Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever
appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29" wheels or the new
monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails
and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.
So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?
straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of
turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to
carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.
conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to
reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different
level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry
momentum where standard tires bog down.
No matter what
size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little
“High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket
height*. Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays
combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any
configuration. Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount,
and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.
VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of
Nomad-syle linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the
heaviest hitters in our model line up. The resulting package leaves
Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.
using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put
performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the
race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness,
durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but
the C-level carbon weighs in at about 230 grams more than the top-end,
*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits,
and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67°
head angle consistent.