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Devinci
$1,999.00 at evo

The Devinci Dixon RC Complete Mountain Bike's got a bite like the big dogs, at a fraction of the price. Go full gas on the downhil...l in full confidence - Devinci's unique adjustable Full Response Geometry responds in milliseconds, and the big drops are handled with ease courtesy of the patented Dave Wiegle Split Pivot suspension. Carefully chosen quality components from SRAM, Shimano and Avid make the Dixon RC the real deal, and help ease the burden on your credit card. Read More

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Juliana
$3,994.15 at evo

The Juliana Furtado Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike was built for devouring trails. The modest 125 millimeters of rear travel comb...ined with a 27.5 wheel make the Furtado efficient on flats and on climbs, but don't let that number fool you - Juliana's Virtual Pivot Point suspension and a Rockshox Pike fork make the Furtado a beast on the descent as well. Meanwhile, the sweet mix of Shimano and SRAM components give the Furtado a smooth and dependable ride you can count on. If you are looking for a fast, nimble steed that strikes a balance between up and down, look no further - the Juliana Furtado Carbon S is your whip. Onwards! Read More

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Topeak
$35.96 at Bike Ahead

* Front is compatible with all standard forks including reverse arch designs * Rear has secure quick release mounting system & adj...usts from 25.4 to 34.9mm * 420g for the pair Read More

TRAYL
$349.99 $244.99 at Sports Authority

Get the dependable performance you need to take on tough trails with this TRAYL??? Passage mountain bike for women! An HL BRAVO su...spension fork absorbs shock for a smoother ride, while alloy linear pull brakes offer superior stopping power. Innova?? tires also provide reliable traction. Get your TRAYL??? mountain bike today from Sports Authority. Size: MEDIUM. Color: ICE BLUE. Gender: Female. Features Heavy-duty high-tensile steel frame HL BRAVO suspension fork absorbs shock from rough terrain Alloy linear pull brakes for superior speed management Lightweight alloy rims for a smooth ride Reliable Shimano?? derailleur and easy-to-use 21-speed twist shifters Innova?? tires for stellar traction and trail performance Read More

Sync
$549.99 at Sports Authority

Answer the call of the trail with the SYNC XCN 2.0 mountain bike. Built around a 6061 aluminum frame, it features an SRAM 24-speed... drivetrain with trigger shifters, Tektro Novela disc brakes, and an SR Suntour 100 mm suspension fork to smooth out the ride. The larger 29" wheels offer superior traction with less pedaling effort. Size: Large. Color: Red. Read More

Jetson
$1,999.99 at Sports Authority

Get the speed you need with this Jetson adult electric mountain bike, which uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery for pedal assi...st and throttle. Its 500-watt motor helps you sail up to 20 miles per hour and boasts a charge distance of 40 miles! Try out this eco-friendly alternative to traditional rides and feel the difference in efficiency, convenience and sheer power. Size: One Size. Color: Red. Read More

Jetson
$1,999.99 at Sports Authority

Get the speed you need with this Jetson adult electric mountain bike, which uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery for pedal assi...st and throttle. Its 500-watt motor helps you sail up to 20 miles per hour and boasts a charge distance of 40 miles! Try out this eco-friendly alternative to traditional rides and feel the difference in efficiency, convenience and sheer power. Size: One Size. Color: Black. Read More

Huffy
$132.99 at Sports Authority

Hit the road or trail on this Huffy women's Granite 26-inch mountain bike, which boasts an RSS (Rigid Sport Series) fork for relia...ble performance. The hardworking V-luxe thumb shifter and 5-speed derailleur ensure smooth transitions between surfaces. Trust the knobby tires and weather-resistant alloy rims to take you on all your future adventures! Size: One Size. Read More

Hincapie
$35.98 at ClassicCycling

The 2008 Tour De Georgia King Of The Mountains is the official cycling jersey of The Tour De Georgia! Tour de Georgia King of the ...Mountain Jersey Show your support of the 2008 Tour de Georgia King of the Mountains by wearing the same jersey on your own... Read More

Schwinn
$299.99 at Sports Authority

This tough Schwinn Solution 27.5-inch mountain bike from Pacific Cycle is made for women who aren't afraid to tackle rocky terrain.... Its aluminum step-thru frame and SR Suntour suspension fork give you a smooth ride with excellent control. The Shimano 21-speed EZ-Fire shifters and Altus rear derailleur offer superior precision on the trail and road. Size: Medium. Color: White. Read More

Schwinn
$219.99 at Sports Authority

He'll be confident on the trail with this boys' Schwinn Castle mountain bike from Pacific Cycle. Twist shifters give him access to... 21 speeds for every terrain. Full stops are no problem thanks to alloy linear pull brakes. Size: One Size. Read More

Huffy
$123.19 at eSportsonline

Huffy Alpine 26 Girl's All Terrain Bike

H & K SCULPTURES
$94.99 at Wayfair

HIK1092: Features: -Wine caddy.-Material: Recycled steel and copper.-Hand crafted.-Great in home or office.-Original art work.-Hol...ds 750 ml bottle. Color/Finish: -Steel and copper finish.-Painted accents. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 12 H x 5 W x... Read More

