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Santa Cruz goes bigger and radder with the latest 2022 Megatower

Santa Cruz goes bigger and radder with the latest 2022 Megatower

Santa Cruz is releasing their newest version of the hard-hitting Megatower. Their big-wheeled, long-travel enduro bike. It is designed to keep it at the forefront…

Tuesday, Apr 19

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Santa Cruz is releasing their newest version of the hard-hitting Megatower. Their big-wheeled, long-travel enduro bike.

It is designed to keep it at the forefront of the discipline and a tool to help top athletes and privateers reach their potential, whether tacking the Enduro World Series or blind races with your buddies at events like Stone King Rally or Ard Rock.

Santa Cruz aimed to keep the Megatower efficient and predictable so everyone could hopefully get the best out of themselves on the bike. So, the brand updated the geometry, shock tunes and suspension kinematics.

Sticking to their tried and tested VPP platform, this new bike is more evolution than revolution. There’s more travel, longer reaches and size-specific chainstays. Many small changes can make a big difference though.

There are 11 built kits to choose from, with coil and air shock options. Prices start at £5,499 / $5,649 US and finish at £9,699 / $11,199 US. Santa Cruz Megatower frame and suspension details

The Megatower now delivers 5mm more rear-wheel travel with 165mm and is designed around a 170mm fork rather than a 160mm fork. It also can run 170mm of rear-wheel travel with a longer stroke shock if you think the 165mm is too tame.

It keeps the 29in wheels front and rear, where the 150mm travel Bronsan is available with mixed-wheels. There are five sizes to choose from, small to extra-extra-large.The carbon frame is available in two lay-ups. Those familiar with Santa Cruz bikes will recognise the C and CC cogitations. Both […]

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