your back. The bike also feels very nimble and trickable in the air. Despite the big wheels, the Hightower LT feels at home on jump trails and dirt jumps, which I think is a big part of what makes this bike stand out from other ~150mm-travel 29ers. So, why would you get a Hightower LT over the growing options of longer-travel 29ers out there? For me, it was the combination of big-terrain capability and playfulness. This balance between rock-crushing ability and poppiness was something I haven’t yet found in other bikes in the longer-travel 29er category.

    Flat or bermed, the LT carves corners with the grace of a hockey player on freshly sharpened blades. It’s surprisingly willing to turn in and hold a line. Should I chalk this up to the tractable 438-millimeter rear center? Or perhaps the 32-millimeter bottom bracket drop? Or was it the short reach and 50-millimeter stem helping me maintain traction over the front? Yes, yes and yes.

    The first thing you notice with the Hightower LT is the ease with which it pedals and accelerates as you make your way up a climb, even with chunky 3C tyres. With a supportive feel to the suspension, there’s minimal power loss sprinting, and exceptional climbing efficiency for a 150mm travel rig. As such the bike always feels light and agile, with the shorter sizing lending a more ‘long travel trail bike’ feel, than a pure enduro machine.
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    I am reducing the price to $1,475 and adding in a new Maxxis Minion 2.5 DHF. Frame, rear shock, pedals, and front tire all included. Going to be a great bike for someone!

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    GLWS. I just over-forked my OGHT to 150mm. I'm so happy,man:Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC Frame and Rear Shock-ht1.jpg
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