Fizik
$150.00 $95.89 at Sierra Trading Post

CLOSEOUTS . Handmade in Italy specifically for 29andquot; wheel bikes, Fizikand#39;s Thar K:ium mountain bike saddle offers plenti...ful rail adjustability to allow for a compact seating position. Available Colors: BLACK, BLACK/RED. Read More

H & K SCULPTURES
$94.99 at Walmart

HIK1092: Features: -Wine caddy.-Material: Recycled steel and copper.-Hand crafted.-Great in home or office.-Original art work.-Hol...ds 750 ml bottle. Color/Finish: -Steel and copper finish.-Painted accents. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 12 H x 5 W x 10 D. Collection: -Wine Caddys collection. Read More

Art.com
$75.99 at Target

Find Decorative Wall Art at Target.com! Conquer the Hill - Mountain Bike is the perfect addition to your home. High-quality printi...ng gives this fine art print its vivid and sharp appearance. Produced on medium weight cover stock, this art reproduction is coated with a silken finish that protects the inks and creates an elegant look. An acrylic coating protects the stunning print from dust, moisture and fading. Handcrafted in the USA. Mounting hardware is included. Size: 15 x 10 Mounted Print. Color: Blue. Gender: Unisex. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$1,299.00 $1,104.00 at Backcountry

Even in the age of high-tech synthetics and complicated suspension platforms, there's something to be said for the alloy, single-p...ivot Santa Cruz Bantam Mountain Bike Frame. It's light, it's stiff, and it's simple and durable enough to handle the daily dangers of all-mountain abuse. The Bantam does away with all the gee-whiz plastic and suspension "innovation" favored by the wonderbike crowd who think ride quality is measured by price tags in order to put the focus where we like it: applying watts to the trail. During the suspension arms race, we've seen more than our fair share of wacky, complicated schemes that may ease the ride but multiply the possible points of failure exponentially. The beautiful simplicity of the Bantam's single-pivot design does away with all that, providing five flexible inches of travel built on super-stiff collet hardware and feeding power into an efficiently oversized 12x142mm rear axle. The rear end is matched with a low bottom bracket and a tapered head tube, which conspire to further increase stiffness and sticking lines. The Bantam's geometry mirrors Santa Cruz's 5010 race rocket, so it lets you clean those lines with aggressive flair that comes from the rider, not a high-priced luxury bike. Given the focus we've devoted to what we love about the Bantam's proven design, we'd be remiss not to mention the bottom bracket. Santa Cruz again forgoes the latest trend masquerading as the new standard in favor of the real standard: threaded BSA. No creaking, no durability issues, no silly gimmicks. While we'd like to see all manufacturers return to the threaded standard, the extra time and expense that goes into it means there's no way that's happening. So Santa Cruz it is. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,599.00 $4,479.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Nomad is among the most capable long-travel, all-mountain bikes available. Its six-and-a-half inches of rear travel..., managed by a newly-redesigned VPP suspension system, make the Nomad comfortable in the steepest, roughest terrain on the planet -- oh, and you can actually pedal it, too. The 65-degree head angle, mated to oh-so-short, 17. 1-inch chainstays, make the Nomad incredibly stable, yet more responsive to rider input than you'd expect with such a slack head angle. The new VPP design was borrowed from the downhill-focused V10 and adapted for trail use. The refreshed kinematics add up to better mid-stroke support for all-around trail riding, more small-bump compliance, and a more vertical wheel path to afford better pedaling. The GX kit spec'd here features SRAM's GX shifting and a Race Face Aeffect crankset. The result is a 32-tooth chainring, 10-42t cassette, and redesigned derailleur parallelogram that pair up to almost completely eliminate chain drop. The RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair (or RockShox Vivid Air R2C, if you'd prefer) is paired with a Pike RC Solo Air up front, and stopping is handled by Shimano's eminently-capable SLX brakes. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$1,299.00 $1,104.00 at Backcountry

