2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0

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2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0 _sand_xx1

NOMAD CC EAGLE XX1

It appears Santa Cruz wanted to prove freeride is still very much alive, as they’ve created a new Nomad, one that’s bigger, badder, and more gravity oriented than ever before. By having 170mm of travel, a 64.6-degree head angle (in the low setting) and a new rear suspension layout inspired by the Santa Cruz V10, this is about as close as you can get to a pedal-able downhill bike.

Given the success of the previous Nomad, Santa Cruz could have taken the easy road and just tweaked the geometry a little bit and slapped on a new paint job, but they made the conscious decision to push version 4.0 into new territory.

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad Details

• Intended use: shredding the gnar
• Wheel size: 27.5″
• Rear wheel travel: 170mm
• 64.6º or 65º head angle
• Carbon frame, C or CC options
• Metric shock sizing
• Boost hub spacing
• MSRP: $4,499 – $9,399 USD ($8,399 as shown)
• Weight: 30lb / 13.6kg (size large)
• Available: June 15
www.santacruzbicycles.com

After all, the 150mm Bronson has the all-mountain side of things pretty well covered, and don’t forget that the 29”-wheeled Hightower and its upcoming longer travel sibling — in short, something needed to be done to make sure the Nomad didn’t get lost in the crowd.

Prices start at $4,499 USD for the Nomad C R, which comes with a 170mm RockShox Yari up front, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a SRAM NX 11-speed drivetrain. At the other end of the scale shown above is the $9,399 USD Nomad CC XX1 Reserve, which gets Santa Cruz’s highest end carbon wheels, an XX1 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, and a RockShox Lyric RCT3 fork.

The bike pictured below is the $8,399 Nomad CC X01 Reserve; highlights include a 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, Reserve carbon wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs, and a Lyrik RCT3 fork.

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Frame Design

The rear suspension layout is the most immediately apparent difference between the new Nomad and its predecessor, with the shock situated low in the frame where it passes through a split in the seat tube. As you’d expect, it’s still a VPP design, with two large counter-rotating links that control the 170mm of travel.

Even with that split seat tube design, Santa Cruz still managed to internally route the dropper post housing (it runs through a tube molded inside the non-drive-side of the frame), and to fit dropper posts with appropriate amounts of travel – 150mm on a size medium, and 170mm on the large and extra-large sizes. In addition to a downtube protector near the bottom bracket, there’s also a guard to help prevent frame damage from shuttling. While a tiny bolt-on fender helps keep mud away from the shock.

The Nomad is designed to play well with both coil and air-sprung shocks; riders can choose from a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT, or a Super Deluxe Air RCT. There’s a small integrated fender bolted onto the frame to help keep some of the mud and grit that this bike will undoubtedly be subjected to at bay. Other frame niceties include a guard on the underside of the down tube to prevent the frame scuffs and dings that all-too-often accompany a day of shuttling, and there’s even enough room to carry a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle.

The Nomad is debuting with a full carbon frame, but there is an alloy model on the way that should be available in the fall at a more budget friendly pricepoint.

santa cruz nomad 4 geometry

The previous generation Nomad was a trail-smashing beast in its own right, which meant that there wasn’t any need to go too wild when it came time to revise the geometry numbers, although the reach has been lengthened by 22mm — a size large now measures 460mm. A few millimeters were trimmed off the chainstay length, which is now 430mm, and thanks to a flip chip on the lower link the bike’s head angle can be set at either 64.6º with a 339mm BB height, or 65º with a 344mm BB height.

Santa Cruz Nomad 4 C XE
Reserve Wheels

Along with the new bike, Santa Cruz is also launching their own line of carbon wheels, called “Reserve.” Rather than re-labeling an existing rim profile, Santa Cruz set out to develop their own unique design, drawing on their in-house expertise and carbon testing facilities.

The result is a rim shape that has a slight protrusion above each spoke hole, external reinforcement that’s intended to help keep spokes from pulling through the rim, one of the modes of failure that Santa Cruz found with other carbon wheels. The rim and spoke holes are asymmetric in order to even out the spoke tension between the drive and non-driveside as much as possible, and they’re laced up with 28 spokes using a 3-cross pattern. There will be two 27.5” internal rim widths available — 27 and 30mm, and the 29” wheels will be available with an internal width of 25, 27, or 30mm.

The Reserve wheels will add $1,200 USD to the MSRP of a complete bike, and they’ll also be available as aftermarket items this fall. Laced up with Industry Nine hubs, a complete wheelset will retail for $1,899 USD, or $1,599 with DT Swiss 350 hubs.

Just like Santa Cruz’s frames and bearings, the Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty. When a damaged wheel is received at Santa Cruz’s California facility, they promise a 24-hour turnaround, an impressively quick time frame that should help keep the amount of time off the bike to a minimum.

Santa Cruz Chameleon D 29 Hardtail MTB – 2017 Review

Santa Cruz Chameleon D 29 hardtail 2017

 

CHAMELEON 29 D BIKE

 

PRICE $1,539.00 – 5% off

 

Santa Cruz Chameleon D 29 hardtail 2017

 


 

Santa Cruz is here to blur the line between trail-ripping hardtail and fast-rolling XC whip, as the newest 2017 Santa Cruz can conquer everything from near-impassable boulders on the trail to blistering-fast XC loops. In this 2-niner form the Santa Cruz Chameleon will allow for you to master both disciplines with the rolling momentum of bigger wheels. Nifty extras, such as BOOST front and rear axles and internal dropper routing make it a solid platform for upgrading in the future without worries of obsolescence.

The Chameleon is here to match the evolving standards of modern trail bikes, the newest ride sports a longer front end, low-slung bottom bracket of 12.4 inches, snappy-short 16.3-inch chainstays, and a relaxed head tube angle of 67.3 degrees. These geometry figures amount to an extremely confident, well-balanced bike that’s confident ripping steep descents and lifting the front over trail obstacles, yet one that’s always eager to ride back uphill.

Although the Chameleon has always been renowned for its adaptability to a wide variety of terrain, it’s really outdone itself with the newest version boasting the ability to effortlessly swap between 27.5+ and 29er wheels, courtesy of its interchangeable dropouts. These interchangeable dropouts allow you to swap out the gears for singlespeed use, should you desire a no-nonsense drivetrain that excels in topographically-challenged areas or simply enjoy pushing your bike without pesky gears. 15-millimeters of fore and aft adjustment manages chain tension and chainstay length.
This particular build benefits immensely from the speed-carrying momentum afforded by its bigger wheels. This translates to a faster riding experience when you’re racing on the weekends in the local state forest, also providing a greater angle of attack for steam-rolling trail impediments, such as imposing rocks and gnarled roots. The provided 2.3/2.25-inch tubeless tires provide an optimal balance of rolling efficiency and grip. Should you desire to increase tire volume, the Chameleon readily accepts 2.5-inch rubber in this 2-niner form for greater traction and bump compliancy.

If your interesed in this fabulous Chameleon bike review, it’s available with purchase info at Backcountry.com. Enjoy all the fun this upcoming year.

SPEC LIST

  • Finish:

    Olive Green

  • Sizes:

    Sm | Med | Large | XL

  • Weight:

    12.840kg (28.3 lb) (Med).

  • Frame:

    Santa Cruz Alloy used, w/ Trail XC GEOMETRY.

  • Fork:

    Chameleon custom D colored, Rockshox Recon Silver RL, 120mm travel, 15mm AXLE.

  • Shock:

    n-a.

  • Stem:

    Race Face Ride 35mm length

  • Handlebar:

    Race Face Ride Low Rise 760

  • Grips:

    (in-house-brand) Palmdale lock-on

  • Shifter /Rear Derailleur:

    Sram NX – w/ NX Trigger-SHIFTER

  • Cranks:

    Race Face Aeffect

  • Bottom Bracket:

    English threaded

  • Pedals:

    n-a

  • Chain:

    Sram PC1110

  • Freewheel:

    Sram 11-42t PG1130

  • Brake Levers:

    Sram Level, HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE.

  • Brakes:

    Sram Level , with Avid Centerline 160mm rotors

  • Cables:

    n-a

  • Saddle:

    WTB Volt Sportster

  • Seat Post:

    Race Face Ride.

  • Rims:

    WTB STP i23 TCS (32h) Rims, Disc

  • Front Hub:

    Novatec D711 center-lock DISC, 15 x 100mm AXLE, 32H.

  • Rear Hub:

    Novatec D712, center-lock DISC, 12 x 148mm AXLE, 32H

  • Tires:

    [front] Maxxis Minion DHF Exo TR 2.3in, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark II DC Exo TR 2.25in

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 29 XX1 Eagle

 

 

The 2017 Hightower can now play either 27.5+ and 29.  You pick…

 

PRICE $7999.00

 

Santa Cruz paired long, low geometry and a unique flip chip shock mount, allowing the bike to push its capability beyond the usual trail delineations. Though it’s built here as a race-able Santa Cruz 29, it also has the versatility to swap out for 27.5+ wheels when winter rolls around. The stiff boost axle widths are complemented by SRAM’s groundbreaking one-by 12-speed XX1 Eagle drivetrain and Race Face hoops for a light, snappy ride that climbs like a trail bike and blasts through terrain more like an all-mountain shredder.

 

 

As with the ability to swap wheel sizes, the Hightower 29’s mid-range, 5.3in travel belies its true nature. Through its travel and it’s 67-degree head tube angle, along with generous tire clearance, and reworked Virtual Pivot Point suspension all mean that it’s capable of cleaning lines that would make the steep-angled Tallboy stop in its tracks. The Hightower’s two triangles are joined by the latest generation of VPP suspension. They refer to it as 3rd generation VPP, but it’s essentially the same VPP we know and love. A repositioned lower link now shelters above the bottom bracket, increasing ground clearance to decrease the chance of rock strikes while indulging the Hightower’s desire to masticate scree fields and dice through the rooty, rocky, techy stuff. The upper link has also wandered up and forward, which makes for a more accommodating standover height for smaller riders wanting a huge ride, and it also stiffens the back end.

