Santa Cruz Reviews and News


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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