Even in the age of high-tech synthetics and complicated suspension platforms, there's something to be said for the alloy, single-p...ivot Santa Cruz Bantam Mountain Bike Frame. It's light, it's stiff, and it's simple and durable enough to handle the daily dangers of all-mountain abuse. The Bantam does away with all the gee-whiz plastic and suspension "innovation" favored by the wonderbike crowd who think ride quality is measured by price tags in order to put the focus where we like it: applying watts to the trail. During the suspension arms race, we've seen more than our fair share of wacky, complicated schemes that may ease the ride but multiply the possible points of failure exponentially. The beautiful simplicity of the Bantam's single-pivot design does away with all that, providing five flexible inches of travel built on super-stiff collet hardware and feeding power into an efficiently oversized 12x142mm rear axle. The rear end is matched with a low bottom bracket and a tapered head tube, which conspire to further increase stiffness and sticking lines. The Bantam's geometry mirrors Santa Cruz's 5010 race rocket, so it lets you clean those lines with aggressive flair that comes from the rider, not a high-priced luxury bike. Given the focus we've devoted to what we love about the Bantam's proven design, we'd be remiss not to mention the bottom bracket. Santa Cruz again forgoes the latest trend masquerading as the new standard in favor of the real standard: threaded BSA. No creaking, no durability issues, no silly gimmicks. While we'd like to see all manufacturers return to the threaded standard, the extra time and expense that goes into it means there's no way that's happening. So Santa Cruz it is. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$8,799.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz V10 Carbon represents a dramatic shift in mountain bike technology. Where the 29er was clearly the wrong tool for t...he job on DH courses around the world, the 27. 5in wheel you see on the new V10 proved itself under the likes of Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, and, infamously, Josh Bryceland on his way to the World Cup Championship. With the bike's 8. 5 inches of VPP-managed travel, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything the V10 can't take on. Why does VPP matter for a downhill bike, you might be wondering. It's a fair question, as you won't see many full-on DH bikes getting ridden up a hill. The VPP manages both brake inputs and pedaling inputs to keep the wheel movement independent of both of those forces, so if you brake hard into a corner, or sprint across a flat, you'll feel supported and maintain traction, which ultimately makes you faster. The SRAM X01 kit spec'd on this V10 features a DH-specific, 7-speed drivetrain from SRAM, a FOX 40 fork, a FOX DHX RC4 rear coil shock, SRAM's Guide RSC brakes, and DT hubs. It's a kit that's up to the demands of privateer racing, or weekend park laps. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,599.00 $4,479.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Nomad is among the most capable long-travel, all-mountain bikes available. Its six-and-a-half inches of rear travel..., managed by a newly-redesigned VPP suspension system, make the Nomad comfortable in the steepest, roughest terrain on the planet -- oh, and you can actually pedal it, too. The 65-degree head angle, mated to oh-so-short, 17. 1-inch chainstays, make the Nomad incredibly stable, yet more responsive to rider input than you'd expect with such a slack head angle. The new VPP design was borrowed from the downhill-focused V10 and adapted for trail use. The refreshed kinematics add up to better mid-stroke support for all-around trail riding, more small-bump compliance, and a more vertical wheel path to afford better pedaling. The GX kit spec'd here features SRAM's GX shifting and a Race Face Aeffect crankset. The result is a 32-tooth chainring, 10-42t cassette, and redesigned derailleur parallelogram that pair up to almost completely eliminate chain drop. The RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair (or RockShox Vivid Air R2C, if you'd prefer) is paired with a Pike RC Solo Air up front, and stopping is handled by Shimano's eminently-capable SLX brakes. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame is in both a crowded race and a class of its own. While the number of five...-inch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both raceday, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. Build it up with heavy-duty components and wheels, and you can take on the roughest stuff you're capable of riding, or, conversely, build it with lightweight bits and you're ready for the fastest XC races. Santa Cruz enables this kind of versatility by including nice-to-haves like ISCG05 tabs for running a chainguide, a standard bottom bracket interface that won't creak, a 142x12mm thru-axle in the rear, and cable guides for stealth-routed dropper posts. To top it off, Santa Cruz specs the bike with a FOX FLOAT CTD with Kashima coating, and the shock's been tuned specifically for the 5010. Using the "Climb, Trail, Descend" settings on the shock, you'll get a ride that perfectly matches the trail you're riding. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,299.00 $3,654.00 at Backcountry

With its lightweight Carbon CC frame and stiff suspension-free tail, Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC XT Complete Mountain Bike wit...h 27. 5in wheels initially presents itself as an XC rocket with a penchant for hitting climbs hard. Point the just-slack-enough head tube down a technical descent, though, and the Highball shows that its speed doesn't come at the cost of the ability to stick lines across technical terrain. Climbing, descending, and laying tracks across terrain from fast singletrack to techy stretches of trail furniture -- the Highball 27. 5 is almost always just right. The frame is built according to Santa Cruz's Carbon CC design philosophy. Carbon CC frames start with a higher modulus carbon fiber that's then laid-up in a proprietary process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics of the heavier Carbon C frames. Compared to the Carbon C models, a Carbon CC frame saves a claimed 250 to 280 claimed grams per frame. The frame itself is constructed as a whole rather than from separate sub-assemblies bonded together, which allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame and dissipating the force from impacts and pedaling load. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp on the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated downhill-only machine. While it doesn't shirk from the rigid speed of a hardtail, the Highball does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, down to 27. 2 millimeters. This doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, but it does help to eat up trail vibrations that tend to accumulate over the course of a long ride. Up front, the 27. 5 model has a more moderate head tube angle than the Highball 29er. At just 69 de... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,299.00 $3,654.00 at Backcountry