The latest VPP’s changes aren’t limited to wandering links, though; the system’s tuning has also been tweaked. Where the old suspension curve described a deep “U,” the new VPP’s curve resembles a flattened check mark, with less dramatic ramping on either end of the arc. The results are that, during the initial and mid stroke, it boasts increased bump compliance to keep the tires glued to the trail for more traction across lumpy trails and root latticed climbs. It also maintains its predecessor’s firm feel during accelerations while jockeying for position in a mass start or a finishing sprint. The RockShox Monarch’s ramp-up arc doesn’t dramatically alter as the shock compresses, so the pedaling platform stays consistent across travel, with less wallowing, bob, and bottom-outs — even while the Boost axle’s path turns rearward to absorb big hits deep in its travel.

The Santa Cruz CC level Carbon Hightower frame construction that’s ruined our taste by giving us unrealistic expectations for how carbon should feel. For the top-tier frame, the engineers use a modulus carbon, so less material is required to hit the same strength and stiffness numbers. Less material equates to less weight, and climbing and pure speed both benefit when there’s less mass for your engine to propel.

 

Finally, a note on tire clearance, which has become one of the key characteristics underwriting an off-road bike’s ideal use narrative. In the present mode, the Hightower easily clears tires in the 2.4 and 2.5in range, but going any larger risks compatibility issues, depending on the tire manufacturer. If you’re building a snow or bikepacking rig with 27.5+ wheels and tires, the Hightower can accommodate most 2.8in tires, but may have trouble with some manufacturers’ 3in specimens.

  • A trail bike with all-mountain pedigree
  • Geometry inspired by both the Bronson and Tallboy
  • 5.3 inches of responsive VPP suspension
  • Peerless Carbon frame construction process
  • Flip Chip boosts versatility with optional 27.5+ compatibility
  • SRAM’s 12-speed drivetrain features the ultimate bailout gear

The Hightower is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz Mountain Bike.


Featured Specs

Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRockShox Pike RCT3 140mm Travel
ShockRockShox Monarch RCT3
About
Right ShifterSRAM 12-speed
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01 Eagle
CranksetSRAM Eagle Carbon
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Guide Ultimate
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 780mm wide
StemEaston Haven Aluminum
GripsSC Palmdale lock-on
Front HubIndustry Nine Torch 110×15
Rear HubIndustry Nine Torch; 142x12mm
RimsRace Face ARC 27 Rims with custom Hightower color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Tires[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C 29 x 2.3″, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR 2.3″
TubesStans Sealant
Seat Post[medium, large] RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm travel, [x-large] RockShox Reverb Stealth 170mm travel
SaddleWTB Silverado SLT

 

2017 Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 CC XT Enve

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Bronson 2.0 complete Overview





Here we have 2017 Santa Cruz Bicycles in all their glory, with 150mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a longer chainstay length and different BB height compared to the Bronson’s shorter-travel brethren. The Santa Cruz 2.0 XT Enve bike thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the Bronson to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 CC XT Enve

And when it’s time to head home on the Bronson 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new Bronson has a 66-degree head tube angle, same aggressive nature as before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The Bronson also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new 5010. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

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Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then Bronson is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz CC doesn’t have ISCG tabs, as 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this carbon version of the Bronson differs just slightly from its alloy sibling. They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the aluminum Bronson frames, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz carbon package.

2017-santa-cruz-bronson-2-0-cc-xt-enve-matte-black

See the Bronson testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Rear Travel:
150 mm
Fork:
RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air Son-Bron
Front Travel:
150 mm
Shifter:
Shimano XT M8000
Front Derailleur:
Shimano XT Side Swing
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XT M8000
Cassette:
Shimano M8000 11-46t
Crankset:
24 / 34 t Race Face Turbine SL
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
Shimano M8000
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm
Handlebar:
SC AM Carbon 760mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Turbine Basic, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost:
Rockshox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
Enve M60 Forty
Hubs:
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Ardent Race EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.3 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Black/Blue, L: 13,390 grams

$7999

 

2017 Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ XX1 Eagle

2017 Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ XX1 Eagle

 

Overview Hightower 27.5+ XX1





Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1 in all it’s glory! Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.  Running the new monster-truck 27.5+ Santa Cruz standard, the bike seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world. When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires.

 

27 plus elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down. Although no matter what wheel size you choose, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.  Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.  Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.  The resulting package leaves the bike standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the Santa Cruz C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key Hightower places allowed them to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.

$7999

The Santa Cruz Hightower CC Reviews, purchase pricing, weight and more..

Frame MaterialHightower Carbon top-level
ForkRockShox Pike RCT3 150
ShockRockShox Monarch RT3
About Hightower
Rear DérailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle
ShiftersSRAM XX1 Eagle
Chainring Size30 Tooth
CranksetSRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295; 10-50t
ChainSRAM Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Guide Ultimate
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 110, Integrated
BarsHightower Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp, 780mm
StemEaston Haven Aluminum 31.8mm clamp
GripsHightower Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubIndustry Nine Torch Torque Cap; 110x15mm
Rear HubIndustry Nine Torch 148×12
RimsRace Face ARC 40
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Rekon EXO 3C, Tubeless Ready, 2.8
Rear TireMaxxis Rekon Exo; 2.8
No-TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRock Shox Reverb Stealth; 150mm travel (M-L), 170mm (XL)
SaddleHightower custom WTB Silverado SLT

 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 C 29 S

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 Carbon 29 S grey

 

Overview Tallboy 3 S





Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy C S in all it’s glory! The 3rd generation Santa Cruz cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 Carbon 29 S yellow

As a 27+ bike the Tallboy revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 2-niner form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 2-niner configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the bang up to date with the rest of their range.

A flip chip on the Tallboy upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for a 2-niner), ensures Tallboy geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, sizing ranges from Small to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy bike is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

2017 santa cruz tallboy carbon 29 s bike

This Carbon-level frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the top-tier Santa Cruz CC-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of, stronger, and less expensive fiber. Using their lighter material in key Tallboy places, thus enables them to shave weight from the frame, but comes with added cost. The awesome Price for this model is — $4599

The Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 C Reviews, detailed specs and more..

 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 C 29 R1X Review

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 Carbon 29 R1X-grey

 

Overview Tallboy 3 R1X





Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy C R1X in all it’s glory! The 3rd generation Santa Cruz cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 Carbon 29 R1X-yellow

As a 27+ bike the Tallboy revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 2-niner form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 2-niner configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the bang up to date with the rest of the SC range.

A flip chip on the Tallboy upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for a 2-niner), ensures Tallboy geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, R1 sizing ranges from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy bike is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

2017-santa-cruz-tallboy-3-carbon-29-r1x-bike

This Carbon-level frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the top-tier Santa Cruz CC-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of, stronger, and less expensive fiber. Using their lighter material in key Tallboy places, thus enables them to shave weight from the frame, but comes with added cost. The awesome Price for this model is — $3599

The Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 C Reviews, specs and more..

 

2017 Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 CC X01 Eagle Enve Bike Review

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Bronson 2.0 was built for techy backcountry missions.

$8599





Santa Cruz’s 150mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a longer chainstay length and different BB height compared to the Bronson’s shorter-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 X01 Eagle Enve thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the Bronson to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home on the Bronson 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new Bronson has a 66-degree head tube angle, same aggressive nature as before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The Bronson also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new 5010. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

2017-santa-cruz-bronson-2-0-cc-x01-eagle-enve-bike-review_black

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then Bronson is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz CC does have ISCG tabs, but 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this carbon version of the Bronson differs just slightly from its alloy sibling. They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the other-level Bronson frames, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz package.

See the Bronson testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
Monocoque CC Carbon
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Rear Travel:
150 mm
Fork:
RockShox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air
Front Travel:
150 mm R1
Shifters:
SRAM X01
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette:
10 – 50 t SRAM XG 1295
Crankset:
32 t Sram X01 Eagle Carbon
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm Sram Centerline
Handlebar:
SC Carbon 800mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
800 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Turbine Basic, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost:
[small] RockShox Reverb Stealth 125mm travel, [medium, large] Reverb Stealth 150mm travel, [extra-large] Reverb Stealth 170mm travel
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
Enve M60 Forty
Hubs:
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR
Tire Size:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.3 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Gloss Blue/Orange, L: 13060g

 

2017 Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 Carbon R1 Bike Review

2017 Santa Cruz Bronson 2.0 Carbon R1 Bike Review

 

Bronson 2.0 was built for techy backcountry missions.

$3599





Santa Cruz’s 150mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a longer chainstay length and different BB height compared to the Bronson’s shorter-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 R1 thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the Bronson to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home on the Bronson 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new Bronson has a 66-degree head tube angle, same aggressive nature as before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The Bronson also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new 5010. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

2017-santa-cruz-bronson-2-0-carbon-r1-matte-black

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then Bronson is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz Carbon does have ISCG tabs, but 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this alloy version of the Bronson differs just slightly from its alloy sibling.  They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the C and CC-level Bronson frames, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz package.

See the Bronson testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
Monocoque Carbon
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch R1
Rear Travel:
150 mm
Fork:
Fox Rythm 150 R1
Front Travel:
150 mm R1
Shifters:
SRAM NX
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM NX
ISCG Tabs:
no
Crankset:
32 t RaceFace Aeffect
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
SRAM Level T
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm Sram Centerline
Handlebar:
RaceFace Chester 785mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
785 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost:
Race Face Ride 400mm
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
WTB STP i23 TCS
Hubs:
[front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D712
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.3 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Black/Yellow, L: n-a

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC Frame Review

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC Frame Review-red

 

5010 2.0 is built to serve up technical backcountry missions.

Santa Cruz’s 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the 5010 to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home on the 5010 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

 

2017-santa-cruz-5010-cc-frame-matte-black

 

Choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz CC does have ISCG tabs, but 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this carbon version of the 5010 differs just slightly from its alloy sibling. They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from it, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on all the 5010 models, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz package.

