Santa Cruz 2000 Super 8 Full Suspension Bike

4.72/5 (25 Reviews)
Weight : 45 MSRP : $4212.00


Product Description

Mountain Mix, Hayes hydraulic disc, 14mm thru-axle rear hub, fully adjustable geometry/wheelbase, Boxxer


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Cutts a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, plush, chuckable.

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little heav compared to newer bikes - but then you have to pay lots more for them.

Bottom Line:   
Ran this bike as my only bike for a bout a year. Was awesome once the propedal shock was put on it. Really too much of a DH bike for me - went up hills better than it should have but was pretty hard work still. Handled anything I could throw at it on a DH - 2 weeks at Morzine was heaven. Much plusher than a Bullit - good for the handy cam. Only got rid of it coz I got an awesome deal on a VP3 with 888s - not as good a Morzine bike but about 5lbs lighter and has more travel - higher BB restricts it a bit. Just bought a Blur LT to replace the VP (maybe - getting old....). So maybe I'll buy another S8 for my yearly pilgrimage.

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Favorite Trail:   Morzine rocks!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   V10, Super 8 original (not good!), VP3, Bighit, Demo8, Stinkys, Enduro SX, RM7

Bike Setup:   Marz Monster T, Hope Ti6s, Mavic D321s on Hope Bigun front / Hadley rear, Fox vailla RC Propedal

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zorro weatherburger a Weekend Warrior from australia, victoria, melbourne

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2005

Strengths:    rock shocks front shocks are exelent aswell as the fox, good rims but i have changed mine since i got the bike

Weaknesses:    big ,heavy, chunky thing

Bottom Line:   
the best bike eva, allthough dated it can still jump over a house and take the the rough langings you give it, also the shocks are the softest things ever, its like you dont even feel the landing.

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Favorite Trail:   any downhill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   dads friend

Similar Products Used:   none, its a one of a kind bike

Bike Setup:   santa cruz super8 frame, hayes hydrolic disc brakes,intense mag 30 dh rims, rock shocks front shocks, azonic pedals, intense lock on odi grips

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Massive Dik a Downhiller from New England, USA

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2001

Strengths:    beefy, stiff rear end. good geometry adjustability.
fairly cheap for pro level DH rig.


Weaknesses:    FOX shock! the bike BLOWS thru its travel way too easily!
2 footer or 6 footer, bottoms out the same it seems.
oh! fox already re valved it, added spring, same result!


Bottom Line:   
If you can, avoid FOX crap......
I think they are getting a little too big for their breaches!
shock are thrown together poorly, I've seen too many busted or mal-functioning fox shocks!
for now we have to deal with them but thats about to change thanks to Avalanche, Stratos, Romic and Progressive!
Cant wait!
work good on some bikes I guess, 3 terd piles for the days when no one else would try but fox.
Getting lazy though, Q.C. / Q.A. wake up!

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Favorite Trail:   ANY lift serviced downward trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   ahhh, bike shop?

Similar Products Used:   99 super 8, 99 & 2000 Marin DH (everthing else I tried is 4 bar style linkage)

Bike Setup:   stratos S8, doublewides, hayes (typical DH build)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kyle a Downhiller from vail co

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    too much to list!

Weaknesses:    The boxxer is love/hate but i'm 13 riding one of these i can't really complain!

Bottom Line:   
i realize now that the people who said this bike flexed and brakejacked are way overweight and finnessish in thier riding. if you ride this bike right it rides as sweet as anything i've ridin

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Favorite Trail:   your sister

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Colorado bike service

Similar Products Used:   pos lobo

Bike Setup:   boxxer (love/hate)
hayses (sweet!)
d521's
race face north shore cranks
mrp
2.65 irc cujo's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Downhiller from Hickory NC

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2001

Strengths:    PLUSH!!!!!! Strong as hell. You can't bust this thing.

Weaknesses:    47lbs but who cares it eats every thing it should be a little over-weight

Bottom Line:   
Damn fine bike for a damn fine price. If you are interested in Going REALLLLYY fast and doing it smoothly get one. I promise you will never wish you have a better bike.EVER!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3900.00

Purchased At:   Lightning Cycles

Similar Products Used:   nothing can touch this

Bike Setup:   Shiver 8" hayes the works

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darrren Leary a Downhiller from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff stiff stiff, great geometry, nice workmanship, good for big hits, plush, stiff, nice colors, stiff.

