2022 Megatower X01 AXS RSV Coil Storm Grey
2022 Megatower X01 AXS RSV Coil Storm Grey
2022 Megatower X01 AXS RSV Air Yellow
2022 Megatower X01 AXS RSV Air Yellow

Megatower

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The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick.

The Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air (160mm fork) and coil shocks (170mm fork) – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

In order to make the Megatower stride confidently across the globe it has an enormous amount of clever adjustability hidden in its bones. A tidy and concealed flip chip in the lower-link adjusts bottom bracket height and changes progressivity of the rear suspension. A second, in the rear dropouts, allows for a 10mm fore-aft adjustment in chainstay length to dial in the rider’s rearward weight distribution - either set for play or for stability. The flip chips are a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability. No wackadoo mousetraps and frail proprietary shocks here.

The Megatower isn’t all fight and fury, it’s smart and savvy too. It has a sharp, 76-degree seat tube angle for winching to the top of the kinds of descents where having a roomier cockpit and a 65-degree head tube angle will come in handy. And you can still carry around a full water bottle inside the frame (even with a piggyback shock), and the frame is well protected with a shock fender, shuttle guard, downtube protector and ribbed chainstay protector.

Key Features:
Available in:
Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size:
29er
Front Travel:
160mm
Rear Travel:
160mm

Geometry

Units

mm

SMLXLXXL
Reach425mm450mm470mm490mm515mm
Stack607mm616mm625mm643mm666mm
Head Tube Angle65°65°65°65°65°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm500mm
Front Center743mm772mm796mm825mm860mm
BB Height343mm343mm343mm343mm343mm
BB Drop29mm29mm29mm29mm29mm
Wheelbase1178mm1207mm1231mm1260mm1295mm
Rear Center435mm435mm435mm435mm435mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm130mm155mm
Top Tube Length567mm596mm619mm646mm680mm
Seat Tube Angle76.8°76.7°76.6°76.3°76°
Standover Height702mm714mm713mm711mm708mm

Units

mm

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Units

cm

157 - 165cm
157 - 165cm

S

165 - 175cm
165 - 175cm

M

175 - 185cm
175 - 185cm

L

183 - 193cm