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Smart Cycles has been a Santa Cruz dealer since the late 1990's and we've always admired their approach to bringing new products to market.  We've noticed a couple of things through the years that we believe to be very telling: 1. These guys ride (extensively) every new bike design BEFORE it hits the shops.  This is awesome since it means they do their own R&D instead of having their customers do it!  ...and 2. Everything they put in print regarding their equipment is always spot-on.  This means they have a clear understanding of what they are doing, why they are doing it and and how well they are executing their ideas.  Trust us, sadly, not many products out there get this treatment.

Along with Intense Cycles, Santa Cruz offers the best linkage in the industry.  The VPP.  It seems to us that the approach of many other brands is to copy the VPP as closely as possible, but avoid getting sued, failing epically at the expense of the rider!  Santa Cruz offers many carbon, aluminum and premium carbon models that cover a wide section of market needs.  Best yet, the Heckler and Superlight single-pivot models, that the brand was built on, are still available!

Their website is chock-full of great info and media, so be sure to check it out.  Below you will see our presentation on the models we stock most often.  Don't forget to visit our Facebook Page to see ton's of candid shots of the Santa Cruz bikes that come through our store!



Santa Cruz Hightower

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?

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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.






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The Nomad is designed to stay one step ahead of enduro racing’s ever more DH trajectory.

An aggressive 65 degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds.  165mm of VPP™ travel is delivered via a V10 style upper link and neatly recessed lower link design that's unique to this model.

The one-by only design permits some seriously compact chainstays.  While the rangey cockpit and relatively steep seat tube angle make for a surprisingly efficient pedaling position for such a capable descender

Internal cable routing comes courtesy of thin carbon fibre tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated hassle-free routing every time.


The Nomad is available in 3 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.



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The Bronson is the reference for all-mountain riding and racing, and one of our most versatile and popular models ever. 

With a 67° head angle, 150mm of VPP™ travel and 27.5" wheels, the Bronson screamed onto the Enduro World Series scene like a Group B rally car.

The winning formula is Bronson's ability to deliver massive uphill capability too, thanks to a balanced geometry and efficient pedaling platform that speeds you between liason stages.

Now availble at an unprecendented carbon entry price point for R and S builds, the Bronson sets the all-mountain standard once again.


The Bronson is available in 7 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.




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The Heckler shares the same super awesome geometry as the Bronson, delivered in a robust single pivot package.

With 27.5” wheels and 150mm travel the Heckler continues Santa Cruz's heritage in single pivot aluminum suspension.  

Ideal as an All Mountain heavy hitter, the low maintenance single pivot design minimises pedal feedback, and loves nothing more than railing berms, popping out of turns and smashing through rock gardens.  Day after day after day.

The Heckler is available in 2 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.





The 5010 defies categorization, pushing the realms of what's possible on a 125mm travel bike.

Developed using what we learned from Bronson, the comparatively lower bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of VPP™ travel give 5010 its snappy, nimble, ride.

A 68° head angle and 5lb frame weight adds climbing agility into the equation, defining 5010 as the tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned.

The 5010 is available in 2 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.




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Now with 27.5" wheels, the new Chameleon continues to adapt to its surroundings.

The perennial favorite is trusted by legions to get the job done.  So we've added a few neat features to get the job done better.

27.5" wheels are the most significant evolution, but we've managed to keep the geometry largely unchanged to ensure this most verstaile of hardtails remains exactly that.  

All the cleverly thought out features like interchangeable rear dropouts, tapered head tube and ISCG 05 mounts remain too, but are now joined by some welcome upgrades such as Stealth Reverb routing and a 142mm rear axle spacing.

The Chameleon is available in 2 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.




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If big wheels, big rides, big races and big adventures are your thing, the Tallboy LT is your big ticket.

Our 135mm VPP™ 29er hauls riders through such brutal events as the Downieville Classic, Andes Pacifico and Trans Provence.

29" wheels are a noticeable advantage on long rides and multi-day races.  They keep up momentum, smooth out terrain and give an impression of more suspension than the travel suggests.

Still available in different color options for aluminum, the Tallboy LT is like a Bavarian sports tourer for the offroad World.

The Tallboy LT is available in 7 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.



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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. 

The Stigmata is available in 3 different frame and parts configurations.  Click here to view pricing and more details on the SCB Website.



Check out the entire line of Santa Cruz Bikes at www.santacruzbicycles.com.




We do not ship Santa Cruz Bicycles.  They prefer that we keep sales of their bikes to in-store only.  We always recommend that you buy your bike from an authorized dealer.





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