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  1. Full Suspension Bike
    $4500 or Best Offer 2019 Santa Cruz 5010 CC Large w/ X01 build + fork upgrades and couple of swapped components I am selling because I upgraded to the 2021 model. Vorsprung upgrades worth over $200 for the fork. Lightly used (one of 3 bikes I ride). Has AMS protective tape. Marks and blemishes...
  2. Santa Cruz
    I have a 2020 Chameleon AL 29r. How do I convert to single speed? I see there is a 27.5 dropout kit but I wonder can I run it single speed with my existing 29 inch wheels or will it only run 27.5 single speed? Also then what wheel set would I buy? Ideally I would buy another 29inch wheel set...
  3. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's note: This article was originally published on 10/19/2018 and updated on 2/11/2021 As riders search for ways to make riding better, plus tires have found their place in a few key categories. First, plus tires help to make hardtails more fun and capable and many newly released hardtails...
  4. General Discussion
    The new 5010 retains the playful demeanor of the previous version. Santa Cruz is unveiling the latest edition of its short-travel 27.5 trail bike, the 5010, and the women's version, the Furtado. Now in its fourth iteration, the new 5010 shares the lower-link shock design introduced over the...
  5. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    It's hard to launch a new mountain bike during a global pandemic. Many trail systems are closed and traveling halfway around the globe to film a release video isn't exactly sheltering in place. Santa Cruz decided to get creative and think small when launching the latest 5010. We can't think of a...
  6. E-Bikes
    Earlier today, Santa Cruz unveiled it's first e-mountain bike, the Heckler. The name may be old, stretching back to the earliest days of the brand in the '90s, but the bike is a modern e-mountain bike based on the Bronson frame platform. Related: First Ride - Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike...
  7. General Discussion
    Santa Cruz joins the e-mountain bike movement In the timeline of every movement, there are key points that mark its adoption and acceptance. In the e-bike movement, we consider the introduction of this Santa Cruz Heckler to be one of those moments in time. Why? Because Santa Cruz, although not...
  8. General Discussion
    - Santa Cruz Bicycles Starting November 19th Santa Cruz Bicycles is opening up the application process for local organizations and projects to apply for funding. Santa Cruz will consider any project that increases access for mountain bikes will be considered; whether that's building trails...
  9. General Discussion
    Build a trail and win a bike with MBOSC About five years ago in Demo Forest, the Sawpit trail was shut down due to logging projects that help fund the forest. The loss of the more 'natural' trail left a hole in the hearts of many as the options in Demo Forest became limited to the Flow Trail...
  10. General Discussion
    Santa Cruz, Yeti and other deals from Jenson and Competitive Cyclist The season isn't over and the trails are calling, visit them with a new ride. It can be an early winter gift from you to your inner shredder. Now - On to the sale! SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES Stigmata Carbon SALE 20% Off $3,599.99...
  11. General Discussion
    Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), local nonprofit trail building organization, recently announced the Trail Vision Awards, a video and photo contest set on Santa Cruz County's trails. Contestants can submit content featuring legal Santa Cruz County trails, showcasing any trail use, such as...
  12. General Discussion
    Santa Cruz has been on a roll this year developing aggressive 29ers. It started with the enduro-ready Megatower, followed a few months later by the redesigned Hightower. Now, the venerable Tallboy has been overhauled making it one of the most progressive short-travel 29er trail bikes on the...
  13. General Discussion
    The new Santa Cruz Megatower is built to charge. Photo by Gary Perkin First came the Hightower. Next was the Hightower LT. Now the progression continues with release of the much rumored and now confirmed Santa Cruz Megatower, a 29-inch wheeled brawler that's ready for the Enduro World Series or...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The Santa Cruz carbon Chameloeon aka 'tin lizard' has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It's Darwinism in action. We took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Contrary to sixties belief, we don't all live in yellow submarines. Some folk live on canal boats instead, where they keep their Santa Cruz Bronson. Read the Mtbr first look on the new Santa Cruz Bronson. Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Santa Cruz Bronson, down in the woods near...
  16. General Discussion
    Fox DPX2 rear shock complements this bike well What is it The 5010 used to be called the Solo for a few days and we still remember that bike from 2013. It was an agile trail bike with small wheels and many folks swore by it. In 2015, they updated that bike and we took it to the Mills Peak...
  17. General Discussion
    What changed The Bronson is slotted between the 5010 and Nomad and parallel to the Hightower. Thus it's not really allowed to change travel and wheel size. So how did they improve it? The answer is suspension, geometry, tire size and details. The suspension is now a lower-link style like the...
  18. General Discussion
    From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do. This bike now emulates the Nomad with a more linear, more capable suspension but it maintains its agility. And it separates itself from the 5010 with big hit ability...
  19. Passion
    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2016 but has been updated and remains just as relevant today. Recently, I was invited to purchase tickets for a fund raiser dinner put on by the fine folks at the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Along with a little Friday evening...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    What is it Trevor has several bikes so for this build, he chose to target his Nomad for a specific task, descending. Although we marvel at the climbing prowess and descending range of modern bikes, not every build has to do it all. Many abilities are often the result of compromise and it's good...
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