Santa Cruz Reviews and News


Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier join Santa Cruz Syndicate

This might just be the best team announcement video ever. Click through to see what we mean.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Plus Bike


What makes the Santa Cruz Hightower great? For starters, it’s not just a plus bike; it’s a trail ripping, do-it-all singletrack slayer that can be set up with 27.5+ wheels and a 150mm fork or 29er hoops and 140mm of front end squish. Click through to find out more.

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Santa Cruz Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy 3 alloy bike weights


Santa Cruz recently launched alloy versions of their three most popular bikes. We stopped by their HQ in order to get some real world weights.

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Santa Cruz brings back aluminum, kills single pivot models


Santa Cruz bikes just got more affordable with the introduction of three all-new alloy bikes.

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The most exciting new XC bikes of 2016 (so far)


In recent years, cross country race courses have become more technical. To help give their athletes a competitive edge, a number of brands are launching bikes that are more capable of tackling technical terrain. Check out the most versatile new XC bikes released this year.

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Gallery: Excitebike inspired Santa Cruz Bronson


If you loved the 8-bit video game era, then you’re going to love this custom graphics kit.

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Win any Santa Cruz bike, help build Santa Cruz trails


Yes, you heard that right – a complete Santa Cruz steed of your choosing is up for the winning. That’s ANY bike, any color, any build!

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 29er first ride review


The original Tallboy was a classic. After seven years without any major geometry revisions, Santa Cruz just introduced an all new model. Here’s our thoughts after the first shake down run.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, now 27.5+ and 29er compatible


Santa Cruz was one of the first brands to figure out the whole 29er thing with the original Tallboy. Since then, the model has been a staple of it’s line up, but it’s been long overdue for an update. Head past the break to see what changes SCB made to the all new Tallboy 3.

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Santa Cruz, Chris King partner on limited edition dream bike


Chris King marks its 40th anniversary with this beautiful $8999 limited edition bike designed in conjunction with Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz Hightower


From the ashes of the Tallboy LT, the new Santa Cruz Hightower has risen. This is a 135mm trail bike that is incredibly agile and capable. It is sold in either 29er or Plus form as it reveals a bike with a massive sweet spot.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015


The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Review: Santa Cruz 5010


For the adventurous all-mountain rider who would rather pedal than shuttle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bike than the Santa Cruz 5010. Find out why in our full review.

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Santa Cruz Bronson Review


Santa Cruz enters the 650b/27.5 wheel size party with the introduction of the 150mm travel Santa Cruz Bronson all mountain bike. While not the first, this product introduction is very significant.

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Santa Cruz 5010


The 5010 is slacker now with a 67 degree head angle and updated with a longer top tube and steeper seat tube. It’s way more playful now too with 150mm dropper post capability.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie


Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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First Look: 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson


Slacker head angle, longer top tube, shorter chainstays are some of the updates to this newest Bronson.

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First Look: Juliana Roubion and Furtado


The changes are subtle but they are extensive. All are designed to expand the sweet spot of these two bikes to deeper into the fun zone and the shredding realm.

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Video: Ratboy and the new Santa Cruz Bronson


Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland took the new Bronson out for sideways session in the island of Madeira, Portugal.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles sold to Pon Holdings


Santa Cruz Bicycles has just been sold to a Dutch company, Pon Holdings. The existing management staff will continue to run the company and no changes are evident at this point. But what does this mean to the company’s long-term future?

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Santa Cruz Factory Tour: Where bikes are born


See where every Santa Cruz bicycle in the world must first pass through. And check out one of the best company kitchens we’ve ever seen.

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Santa Cruz unveils revised Highball carbon hardtail


Geometry has been adjusted from the previous iteration, with a longer front end and shorter chainstays, the goal being a snappier, more nimble ride.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes


Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Video: Anka Martin – Juliana Racer


Video: Juliana Bicycles’ team rider Anka Martin knows how to race a bike, but, she says, that’s only part of the story.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill Finals


Race Video: Check out the hair-raising GoPro footage from Team Incycle’s Jon Buckell’s Taxco Urban Downhill Finals Run.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check


Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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Video: A Kingdom Odyssey


Video: T-Bar Films takes us for a ride through the majestic Kingdom Trails in their latest edit, “A Kingdom Odyssey.”

