Santa Cruz Bicycles at Stif
Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz, California. Their first bike, the Tazmon, was a single-pivot dual suspension bike that rattled established sensibilities. At the time full-suspension bikes were far from the norm, and a do-it-all bike (what we’d refer to as ‘trail’ or ‘all-mountain’ now) with rear suspension was considered highly irregular. But Santa Cruz's founder, skateboarding legend, Rob Roskopp, wasn’t hog tied to following trends or being told how to think. Instead he could see that full-suspension was an innovation whose time had come. And ever since Santa Cruz have built bikes that allow riders to go further, faster, and higher, for longer.
Santa Cruz now manufacture a wide range of high-performance bicycles for true cycling enthusiasts. Made from either carbon fiber or aluminum, the 2020 range covers everything from hardtails to 215mm travel downhill machines. Santa Cruz's carbon bikes are produced in their exclusive manufacturing facility, and they utilize their advanced VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) technology on all full-suspension . Santa Cruz bikes are available with a wide range of component and suspension opterions to choose from, check out the latest range below.
Santa Cruz Vélos 2020
Le Highball est notre fleuron en matière de vélo semi-rigide en carbone, pensé pour les compétitions de cross-country : un vrai pur-sang également capable d’être polyvalent, contre toute attente.
Plus capable qu'un pur endurance bike, plus composé que la plupart des gréements de course XC, le Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. Built around a 27. 2mm diameter seat post, the whole package combines to take the “hard” out of hardtail riding. It has the mindset of a race bike but it’s prepared for more, it’s the kind of bike that’ll go far. . . really far. .
Each weekend, at race venues the world over, there is one rider who gets hoisted upon the shoulders of the crowd and carried to the podium. Or at least leaves with a water bottle as their prize. And between each of those races, innumerable wannabes are putting in the hours on the rollers and in the gym all because they want to feel what it's like to take the win. They know that to beat the pack every advantage needs to be acquired. That's where the Blur fits in. .
Les Chameleon is a blank canvas, ready to go in whatever direction your imagination le prend.
Creativity in wheel size, gearing and component choice make it the perfect muse for freethinkers and freedom seekers alike.
Whatever the weather, however long the ride, wherever you’re going, the Chameleon is so endlessly customizable and adjustable that the only constraint is really your own mind and motivation.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR SURROUNDINGS.Les 5010 turns obstacles into features. Its nimble, poppy feel makes even the most mundane rides feel like they're loaded with features to hop, skip and jump over. It's the kind of bike that makes new trails feel as familiar as the back of your hand.
Le vélo XC Downhillers
The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.
Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design this is one giant leap for the Tallboy.
Our demo crew have a saying, ‘If in doubt, take a Bronson en dehors.
’ It’s not that it’s the most versatile or anything cliché like that, it just has always had the biggest personality of any bike we build.
Now the mid-travel and MX wheels mean it’s up for anything and urges a wider array of riders to get into more trouble.
The good kind of trouble.
With 150mm of travel and a leverage curve similar to the Hightower, it has enough to go deep on any landing and the VPP™ suspension design makes sure that there’s no wasted energy when heading back up for another go.
We've made the newest Heckler able to go further, higher, faster and be funner.
The latest generation de Heckler has a larger interchangeable battery (720wh up from 504wh), which allows riders to expand their own trail map - accessing previously unreachable trails, unlocking less-used trails and cramming more into less time.
Le nouveau système d’ Heckler has both mixed or dual 29-inch wheel size options. Wheel size isn't the only option for riders. There's a full size range of both from medium to XXL, with the small size frame having dual 27. 5 wheels. Two levels of carbon (Santa Cruz's own C and CC blends) open up the range of options for build kits.
Les Bullit est conçu pour s'attaquer aux sentiers les plus raides et les plus profonds à la foisions. Imagine the kinds of rooty, rocky, horror fests usually reserved pour nos plus gros vélos comme le Nomad et Megatower. Then imagine what lies beyond that..
Big mountain riding is a nomadic existence. Meeting friends in far flung car parks. Pinpointing trails you're not sure are even rideable. Sending the ones you know are. Shiny new bling gets battered, shattered and bruised. That's life. That's how it should be.
C'est pourquoi le nomad existe..
The Mountain Bike, Distilled
The newest version de Hightower remains our greatest hits of engineering - now further refined and bottled into our most all-terrain of bikes. Big on wheels, medium on travel, short on fuss, this is the do-it-all model that does it over and over again thanks to a versatile balance of geo, spec and durability. If you’re not looking for extremes, just something extremely good, the Hightower is your elevator.
Les Megatower’s big wheels, long-travel and tough carbon fiber chassis delivers the high-speed security traits of a downhill bike. Yet the relatively steep seat angle and size-specific geo maintain the Mega’s mega pedaling ability, elevating its reputation as the perfect choice for big gravity rides and DH park laps..
The continuous fine-tuning that the V10 has undergone with the Syndicate for World Cup season after season has guaranteed regular, high-level feedback.
The result is perhaps the most refined suspension performance available outside of a World Cup pit.
215mm of VPP™ travel is exquisitely refined and the ease of tuning and serviceability of the VPP system makes it a hit in the pits with mechanics and privateers.
Les Jackal is a no BS dirt jump, pump track, and urban assault weapon bike. Vendu en tant que cadre uniquement, il fonctionne sur d'anciennes roues de 26 pouces. Surconstruits pour durer éternellement, ces cadres nécessiteront plus d'abus que vous ne pouvez en subir, tout en pesant moins de 5 lb..
When the Stigmata was resurrected in 2015, Santa Cruz fused a number of MTB standards and design features to create their spin on the modern CX bike.
Quelque chose doit avoir cliqué, car quelques mois après son lancement, il a couru vers la victoire aux légendaires Three Peaks et a continué à se disputer dans des courses de cyclocross d'élite à travers le monde.
De nos jours, les freins à disques avec passage interne des durites, le dégagement généreux aux passages de roues et les axes de roues "thru-axles" qui ont fait le succès du Stigmata sont devenus des standards. Nous avons donc pris un peu de recul et essayé d'imaginer ce que les passionnés de demain pourraient demander aujourd'hui.
Demo The Santa Cruz Range at Stif
With so many great bikes to choose from, we know it's hard to choose just one Santa Cruz. Our sales staff are always available to help you with your decision, pop into our Summerbridge store for a chat and a cuppa, drop us a message to Les ventes @stifmtb.com ou appelez-nous 01423 780 738 et nous serons heureux de vous aider.
We know that there's really no substitute for throwing a leg over a bike and hitting the trail so we keep a demo fleet of Santa Cruz Bicycles in a range of sizes for you to take out for the day and hit our local trails. Hit the button below for everything you need to know about our demo bikes.