Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is brand new to us for MY19! Having been steadliy building a reputation for full suspension bikes, trail orientated and of course our custom builds, we see SC as a perfect fit for our ethos and our customers!

Santa Cruz have been building bikes since 1994 (read more about them here!) and right from the start they weren’t ones to follow the trends, but rather go there own way and do it how they wanted to. Currently you’re seeing bikes in the range which are class leading in performance, lighter than a lot of those around them and all backed up with a lifetime warranty. 

We’re really excited to now be working with SC. We feel they’ve got bikes in just the right range for our terrain, riding style and need for high quality.

As we’re a small store, with lots to do… we’d prefer if you came in to visit us and take a test ride on a bike and discuss what might be the right bike for you. There are hundreds of options and details we can go through, so it’s ideal to be instore so we don’t just get lost in a digital conversation!  However, we know that’s not always possible – so feel free to mail, message us on FB or of course give us a call!

We’re not listing everything here (nor do we have everything in stock!) but we’ve picked out what we’re most likely to have and tried to show you the various standard options. Don’ forget we can do a custom build on SC framesets as well!

Why buy from us?…

Good question! Aside from the friendly welcome and expert advice, we pride ourselves on our service, backup and workshop facilities and this is something we try to bring to all our bike sales. We offer the typical first service (after a month) but before that we start with the building of your bike – we take more time to make sure it’s assembled correctly, and not just OK, but as well as it can be. Race ready if you like. We don’t just turn the bars and fit the pedals (which would suffice for some) we go that much further and remove the fork for example. This means we can make sure the headset bearings are greased with a good quality lubricant (something which even the premium brands seem to forget in the factory) We make sure that bolts that need to be torqued to a specific torque are taken care of, seatposts are greased (or carbon pasted!) we take time and set up the brake calipers perfectly and that all the set up and adjustments are ‘just so’. What this means for you, is that when you collect your new machine, you can be sure it’s not only ready to ride, but also as good as it can be and that you have had the same mechanics, working to the same standard on your bike as those pro athletes that choose to use our services (read more about them here!)

However, that’s not all! With every Santa Cruz we also follow up that initial setup with 2 further services. We’ll remind you (via SMS) after 6 months that it might now be a good idea to call back with the bike and let us do it’s first ‘real’ service. Hopefully you’ve been riding the bike and it’s a good time to go through it with our 30 point ‘Dr Bike Check’. We do this 6 month service to set you off in the right direction of servicing your bike at least twice a year! The third service comes after 12 months and this covers all the details of the 6 month with the additional benefit of both the fork and damper service (and this includes the parts!) We feel this takes care of your first year of riding and makes sure you have the best support possible with your new SC!

But we don’t stop there!… Also included with your new bike is our goody bag! SiS energyfood, tubeless sealant, tubeless valves, spare gear hanger, custom fender, Peatys link lube and coffee from Uppsalas coffee expert – Lindvalls!!

All in, our service package is worth 3540kr and comes FREE, with all Santa Cruz bikes and custom builds.

 

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A bit of info to understand the range better. There are a LOT of options! Once you’ve got your head around it all, it’s quite easy, but the first time you might be a bit lost! Here’s some useful info to begin with!

FRAMESETS.  Not all available in all options, but choose from Alloy (AL), Carbon (C) or Carbon (CC) The CC version is the high end frameset. It uses different materials  and is about 0,5kg lighter than the C model. Read more…

All models have the same lifetime warranty, including free of charge pivot bearing replacement.

You can find frame/complete bike weights on the SC website under each individual specification. We’ve weighed the bikes we’ve had instore and they’re pretty accurate! Alloy –> C= -500g. C –> CC= -500g (circa!)

 

BUILD KITS. The Factory Build kits direct from SC follow a simple code:

‘D’ – Base model. Sram NX with various options on dampers (depending on model)

‘R’ – Sram NX again with a higher level of other componentry, again different depending on model.

‘S’ – Sram GX, higher spec elsewhere with brakes, dampers and control parts.

‘X01’ – Sram X01!

