Bike Check | Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Hightower

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

 Trevor Hightower

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.

  Big Wheel Keep On Turning

About the bike: 

Reluctant to make the switch from playful 650b 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 29’er. The larger wheels make this an ideal race bike and well suited for Trevor’s local, rock-infested San Luis Obispo trails.

 Flats On

Tech specs:

Frame: Santa Cruz Hightower cc (Matte Black / XL)
Shock: Rock Shox 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 Crankset 170mm w/34t Quick Connect GuideRing M
Cassette: SRAM XX1 XG-1199 11 speed
Chain: SRAM XX1 11-speed
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 Blacklabel 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


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.