2022 Santa Cruz Megatower

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A tweeked geometry and a new "glovebox" storage compartment in the frame, the updated Megatower from Santa Cruz is their big wheeled enduro race bike. More than that, improving on an already great design, this is a well balanced longer travel bike that won't wallow on the easy stuff, but still encourages speed in the rock gardens and steeps.

From Santa Cruz: 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 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.

Dark blue 2022 Santa Cruz Megatower X01 AXS RSV coil carbon enduro mountain bike

Key Specs

Specifications for the Santa Cruz Megatower that are the most important to picking a mountain bike.
Specs Megatower X01 AXS RSV Coil Carbon CC
Price (USD)11199
Rear Travel (mm)165
Front Travel (mm)170
Head Tube Angle63.5
Seat Tube Angle77.2
Wheel Size (in)29
Max Tire Width (in)29x2.5
Component GroupX01
Frame MaterialCarbon
Weight (kgs)15.89
Components for each model of the Santa Cruz Megatower comes with.
ComponentMegatower X01 AXS RSV Coil Carbon CC
Rear ShockFOX DH X2 Factory Coil 2-Position Lever 230x62.5
ForkFOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm
TiresF: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C MaxxGRIP, Double Down; R: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx- Grip, DoubleDown
WheelsetHubs: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h, Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 28h Rims: Reserve 30 29" Carbon Rims
BrakesSRAM Code RSC
RotorsSRAM HS2 Rotor 200mm
StemBurgtec Enduro MK3 42mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
HandlebarsSanta Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Shift LeversSRAM GX AXS Shifter
GripsSanta Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
SaddleWTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6 or OneUp Dropper V2
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
CassetteSRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
CranksetSRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB 30t
Rear DerailleurSRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Geometry numbers for each Santa Cruz Megatower, the fit, feel, & handling.
Geometry Megatower X01 AXS RSV Coil Carbon CC
Stem Length (mm)42
Handlebar Width (mm)800
Reach (mm)452
Top Tube Length (mm)595
Stack (mm)627
Wheelbase (mm)1237
Front Center (mm)799
BB Drop (mm)30
BB Height (mm)342.5
Head Tube Angle - High (degrees)63.8
Head Tube Angle (degrees)63.5
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)77.2
Seat Tube Angle - High (degrees)77.42
Head Tube Length (mm)100
Bike Standover Height (mm)712
Fork Rake Offset (mm)44