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Missing Link - Hightower Long Travel Conversion Link

Missing Link - Hightower Long Travel Conversion Link



Unlock the hidden performance of your Hightower!

With the Missing Link you can upgrade your standard Santa Cruz Hightower to a long travel version.

The link comes with new Enduro bearings installed and is compatible with the linkage parts on the bike and follows all the Santa Cruz link service procedures. The large pivot axle torque setting is 60 in-lb.

As part of the upgrade, you will need a metric 210x55 shock with 8mm x 22mm bushings. We recommend air or coil shocks from Rock Shox, Fox, or Cane Creek. For something more customized, you may want to contact Ohlins or Push Industries.

The stock flip chip is used to achieve 150mm or 145mm of travel. With the Missing Link, the flip chip does not change geometry, but it does provide more bottom out clearance between the tire and seat tube. Most tires clear with 150mm of travel (upper chip position) but if you are running extra large tires you may need to run the link at 145mm (lower chip position).

Geometry relative to the Hightower "Low" setting is shown in the images. The position of the suspension (with sag) may vary depending on your suspension settings.


How and where do I get a shock? Here are some options...


Rock Shox

We recommend to contact your local bike shop to source a shock from Rock Shox. These are harder to find compared to Fox, but they are available.



We recommend to contact your local bike shop or find one from one of the online retailers below.


Cane Creek

You can contact Cane Creek directly to source a shock. Be sure to let them know that you are running the Outsider Bikes HT Link.





Push Industries