Hightower

Hightower

Hightower
Standing head and shoulders above the rest

Pris fra 48.000,-

Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon. Running either proven 29″ wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands.

27.5+
​When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*. Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration. Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up. The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

Posted by marsa 2016.06.01 Kommentarer er skrudd av for Hightower

Tallboy III

Tallboy III
For those who don’t roll with the pack

Pris fra 64.500,-

The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

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Stigmata

Stigmata

Ramme: Fra 22.490,-
Komplett: Fra 38.490,-

The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name.

We do things a bit backwards here at Santa Cruz. While most companies first introduced carbon fiber on their road bikes, we made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then we made a downhill bike. And now we’ve made a carbon Stigmata—a ‘cross, gravel, just ride your damn bike bike.

We started the development of the new Stigmata a couple years ago, because we missed the old Stigmata, and felt that there was a lot we could do with carbon that we were unable to do with aluminum. At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning that we wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get our drop bar on.

The new Stigmata is versatile. It’ll fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It’s also home to our first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. We didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed us to make the bike lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect from Santa Cruz.

Posted by marsa 2015.02.25 Kommentarer er skrudd av for Stigmata

Highball 29

Highball 29

Ramme: CC Fra 19.990,- (CC)
Komplett: Ta kontakt for pris!

Unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun.
Wheel Size: 29″

This CC carbon Highball represents the pinnacle of our engineering and carbon fiber manufacturing capabilities. It’s been trimmed, optimized, strengthened, and dialed in just right, so that we can use the least amount of material possible and still deliver you a bike that’s as stiff, fast, strong, and durable as you expect it to be.

The Highball is now available in 29” and 27.5”. You pick. We tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the 27.5” does not.

On the 29er, we shortened the chainstays by almost a half-inch, and stretched out the front end of the bike by about the same. This allows you to run a more modern stem/bar combo and makes the bike a little quicker in the corners. A lot of folks want to talk about head tube angle when they talk about hardtails, but we rode a lot of different options, and decided the 70.5-degree angle we used on the first Highball was spot-on. It strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing.

The carbon layup changed a bit, too, particularly in the seat stays and seat tube, and we reduced the seat post size to 27.2mm, which adds some compliance you’ll appreciate when you’re 80 miles in to a 100-mile race. All the cables route internally, now, but that doesn’t mean multiple obscenity-laden nights in the garage to get it set up. Everything has either a tunnel or an easy-to-route cable guide to make it as hassle-free as possible.

The Highball is unapologetically fast, surprisingly fun, and every bit a Santa Cruz mountain bike.

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Highball 27.5

Highball 27.5

Ramme: Fra 19.490,-
Komplett: Fra 28.490,-

Same great bike, new smaller wheels.

The Highball carbon is now available in 29” and 27.5”. You pick. We tried to keep the handling characteristics the same between the two bikes, and let the wheel size’s traits shine through. One difference –the 27.5” version has a size small, while the 29er does not, and that the 29er has an XXL, while the 27.5” does not.

Since we had a mostly-blank slate for the 27.5-inch bike, we spent a lot of time getting everything dialed. We found that the 69-degree head angle strikes the right balance of quick handling and stability, and won’t wander on you when you’re climbing. That, combined with the short chainstays and smaller wheels, makes the bike playful, without being as gravity-oriented as the Chameleon.

The carbon layup changed a bit, too, particularly in the seat stays and seat tube, and we reduced the seat post size to 27.2mm, which adds some compliance you’ll appreciate when you’re 80 miles in to a 100-mile race. All the cables route internally, now, but that doesn’t mean multiple obscenity-laden nights in the garage to get it set up. Everything has either a tunnel or an easy-to-route cable guide to make it as hassle-free as possible.

Posted by marsa 2015.02.25 Kommentarer er skrudd av for Highball 27.5

V10

V10
26″ / 216mm, 250mm – DH Race

Ramme: Fra 36.990,-
Komplett: Fra 55.990,-

Back-To-Back World Champs Winner.
Travel: 216mm
Wheel Size: 27,5″

The arrival of 27.5” wheels marks a sea change in the V10’s evolution.

In development with the Syndicate since early 2013, we wrung full potential out of the new wheel standard before unveiling it at the races.  The restraint paid off, and the new V10 hoovered up a 2014 World Cup title and a World Champs medal within weeks of being released.

Drawing on feedback from Peat, Minnaar and Bryceland on their personal settings, the 6th generation of our flagship model now offers 216mm / 8.5” of travel in two adjustable geometry positions:

  • HIGH: 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height.
  • LOW: 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height.

The shock rate has been tuned to be less progressive than the previous model, delivering more consistent damping throughout the travel.

Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands Ratboy’s huge flat landings.  The front triangle and swingarm sport larger-diameter sections, but we’ll refrain from the usual drone about the positive effect that has on strength and stiffness.

The new frame benefits from a slightly longer reach to suit evolving rider preferences.  However, our athletes felt we always struck a good balance with our chainstay length, so we focused on maintaining this dimension when accommodating larger wheels.

Posted by marsa 2013.12.11 Kommentarer er skrudd av for V10

Nomad Carbon

Nomad
27,5″ / 165mm – All-Mtn/Freeride

Ramme: fra 31.000,-
Komplett: fra 49.000,-

Keeps On Moving On.
Travel: 165mm
Wheel Size: 27,5″

The new Nomad sends the all mountain category into Andean Mountain sized territory.
Now in its third generation, the full carbon frame has beencompletely redesigned to stay ahead of enduro racing’s ever-more DH trajectory.

Posted by marsa 2013.12.11 Kommentarer er skrudd av for Nomad Carbon

Bronson

Bronson
27.5″ / 150mm – All-Mtn

Ramme: Alu fra 20.000,- // Carbon fra 30.000,-
Komplett: Alu fra 33.000,- // Carbon fra 37.000,-

Living Up To The Hype.

When we introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it was on The Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.

The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement.  The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts.  Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top-tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate’s been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry has also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk.  The seat tube angle’s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

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5010

5010
27.5″ / 130mm – Trail

Ramme: Alu fra 20.000,- // Carbon fra 30.000,-
Komplett: Alu fra 33.000,- // Carbon fra 37.000,-

Go where no bike has gone before.

5010 is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions.

130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

Posted by marsa 2013.12.11 Kommentarer er skrudd av for 5010

Jackal

Jackal
26″ / HT – Hardtail/DJ

Ramme: Fra Ta kontakt!
Komplett:Fra Ta kontakt

Smartest Dropouts You’ll Ever Meet.
Travel: HT
Wheel Size: 26″

Dirt-jumping, pump-tracking, bike-parking or prowling the streets with your pack, Jackal is an opportunistic scavenger of man-made terrain.
Unique sliding rear dropouts welcome gears or single speeds, whilst the cleverly designed asymmetrical yolk allows for super strong and compact 15.2” chainstays.
Overbuilt to last forever, yet still weighing in under 5lbs, owning a Jackal’s one of few things in life that requires no justification.

Posted by marsa 2013.10.15 Kommentarer er skrudd av for Jackal

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