See the 5010 testing frame review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Material:
Carbon CC
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Wheel Size:
650b
Rear Shock:
FOX Float Performance
Rear Travel:
130 mm
Brake Type:
Features post-mount disc
Actual Weight:
Gloss Red/Mint, Large size: 2790g
Headtube Diameter:
1-1/8 – 1-1/2in
Cassette Options for your build:
Sram XG-1295 10-50t / Shimano 11x /whatever size you choose
Bottom Bracket Type:
73 mm BSA threaded
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 052
Cable Routing:
Santa Cruz internal, stealth and external dropper
Front Derailleur Mount:
direct-mount
Derailleur Pull:
side-swing
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Tire Size:
[] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.3 in
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

 

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XX1 Carbon Bike Review

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XX1 Carbon Bike Review matte

 

5010 2.0 is built to serve up technical backcountry missions.

Santa Cruz’s 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 XX1 thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the 5010 to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home on the 5010 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

 

2017-santa-cruz-5010-2.0-cc-xx1-carbon-bike-review-red

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz CC doesn’t have ISCG tabs, as 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this carbon version of the 5010 differs just slightly from its alloy sibling. They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the aluminum 5010 frames, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz carbon package.

See the 5010 testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
Fox Float Factory
Rear Travel:
130 mm
Fork:
Fox 34 Float Factory Kashima 130

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Front Travel:
130 mm
Shifter:
SRAM Eagle XX1
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Cassette:
Sram Eagle XG-1295 10-50t
Crankset:
32 t Sram XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
SRAM Guide Ultimate
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm
Handlebar:
SC AM Carbon 760mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Turbine R, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Silverado SLT
Seatpost:
Rockshox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
Race Face ARC 24 rims
Hubs:
Industry Nine Torch
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Ardent Race EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.25 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Black/Yellow, L: n-a

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 S Bike Review

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 D Bike Review

 

5010 2.0 built for technical backcountry fun.





Santa Cruz 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces the perfect chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the other 5010 bigger-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the 5010 to negotiate tough, rocky climbs.

And when your ready to head home on the 501o 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also has all the same VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock damage.

 

2017-santa-cruz-5010-2-0-s-glored

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz S saves the ISCG tab for another model, as 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, while this alloy version of the 5010 differs from its carbon sibling. They also made the move to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions ditched a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the C and CC-level carbon 5010 frames, but in an attractive, tough, Santa Cruz aluminum package.

Get the 5010 testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH

Frame Material:
Aluminum S
Rear Travel:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
Fox Float Performance
Rear Travel:
130 mm
Fork:
Fox 34 Float Performance 130
Front Travel:
130 mm
Shifter:
SRAM GX
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM GX 1×11
ISCG Tab:
no
Crankset:
32 t Race Face Aeffect
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
SRAM Guide R
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm
Handlebar:
Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Turbine Basic, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost:
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 150mm travel (125mm as well)
Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
WTB STP i23 TCS
Hubs:
[front] Novatec S611, [rear] Novatec S642
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark EXO TR
Tire Width:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.25 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Red/, L: n-a

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 D Bike Review

2017 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 D Bike Review

 

5010 2.0 is built to serve up technical backcountry missions.

Santa Cruz’s 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. The 2017 Santa Cruz 2.0 thus creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for the 5010 to negotiate steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home on the 501o 2.0, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

 

2017-santa-cruz-5010-2-0-d-black

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

The Santa Cruz D doesn’t have ISCG tabs, as 1x drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, as this alloy version of the 5010 differs just slightly from its carbon sibling.  They also made the switch to an integrated headset like you’ll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you’ll find on the C and CC-level carbon 5010 frames, but in an attractive, strong, Santa Cruz aluminum package.

See the 5010 testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Competitivecyclist.com

Fit Guide

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
Aluminum D
Suspension:
VPP 2.0
Rear Shock:
Fox Float Performance
Rear Travel:
130 mm
Fork:
Rock Shox Sektor Silver RL 130
Front Travel:
130 mm
Shifters:
SRAM NX
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM NX
ISCG Tabs:
no
Crankset:
32 t Race Face Aeffect
Bottom Bracket:
included w/ crankset
Brakeset:
SRAM Level
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180 mm
Handlebar:
Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Saddle:
WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost:
Race Face Ride 400mm
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Wheelset:
WTB STP i23 TCS
Hubs:
[front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D712
Front Axle:
15 x 110m Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 2.3 in, [rear] 2.25 in
Recommended Use:
trail, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Black/Yellow, L: 14270g

2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Force CX1




2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Force CX1 Enve yellow

Stigmata CC CX1 gets it done…

TIMELESS.

Santa Cruz is known to do things a bit backwards, while most companies first introduced carbon fiber on their road bikes, they made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then Santa Cruz built a rock-solid downhill bike. And now they made the 2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata, that’s perfect for ‘cross, gravel, or the just go ride bike.

The new Stigmata came about simply because they missed the old Stigmata!  At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning they wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get our drop bar on. The new Stigmata is versatile. It’ll fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It’s also home to our first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. They didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed for the bike to be lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect.

2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata carbon CC CX1 grey

This Stigmata CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the lower-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive fiber. Using this material in key places allowed them to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.



SPECS

CX1
Custom options
Frame/Fork MaterialStigmata Carbon CC w/ Stigmata Cyclocross Fork
Right Shifter /Rear DérailleurSRAM Force CX1
CranksetSRAM Force CX 42t, PF30
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM PG 1170, 11-36
ChainSRAM PG 1170
BrakesSRAM Force
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline, 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
HandlebarZipp Service Course SL
StemZipp Service Course SL
GripsSC Perforated
Front HubDT Swiss 350 15×100DT 240s
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 142×12DT 240s
RimsWTB Asym i19m50/50 ENVE Rims with custom Stigmata color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
TiresMaxxis Mud Wrestler, 700Cx33mm, Tubeless-Ready
TubesStans Sealant
SeatPostZipp Service Course SL, 27.2mm
SaddleWTB Silverado Road

Santa Cruz CX1 review, sizing specs, purchase and more…

 

 

2017 Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC X01 Eagle

2017 Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC XX1 Eagle Enve

 

 

The Highball can now play either 29” and 27.5”.  You pick.

Santa Cruz tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 2017 Santa Cruz 27.5” version has a size small, while the Highball 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the Highball 27.5” does not.

 

On the Highball 29er, they shortened the chainstays by almost a half-inch, and stretched out the front end of the bike by about the same. This allows you to run a more modern stem/bar combo and makes the bike a little quicker in the corners. Most want to talk about headtube angle when they talk about hardtails, as the Highball 69-degree angle strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.

2017 Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC X01 Eagle

The frame layup changed a bit, too, particularly in the seatstays and seat tube, and they reduced the seatpost size to 27.2mm, which adds some compliance you’ll appreciate when you’re 80 miles in to a 100-mile race. All the cables route internally, now, but that doesn’t mean multiple obscenity-laden nights in the garage to get the Highball set up. Everything has either a tunnel or an easy-to-route cable guide to make it as hassle-free as possible.

This Santa Cruz CC-level carbon Highball has been trimmed, optimized, and strengthened to provide the very best performance they could conjure into a hardtail, and does so at a fighting weight that’s about 280 grams less than their next-level down.

The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike.



// Featured Specs

Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkRockShox SID RLC 100
Shock
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01 Eagle
Right ShifterSRAM X01 Eagle
CranksetSRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 32t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM XG1295 10-50t
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock
BrakesSRAM Level TLM
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 750mm wide
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsESI Racer’s Edge
Front HubDT Swiss 350 110×15 Torque CapIndustry Nine Torch 110×15
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 148×12Industry Nine Torch; 142x12mm
RimsRace Face ARC 24; 28hm50/50 ENVE Rims with custom Highball color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
TiresMaxxis Ikon 27.5×2.2, Tubeless Ready
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostEaston EC70, 27.2x400mm
SaddleWTB Silverado Team

 

Santa Cruz Bronson CC XT Enve Review – Sale

Santa Cruz Bronson CC enve 2015-green

Price $8500, sale discount 35% $5490

Santa Cruz Bronson CC XT

The Bronson was launched ahead of the game, and remains the reference for what a truly all-mountain bike can handle. Santa Cruz has scored from taking podiums at the Tran-Provence to taking peoples’ breath away on The Ridge in Skye, as the Bronson continues to tear up the hills like a Group B rally car.

The winning formula comes from the Bronson’s versatile package of 67-degree head angle and 150mm of VPP™ travel , delivering massive uphill capability, that speeds through liaison stages and back to the fun stuff. Not to mention some sweet Enve wheels on the Bronson to roll in style, along with amazing durability.

Raced the world over at events like the Enduro World Series, Oregon Enduro Series and legendary Downieville Classic, the bike continues to rack up awards, accolades, and medals under a legion of devoted riders.

The Santa Cruz CC-level frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the carbon-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive fiber material. Using this CC material in key places allows for less material overall, which is how the Bronson shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

Santa Cruz Bronson XT Enve review, and more..



Specs:

  • Bronson colored’ Fork – Fox Factory Float 36 Kashima 150mm w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
  • Shock – Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Kashima
  • Front Dérailleur – SRAM X0
  • Rear Dérailleur – Shimano XT M786 SGS
  • Shifters – Shimano XT M780 SL
  • Crankset – Shimano SRAM X0 2 X 10 175mm 22/34
  • Bottom Bracket – Included w/ crankset
  • Cassette – Shimano XT M771, 11-36t
  • Chain – Shimano HG75 10-speed
  • Brakes – Shimano XT M785
  • Brake Rotors – Shimano RT86 Ice Tech; 180/160mm
  • Headset – Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
  • Bars – Carbon 760mm Bar, 35mm clamp
  • Stem – Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
  • Grips – Palmdale Lock-on
  • Front Hub – DT Swiss 240s 15×100
  • Rear Hub – DT Swiss 240s 142×12
  • Bronson Rims – m60/40 ENVE rims with custom color options
  • Spokes – DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
  • Tires – Maxxis High Roller 2, TR 27.5×2.3
  • Tubes – Stans Sealant
  • Seat Post – Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on Bronson size small)
  • Bronson Saddle – WTB Volt Team

 

 

 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC 27.5+ X01

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC X01 27.5+

Third Generation for Tallboy X01..

price: $6,599.00 For Sale save 0%

 

Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC X01 in all it’s glory! The next generation Santa Cruz cuts a whole new swath across the landscape of singletrack trails.

Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 X01 yellow 2017

As a 27.5 bike the Tallboy revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 2-niner form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 2-niner configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the Tallboy upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27plus) or 120mm fork (for a 29er), ensures the Tallboy geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for talented riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC x01 build

This top-CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the Santa Cruz C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places, shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

$6400

The Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 27.5+ Review, pricing and more.. at CBO.

 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC 29 X01

Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 XO1 enve 2017

 

 

Overview – Santa Cruz Bicycles Build

price: $6,400.00 save 0%

 

Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC X01 in all it’s glory! The 3rd generation Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 X01 yellow 2017

As a 27.5+ bike the Tallboy revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 2-niner form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 2-niner configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the Tallboy upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for a 2-niner), ensures the Tallboy geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC x01 build

This top-CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the Santa Cruz C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places, shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 CC XO1 Reviews, pricing and more.. at Competitivecyclist.

 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC 29 XX1

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 XX1 enve

 

 

Overview Tallboy 3 XX1

 

Here we have the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC XX1 in all it’s glory! The 3rd generation Santa Cruz cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape. 

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 XX1 yellow

As a 27+ bike the Tallboy revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 2-niner form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 2-niner configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the bang up to date with the rest of the SC range.

A flip chip on the Tallboy upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for a 2-niner), ensures Tallboy geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy bike is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC xx1 build

This CC top-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the Santa Cruz C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key Tallboy places, shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.




The Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 CC Reviews, pricing and more..

 

Santa Cruz Limited Edition Chris King 5010 CC Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz Limited Edition Chris King 5010 Mountain Bike


5010 CC LTD Chris King Mountain Bike

 

While Santa Cruz’s bikes over the years, haven’t had Chris King’s products as OEM spec, they have been long-time partners on the Syndicate racing team. But for 2016, Chris King celebrates their 40th anniversary. So SCB opted to throw out something to make a mark in the history books, in the way of one Santa Cruz 5010 CC like never before!

santa cruz 5010 cc chris king ltd

This 5010 will get a complete set of CK’s LTD Olive Crate components that debuted at NAHBS and themselves are going to have small limits in quantity. The components get a special brushed finish over the olive green anodization, then etched with anniversary logo and graphics. The rest of the 5010 bike is painted to accentuate the color scheme, which also includes 5010 matching graphics on the Rockshox Pike fork.

 

santa cruz 5010 cc chris_king

SCB offers two different levels of carbon, the C grade which weighs about 280g more than the higher grade CC frame that was used here. Also the 5010 is a 130mm travel 27.5 trail bike, to get you anywhere you want to go.

santa cruz ltd 5010 chris king hubs

 

Other spec for the 5010 include RaceFace’s Next SL crankset with SRAM XX1 group, Easton ARC 27 rims, Maxxis Minion 2.3 tires, SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes, Rockshox Pike RCT3 fork and Fox Float Performance Elite rear shock. All color tuned for this paticular 5010.

 

santa cruz 5010cc chris king bb

Early reports for the 5010, claim the weight for the complete bike will be 26.8lb (12.2kg), while retail will be $8,999 and only 40 will be built, sent out to various dealers.

Santa CruzBicycles.com

Santa Cruz Superlight R 27.5 / 29er 2016

Superlight 27.5 R 29

 

price $2,359   €3099 EUR  / weight 28.12lbs – 12.72 kg

 

Santa Cruz originally designed this bike with great geometry numbers, great 2016 Santa Cruz parts and more. As the Santa Cruz Superlight features that perfect suspension balance with it’s 100mm of single-pivot travel.

As this Superlight employs the highest-level alloy frameset, which is every bit as stiff and strong as their Carbon frameset, but weighs a bit more, due to the nature of the two materials. It also produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the Superlight bigger-travel brethren, the 5010 2.0. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

 

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new Superlight has a 69-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The Superlight’s 100mm of single-pivot travel are a no-nonsense solution to the non-problems of weight, durability, and reliable suspension. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

If your interesed in this fabulous bike, it’s available with purchase info at Competetivecyclist.com. Enjoy all the fun to be had this year.

 


 

Spec List

  • Finish:

    FJORD BLUE (SHINY ) / BLACK (MATT)

  • Sizes:

    Sm | Med | Large | X-large

  • Weight:

    12.780kg (28.12 lb) (Med).

  • Frame:

    Santa Cruz 27.5″ for sizes Small and Medium, while large and X-L use 29″, TRAVEL: 1o0mm, Trail XC GEOMETRY.

  • Fork:

    Superlight custom R colored, Rockshox Recon Gold TK, 120mm travel, Solo AIR, EXTERNAL REBOUND, 15mm AXLE.

  • Shock:

    Fox Float Performance, 100mm travel.

  • Stem:

    Race Face Ride

  • Handlebar:

    Race Face Evolve Flat 720

  • Grips:

    (in-house-brand) Palmdale lock-on

  • Shifter /Rear Derailleur:

    Shimano XT – w/ SLX Trigger-SHIFTER

  • Cranks:

    Shimano Deore, 22-36t

  • Bottom Bracket:

    BSA threaded

  • Pedals:

    none

  • Chain:

    KMC X10

  • Freewheel:

    11 – 36 t Shimano SLX

  • Brake Levers:

    Shimano Deore, HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE.

  • Brakes:

    Shimano Deore , with RT62 160mm rotors

  • Cables:

    n-a

  • Saddle:

    WTB Volt Race

  • Seat Post:

    Race Face Ride.

  • Rims:

    WTB STi19 TCS Rims, DISC

  • Front Hub:

    SRAM MTH 716/746 center-lock DISC, 15MM AXLE, 32H.

  • Rear Hub:

    Sram MTH, center-lock DISC, 12x 142mm AXLE, 32H

  • Tires:

    Maxxis Icon,  2.2″ width

Santa Cruz Superlight D 27.5 / 29er 2016

Santa Cruz Superlight D 27.5 - 29 2016

 

Superlight 27.5 D 29

price $1,959   €2599 EUR  / weight 30.72lbs – 13.92 kg

Santa Cruz originally designed this bike with great geometry numbers, great 2016 Santa Cruz parts and more. As the Santa Cruz Superlight features that perfect suspension balance with it’s 130mm of VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) travel.

As this Superlight employs the highest-level alloy frameset, which is every bit as stiff and strong as their Carbon frameset, but weighs a bit more, due to the nature of the two materials. It also produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the Superlight bigger-travel brethren, the 5010 2.0. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

 

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new Superlight has a 69-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The Superlight’s 100mm of single-pivot travel are a no-nonsense solution to the non-problems of weight, durability, and reliable suspension. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

If your interesed in this fabulous bike, it’s available with purchase info at Competetivecyclist.com. Enjoy all the fun to be had this year.

 


 

Spec List

  • Finish:

    FJORD BLUE (SHINY ) / BLACK (MATT)

  • Sizes:

    Sm | Med | Large | X-large

  • Weight:

    13.980kg (30.72 lb) (Med).

  • Frame:

    Santa Cruz 27.5″ for sizes Small and Medium, while large and X-L use 29″, TRAVEL: 1o0mm, Trail XC GEOMETRY.

  • Fork:

    Superlight custom D colored, Rockshox Recon Silver TK, 120mm travel, Solo AIR, EXTERNAL REBOUND, 15MM AXLE.

  • Shock:

    Fox Float , 100mm travel.

  • Stem:

    Race Face Ride

  • Handlebar:

    Race Face Evolve Flat 720

  • Grips:

    (in-house-brand) Palmdale lock-on

  • Shifter /Rear Derailleur:

    Shimano SLX – w/Trigger-SHIFTER

  • Cranks:

    Shimano Deore, 22-36t

  • Bottom Bracket:

    BSA threaded

  • Pedals:

    none

  • Chain:

    KMC X10

  • Freewheel:

    11 – 36 t Shimano Deore HG50

  • Brake Levers:

    SRAM DB1, HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE.

  • Brakes:

    Sram DB1, with Avid G2 160mm rotors

  • Cables:

    n-a

  • Saddle:

    WTB Volt Sport

  • Seat Post:

    Race Face Ride.

  • Rims:

    WTB ASYM Rims, DISC

  • Front Hub:

    SRAM MTH 716/746 center-lock DISC, 15MM AXLE, 32H.

  • Rear Hub:

    Sram MTH, center-lock DISC, 12x 142mm AXLE, 32H

  • Tires:

    Maxxis Crossmark,  2.1″ width

2016 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XT – Fast Indeed!

Santa Cruz 5010 II CC XX1 AM ENVE blue

 

5010 2.0 ready for expidition…

price $6,359, now $4799   €6699 EUR  / weight 28.03lbs – 12.72 kg

 

Santa Cruz originally designed this bike with great geometry numbers, great Santa Cruz parts and more. As the 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 XT features that perfect suspension balance with it’s 130mm of VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) travel.

As this 5010 2.0 employs the highest-level carbon frameset, which is every bit as stiff and strong as their lower-level 5010 frameset, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allows for less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frameset. It also produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010 bigger-travel brethren, the Bronson. This creates a uniquely playful 5010 character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XT Carbon 2016

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

If your interesed in this fabulous 5010 bike with review, it’s available with purchase info at Competitivecyclist.com. Enjoy all the 5010 fun to be had this year.

 


 

Spec List

  • Finish:

    SANTA CRUZ CC FJORD BLUE (SHINY) / BLACK (MATT)blue

  • Sizes:

    Sm | Med | Large | X-large

  • Weight:

    12.72kg (28.03 lb) (Med).

  • Frame:

    Carbon CC Highest-level frame, TRAVEL: 130mm, ALL-MOUNTAIN GEOMETRY.

  • Fork:

    Custom colored, Rockshox Pike RCT3, 27.5″, 130mm travel, Solo AIR, EXTERNAL REBOUND, 15MM AXLE.