With its lightweight Carbon CC frame and stiff suspension-free tail, Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC XT Complete Mountain Bike wit...h 27. 5in wheels initially presents itself as an XC rocket with a penchant for hitting climbs hard. Point the just-slack-enough head tube down a technical descent, though, and the Highball shows that its speed doesn't come at the cost of the ability to stick lines across technical terrain. Climbing, descending, and laying tracks across terrain from fast singletrack to techy stretches of trail furniture -- the Highball 27. 5 is almost always just right. The frame is built according to Santa Cruz's Carbon CC design philosophy. Carbon CC frames start with a higher modulus carbon fiber that's then laid-up in a proprietary process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics of the heavier Carbon C frames. Compared to the Carbon C models, a Carbon CC frame saves a claimed 250 to 280 claimed grams per frame. The frame itself is constructed as a whole rather than from separate sub-assemblies bonded together, which allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame and dissipating the force from impacts and pedaling load. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp on the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated downhill-only machine. While it doesn't shirk from the rigid speed of a hardtail, the Highball does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, down to 27. 2 millimeters. This doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, but it does help to eat up trail vibrations that tend to accumulate over the course of a long ride. Up front, the 27. 5 model has a more moderate head tube angle than the Highball 29er. At just 69 de... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 $3,994.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike is ideal for efficiency-minded but fun-loving riders. While the number of five-i...nch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both race day, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. The S kit spec'd here includes a 2x10 drivetrain with a mixture of Shimano's SLX and XT components, including SLX brakes and an XT rear derailleur. You also get a RockShox Reverb dropper post, and a RockShox Pike fork. You'll roll on SRAM's MTH hubs laced to WTB rims, and encased in Maxxis High Roller II tires. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 $2,464.00 at Backcountry

At first blush, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is clearly an XC machine. But wait. It can handle a 120mm fork and has a 70-degree head ang...le? Not quite the pinner sled it appears. Santa Cruz likes to make bikes that the people in the company like to ride, and with a definite long-travel bent to most Santa Cruz offerings, perhaps it's no surprise that its XC bike is a really a short-travel trail bike. Santa Cruz made some incremental improvements to the Tallboy last year when it received its first refresh since its introduction. Specifically, the suspension curve lost a little bit of its progressiveness at the end because modern shocks are more able to resist bottom-out than the shocks of that era were. This means a smoother trip to through the Tallboy's travel via the FOX FLOAT CTD shock. In addition to the suspension tweaks, Santa Cruz took the opportunity to add some things its riders were asking for, like a 142x12mm thru-axle rear end and stealth routing for a dropper post. The simple things that we love Santa Cruz for, though, stayed the same: a standard, threaded bottom bracket, readily-available mixed-tapered headset, and two water bottle mounts. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,999.00 $2,549.00 at Backcountry

The name of the Tallboy R Complete Mountain Bike's game is capability that doesn't cost. In order to spread the 29er love across t...he land, the benign entities at Santa Cruz have issued their popular 29-inch platform in a range of materials and build kits, the most affordable being this here Tallboy R. This means you get the aggressive obstacle clearance, more confident grip in corners and on climbs, and overall speed boast associated with 29ers at a price that the plastic bike crowd spend on wheels alone. The Tallboy R's apparently paradoxical blend of low cost and high capability starts with the alloy frame, which eschews the pricier -- and daintier -- carbon found in most marketing campaigns for the time-tested, durable, and lightweight material found under most cyclists. By hydroforming the tubes, Santa Cruz is able to beef the Tallboy up where stiffness is paramount and slim it down where weight savings and compliance are more appropriate considerations. The geometry is just aggressive enough to encourage the speedy wagon wheels, but not so much that you can't spend hours comfortably upright in the saddle. When you're less interested in personal comfort and more interested in causing discomfort for you competition, the Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension helps maintain speed by limiting pedal bob and suspension squat. VPP's peculiar travel path keeps the chain stays short and responsive during successive, chattery small bumps. As it travels past the sag point, VPP stretches out to provide stability and round-off the square edges of big hits. The suspension platform's 100mm travel is guided by a FOX Float CTD Evolution, which lets you further refine the compression characteristics with FOX's Climb, Trail, Descend settings. The front end features RockShox's Recon Gold TK Solo Air fork, which brings 120mm of bump-absorbing travel to the Tallboy R, and -- with a blend of Shimano's Deore and XT components -- you'll be tempted to use every inch of it without slowin.. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 at Backcountry