‘XX1’ – Sram XX1!

‘XTR’ – XTR!

 

WHEELS.

‘+’ – Plus size wheel option

‘Reserve’ – SC ‘Reserve’ carbon wheelset option (with lifetime warranty)

 

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BLUR                                29″. 100mm travel. Race ready XC. 10,23kg for the XX1 upto 12,22kg for the R Build.

The Blur has 2 carbon frame options to choose from, along with 11 factory build options, plus frameset and custom builds from us! Phew!

Pricing starts at 32990kr for the CC frameset.

First complete bike is the C frame with R Kit build at 44990kr going upto The CC frame with XX1 or XTR reserve at 100990kr!

 

 

TALLBOY                        29″. 120mm front travel with 110mm rear. 11,72kg for the XX1 reserve build upto 13,87 for the alloy D build.

The Tallboy has 3 frame options (C, CC and alloy) nd 8 different factory build options plus custom builds from us!

Pricing starts at 20990kr for the alloy frameset, with CC frame at 32990kr and bikes starting at 33990kr.

We think the Tallboy is that one bike that so many people SHOULD be riding. XC, gravel, forest trails and speed, but in a package that’s actually fun and rideable when the going gets tougher. It’s a racing bike for people who think they are Nino Schurter, but have decided that an upside down stem just isn’t for them!

 

 

HIGHTOWER                29/27,5″+”. 140mm front travel with 135mm rear. 12,04kg for the XX1 build to 13,23kg for the Carbon R build.

The Hightower has only C and CC frame options. 6 builds total plus custom options.

Pricing starts at 32990kr for the CC frameset, with bikes starting at 46990kr going upto 101990kr

The Hightower is the allrounder trail bike. It can do just about anything. 40km blast in the forest? Bike park for the weekend? Keeping up with the XC crowd? Maybe an Enduro race?

 

 

HIGHTOWER LT          29/27,5″+”. 150mm front and rear travel. 12,92kg for the XX1 build to 14,03kg for the Carbon R build.

The Hightower LT has only C and CC frame options. 7 builds total plus custom options.

Pricing starts at 32990kr for the CC frameset, with bikes starting at 46990kr going upto 101990kr

The Hightower LT is the big wheeled monster truck. An Enduro machine or all out bike park blaster! Weights are incredible for this type of bike, so if you’re all about ‘just getting out there’… it won’t let you down!

 

 

5010                                  27,5/27,5″+”. 130mm front and rear travel. 11,99kg for the XX1 build to 14,51kg for the Aluminium D build.

The 5010 has Alu, C &  CC frame options. 14 builds total plus custom options.

Pricing starts at 36990kr for the CC frameset, with bikes starting at 40990kr going upto 103990kr

The 5010 is the do it all, go to trail bike for the likes of Danny MacAskill. Ride it, race it, thrash it…do whatever you want with it! A relatively short travel, 130mm bike with the + option. Fun geo that’s designed to be ridden and enjoyed!

 

 

BRONSON                      27,5/27,5″+”. 160mm front and 150mm rear travel. 13,05kg for the XX1 build to 15,42kg for the Aluminium R build.

The 5010 has Alu, C &  CC frame options. 16 builds total plus custom options.

Pricing starts at 20990kr for the Alu frameset, with bikes starting at 33990kr going upto 100990kr

The Bronson is the mid travel bruiser! Enduro…Check! All day explortion… Check! Day at the bike park… Check! Is there anything this bike can’t do? I hope not, as this is my choice of bike for this season! (Neil!)

 

 

NOMAD                      27,5″. 170mm front and rear travel. 13,28kg for the XX1 build to 15,17kg for the Aluminium R build.

The Nomad has Alu, C &  CC frame options. 7  builds total plus custom options.

Pricing starts at 20990kr for the Alu frameset, with bikes starting at 40990kr going upto 104990kr

The Nomad is the big hitter of the range. Ready to take on all that comes its way. Derived from the DH V10, it’s similarities in handling and stability are backed up by its ability to actual pedal up the hill in the first place! An absolute beast!