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Video: Danny MacAskill in ‘The Ridge’


Danny MacAskill rides the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline, infamous for its jagged trails, wild weather and dramatic climbing in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: Josh Bryceland’s infamous Santa Cruz V-10


Interbike: Santa Cruz shows off Josh Bryceland’s now infamous V-10 bike from heartbreaking world championship run.

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Exclusive build photos of Santa Cruz Syndicate V10 27.5 team DH bikes


Our exclusive gallery of the new Santa Cruz V10 DH bikes getting built-up at the factory for Syndicate riders Greg Minnaar and Josh Brycleand. They will race the bikes at the Mont Saint Anne Canada stop of the UCI DH World Cup.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz unveils 27.5-inch V-10 downhill bike


Hot News: Santa Cruz Bicycles reveals new, 27.5-inch wheel version of their World Championship winning V-10 downhill bike in advance of this weekend’s Mont Sainte Anne World Cup.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz launches more affordable carbon bikes, bars and grips


Santa Cruz launches lower-cost versions of carbon Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy. New colors, handlebars and grips also announced.

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$5/Foot: Buy a foot of Downieville area trail, win any Santa Cruz bike


The Downieville area in the Northern Sierras is stunning indeed. Help build stunning trails and get a chance to win the most blinged out Santa Cruz bike you can configure.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout


The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch Nomad Carbon


It may be April 1, but this is no fool’s joke—Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch wheel version of their vaunted Nomad Carbon all-mountain sled today.

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ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway


Enter the ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway and you could win a Tall Boy LT Carbon, ACRE Hydration Pack and WANDER photo book!

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Enduro Compare-O: Mtbr’s Best of Test Award Winners


Find out which bikes took home the hardware from our first-ever Enduro Compare-O.

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Video: Steve Peat gets all highlander on his Santa Cruz for Volvo


Former DH world champ Steve Peat slow-shreds some Scottish Highlands in Volvo edit.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Santa Cruz’s über Bronson a beautiful, agile killer


It’s beautiful. It’s expensive. It wins races and slays mountains.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Ultimate one bike quiver? The $10k Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon might be it


You won’t win the Enduro World Series on this bike, but you could ride it just about anywhere in the world.

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Compare-O First Look: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon


The Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon is one of the most anticipated bikes in our test. See what the buzz is all about.

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Compare-O First Look: Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon


Santa Cruz’s playful all-day adventure rig looks to have plenty of climbing chops. But will the Fox 32 fork and trim-profile frame be up to the task when things get rowdy?

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Santa Cruz Bikes Hires Vicious Guard Dog and Offers Reward on Stolen Demo Bikes


Santa Cruz Bikes releases the hounds and offers $500 reward on 11 stolen demo bikes.

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Thieves Steal $100,000 in Demo Bikes from Santa Cruz in Brazen Daytime Robbery


Thieves hit Santa Cruz Bikes’ demo fleet, take $100,000 worth of bikes in brazen daytime robbery.

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Video: Santa Cruz Jackal Day Trip With Bryceland and Peat


Pump tracks and dirt jump parks are all the rage but big wheels and all that suspension are not really the ideal tools for the job. Bryceland and Peat cruise around with the Santa Cruz Jackal and just have fun with their dirt jump bikes.

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Shootout: One Long Race, Four Bikes Compared


Racing four different Santa Cruz bikes for this year’s TBF 50 Miler in Granite Bay! The Tallboy would start off the shenanigans, while saving the speedy Highball for the end.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 2


Part two of Krob’s Outdoor Demo bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Turner Czar, Santa Cruz Bronson C, Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 and the Rocky Mountain Altitude.

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