As fabled "quiver of one" bikes get ever longer-legged, the limits of some suspension designs start to show through. Not so with t...he Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Carbon CC, though. The Bronson's 150mm of travel is controlled by a highly-refined Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension design. These counter-rotating links serve to balance pedaling forces and trail input in a manner that provides a progressive trip through the travel and a firm pedaling platform. Focusing on VPP takes care of a lot of what we like about the Bronson, but that's selling the carbon wizards at Santa Cruz a bit short. Santa Cruz constructs each bike's front and rear triangles as single pieces, rather than a series of bonded parts, and wraps carbon around all of the junctures to ensure continuous fibers to dissipate the load placed on the frame. On top of that, Santa Cruz frames are just as smooth inside as they are outside, due to an extremely high level of compaction in the molds. This ensures there are no air bubbles in the layers, and no surprises on the trails. The Bronson CC is spec'd smartly with a custom-tuned FOX Float CTD shock with the ultra-smooth, ultra-durable Kashima coating. You'll find a 142x12mm thru-axle out back, a "mixed tapered" (ZS44/EC49) headset, and user-serviceable grease ports in all the pivots. Oh, and a normal, threaded, 73mm bottom bracket. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 $5,609.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz 5010 balances between the 26er and 29er platforms by rolling on 27. 5-inch wheels. Santa Cruz then adds in 125mm of... rear travel via its VPP, dual-pivot system. With this dual system, the upper pivot rotates as the bike compresses downward toward its sag point. Then the lower pivot rotates to move the rear wheel backward. In doing this the bike is effectively lengthened and thereby moves out of the way of impacts as well as giving you more control. The pivots are collet-style hardware for easy, at home, serviceability. The rear shock is FOX's "Climb-, Trail-, and Descend-mode" CTD shock with Kashima coating. The suspension is embraced by Santa Cruz's "CC" carbon frameset. In addition to using a higher grade carbon that allows them to use less material for a lighter final product, the CC also molds the front and rear triangles as whole pieces. This process ensures a stronger frame because the carbon fibers are not interrupted by joints. Additionally, each piece is molded in such a manner that the inside and outside of the tubing is pressed while in the mold. This compacts the layers and removes any excess resin and air pockets. If you were to saw your bike in half, which we don't recommend, you'd notice that the insides of the tubes are as smooth as the outsides. The 5010's frame includes oversized 15mm collet-style hardware and a 12x142mm thru-axle in the rear. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 $3,994.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike is ideal for efficiency-minded but fun-loving riders. While the number of five-i...nch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both race day, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. The S kit spec'd here includes a 2x10 drivetrain with a mixture of Shimano's SLX and XT components, including SLX brakes and an XT rear derailleur. You also get a RockShox Reverb dropper post, and a RockShox Pike fork. You'll roll on SRAM's MTH hubs laced to WTB rims, and encased in Maxxis High Roller II tires. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$8,799.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz V10 Carbon represents a dramatic shift in mountain bike technology. Where the 29er was clearly the wrong tool for t...he job on DH courses around the world, the 27. 5in wheel you see on the new V10 proved itself under the likes of Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, and, infamously, Josh Bryceland on his way to the World Cup Championship. With the bike's 8. 5 inches of VPP-managed travel, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything the V10 can't take on. Why does VPP matter for a downhill bike, you might be wondering. It's a fair question, as you won't see many full-on DH bikes getting ridden up a hill. The VPP manages both brake inputs and pedaling inputs to keep the wheel movement independent of both of those forces, so if you brake hard into a corner, or sprint across a flat, you'll feel supported and maintain traction, which ultimately makes you faster. The SRAM X01 kit spec'd on this V10 features a DH-specific, 7-speed drivetrain from SRAM, a FOX 40 fork, a FOX DHX RC4 rear coil shock, SRAM's Guide RSC brakes, and DT hubs. It's a kit that's up to the demands of privateer racing, or weekend park laps. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,150.00 at Backcountry

On paper, 27. 5-inch wheels make lots of sense, but it took a few seasons for them to find their place in the mountain biking land...scape. We've mused plenty on their ideal blend of characteristics, relative to their 26" and 29" siblings, but here, in the Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Mountain Bike Frame, is arguably where this balance finds its finest manifestation, evidenced by the repeated success of the Bronson under the Santa Cruz Syndicate race team and countless other racers topping podiums in multiple disciplines. Now, for 2015, the Bronson gets some new colors, but it's otherwise an identical machine to the 2014 version. At the heart of the Bronson is a highly refined VPP suspension platform that's been optimized for mid-sized wheels. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved among riders in-the-know for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. But, you may be wondering how it works? Well, the upper-link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which you'll notice in the form of a firm feel during acceleration. As the bike compresses deeper into the suspension, the lower-link activates, moving the axle path rearward. The rearward axle path enables the rear wheel to travel out of the way of impacts. So, the ride remains smooth, not jarring. You'll also find the same collet-style pivot hardware that's become standard for Santa Cruz's suspension bikes. This means that your pivots stay tight and are easily serviceable at home if ever necessary. Certainly, the carbon fiber version of the Bronson delivers the model's purest performance, but the alloy version here showcases the latest and greatest of Santa Cruz's expertise in the manipulation of aluminum, delivering a frame that's only slightly heavier than its fibrous friend. Butted and hydroformed tubes take optimized shapes that came to be as t... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$10,799.00 at Backcountry

If the introduction of the 26-inch Santa Cruz V10 nearly stopped the hearts of bike manufacturers worldwide, then the new 27. 5-in...ch wheeled V10 is sure to cause a few hearts to burst. This downhill-specific bike will be the envy of every summer liftie. Designed with downhills in mind, the high-modulus carbon frame was given a carbon layup analysis to ensure that the fibers were being placed in the areas where they were most needed. This resulted in some of the fibers being moved to areas that take the big hits, making it even stronger than the previous iteration. The tubes are oversized, which means that thinner, and thus lighter, carbon tubing is used to reduce weight. The 2015 version features a slightly longer reach, making it even easier to customize it to your perfect position. The all-important front fork is the FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 Factory Kashima Fork. It is paired with a FOX DHX RC4 Factory Kashima rear shock to give you compression on demand. The shock rate of the rear has been more finely tuned to provide more consistent dampening. We cannot gush enough about the smooth travel that this bike responds with, no matter how hard the hit. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 $3,994.00 at Backcountry

