Bike vs. Bike - Santa Cruz Hightower LT or Transition Sentinel

The Vital Bike Check section is a dangerous place. There are so many incredibly-built bikes with hand-picked parts and custom graphics, that you can find yourself with a severe case of FOMO. Well, we're here to aid in that fear of missing out. If only for the sake of fantasy, let's compare two sexy, long-travel 29er beasts posted by Vital members, mpj96 and digbyshaw - a Santa Cruz Hightower LT and Transition Sentinel.

They're both full of blingy Hope bits, have FOX suspension and Maxxis meats, but after that, the differences are both visual and in the finer details of the build. The Hightower has Shimano drivetrain while the Sentinel has SRAM Eagle GX. Spank Vibrocore bars on the Hightower compared to Race Face SixC on the Transition. Completely custom stickers for the Hightower versus and eye-catching but stock-part color scheme for the Transition.

Investigate the builds, compare, contrast and then vote for your favorite between these rock-rolling beauties below.

MPJ96's Santa Cruz Hightower LT

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Digbyshaw's Transition Sentinel

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