Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Santa Cruz Hightower

Art's Cyclery's marketing and community outreach boss reveals his ride

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Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

Trevor spends much of his time stacking miles in preparation for the California Enduro Series. Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery

Editor’s Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art’s Cyclery. The original post can be found here.

Art’s employee: Trevor Roland
Position: Marketing / Community Outreach
Bike: Santa Cruz Hightower 29”(XL) AKA Proud Mary

Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

Trevor found his Santa Cruz Hightower CC to be exceptionally nimble, even though it’s an XL 29er. Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery

About the rider

Height: 6’2”
Inseam: 36.5”
Weight: 175 lbs (on a good day)
Years Riding MTB: 5 years
Riding Style: Point-and-shoot. “The straight line is the fast line even if you have to bunny hop over some rocks and ruin a few rims.”

Trevor spends much of his time stacking miles in preparation for the California Enduro Series. When the goal is fun, he tends to run flats. When training is on his mind, you’ll see him clipping in.

Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

Front suspension is an Ohlins RXF 36 150mm fork (115psi main chamber, 180psi ramp up chamber). Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery

About the Bike

Reluctant to make the switch from playful 27.5 bikes of his past, (Santa Cruz 5010 and Bronson), Trevor found his Santa Cruz Hightower CC to be exceptionally nimble, even though it’s an XL 29er. The larger wheels make this an ideal race bike and well suited for Trevor’s local, rock-infested San Luis Obispo trails.

Tech specs
  • Frame: Santa Cruz Hightower CC (Matte Black / XL)
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch RC3 (225 psi)
  • Fork: Ohlins RXF 36 150mm fork (115psi main chamber, 180psi ramp up chamber)
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Classic (front and rear) laced to Race Face ARC 30mm rims
  • Rotors: Shimano Ice Tech 180mm
  • Brakes: Shimano Saint M820 (front and rear)
  • Crankset: e*thirteen TRS R 170mm w/34t Quick Connect GuideRing M
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 XG-1199 11 speed
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 11-speed
Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

When the goal is fun, flats are the answer. Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery

  • Bottom Bracket: Chris King Thread Fit 30
  • Shift Levers: SRAM X01 Trigger Shifter
  • Front Derailleur: n/a
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1 11-speed
  • Seatpost: 9point8 Fall line 31.6x200mm
  • Saddle: Deity Speedtrap AM 140mm
  • Stem: Deity Copperhead 31.8 stem 35mm reach
  • Handlebars: Deity Black Label 800 38mm rise
  • Tires: ONZA Ibex 29 FRC60 55a (29×2.4 front 25-27psi, 29×2.25 rear 27-32psi)
  • Pedals: Deity TMAC Flat Pedals or Xpedo GFX Clipless Pedals
  • Grips: Deity Knuckleduster
  • Weight: 31 lbs, 5 oz
Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

Deity gets the call for stem and bars. Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery

Extras

Trevor’s entire frame has been wrapped in All Mountain Style Frame protection to both protect vulnerable areas of the frame and also give his build a stealthy finish. He also sourced Shimano XTR brake hardware to save a few grams.

What do you think of this build? Let us know in the comments section below.

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About the author: Arts Cyclery

This article was originally published on the Art's Cyclery Blog. Art's Cyclery is dedicated to offering free expert advice, how-to videos, and in-depth product reviews on ArtsCyclery.com to help riders make an educated decision when selecting cycling gear.


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