When a cross-country race is heating up and it's time to fire the afterburners, a squishy rear suspension can cost you. The soluti...on is easy, though. First, kill the squish. Second, kill it on race day. Santa Cruz's Highball Carbon CC X01 Complete Mountain Bike indulges your murderous impulses by bringing the speed-happy hardtail model into the modern age with 27. 5-inch wheels. This combination strikes the right balance of terrain navigation and a fast-rolling contact patch to keep you in the game so that, when the time comes to take advantage of that stiff rear triangle in a final push, you won't be bobbing up a climb minutes behind the leaders. The frame's carbon layup is a single piece instead of a jigsaw puzzle of individually-cured carbon tubes. This allows Santa Cruz to wrap the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures like the head tube and bottom bracket, strengthening the frame, dissipating the force from impacts and pedaling load, and allowing for comparable strength with less material. Translated into trail talk, this means it hits the bricks when you stomp on the pedals, dampens high-speed chatter, and holds lines like a cat on carpet -- all with a low-weight that makes any full-suspension bike look like a bloated downhill-only machine. The Highball does somewhat address the lack of rear suspension with a diminished seatpost, down to 27. 2 millimeters. While this doesn't quite equate to the square-edge hit capabilities of the Nomad or Bronson, it does help to eat up trail vibrations that tend to accumulate over the course of a long ride. Up front, the 27. 5 model has a more moderate head tube angle than the Highball 29er. At just 69 degrees, it rides the divide between slack stability and razor-sharp handling, keeping you in control while helping to control the terrain. Unsurprisingly, it also has shorter chainstays than the 29er version, which maximizes the hardtail rear triangle's efficiency while mashing. With the exception of... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,399.00 $5,439.00 at Backcountry

You've heard the call of Santa Cruz's Bronson from all directions. Industry publications, bike shop wrenches, and the hype-machine... of your local scene -- they're all virtually unanimous in assessing it as the bike everyone wants to ride. With the Bronson Carbon CC XT AM Float 36 Complete Mountain Bike, those whispers of anticipation materialize. While there are more expensive Bronson builds available, the XT drivetrain featured here directs the focus to the bike's heart and soul: the 6-inch travel, Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension, and inimitable Carbon CC construction of the Bronson's frame. If we were pressed to locate the source of the hype that surrounds the Bronson, we might start with the two counter-rotating links at the heart of its VPP suspension platform. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point for a vertical wheel path that manifests as a firm platform for acceleration and eager small-bump compliance. As the bike compresses deeper, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward to lengthen the wheelbase and increase stability. The result is snappy responsiveness throughout the suspension's travel that makes the ride up almost as much fun as the trip down. Of course, no frame -- VPP or otherwise -- can transcend shoddy construction. Santa Cruz avoids this pitfall in the Bronson Carbon CC with a higher modulus carbon fiber laid-up in a proprietary process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics of the heavier Carbon C frames but with much less weight -- about 250-280 claimed grams per frame. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than from separate sub-assemblies bonded together. In addition to saving weight, this ensures that the Bronson is as strong as possible by allowing for continuously wrapped fibers through seams and around junctures for improved structural integrity that actually requires less material. The frame is also compacted to elim... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$1,950.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz 5010 Mountain Bike Frame is an excellent starting point for building an all-terrain rocket for occasional XC races,... multi-day backcountry missions, and even a bit of lift-serviced riding. Though this aluminum version forgoes the fancy carbon construction of its higher-priced siblings, it features Santa Cruz's butted and hydroformed tubing for an ideal mix of lightweight performance and lateral stiffness. Its 68-degree head tube angle, snappy 17-inch chainstays, and low bottom bracket contribute to its extremely agile feel, cleaning the tightest of switchbacks and conquering a wide variety of trails without feeling overwhelmed when things get steep. 27. 5-inch wheels roll over roots, rocks, and techy trail sections with poise and stability. Equipped with 125mm of rear VPP travel and optimized for a 130mm front fork, the 5010 embodies the purest definition of a do-it-all trail bike. The VPP rear suspension makes it extremely efficient without sacrificing small-bump compliance on rocky, root-infested stretches of trail. The included Fox Float CTD rear shock features Fox's signature Climb, Trail, Descend (CTD) compression settings, allowing you to customize the shock's compression to the terrain at hand. Run it wide open on burly descents, lock it out on lung-busting climbs, or leave it in Trail mode for all-around efficiency. Note that the 5010 comes with ISCG-05 tabs for chain guide use, 142mm rear axle spacing for extra stiffness out back, stealth seatpost routing for a cleaner overall look, and an English-threaded BSA 73mm bottom bracket. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,599.00 $3,059.00 at Backcountry

