SANTA CRUZ BIKES

FIND YOUR FLOW AND ELEVATE YOUR RIDE TO NEW HEIGHTS  

Santa Cruz Bikes comes from the eclectic city of it's namesake. With a unique combination of beachfront alternative lifestyle and a seriously slept on network of trails for mountain biking and hiking, Santa Cruz Bikes offers an approach to cycling that is uniquely theirs. Santa Cruz got their start in 1993 with the Tazmon and Heckler - two full suspension bikes released in a raff of hardtail mountain bikes. Over the years, Santa Cruz Bikes has developed one of the most loyal fanbases in mountain biking thanks to their consistent approach.

Today, Santa Cruz Bikes offers a range of aluminum frame and carbon frame mountain bikes, from the Santa Cruz Chameleon hardtail, to the ever-capable Santa Cruz Hightower long travel 29er trail / enduro bike. Innovation is at the core of Santa Cruz Bikes' philosophy, and the company has a long history of pioneering new technologies and designs in the mountain biking industry. Their advanced VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) technology offers some of the best suspension kinematics in the industry, while each bike is hand-assembled to order in the Santa Cruz California factory. Every Santa Cruz is the distillation of a desire to ride and build the best mountain bikes in the world, with a touch of swagger that only an environment that Surf City USA can foster.

Deeply rooted in the mountain biking culture, Santa Cruz Bikes is dedicated to creating top-quality bikes that provide an exceptional riding experience. With its focus on novelty, community, and sustainability, Santa Cruz Bikes is a brand that is beloved by riders around the world.


Santa Cruz Trail Bikes


Santa Cruz 5010

With 130mm of rear travel and 140mm up front, the 5010 can handle whatever the trails throw at it. The bike's geometry is designed to keep you in control, with a slack head tube angle and short chainstays that allow for quick turns and agile maneuvering. If you're looking for a bike that can handle the roughest and most challenging terrain, the Santa Cruz 5010 is it. It's a beast on the trails and will leave you with an adrenaline rush that you won't soon forget.

Santa Cruz Megatower

Boasting 165mm of travel, the Megatower can handle big drops, jumps, and technical descents with ease. Its geometry is built for stability and control at high speeds, with a slack head tube angle and long wheelbase. The bike's carbon fiber frame is lightweight yet durable, making it an excellent choice for riders who want a top-of-the-line bike that can handle anything from enduro racing to all-mountain shredding. The Santa Cruz Megatower is a must-have for experienced riders looking to push their limits on the trails.



Santa Cruz Nomad

With a 29/27.5 wheel setup, the Nomad is a backcountry machine built to handle technical terrain and serious beatings, making it the perfect choice for adventurous riders who want to push their limits. The bike's geometry is engineered for stability and control, with a slack head tube angle and long top tube that keep you in control when you're flying down the mountain. The Nomad's suspension system provides 170mm of travel both front and rear, ensuring that you can handle even the most challenging descents with ease.

Santa Cruz Hightower

The Santa Cruz Hightower is engineered to effortlessly conquer even the most challenging terrain. Boasting 145mm of travel, it's the perfect choice for riders who want a high confidence, all-rounder that can handle anything they throw at it. The Hightower's geometry is engineered to provide maximum stability and control, with a slack head tube angle and long top tube that keep you planted on the trail at high speeds. Whether you're climbing, descending, or simply cruising along, the Hightower is the ultimate all-mountain bike that won't compromise on performance.

 


Santa Cruz Bronson

Get ready to experience a whole new level of speed and style with the Santa Cruz Bronson. The 29" front wheel provides increased traction and stability, allowing you to confidently conquer tight turns and dive into the inside lines without sacrificing any agility. Whether you're climbing, descending, or flying through technical sections, the Bronson's geometry is engineered to keep you in control at all times. With 150mm of rear travel and 160mm up front, this bike can handle anything you throw at it.The Bronson is the perfect choice for riders who demand the best.

Santa Cruz Tallboy

The Santa Cruz Tallboy is a versatile machine that offers a fun and stable ride. With a 120mm rear/130mm front suspension system, it provides just the right amount of snappiness and support to keep you going on any terrain. Despite its capabilities, this bike is surprisingly lightweight and nimble, making it an excellent choice for riders who want to fly through those techy rock gardens like a breeze. And if you encounter steep slopes, no need to worry because the Tallboy has got your back with its extra features designed to handle challenging descents.

