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Santa Cruz Bikes - Quality bikes since 1994
Santa Cruz Bikes - Quality bikes since 1994
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.

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Santa Cruz Blur 3 CC 29" X01 gloss carbon
Santa Cruz Blur 3 CC 29" X01 gloss carbon gloss carbon
Santa Cruz
Blur 3 CC 29" X01 gloss carbon
£5,849.00 £4,919.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (29")
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Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve storm grey
Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve storm grey storm grey
Santa Cruz
Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve storm grey
£7,739.00 £7,399.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (29")
Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve amarillo yellow
Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve amarillo yellow amarillo yellow
Santa Cruz
Megatower 1 CC 29" X01 Coil Reserve amarillo yellow
£7,739.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (29")
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC 29" X01 smoke grey
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 CC 29" X01 smoke grey smoke grey
Santa Cruz
Hightower 2 CC 29" X01 smoke grey
£6,369.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (29")
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve purple
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve purple purple
Santa Cruz
5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve purple
£8,429.00
  • Versions: M | 40,5cm (27.5")L | 43cm (27.5")XL | 46cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 purple
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 purple purple
Santa Cruz
5010 4 CC X01 purple
£6,629.00
  • Versions: XS | 37cm (27.5")M | 40,5cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Highball 3 C R black
Santa Cruz Highball 3 C R black black
Santa Cruz
Highball 3 C R black
£2,929.00
  • Versions: M | 43cm (29")L | 47cm (29")
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Santa Cruz Highball 3 C S black
Santa Cruz Highball 3 C S black black
Santa Cruz
Highball 3 C S black
£3,439.00
  • Versions: L | 47cm (29")
Santa Cruz 5010 4 C S purple
Santa Cruz 5010 4 C S purple purple
Santa Cruz
5010 4 C S purple
£4,909.00
  • Versions: M | 40,5cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Coil Reserve oxblood
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Coil Reserve oxblood oxblood
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Coil Reserve oxblood
£9,029.00
  • Versions: M | 40,5cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X Reserve lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X Reserve lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X Reserve lavender
£6,629.00
  • Versions: 58cm (28")
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X lavender
£5,589.00
  • Versions: 56cm (28")
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC GRX lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC GRX lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC GRX lavender
£4,299.00
  • Versions: 54cm (28")
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL R earth
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL R earth earth
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 AL R earth
£3,699.00
  • Versions: M | 40,5cm (29")
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Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 27.5" lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 27.5" lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 27.5" lavender
£5,589.00
  • Versions: 56cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X Reserve 27.5" lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X Reserve 27.5" lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X Reserve 27.5" lavender
£6,629.00
  • Versions: 58cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C XT Coil green
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C XT Coil green green
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 C XT Coil green
£6,019.00
  • Versions: L | 43cm (27.5")
New
Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC X01 Coil grey
Santa Cruz Megatower 1 CC X01 Coil grey grey
Santa Cruz
Megatower 1 CC X01 Coil grey
£7,229.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (29")
New
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve yellow
Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve yellow yellow
Santa Cruz
5010 4 CC X01 AXS Reserve yellow
£8,429.00
  • Versions: M | 40,5cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C S earth
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C S earth earth
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 C S earth
£4,909.00
  • Versions: XS | 37cm (29")
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Rival lavender
Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Rival lavender lavender
Santa Cruz
Stigmata 3 CC Rival lavender
£3,699.00
  • Versions: 60cm (28")
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Reserve green
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Reserve green green
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 CC X01 AXS Reserve green
£9,029.00
  • Versions: S | 38cm (27.5")
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL D earth
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL D earth earth
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 AL D earth
£3,189.00
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Santa Cruz 5010 4 C S yellow
Santa Cruz 5010 4 C S yellow yellow
Santa Cruz
5010 4 C S yellow
£4,909.00
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Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C S green
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C S green green
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 C S green
£5,419.00
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Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C S aqua
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C S aqua aqua
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 C S aqua
£4,909.00
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Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C S carbon
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C S carbon carbon
Santa Cruz
Hightower 2 C S carbon
£5,159.00
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Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C S oxblood
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 C S oxblood oxblood
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 C S oxblood
£5,419.00
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Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL D aqua
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 AL D aqua aqua
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 AL D aqua
£3,189.00
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Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 Coil oxblood
Santa Cruz Nomad 5 CC X01 Coil oxblood oxblood
Santa Cruz
Nomad 5 CC X01 Coil oxblood
£7,309.00
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Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C R carbon
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C R carbon carbon
Santa Cruz
Hightower 2 C R carbon
£4,299.00
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Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C R melon
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C R melon melon
Santa Cruz
Hightower 2 C R melon
£4,299.00
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Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C R aqua
Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C R aqua aqua
Santa Cruz
Tallboy 4 C R aqua
£4,299.00
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Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C S melon
Santa Cruz Hightower 2 C S melon melon
Santa Cruz
Hightower 2 C S melon
£5,159.00
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Santa Cruz Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" stone gold
Santa Cruz Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" stone gold stone gold
Santa Cruz
Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" stone gold
£6,879.00
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Santa Cruz Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" moss
Santa Cruz Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" moss moss
Santa Cruz
Bronson 4 CC X01 27.5" moss
£6,879.00
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Santa Cruz Highball 3 CC X01 AXS Reserve black
Santa Cruz Highball 3 CC X01 AXS Reserve black black
Santa Cruz
Highball 3 CC X01 AXS Reserve black
£7,309.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 C R Trail black
Santa Cruz Blur 4 C R Trail black black
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 C R Trail black
£4,219.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 C R Trail salmon
Santa Cruz Blur 4 C R Trail salmon salmon
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 C R Trail salmon
£4,219.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 C XT Trail salmon
Santa Cruz Blur 4 C XT Trail salmon salmon
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 C XT Trail salmon
£5,589.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 C S Trail salmon
Santa Cruz Blur 4 C S Trail salmon salmon
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 C S Trail salmon
£4,909.00
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Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve stone gold
Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve stone gold stone gold
Santa Cruz
Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve stone gold
£6,879.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 C XT Trail black
Santa Cruz Blur 4 C XT Trail black black
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 C XT Trail black
£5,589.00
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Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve moss
Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve moss moss
Santa Cruz
Bronson 4 C MX XT Reserve moss
£6,879.00
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Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX R moss
Santa Cruz Bronson 4 C MX R moss moss
Santa Cruz
Bronson 4 C MX R moss
£4,299.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC X01 Trail black
Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC X01 Trail black black
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 CC X01 Trail black
£6,709.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC XX1 Reserve black
Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC XX1 Reserve black black
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 CC XX1 Reserve black
£9,459.00
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Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC X01 Trail salmon
Santa Cruz Blur 4 CC X01 Trail salmon salmon
Santa Cruz
Blur 4 CC X01 Trail salmon
£6,709.00
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High-performance Mountain Bikes from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