Santa Cruz has done a fantastic job in making its designs available at all price points, since a ten-thousand-dollar mountain bike... just isn't in the cards for most of us. Case in point is the Bronson Carbon with the R kit you see here. The Bronson's 150mm of travel is controlled by a highly-refined Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension design. These counter-rotating links serve to balance pedaling forces and trail input in a manner that provides a progressive trip through the travel and a firm pedaling platform. Focusing on VPP takes care of a lot of what we like about the Bronson, but that's selling the carbon wizards at Santa Cruz a bit short. Santa Cruz constructs each bike's front and rear triangles as single pieces, rather than a series of bonded parts, and wraps carbon around all of the junctures to ensure continuous fibers to dissipate the load placed on the frame. On top of that, Santa Cruz frames are just as smooth inside as they are outside, due to an extremely high level of compaction in the molds. This ensures there are no air bubbles in the layers, and no surprises on the trails. This particular frame is constructed from what Santa Cruz calls C Carbon, meaning it's a bit less expensive and a bit heavier than the premium, CC Carbon. Real life difference is plus or minus 280 grams, and all the strength and stiffness stats are identical between the two frames. The R kit spec'd here includes a 2x10 Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain, RockShox Recon fork, Fox Float CTD Evolution shock, SRAM's MTH hubs laced to WTB rims, and wrapped in Maxxis tires. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 at Backcountry

As fabled "quiver of one" bikes get ever longer-legged, the limits of some suspension designs start to show through. Not so with t...he Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Carbon CC, though. The Bronson's 150mm of travel is controlled by a highly-refined Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension design. These counter-rotating links serve to balance pedaling forces and trail input in a manner that provides a progressive trip through the travel and a firm pedaling platform. Focusing on VPP takes care of a lot of what we like about the Bronson, but that's selling the carbon wizards at Santa Cruz a bit short. Santa Cruz constructs each bike's front and rear triangles as single pieces, rather than a series of bonded parts, and wraps carbon around all of the junctures to ensure continuous fibers to dissipate the load placed on the frame. On top of that, Santa Cruz frames are just as smooth inside as they are outside, due to an extremely high level of compaction in the molds. This ensures there are no air bubbles in the layers, and no surprises on the trails. The Bronson CC is spec'd smartly with a custom-tuned FOX Float CTD shock with the ultra-smooth, ultra-durable Kashima coating. You'll find a 142x12mm thru-axle out back, a "mixed tapered" (ZS44/EC49) headset, and user-serviceable grease ports in all the pivots. Oh, and a normal, threaded, 73mm bottom bracket. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,399.00 $5,439.00 at Backcountry

In a perfect world, we'd all have a hardtail, a mid-travel trail bike, and an enduro/DH shredder. But this isn't a perfect world, ...and bringing a race-ready machine for each discipline under one roof is prohibitively expensive for the self-sponsored cyclist. Santa Cruz's five-inch 5010 Carbon XT AM Float 34 Complete Mountain Bike is a nearly perfect solution to this conundrum, though, striking a cross-discipline balance in metrics ranging from wheel size to travel and geometry to the reliably fast Shimano XT drivetrain. Regardless of the trail situation, the 5010's geometry and construction details recommend it for going fast. The 68-degree head tube keeps tracking stable enough for enduro-style ripping and the oversized 12x142mm rear axle stiffens things up to limit time on the climbs. The 27. 5 wheels, also operating on the all-things-in-moderation creed, make for stubby chainstays that benefit from the steamroller effect of big wheels while still maintaining the responsive acceleration and sharp handling of 26ers. This best-of-all-worlds versatility is further boosted with a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, so the 5010 can modify its ride to all manner of terrain variations. The 5010's Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension platform is largely responsible for its adaptability because of the two counter-rotating links that govern its travel. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point for a vertical wheel path that manifests as a firm platform for acceleration and eager small-bump compliance. As the bike compresses deeper, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward to lengthen the wheelbase and increase stability. Of course, no frame can transcend shoddy construction, so the 5010's desirable properties begin with Santa Cruz's peerless Carbon CC layup technology. Carbon CC frames use a higher modulus carbon fiber and proprietary layup process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics o... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 $3,994.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Highball Carbon X01 frame is constructed with a single section of carbon (rather than multiple, individually-cured ...carbon tubes), which allows Santa Cruz to create a stronger frame with less material. Santa Cruz does this by wrapping the fibers continuously around structurally important junctures (like the head tube and bottom bracket), which ultimately dampens the force from impacts and pedaling load and results in a smoother, lighter, and more responsive ride. In place of rear suspension, the Highball features a svelte 27. 2mm seatpost that will provide some cushioning during serious saddle time. And with a sharper head tube angle and shorter wheelbase than the Highball 27. 5, the 29-inch model handles confidently in tight, technical sections. For the best balance of weight, function, and price, the drivetrain includes bits from SRAM's X1, X01, and XX1 lines and is topped with with a Race Face Turbine Cinch crank. The build also includes Shimano brakes and WTB rims laced to DT Swiss hubs. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,199.00 $2,719.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Mountain Bike Frame is an ideal bike for those of us who like a good, long pedal, but who also enjoy ...a ripping descent. While the number of five-inch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both raceday, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. Santa Cruz smartly specs this R-level 5010 with a RockShox Sektor fork, Shimano's SLX component group, and Race Face cockpit components. The idea is to deliver a bike that's as trail-capable as you expect a Santa Cruz to be, while still leaving you some gas money to get to the trailhead. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,199.00 $2,719.00 at Backcountry

The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Mountain Bike Frame is an ideal bike for those of us who like a good, long pedal, but who also enjoy ...a ripping descent. While the number of five-inch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both raceday, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. Santa Cruz smartly specs this R-level 5010 with a RockShox Sektor fork, Shimano's SLX component group, and Race Face cockpit components. The idea is to deliver a bike that's as trail-capable as you expect a Santa Cruz to be, while still leaving you some gas money to get to the trailhead. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,699.00 $2,499.99 at Backcountry