 

Santa Cruz Cross-Country Bikes


Santa Cruz Blur

If you're looking for a mountain bike that can handle marathon cross country rides and provide endless good times, look no further than the Santa Cruz Blur. This bike has been updated with a slacker head angle and more travel, making it even more capable on rough terrain. Not only that, but the Santa Cruz Blur is super light, which means you can ride faster and further with less effort. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, the Santa Cruz Blur is the perfect choice for those who want to push their limits and have fun while doing it. Hop on this trusty steed and get ready to explore the great outdoors like never before.

 

Santa Cruz Chameleon

The Santa Cruz Chameleon is a hardtail mountain bike that is incredibly versatile and adaptable to any riding style. This bike is perfect for dirt jumps, bike packing, single track, and any other task you throw at it. What's more, the Santa Cruz Chameleon is modular, allowing you to customize and tweak it to your specific needs and preferences. You can configure it with 29 inch or 27.5 inch wheels, or even a combination of both. This means you can dial in your ride for maximum performance and fun, no matter the terrain. So if you're looking for a mountain bike that can do it all, look no further than the Santa Cruz Chameleon.

 

Santa Cruz Highball

The Santa Cruz Highball is the flagship racing hardtail from Santa Cruz, designed for riders who are looking to dominate the competition. This bike is lean, mean, and surprisingly supple, making it an exceptional choice for those who want to go fast and win races. The Highball is engineered with precision and attention to detail, with a focus on optimizing every aspect of the bike for maximum speed and performance. Whether you're a seasoned racer or just starting out, the Santa Cruz Highball will give you the edge you need to stay ahead of the pack.


Santa Cruz Gravel Bikes

Santa Cruz Stigmata

The Santa Cruz Stigmata is the only drop-bar bike from Santa Cruz, and it lives up to its cross racing pedigree. With modern geometry, this bike is a beast on both the fire road and the race course, offering an exceptional ride experience for riders of all skill levels. Whether you're taking it to far away places or the podium, the Santa Cruz Stigmata is ready to take on any challenge you throw at it. The Stigmata is built with precision and attention to detail, with a focus on optimizing every aspect of the bike for maximum speed and performance. Hop on this versatile machine and get ready to conquer any race or adventure you have in mind.

 

Santa Cruz E-Bikes


Santa Cruz Heckler

The Santa Cruz Heckler is a mid-travel mountain bike with mixed wheels that packs a serious punch. This bike is equipped with the Shimano EP8 drive unit, which delivers super accurate power delivery, making it an exceptional choice for riders who want to crush far out terrain. With its mixed wheels, this bike is incredibly agile and maneuverable, allowing you to tackle any obstacle in your path with ease. If you're looking for a mountain bike that can handle anything you throw at it and provide a thrilling ride experience, the Santa Cruz Heckler is the perfect choice.

 

Santa Cruz Bullit

The Santa Cruz Bullit is a mountain bike that is purpose-built for riders who want to push the limits and conquer terrain that is beyond the reach of chairlifts or shuttle roads. With 170mm of travel and a 38mm fork, the Bullit is highly durable and smashable, making it the perfect choice for riders who demand the best in performance and reliability. Whether you're bombing down steep descents or powering up grueling climbs, the Santa Cruz Bullit is up to the challenge. This bike is engineered with precision and attention to detail, with a focus on optimizing every aspect of the bike for maximum performance and fun.



Santa Cruz Skitch

Escape the rat race and ditch the car! The Santa Cruz Skitch is the ultimate city-slicking, urban teleportation device! The powerful 430w motor and 700c wheels combine to flick you through traffic and back up the hill to home. The Skitch is designed to help you spend more time on two wheels, and get where you’re going fast. Available in both flat bar and drop bar configurations, your electrified adventures will know no bounds! Super lightweight and easy to manage, the Skitch can transform everyday errands and have you looking for more excuses to take the bike instead of the car. Get up to 60 miles of range, and assist up to 28mph!

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