  • Shock:

    Fox Float Factory Evol 2.0, 130mm travel.

  • Stem:

    Race Face Turbine Basic

  • Handlebar:

    (in-house-brand) Carbon 760mm Bar, 35mm clamp

  • Grips:

    (Santa Cruz in-house-brand) Palmdale lock-on

  • Shifters / Derailleurs:

    Shimano XT M8000 – w/Trigger-Shifters

  • Cranks:

    Raceface Turbine SL, 24 x 34t double ring

  • Bottom Bracket:

    Raceface

  • Pedals:

    none

  • Chain:

    Shimano 11s

  • Freewheel:

    Shimano XT M8000 2x11s 11-40t

  • Brake Levers:

    Shimano XT M8000, HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE.

  • Brakes:

    Shimano M8ooo, with Ice-tech 180/ 160mm rotors

  • Cables:

    n-a

  • Saddle:

    WTB Silverado Team

  • Seat Post:

    Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small), dropper post.

  • Rims:

    Easton ARC 24 Rims, 27.5″, DISC

  • Front Hub:

    DT Swiss 350s, 6-BOLT DISC, 15MM AXLE, 32H.

  • Rear Hub:

    Dt Swiss 350s, 6-BOLT DISC, 12X142MM AXLE, 32H

  • Tires:

    Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 3c, 2.3″ width, Maxxis Ardent, 2.25″

 

Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XX1 AM ENVE – Fabulous Indeed!

Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 CC XX1 AM ENVE blue

 

5010 2.0 CC XX1 AM ENVE

price $10,059   €8299 EUR  / weight 25.32lbs – 11.52 kg

Santa Cruz originally designed this bike with great geometry numbers, great 2016 Santa Cruz parts and more. As the Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 features that perfect suspension balance with it’s 130mm of VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) travel.

As this 5010 employs the highest-level carbon frameset, which is every bit as stiff and strong as their C-level frameset, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allows for less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frameset. It also produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010 bigger-travel brethren, the Bronson. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

Santa Cruz 5010 II CC XX1 AM ENVE matte 2016 grey

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 2.0 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 2.0 also shares all the latest VPP hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

 

If your interesed in this fabulous bike, it’s available with purchase info at Cambriabike.com . Enjoy all the fun to be had this year.

 


 

Spec List

  • Finish:

    FJORD BLUE (SHINY) / BLACK (MATT)yellow

  • Sizes:

    Sm | Med | Large | X-large

  • Weight:

    13.20kg (n-a lb) (Med).

  • Frame:

    Santa Cruz 27.5″ CC, highest-level carbon frameset, TRAVEL: 130mm, ALL-MOUNTAIN AM GEOMETRY.

  • Fork:

    5010 2.0 custom colored, Rockshox Pike RCT3, 27.5″, 130mm travel, Solo AIR, EXTERNAL REBOUND, 15MM AXLE.

  • Shock:

    Fox Float Factory Evol, 130mm travel.

  • Stem:

    Easton Haven Aluminum 35mm clamp

  • Handlebar:

    (in-house-brand) Carbon 760mm Bar, 35mm clamp

  • Grips:

    (in-house-brand) Palmdale lock-on

  • Shifter /Rear Derailleur:

    Sram XX1 – w/Trigger-SHIFTER

  • Cranks:

    Raceface Next SL Carbon, 32t Narrow/Wide ring

  • Bottom Bracket:

    Raceface

  • Pedals:

    none

  • Chain:

    Sram 11s

  • Freewheel:

    Sram 1x11s 10-42t

  • Brake Levers:

    Sram Guide Ultimate, HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE.

  • Brakes:

    Sram Guide Ultimate, with Avid centerline 180/ 160mm rotors

  • Cables:

    n-a

  • Saddle:

    WTB Silverado Team

  • Seat Post:

    Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small), dropper post.

  • Rims:

    m60/40 ENVE Rims, 27.5″, DISC

  • Front Hub:

    DT Swiss 240s, 6-BOLT DISC, 15MM AXLE, 32H.

  • Rear Hub:

    Dt Swiss 240s, 6-BOLT DISC, 12X142MM AXLE, 32H

  • Tires:

    Maxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 3c, 2.3″ width, Maxxis Ardent, 2.25″

 

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ XX1 Dream Machine!

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ XX1

 

Hightower XX1 Plus Bike

 


Price $7,799  ,now 25% off $6200  weight – 27.88lbs / 12.33kg

The 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1 features the same long, low geometry and peculiar flip chip shock mount system as its less expensive X01-equipped stablemate. Santa Cruz also paired Boost axles, both for added stiffness, and so the Plus frame can be converted to run as a 29er with minimal impact it’s geometry. In addition to the drivetrain changes, this version of the Hightower features SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes and Industry Nine XD hubs.

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5 XX1 burgandy

 

Like with the ability to swap wheel sizes, the Hightower’s mid-range, 5.3in travel belies its true nature. Given a 66.8-degree head tube angle, generous tire clearance, and reworked Virtual Pivot Point suspension all mean that it’s capable of cleaning lines that would make the steep-angled Tallboy soil its long-legged pants. They were so intent on proving the Hightower’s outsized merit over rock gardens that it actually bypassed the Bronson and went straight to the 6.5in Nomad for suspension inspiration. Besides the obvious big-hit benefits, one result of this is that the link stays out of the way, which may be why the Hightower can accommodate a piggyback shock and a bottle cage — yet one more indication that the 27 plus model isn’t just for XC hardpack or enduro shuttle loops, but to motor both up and down the mountain.

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ XX1

 

The latest generation of Hightower VPP3 suspension, has a repositioned lower link that shelters above the bottom bracket, increasing ground clearance to decrease the chance of rock strikes while indulging one’s desire to masticate scree fields and dice through the rooty, rocky, techy stuff. The upper link has also wandered up and forward, which makes for a more accommodating standover height for smaller riders wanting a huge ride, and it also stiffens the back end. Hightower also get’s updated tuning, giving a bit less dramatic ramping on either end of it’s arc. The results are that, during the initial and mid stroke, it boasts increased bump compliance to keep the tires glued to the trail for more traction across lumpy trails and root latticed climbs. It also maintains its predecessor’s firm feel during accelerations while jockeying for position in a mass start or a finishing sprint.

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5 XX1 build

The CC frame features their number one grade carbon for it’s construction that’s ruined our tastes by giving us unrealistic expectations for how carbon should feel, for the Santa Cruz top-tier frame, the engineers use a higher modulus version than their carbon C model, so less material is required to hit the same strength and stiffness numbers. Which also means less material equates to less weight, making this model shown here 230 grams lighter. Climbing and pure speed benefit here.

 

If your interesed in this fabulous Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ bike, it’s available with purchase info at Backcountry.com . Enjoy all the fun to be had this year.

 

 
// Hightower Technology
 

 

Frame Material: Top-Level Carbon.
Fork: Rockshox Pike RCT3 150mm
Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3.
Shifter /Rear Dérailleur: SRAM 1×11.
Crankset: RaceFace Next SL; 30t.
Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset.
Cassette: Sram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42.
Chain: SRAM PC1130.
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate.
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm.
Headset: Cane Creek 40, Integrated.
Bars: Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp, 780mm.
Stem: Easton Haven.
Grips: Hightower Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: Industry Nine Torch 110×15 Torque Cap
Rear Hub: Industry Nine XD 148×12
Rims: Easton ARC 40, 28 hole.
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted.
Rear Tire: Maxxis Ikon EXO, Tubeless Ready, 2.8.
Front Tire: Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C, Tubeless Ready, 2.8.
Stan’s No Tubes: but w/ Stans Sealant.
Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 150mm.
Saddle: WTB Silverado SLT.


Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC 27.5+ X01

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ X01

 

Santa Cruz Hightower CC X01 27.5+ Plus Bike

 

$6,449 28.06lbs / 12.73kg

The Hightower X01 features the same long, low geometry and peculiar flip chip shock mount system as its more expensive XX1-equipped stablemate. Santa Cruz also paired Boost axles, both for added stiffness, and so the Plus frame can be converted to run as a 29er with minimal impact it’s geometry. In addition to the drivetrain changes, this version of the Hightower 27.5+ features SRAM Guide RSC brakes and DT Swiss 350 hubs.

Like with the ability to swap wheel sizes, the Hightower’s mid-range, 5.3in travel belies its true nature. Given a 66.8-degree head tube angle, generous tire clearance, and reworked Virtual Pivot Point suspension all mean that it’s capable of cleaning lines that would make the steep-angled Tallboy soil its long-legged pants. They were so intent on proving the Hightower’s outsized merit over rock gardens that it actually bypassed the Bronson and went straight to the 6.5in Nomad for suspension inspiration. Besides the obvious big-hit benefits, one result of this is that the link stays out of the way, which may be why the Hightower can accommodate a piggyback shock and a bottle cage — yet one more indication that the Hightower isn’t just for XC hardpack or enduro shuttle loops, but motor both up and down.

The latest generation of Santa Cruz VPP suspension, is refered to as VPP3, but it’s essentially the same VPP we know and love. A repositioned lower link now shelters above the bottom bracket, increasing ground clearance to decrease the chance of rock strikes while indulging one’s desire to masticate scree fields and dice through the rooty, rocky, techy stuff. The upper link has also wandered up and forward, which makes for a more accommodating standover height for smaller riders wanting a huge ride, and it also stiffens the back end. Santa Cruz have also tweaked the tuning a bit, where the old suspension curve described a deep “U,” the new VPP’s curve resembles a flattened check mark, with less dramatic ramping on either end of the arc. The results are that, during the initial and mid stroke, it boasts increased bump compliance to keep the tires glued to the trail for more traction across lumpy trails and root latticed climbs. It also maintains its predecessor’s firm feel during accelerations while jockeying for position in a mass start or a finishing sprint.

