Santa Cruz Hightower has arrived

Our first look, availability, and details

Santa Cruz Hightower has arrived
Santa Cruz Hightower has arrived

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Contender x Giro Comp High Rise Socks
Contender x Giro Comp High Rise Socks

Ride in style and comfort with the Contender x Giro Comp High Rise cycling sock.  With the high rise cuffs, Contender...

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Beast Road Stem
Beast Road Stem

The Road Stem is pure lightweight elegance: it's extremely rigid and super-sturdy. It manages to offer a harmonious c...

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Contend'r Lady Send'r Jersey
Contend'r Lady Send'r Jersey

This year's Contender Mountain Kit is brighter and more colorful than ever before! We've designed it to help bring li...

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Contend'r Men's Send'r Jersey
Contend'r Men's Send'r Jersey

This year's Contender Mountain Kit is brighter and more colorful than ever before! We've designed it to help bring li...

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Contender Pride T-Shirt
Contender Pride T-Shirt

The bicycle chain is what makes the wheels go. Without a complete chain, the bike is inefficient and ineffective. All...

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Beast Ultrabar
Beast Ultrabar

You have three contact points with your bike: saddle, pedals and handlebar. It’s worth investing time in choosing th...

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ORBEA RISE e-MTB

Trying to choose which e-MTB to get? Read about our most popular e-mtb and the different RISE models you can choose from. We compare frame materials, motors, batteries and component options.

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Saddle Slingers: Behind the Jersey

Saddle Slingers: Behind the Jersey

Written by Kate Thayer, on Jun 30, 2022

With any kick-ass group there must be an accompanying kick-ass shirt (obviously). It’s for this exact reason that the Saddle Slingers needed their very own snazzy jersey. Out of this necessity, one such snazzy jersey was indeed created. SHOP THE SADDLE SLINGERS JERSEYS  Our riders KJ and Madi had a lot...
Contender Emigration Canyon Pop Up - June 29th

Contender Emigration Canyon Pop Up - June 29th

Written by Kate Thayer, on Jun 27, 2022

The climb up Emigration Canyon is a crowd favorite here at Contender Bicycles, and we know we’re not alone. Nothing beats a good bike ride on a summer evening. Only one thing could make it better: a cold drink at the top. Contender is having a pop up at the...
2023 Santa Cruz Hightower: Details, Specs, and First Look

2023 Santa Cruz Hightower: Details, Specs, and First Look

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jun 22, 2022

Put the previous generation Santa Cruz Hightower 2 and this new 2023 Santa Cruz Hightower bike side bike side, and one would be much more likely to find more similarities than differences. After all, the geometry hasn’t changed much, and its mission is the same: to be that longer travel...
The Saddle Slingers and The Wasatch 50 Ride Report

The Saddle Slingers and The Wasatch 50 Ride Report

Written by Kate Thayer, on Jun 22, 2022

On June 11th, Saddle Slingers Madi and KJ attempted the Wasatch 50 mountain bike race. Packet pick up was at 6:00 AM which meant an early morning for our riders. After a 4:30 AM wake up and an hour and a half long drive to Heber, the Saddle Slingers were...
Beautiful Bicycle - A Santa Cruz Chameleon That Stands Out

Beautiful Bicycle - A Santa Cruz Chameleon That Stands Out

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jun 16, 2022

We don’t see chameleons all that often in Utah, so it's a treat when we do. While they’re known for their thousand-mile stare, the chameleon is best known for their ability to change their look between tones both bright or muted, purely based on environment and mood. That’s how we...
Shimano GRX vs SRAM AXS vs Campagnolo Ekar - Best Bike Groupsets

Shimano GRX vs SRAM AXS vs Campagnolo Ekar - Best Bike Groupsets

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jun 15, 2022

We love our gravel bikes, and part of it is for the innovation and new technologies sprouting up. With as much innovation and change as is happening, however, finding the right groupset for your needs (and wants) can be difficult. What is someone to do to parse the differences and...