If the name Santa Cruz summons images of skateboards in your mind, you’ve either not been bitten by the MTB bug or have been trail-hunting in the deepest, darkest wilderness for the last 20 years. Santa Cruz Bikes have been producing high-end mountain bikes for years now and have earned themselves a well-deserved cult following. The no-longer-little bike brand is based in wheel and surf-crazy Santa Cruz, California and was originally founded in 1994 by ex-skateboarding pro Rob Roskopp. From the outset, Santa Cruz dodged the hardtail trend and focused on the Fully. With elaborate carbon frames, refined VPP suspension, three wheel sizes and the highest attention to detail, Santa Cruz has its own idea of the perfect tool for real CC, trail, all-mountain and downhill bikers. Countless magazine tests, race results and loyal customers justify Santa Cruz’s vision.