Santa Cruz Hightower CC 27.5+ X01

The Hightower frame features their number one grade carbon for it’s construction that’s ruined our tastes by giving us unrealistic expectations for how carbon should feel. For the top-tier CC frame, the engineers use a higher modulus version than their carbon C model, so less material is required to hit the same strength and stiffness numbers. Which also means less material equates to less weight, making the CC model shown here 230 grams lighter. Climbing and pure speed both benefit when there’s less mass for your engine to propel, a stiffer chassis tracks truer across the kind of terrain the Hightower will tempt you into.

 

If your interesed in this fabulous bike, it’s available with purchase info at Backcountry.com . Enjoy all the fun to be had this year.

 


 
// Hightower Technology
 

 

Frame Material: Hightower CC Carbon.
Fork: Rockshox Pike RCT3 150mm 27.5+
Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3
About: 27.5+ Plus version of this X01 kit.
Shifter /Rear Dérailleur: SRAM X01 1×11
Crankset: RaceFace Turbine; 30t
Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
Cassette: Sram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42
Chain: SRAM PC1130
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40, Integrated
Bars: Hightower Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp, 780mm
Stem: Raceface Turbine Basic
Grips: Hightower Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 110×15 Torque Cap
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 148×12
Rims: Easton ARC 40, 28 hole
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Rear Tire: Maxxis Ikon EXO, Tubeless Ready, 2.8
Front Tire: Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C, Tubeless Ready, 2.8
No Tubes: but w/ Stans Sealant
Seat Post: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm
Saddle: WTB Silverado Team

 

Santa Cruz Highball CC 29er

Santa Cruz Highball CC 29 2015

Highball CC 29

 

 

■■■ Fast-Fun single-track times..

 

$1899.00

CONFIGURE CC HERE

For Sale 0% Off of $0.00

 

 

 
The Santa Cruz Highball is a knobby-loving, dirt-finding, XC setup pleading for the top tier of the podium, as its CC name suggests. Built out of monocoque carbon and oh-so refined geometry, the Highball for 2015 features a lightweight construction to get you there in style.

Key Highball details to the carbon layup process also deserves a quick note, as the CC’s carbon is compacted from both inside and out, eliminating voids, preventing delamination, and creating a smooth interior. While that level of aesthetic perfection is a nice idea, even if we can’t see it, the real-world benefits of a perfect interior include no resin pools or unintended material abnormalities, which can structurally compromise a frame over time.

Santa Cruz Highball CC 29 2015

Specs:

CC Material – 100% carbon monocoque.
Wheel Size – 29
Highball Color – 2-options of Gloss Aqua Blue, or Matte carbon.
Sizes – small, medium, large, x-large
B.B. – traditional threaded bottom bracket for the Highball system.
Weight – frame n/a
Geometry – 70.5o head-tube angle
Cable routing – completely internal, w/ new easier maintenance.
Seatpost diameter – 27.2 will provide the new Highball better compliance on rough-stuff.
Manufacture – Santa Cruz
Model Name – Highball CC

 

Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 matte carbon

 

Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 2015

Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 Bike

Highball CC 27.5

 

 

■■■ Fast-Fun single-track times..

 

$1899.00

CONFIGURE CC HERE

For Sale 0% Off of $0.00

 

 

 

 
The Santa Cruz Highball CC is a knobby-loving, dirt-finding, XC setup pleading for the top tier of the podium, as its name suggests. Built out of monocoque carbon and oh-so refined geometry, the Highball 27.5 for 2015 features a lightweight construction to get you there in style.

Key Highball details to the carbon layup process also deserves a quick note, as the CC’s carbon is compacted from both inside and out, eliminating voids, preventing delamination, and creating a smooth interior. While that level of aesthetic perfection is a nice idea, even if we can’t see it, the real-world benefits of a perfect interior include no resin pools or unintended material abnormalities, which can structurally compromise a frame over time.

Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 2015

Specs:

CC Material – 100% carbon monocoque.
Wheel Size – 27.5
Highball Color – 2-options of Gloss Aqua Blue, or Matte carbon.
Sizes – small, medium, large
B.B. – traditional threaded bottom bracket for the Highball system.
Weight – frame n/a
Geometry – 69 degree headtube-angle
Cable routing – completely internal, w/ new easier maintenance.
Seatpost diameter – 27.2 will provide the new Highball better compliance on rough-stuff.
Manufacture – Santa Cruz
Model Name – Highball

 

Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 matte carbon

 

Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC Bike

Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC Bike


 

 

Highball 27.5

 

 

The Santa Cruz Highball has been re-engineered from scratch for 2015, and features an updated geometry, and the same sleek internal routing as it’s 700c Stigmata cousin. Check out all the Santa Cruz MTB greatness below..

Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 CC Frame 2015

The new Highball 29″ model has chainstays that are 10mm shorter than the previous generation and a TT that is nearly half an inch longer. The company has also moved from a 30.9mm diameter post to a 27.2, and tuned their carbon for maximum compliance. That’s good, because the original carbon Highball was among the stiffer, racier frame’s on the market.

Santa Cruz Highball 27.5 blue enve

To be more versatile, the XC Hardtail now comes to your door in the form of a 27.5″ version. This version features a more relaxed headtube angle and shorter stays, although it shares the same toptube lengths as the bigger Santa Cruz 29″ variation.

Santa Cruz 27.5-and-29 Higball-Sizing

The company will offer this 650b Highball model in the sizing spectrum of S-XL, while the Highball 29er version in M through XXL.

 

Complete Highballs start at $2,799, and CC carbon framesets begin at $1,899. An aluminum version of the frame is also available (frame retails for $750, with completes starting at $1,700), but it has not been updated with the internal trickery.

Santa-Cruz Stigmata-Geo

Here’s a great reference chart to the differences between the two Santa Cruz models.

Highball 29
CC carbon size M matte black w/XX1 Enve: 19.5 lbs / 8.84 kg
CC carbon size M matte black frame only: 2.63 lbs / 1193 g (for reference, the C carbon frame weighs 3.02 lbs / 1370 g)

Highball 650b
CC carbon size M matte black w/XX1 Enve: 19.27lbs / 8.74 kg
CC carbon size M matte black frame only: 2.58 lbs / 1172 grams.

 

Santa Cruz Stigmata CX1 Enve Build



Santa Cruz Stigmata CC CX1 Enve

 

Santa Cruz Stigmata / CX1 Enve Build!

With an absence from the road market, Santa Cruz has released a way better alternative, dubbed the Stigmata. The model has been designed from the ground up from the company’s favorite space age material. According to their Product Manager Josh Kissner, the new Stigmata was designed to “crush cyclocross races and strike out on long dirt road crusades.”

Santa Cruz built their own versatility into the frame by supporting larger 160mm brake rotors for prolonged descents, a (company first) Pressfit BB for better drivetrain compatibility, and 41mm tire clearance. True to the company’s off road pedigree, the frame also sports a 15mm thru axle front end and a 142×12 rear end.

Santa Cruz Stigmata Orange CC Frame

While anyone who wrenches on bikes is generally apprehensive regarding internal cable routing, Santa Cruz has consistently created bikes that are easy to work on. The Nomad proved the company could do hassle free internal routing, and the 2015 Stig has taken that concept one step further. This frame has internally molded carbon tubes laid into the one piece mold for easy routing of all cables and is said to be Shimano Di2 compatible.

The Stigmata will be available in two different colors, five sizes, three build kits, and as a frame only. Prices start at $3,699 for a complete.

Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Red Enve

The CC carbon frameset will retail for $2,299 and includes a Stigmata CC carbon fork, axles and headset.

For those who don’t recall, Santa Cruz Bicycles now sells two different versions of carbon. The double CC, denotes the lighter, pricier models, while the C frames are marginally heavier, but tested to the same exacting standards.

Santa-Cruz Stigmata-Geo

Stigmata / Sram Red, Enve Build!

Stigmata frames will be available in 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60mm sizing.

Shown above is the incredible launch video for the Stigmata, which was filmed in Yorkshire, England, during the middle of a nasty mid-winter storm.

 

Claimed weights for the new models are:

Stigmata
CC carbon size 56cm matte black w/ Sram CX1, Enve: 17.69 lbs / 8.02 kg
CC carbon size 56cm gloss orange w/ Sram Red, Enve: 16.35 lbs / 7.42 kg
CC carbon size 56cm matte black frame only: 2.23 lbs / 1,013 grams.
CC carbon fork matte black: 0.93 lbs 424 grams.

 

Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon X01 2015




 

Santa Cruz 5010 rockshox pike

5010 CARBON

 

In years past, usually in the early summer Santa Cruz has been notorious for unveiling all their latest goods they have been hard at work developing, and this year is no different. Hot on the heels of several new Juliana mtb models, they are adding a fair amount of depth with this ripping fast Santa Cruz 5010.

It slots in with 125mm travel in the 27.5er wheel platform assured to put a huge grin across your face. The 5010 (formerly the Solo) is reported to have it all, by way of snap, climbs, light footed through both aluminum and the carbon model shown here. Continue below for pricing on all four 5010 models and a purchase info link at the bottom of the article…

Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon X01 2015

Santa Cruz is definitely going for it to climb into the ranks of the big three mtb companies in North America, but if you were perusing their XX1 spec’d machine, the experience is likely to be summarized with a small bout of sticker shock. Thankfully, though, S. C. is far from being an exclusive manufacture for the world of elite athletes and bank accounts out there. If so, you can check out the links below to “in our humble opinion a great range of pricing” to ultimately get you on the ride whether it’s the dream build decked out with Enve and company or with the other creative build kits the designers pulled off to give way into the newest 27.5-inch arena still at a highly competitive level.

To soldier on with this 5010 trail sled in particular you will part with SRAMs’ highly sought after 1x 2015 Xo1 part kit. They modeled the 5010 with a lower ~13.1″ bottom bracket height, and a 68 degree headtube angle, and nice middle ground chainstay numbers. Another key aspect for the xc race crowd is two water bottle mounts, making it nice to not be forced to have hydration on your back for those 2-hour XC soul festivals. To round the 5010 out they opted for ISCG05 tabs for the other end of the rider spectrum.

Santa Cruz 5010 C X01

 

For both the aluminum and or the composite rides, Santa Cruz manufactured them in four different sizes shown below, along with 2-color options of either, Satin Black/white and the Orange/lime green, that’s pictured here.