Weaknesses:    Rob a Downhiller from Nevada

Bottom Line:   
Finally. After wasting time with a Marin I broke down and got a good bike. This think is awsome for big hits and DH/freeride type riding. Very comfortable in the trails as well. Of course its heavy, and no thats not a weakness. Handles like a dream.

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Favorite Trail:   sheiks : organ donor

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Stratos S7, 24" rear...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Jackson a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff, Strong, plush, takes big hits well, corners well, just rides like a bike should, great geometry with a 24 inch wheel and a 7+ inch fork.... rides lighter than it actually is....rear through axil makes for a super stiff swingarm...

Weaknesses:    none relly, i use my s8 for x-country, DH, urban, dirt jumps ect every week!

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks, if you are sick of you bike breaking buy one of these, very versitle, and a great bike for the price! If you read the rest of the riviews you will notice the one below mine is the only bad one!!!! In my opinion it should be disregarded, dont take my word just go ride one.....This bike is best suited for dh or freeride, though as i say above if you are strong enough it is no problem to do a few x-country/dh rides a week!

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Favorite Trail:   shieks/plunge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Forbidden Cycles

Similar Products Used:   a few 4 inch travel bikes, and a Marin team dh (pure garbage),

Bike Setup:   Stratos s7 fork, 26" fr wheel, 24" rear wheel, Black spire NS-1 chain tensioner, Hayes 8" disc fr and rear

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rob a Downhiller from Nevada

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2001

Strengths:    Has pretty paint and decent price

Weaknesses:    This bike is sluggish. The fork absolutely sucks and the suspension feels crappy. I've had the bike tinkered with and revalved and resprung etc. It doesn't ride nearly as nice as an Intense and it cost more than a used intense. The 24" wheel is lame and doesn't provide any advantage aside from being closer to the rocks I keep hitting due to decresed ground clearance. The shoddy machinework and inconsistient welds show a lack of workmanship.

Bottom Line:   
I won't ever buy one of these again. Nor will I let any of my friends ride them either. I will stick with bikes that are made in house by the people that put their name on them. I thought I was buying a custom bike but instead i was buying a mass produced 7005 non-heat treated frame that is contracted out to some cookie-cutter frame producer. I won't buy a santa cruz again.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1 (nothing even comes close), GT LTS-DH, LOBO, Tomac 204 Magnum, new and old design, Old style super8 of friends until taht snapped off at the headtube

Bike Setup:   Super-8, stock DH kit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Collin a Downhiller from abbotsford, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2001

Strengths:    Super Bomber, super plush, gobs of travel, very adjustable,super trick.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, but who cares i'm still beating my buddies up the hill on their sub 40 pound Intense Uzzi DH's.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rules. It stomps everything in its path with relative ease---> dropped a HUGE air the other day, the compression was so hard I busted my seatpost clean off and touched my faceguard to my top tube, but the bike kept rolling with no problems. If you want a bike that does almost everything and still go large and land hard all the time get the Super 8.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodlot or Grouse

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Lifecycles

Similar Products Used:   Bullit, FSR, RM6, RM7, VPS-1-2-3, Intense Uzzi DH

Bike Setup:   7 in DH2, front derailleur, 26" F, 24"R, raceface hs, cranks, bb, Hayes 8" f/r, XT shifting

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chavez a Weekend Warrior from vancouver bc

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2001

Strengths:    with 7.5 for travel and a frame that is solid this is one really strong ride. not sure if ill get used to the one chain ring up front and might still modify. this is one heavy machine to pedal on any flat.

Weaknesses:    well unfourtunately i kept the shiver fork figured i'd be a guinnea pig. like every other marzocchi product the springs way to soft im only 175lbs. cant ride 26 wheel with 3.0 tire ... fork travel hits tire and cant modify it to fit must have 34 for 3.o. other than that so far so good.