California-based Santa Cruz has been making high-quality mountain bikes for over 25 years, leading the industry in cutting-edge innovation and pushing the boundaries of what a mountain bike can offer. Santa Cruz bike are immensely popular amongst recreational riders, racers, and bike critics alike. With a capable range of full-suspension and hardtail mountain bikes, there’s a Santa Cruz mountain bike for every style of rider.

Virtual Pivot Point Suspension

One of the technologies that Santa Cruz pioneered in the early 2000’s and which remains on many of the company’s full-suspension mountain bikes today is virtual pivot point (VPP) design. VPP uses counter-rotating links to provide a smooth ride without reducing your bike’s efficiency. Better yet, VPP suspension systems can be widely adjusted for use in both downhill and cross-country bikes.

Santa Cruz Carbon Frames

Santa Cruz is beloved in part because the company makes carbon frames affordable for the recreational rider. The company offers two different types of carbons in its frames, C and CC. Carbon CC frames are found on Santa Cruz’s high-end racing builds. It’s an expensive frame material, but these carbon frames are lightning fast and highly responsive when every bit of efficiency matters. Carbon C frames are Santa Cruz’s more affordable carbon build. The weight gain in C frames is negligible for most riders – less than half a kilogram per full suspension frame – making this one of the best carbon frame designs for the money.

Understanding the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Lineup

Santa Cruz doesn’t build tens of bike styles and throw them all out for riders to choose. Instead, the company puts intensive focus into just a handful of full-suspension bike models and even fewer hardtail mountain bike models. These models cover the range of riding styles and can be built from the frame up to customize them according to your needs.

R-kit vs. D-kit

Most Santa Cruz bikes come in two standard builds: a R-kit and a D-kit. The R-kit is the premium build, with higher-end components throughout the drivetrain. More important for most riders, the R-kit also comes with a slightly more durable and efficient suspension fork from Fox, compared to the basic RockShox fork in the D-kit. Particularly for cross-country riders, the up-front cost for an R-kit Santa Cruz model is well worth it over having to upgrade down the road.

Wheel Diameter

One of the major differences between mountain bikes in Santa Cruz’s full suspension lineup is the wheel diameter. The 5010, Bronson, and Nomad models are built for 27.5-inch wheels, while the Tallboy, Blur, and Hightower models are built for larger 29-inch wheels. Which wheel diameter is best for you depends on the your riding style and the terrain you typically ride.

Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes at bikester.co.uk

The easiest way to start riding a mountain bike from Santa Cruz is to shop our selection at bikester.co.uk. We carry most of Santa Cruz’s lineup of full-suspension and hardtail mountain bikes, as well as offer full suspension frames so you can customise your build.