Solo Geometry

For this Santa Cruz Enve X01 build shown here as the complete bike will be priced for $6,519.00, and purchase info here.

Specs

  • Weight for the Size Medium 5010 Frame: is 2,295g (5.06lbs), while complete bike is 11, 880g for the Large(size)
  • Patented VPP rear suspension platform w/ 125mm travel
  • 27.5″
  • Sizing: S, M, L, X-L
  • RockShox 130mm travel Pike RCT3
  • 32 t Race Face Turbine 1x-crankset
  • SRAM X01 rear shifter and X1 clutch type rear derailleur
  • Includes a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post.
  • WTB Volt Team saddle
  • WTB Asym i23 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs.
  • Shimano XT disc brakes with a 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear for an excellent balance of modulation and stopping power.
  • Maxxis High Roller 2 EXO tubeless 650b tires.
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Two separate water bottle cage mounts
  • RaceFace Turbine stem
  • (in-house-brand) handlebar
  • 142mm rear thru axle spacing
  • Collet style pivots with key angular contact bearings to greatly improve lateral rigidity.
  • Tried and true pivots with double seals and nicely protected grease ports for lower maintenance.
  • Chain guide compatibility with standardized ISCG-05 tabs.
  • Standard 73mm bottom bracket: tried and true threaded setup for no hassle installation and creak-free riding.
  • Trail-worthy 68 degree head tube angle.
  • Nicely engineered rubber frame protection is molded specific.

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5010 C rear triangle

 

 

Santa Cruz V10 650B 2015



 

 

Santa Cruz V10 650B 2015

V10 650B-Tweener!

It’s official news for the fast approaching season of 2015, as Santa Cruz has released their full blown V10 downhill machine in the middle sized wheel guise! With the exception of jump-park bikes, Santa Cruz 26ers are possibly a thing of the past, as we’re guessing time will only tell?

 

Those who follow the DH scene up close and personal were quick to notice the V10 Syndicate racer dubbed, Ratboy Bryceland who was on board a mysterious Santa Cruz ride two weeks ago held at Innerleithen for the annual UK national championship race. Many were quick to jump to the conclusion that the mighty Santa Cruz crew were about to jump on the 650b train for their big travel downhill bikes, joining alongside several other big brands who have switched over to the bigger wheels. Today, after the latest official teaser press release from them, it’s safe to say the Santa Cruz V10 27.5 will soon be a reality. In fact, it seems that the Syndicate will be racing them this weekend at the Mont Saint Anne World Cup stop.

Details and specs are still scarce for the V10, but check out some spectacular photos shown below…

 

Santa Cruz V10 650B 2015 forkbumper Santa Cruz V10 650B buzzworks

This Syndicate V10 prototype model is pictured with the Chris King Buzz Works Offset Headset.

Santa Cruz V10 650B vpp
It appears the V10 will be sporting all it’s same high-end vpp-pedaling hardware that has awarded it countless world-cup podium spots.

Santa Cruz V10 650B 2015 syndicate seat-tube Santa Cruz V10 27.5 carbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Cruz Chameleon 650b Hardtail

 

Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5 black lime greenLost under the sea of excitement for the most recent release (about their more affordable) carbon mountain bikes, was the unveil of the newest Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5 ride. It has the stature of being a long standing favorite among many a hardtail junky, so they opted to not change a whole lot on the Chameleon except it’s now rolling out on bigger wheels.   Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5 2015 blue For this “model year,” the 2015 Chameleon 650b will be available in two different select color formulas. This Dark Blue and Orange shown here and the equally awesome Metallic Black with Lime Green accents, that is located at the top of the article. The past seasons Chameleon geometry was based around a fork with a lower axle to crown and utilized a 68° headtube angle.

While this newest setup will only be available with a 130mm fork, and employs a slightly slacker 67.3°head angle, which gives it similar angles to the 150mm travel Bronson (67.3° vs 67°). Santa Cruz have also custom printed the fork decals to be color matched to the entire ride. There are both stealth and external options for dropper post cable routing. We’re happy to report they spec’d the Chameleon with a decent 740mm width handlebar. In a departure from the traditional Santa Cruz High Roller front and rear spec, this ride (along with several other more trail oriented models) now utilize Ardent rear tires.

This move helps shed a few grams, will roll faster, and doesn’t sacrifice much in the traction department. Even with a healthy sized 27.5 x 2.25″ tire, the rear stays have plenty of breathing room. You could almost squeeze a psuedo-fat-tire in there. The new 650b model also shares the same interchangeable single speed to geared dropout system that came on the previous version. Somehow, they’ve also managed to keep the same short 16.5″ chainstays. Four different sizes are now available, Small-thru- X-large.

Purchase details for the Chameleon R AM model.. priced at $2,399.00

Purchase details fort he Chameleon D AM model.. at $1,799.00
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And purchase details for the FRAME only, listed at $750.00

 

GEOMETRY

522 axle-crown (RS Pike 130)

SMLXL
Top Tube Length22.222.9924.0225
Seat Tube Length15.9817.0118.520
Head Tube Angle67.3°67.3°67.3°67.3°
Seat Tube Angle71.3°71.3°71.3°71.3°
BB Height12.5612.5612.5612.56
Wheelbase41.8942.7243.7844.8
Head Tube Length3.543.944.334.72
Chainstay Length16.516.516.516.5
Standover Height28.2729.0230.231.34
Reach14.3715.0415.9416.81
Stack23.3923.7424.1324.53

There are two build kits available. The top of the line Santa Cruz R-build will retail for $2,399 and highlights include a Pike RC, SLX drivetrain, Deore Brakes, and Sram 2x Cranks. The entry level Chameleon D built kit is $1,799, and features a Rockshox Sector Gold RL Fork, SRAM DB1 Brakes, and SLX Derailleur, in order to keep prices reasonable. More customer reviews along with purchase info at Backcountry.

Santa Cruz Highball R XC Hardtail

 

 


santa cruz
model: Hardtail Alloy 29

TWO PRIORITIES 1. Trail. 2. Fun.

 
The creative bike designers with Santa Cruz were able to develop a great bike through tons of reviewers. To keep things smoother out on the trail the Highball Aluminum RXC  has proved itself by possessing the same race-inspired stiffness, similar to the carbon brethren. For the past years in the Santa Cruz model line their Chameleon hard tail used to rule the roost, by being the most popular. But, as of the last season the spot has been overtaken with their newest Highball 29er hard tail bike.

And for the new season upon us the Highball mtb frame has kept the same singlespeed and geared bike personality of the Chameleon but utilizes its own take on the situation with cleaner vertical slots for the drop out setup. The engineers have also designed the rear of the bike with an integrated post brake caliper mount, which has made wheel changes super fast friendly. The Highball frame comes in on the scales at 3.9 lbs which is great for the big picture on the fully configured complete bike, putting it at 12,350 (large) makes it most certainly quite competitive to many of the complete bike models out there.

The Santa Cruz ride reviews on the Highball have been reported around the handling to be very balanced and extremely attentive, turning and navigating tighter switchbacks have shown no ill mannerisms, along with absolutely at home with higher speeds. They have set the new Highball bike up with tapered head tube that has engineered to utilize up to 140mm front fork too if you prefer the slack style bike. They have also made sure to give the mountain bike tons of tire clearance to plush the ride out pneumatically.

For this season the spot on Santa Cruz Highball R XC Complete Bike comes standard with fixed dropouts for geared use, but they are removable for swinger-style dropouts if you want a single-speed conversion. For the front end department, Santa Cruz applied a Fox’s Float 29 fork, which provides ample plush travel at 100mm, that also utilizes a 15mm thru axle for added front stiffness. The wheel set consists of durable WTB i19 TCS rims laced to SRAM MTH 716/748 hubs. They’ve been wrapped in Maxxis Ikon 2.2″ width tires. While the control department contains a Race Face Ride aluminum stem, handlebar, and seatpost. Shimano Deore SLX shifters toggle Deore SLX derailleurs for smooth, dependable shifting. A Deore triple cranks to ensures you’ll have the right ratio for any terrain. Rounding out the package are Shimano’s durable Deore hydraulic brakes for stopping on a dime.

The sizes made available for the are, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large.
Three Colors: Available

  • Gloss Black
  • Traffic Blue
  • Gloss Red

“Have fun riding with friends railing new trails on Sundays…. Enjoy!”

– geometry and Alloy Highball sizing info are available at the purchase info link below
– model qualifies for free shipping as well

 

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santa cruz highball r xc 2014




Highball Price: $2249.00
– Shimano SLX Complete Bike

Santa Cruz Superlight D 2015



 

 

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz Superlight D XC 2015 red

 

SUPERLIGHT D XC

 

 

$2,199.00

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SUPER-SINGLE-TRACK-LUXURY SANTA CRUZ BICYCLE

Last year Santa Cruz upped the anti with their original and legendary Superlight model by giving it 29″ wheels, but for 2015, the Superlight is now available in 27.5 wheels as well. The guys and gals at Santa Cruz decided they would combine the original 26 inch bikes’ proven performance and incredible value with the modern age of a 29er platform and their smooth rolling capabilities and overall trail stability qualities, thus the Superlight mountain bike is here to storm your local XC trail system. Check out all the Santa Cruz Superlight details below..

Santa Cruz Superlight 2015_blue 27.5-29

They have also intuitively updated their manufacturing process with the highly advanced hydro formed aluminum tube set, which draws the Superlight D from a custom setup, making the end result a very responsive, masterfully efficient single-pivot suspension design with solid reliability for years of use to come. The single-pivot setup provided on the Superlight provides a full 4 inches of smooth rear travel.

In the process of all this new design work the Santa Cruz designers were also focused on lowering the full suspension bikes’ stand over height, they were able to give the smallest size frame the best clearance of any other 100mm travel mountain bike to date, making the newest version is also perfect for women who are inclined to rock bigger diameter wheels. When you combine the trail taming worthiness of big wheels along with a kick-ass value makes for a timeless full suspension bike to hang in D garage, ready to rock the trails on a whim with the bros, or girlfriends.