Bottom Line:   
well as much as i really like the whole package they still asking too much money for a bike.. even though i paid it it's gettin expensive here in the matrix. I liked last years vps 2 and i have no regrets about getting this years team dh. other than the fork issues. there's a lot of fun to have on your spare time and having the right equipment just absolutely makes it.. worth every penny. turns heads anywhere you ride. 8" rotors do make a difference. dont take home the factory clipless they garbage. The seat is incredible no chaffing. I f you don't have a bike rack i feel sorry for you cuz i hate taking off the wheels is a hassle.. totally worth it though. Just waiting to see how they handle lifetime warranty that they offering. really good bike so far.

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Favorite Trail:   woodlot or grouse

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   bike zone in surrey

Similar Products Used:   i had a y2k vps2

Bike Setup:   pretty much stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al a Downhiller from Nova Scotia,Can

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2001

Strengths:    Tuff Frame
components very hardcore


Weaknesses:    going up hill is a killer (who cares? its a DH bike)


Bottom Line:   
I moved out to BC like a year ago, a freeriders dream
this bike was ment for everything out their

I have no problems with anything the frame is in good shape
when I bought it but I bought really good components for this ride
To all of you DH rookies out their
This Bike is for you!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   stinky dee lux
Bulit DH
Kona -DU DU


Bike Setup:   Sram components, NSX race face crankset with MRP chainguide
mavic Dee Max
Mobster 2.7 and mofo
Hayes Hydros
Monster T
THE Fender

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dima from New York

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2001

Strengths:    The bike handles very well and gives a lot of confidnce in doing almost anything from big drops, stairgaps to just DH trail riding. Room for 3' tire. Adjustable chainstay length. Seat position is very low toward bottom bracket.

Weaknesses:    A lot of guys I know, including me, have laid back seatposts and when suspension compresses, back wheel touches the seat. Head angle is not slack enough, unless you put a huge length fork. Rebound adjuster on the shock is very hard to reach.

Bottom Line:   
According to sociological questioning i made between the owners of Super8, the conclusion is: They all love it. They like the handling, anyone from 5.7 to 6.1 tall uses a medium size frame. The bike is closest to perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Some dude from upstate.

Similar Products Used:   Foes LTS2

Bike Setup:   Monster T, 8'Hayes front and rear, 24' doublewides, 3' tires, custom MRP.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Downhiller from Vancouver, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2001

Strengths:    Super plush, most reliable dh bike around, helpful bike ajustments, you can ride the shore during the week, and race DH on the weekend, no prob.

Weaknesses:    rear shock eyelets wear kinda fast.

Bottom Line:   
One of the best DH bikes around, i'd recommend this bike to anyone who wants to race DH, or wants a big hit bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The Luge (Vedder Mtn)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   old super 8, KHS Dominatrax, Giant ATX-1

Bike Setup:   White bros DH3, Magura gustav's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Killner a Downhiller from Chessington, Surrey, UK

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2001

Strengths:    Very confidence inspiring.Soaks up everything & behaves impeccably.

Weaknesses:    Some swingarms have cracked(warranty)and the rear cable/hose fittings haven't been thought through properly.

Bottom Line:   
An awesome downhill bike for anyone looking to go faster.You can rail corners with ease, attack drop-offs with confidence & grin all the way down the hill while your mates are left to eat your dirt.
It pedals well for a 47ibs bike but the big world cup courses are where it really rips! There is room for 3"tyres and with the 8"forks it almost feels like you are cheating!
You will not be dissapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Metebief

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant ATX 1,Kona Stab Primo,Proflex Animal.

Bike Setup:   Stratos Super 8's,Hope 4 pots,Kujo's,AC cranks, etc,etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler f a Racer from concord, Ca

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2001

Strengths:    EVERYTHING it's mono stay com'on now


Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
oh my god you're kidding good by four bar mono stay all the way it recovers faster its plusher it's tits. Buy it only if you dont mind walking to the top of the hill. If you have any questions about it or other stuff. I work at encina
bikes and we have a large santa cruz bullit blue r shox
psylo shimno xt disc come down check it out we also have
supperlights the're all fat bikes. hardcore all the f@#$%&@
way. {encina bikes}

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Favorite Trail:   karpiel@n*

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   encina bikes

Similar Products Used:   gsr, spec, karpiel, intense, kona, cortina, etc...

Bike Setup:   MARZOCCHI shiver, hays 8's, azonic, king, me.

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