Why No Santa Cruz Hightower Review Yet?

Santa Cruz finally makes a trail bike and it is a beauty!  They tried to convince me that the now discontinued Tallboy LTC was a trail bike but it wasn’t.  The head tube angle and other geometry was cross country / light trail bike.

Santa Cruz didn’t show up at Outerbike in October 2017 so I wasn’t able to demo it on my favorite testing trails. I can demo from the factory in Santa Cruz but those trails won’t give me the basis for a review of how the bike handles big rock gardens.

The other option is to rent a Hightower in Downieville and ride the Butcher Ranch and lower trails or to rent one from Moab Cyclery and test it in Moab. I’ll see what develops in 2017.

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