Full Suspension TRAIL BIKE. …..Enjoy!
– geometry and Superlight sizing info are available at the purchase info link above
– complete model qualifies for free shipping

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Price: $2,150.00

 – Shimano Complete Bike

 

 

 

 

 

 

specs

 

FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore D
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore Long Cage.
SHIFTER SET: Shimano M610
CRANKS: Shimano Deore double, (38-24)
COGSET: Shimano 11-36 tooth
CHAIN: KMC 10 speed.
BRAKE SET: SRAM DB1 with 160mm front and rear disc rotors.
HANDLEBAR: RaceFace Evolve flat-bar model (710 millimeter width).
GRIPS: Santa Cruz Palmdale lockon.
STEM: RaceFace Ride.
POST: RaceFace Ride.
SEAT: WTB Volt Sport.
HEADSET: Cane Creek 10
WHEELSET: WTB I19 TCS rims built with DT Swiss 14 gauge spokes and brass nipples to new Sram MTH front and rear hubs.
TIRE MODEL: Maxxis Crossmark, in either Superlight 27.5 or 29 x 2.1 inch width, wire bead.
INNER TUBE: Maxxis



2014 Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 R XC




santa cruz tallboy 2 R XC GLO Green
santa cruz

model: Tallboy 2

Santa Cruz Tallboy

TWO PRIORITIES 1. Trail. 3. Fun.

Back when the original Tallboy Carbon stormed into the mountain bike scene when it was first introduced several years back, because of all that praise from the mtb world along with skeptics as well, Santa Cruz felt it was highly necessary to create an aluminum version. But here it is several years later and the Tallboy 2 R XC mountain bike has not only scored big on all that past successful design and engineering, but now they have given both platforms an update. The Tallboy 2 Aluminum utilizes the same award winning platform as the carbon brethren, they kept the same plush but oh so crisp pedaling VPP rear end, that has been changed and improved for the second generation by making the mid-stroke travel a bit more progressive. It still sports the same four inches (100mm) of travel, identical over-sized alloy pivot axles and angular contact cartridge bearings. All this making the new Tallboy 2 the aluminum clone of the terrain shredding, carbon model. Cloned the same in every way but the price tag, and aluminum frame material composition.
tallboy 2 badge
The newest 2014 Tallboy 2 sports a pretty sweet component package as well, that comes fully equipped with the amazing Shimano SLX for the drive department and shifters, with the exception of an XT front derailleur, for the front suspension Fox handles the 120mm travel duty supremely with their 32mm Float fork along with their renowned CTD dampening, the fork is also of the 15mm thru-axle style. To slow things down out on the singletrack, you’ll be happy with Avid Elixer 5 disc brakes on your side, as you navigate the toughest stuff you can find out there, with full confidence. For the Tallboy 2’s cockpit setup they also sported for Race Face Ride aluminum goods for the stem, bar and post along with a comfy WTB Volt saddle to complete the value packed full suspension mountain ride. It’s been reported they were also able to shave a full half pound off of this years frame design, along with giving it way better stand over clearance from the past seasons model for the size small in particular.. and all the other sizes of medium through extra-large as well, Enjoy!
They will have two Factory Colors for the newest Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 R XC to choose from:
Available

  • Glo Green
  • Glo Grey

“Have fun riding with friends railing new trails on Saturday’s and Sundays…. Enjoy!”
– geometry and sizing info are available at the Backcountry /purchase info link below
– complete product comes with free shipping as well as two priority with no extra charge.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LTc Carbon R AM with fox shock


 

A new long travel MTB to join the Twenty Niner family:

 



 

The twenty niner community recently has been expanded by two more excellent model choices to throw into the mix.  Santa Cruz has developed their longer travel versions of their Tallboy model calling them the Tallboy LTc and LT models. Here is some material that was released by the SC factory that we got our hands on to share with you.

Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc R AM

 

Longer Travel Tallboy 29er mountain bikes:
Changed from their original ride and transformed on the new Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc is a 142 X 12mm rear through axle, and a 135mm rear travel shock, making it compatible with either a 135mm fork or a longer all-mountain travel 150mm fork. Another notable feature with the new model is their process of using a one piece layup to manufacture the composite frame. The engineers have reported they get superior strength, stiffness,  and an overall lightweight setup by using this process, which yields a product that is feather light at 5.2lbs including the shock. Extremely impressive for a longish 135mm travel twenty niner mountain bike.

LT Carbon R AM with fox shock

 

 

Another notable change up was redesigning the lower linkage area from the original version, offsetting it a little to make for great clearance if you choose to run a chain guide. The 2014 LTc  model is available in Solar Yellow and also Matte Black with leather protectors for the seat stay, chain stay, and down tube.  The ride also comes standard with a replaceable derailleur hanger, but having the option to utilize Shimano’s new direct mount rear derailleur.

Tallboy LTc 29" Mountain Bike with tapered headtube

 

Here is what S.C. has to say about their newest long travel carbon Tallboy 29ers:
“This is where we fully embrace the flagship of flagships. We have given a ton of focus on the performance of the suspension and the ride characteristics of our VPP suspension-design tune ability of shock rates for individual mountain bikes, amazing pedaling and bump absorption together, awesome frame stiffness and 29er ride dynamics, shorter stiffer links with great hardware, and durability, with actual ease of service—but we really get all geeked out when we can design all those characteristics into carbon fiber 29er mountain bikes. The processes with carbon are not all equal, and this is not all just some everyday black metal. We are honored with what we can achieve with composite material, and the way we do our layup gives us the advantage to build the LTc bikes that are lighter AND stronger than just about everyone else. That said, this is the Tallboy LT Carbon twenty niner. Same geometry, same suspension, same intent as the aluminum version, but crafted from composite material using our proprietary one piece layup process. This also is our first jump into 142×12 rear axle models. For lack of any better hyperbole, this bike is siiiiiick! 135mm travel, all the good juicy features of the LT aluminum that have been mentioned in the other post, but also stiffer, stronger, and really, really effing light.”

29er Tallboy LTc Mountain Bike with 142mm rear thru axle

 

 

 

Tallboy long-travel sizes will be Medium, Large, and XXL.

Lowest R AM Complete Bike Price, use the link below for free shipping.

$4,149.00

Geometry
LTc and LT Geometry Chart
 

Additional Spec info

  • Proprietary one piece composite layup
  • Tapered head tube
  • 142x12mm rear axle
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger (optional Shimano direct mount rear hanger available)
  • ISCG05 mount
  • 135mm rear travel
  • Custom tuned Fox Float RP23 Kashima shock
  • Collet axle pivot hardware
  • Offset lower link (better chain guide clearance), recessed grease ports to keep them from harm
  • Continuous cable, dropper post routing
  • Leather chain stay, down tube and seat stay protectors
  • Standard threaded bottom bracket shell
  • Color for the Complete Bike is available in Matte UDI /Orange
  • Two other colors available are Solar Yellow/Black, or Matte Orange
  • Frame Only Price: 2899.00

 

Tallboy LT Carbon yellow

 

Santa Cruz Highball Carbon Frame 2012

Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon Frame red and black


 

 

2012 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon Frame Black
Highball C Frame red

 

The Greyhound or Moscow Mule are some names you would find at the local cocktail lounge for highball drinks that seem very appropriate as metaphors toward what Santa Cruz has dubbed their Highball Carbon Frame. It’s a full-on race hardtail, the first of its kind in their model line, that answers the call for a lightweight hard charging racy mtb with their logo on the down tube. The folks at S.C. have been practicing their skills with carbon materials on their full suspension rides, and here they put together that knowledge of the wonderlust black metal along with all the experience put to good measure to complete a feather light, race ready 29er hardtail.

The true advantages of the bigger wheel is hard to dismiss when your number one priority is speed and more speed. The larger diameter wheels create a reduced approach angle in comparison to smaller 26″ wheels. This is the key to why they roll faster and smoother on the trail. This also is why the engineers had to go at it backwards with evolution of their light weight plush Tallboy 29er full suspension mountain bike before designing the Highball. The Tallboy seems to have been quite a revelation for them, which made it one of the best selling mountain bikes ever.

SC employed all the same molding carbon techniques to make them ride and perform far superior to the similar alloy Highball frame models.

Here is how they achieve groundbreaking strength to stiffness through a unique process.
 1  They use a one piece carbon lay-up for the main front triangle, as opposed to connecting joints that require bonding, while doing this they have eliminated excess material and lowering the weight.
 2  This process also results in having a structure that can distribute loads and absorb impact energy better.

 

To make the mountain bike front end stiff and track where you point it, the Highball Carbon 29er uses the same tapered headset as their Blur LTC and others. This format of headset arrangement offers benefits and a few options that are worth taking notice of. Its  zero stack upper bearing assembly has a lower stem height to make it possible to get the handlebars down a bit for a proper twenty niner XC racing position if needed. Running it with the traditional 1.5″ headset cup in the bottom, it ends up with a 70.5° head angle.

The design team at Santa Cruz Bicycles were bent to make this carbon frame all business with tubes that don’t stray very far from the standard rounded shapes. To us it means that its easy going styling has its own quiet appeal, but it’s obvious that the Highball is all about function. And that purpose of function has to do with putting the traction to the ground. The seat tube and  chainstays are a perfect example, where they have optimized them for the best uphill traction possible and a nimble feel on any tight trail networks. It was also possible to build shorter 17.3″ stays because they put a subtle curve in the frame’s seat tube a couple inches above the BB area to allow more space for the rear tire. If you saw in the geometry specs the little different 71° seat angle, this is why. No worries, your normal seat position and range of adjustment will be the same as how you would normally have with a standard 73° angle. They chose the slacker seat angle on the Highball to account for the curve designed in the seat tube.

The Santa Cruz Highball Carbon Frame is available in Medium through XX-Large sizes with two colors. Clear/ Red graphics and Matte/ Grey graphic. It uses a mixed tapered 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ headset, and a 30.9mm seatpost.

was ($2098.95)

2012 Highball model discounted to $839.00

 

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