When it comes to the latest suspension magic and carbon alchemy, we're as excitable as the next cyclist, but there's something mor...e than nostalgia behind our love of the Santa Cruz single pivot alloy frame that's the platform for our in-house Bantam X01 Complete Mountain Bike. Instead of romantic pining for days past, we ride the Bantam for utility and fun. It's utilitarian because the bombproof suspension and frame have been proven on the trails for decades; it's fun because that proven tech is easy to maintain and proof against mid-ride failure, so we spend more time in the saddle and less time in the shop. During the suspension arms race, we've seen more than our fair share of wacky, complicated schemes that may ease the ride but multiply the possible points of failure exponentially. The beautiful simplicity of the Bantam's single-pivot design does away with all that, providing five flexible inches of travel built on super-stiff collet hardware and feeding power into an efficiently oversized 12x142mm rear axle. The rear end is matched with a low bottom bracket and a tapered head tube, which conspire to further increase stiffness and sticking lines. The Bantam's geometry mirrors Santa Cruz's 5010 race rocket, so it lets you clean those lines with aggressive flair that comes from the rider, not a high-priced luxury bike. We've spec'd this Bantam with our own blend of race kit, enjoying the freedom to choose the components we love as riders, not the components that benefit a manufacturer's bottom line. The drivetrain is SRAM's revolutionary X01 mated to a Race Face Turbine crankset, a blend of simplicity and durability that matches the frame. We also opted for Mavic's all-inclusive Crossroc wheel system. Given that we had carte blanche with the brakes, there was never any question what we'd choose: Shimano XT. When it comes to hydraulic braking, we're not sure why anyone would ever run anything else. So we didn't. Given the focus we've devoted to what we love ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,099.00 at Backcountry

When it was first introduced, the 29er platform varied so greatly from the then-standard 26 that it was immediately pigeonholed as... a hardtail, XC-only brute. Since then, it has leapt through a series of pigeonhole hoops that have tried to limit it -- too ungainly, too heavy, unsuited for anything but very short travel -- before Santa Cruz produced the Tallboy LT Carbon CC X01 XC Float 36 Complete Mountain Bike. We've both seen and experienced firsthand what 29ers are capable of, and the Tallboy LT (Long Travel) brings five-inches of enduro-ready Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) travel to that platform. If VPP is the heart of the Tallboy LT, then Santa Cruz's industry-leading Carbon CC construction is the rest of its cardiovascular system. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole rather than bonded together from sub-assemblies. This allows Santa Cruz to continuously wrap the carbon fibers through and across joints, allowing for less material and lower weight while still hitting the Carbon CC benchmark for stiffness, durability, and weight that makes the estimable Carbon C build seem sluggish by comparison. The carbon is also compacted from the inside and out, which makes for virtually perfect tube walls, eliminating material imperfections and resin pooling that could compromise structural integrity over time. The frame's geometry feels balanced yet decidedly aggressive, with a 69. 5 degree head angle that combines with the larger wheels and longer-travel fork to inspire confidence at speed while remaining maneuverable when you need it. The roomy top tube enables the use of a short stem and wide bar for a modern cockpit setup, and the seat angle is fairly steep at 72. 6 degrees for an aggressive climbing position that enables efficient power transfer. At 17. 7 inches, the chainstays are long enough for climbing traction and confidence-inspiring stability, and the boosted 12x142mm rear axle ensures that no watts are lost in the wheelset ether. The two ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 $5,609.00 at Backcountry

With five even inches of travel governing the play of 27. 5-inch wheels, the Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon CC X01 AM Float 34 Complete Mo...untain Bike in the upper echelons of XC and trail royalty. It's not a mushy marshmallow when you're in dire need of putting watts into the trail, but the middle-ground travel of the VPP suspension rounds off square hits and sits in the sweet spot for small bump compliance on the trail, while the Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper post provides yet more versatility. In a world of specialization hype, the 5010 quietly excels at virtually all race applications. Regardless of the trail situation, the 5010's geometry and construction details recommend it for going fast. The 68-degree head tube keeps tracking stable enough for enduro-style ripping and the oversized 12x142mm rear axle stiffens things up to limit time on the climbs. The 27. 5 wheels, also operating on the all-things-in-moderation creed, make for stubby chainstays that benefit from the steamroller effect of big wheels while still maintaining the responsive acceleration and sharp handling of 26-inch wheels. The two counter-rotating links at the heart of the 5010's VPP suspension platform take full advantage of the frame's handling. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point for a vertical wheel path that manifests as a firm platform for acceleration and eager small-bump compliance. As the bike compresses deeper, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward to lengthen the wheelbase and increase stability. The result is snappy responsiveness throughout the suspension's travel that makes the ride up almost as much fun as the trip down. Of course, no frame can transcend shoddy construction, so the 5010's desirable properties begin with Santa Cruz's peerless Carbon CC layup technology. Carbon CC frames use a higher modulus carbon fiber and proprietary layup process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics of th... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,399.00 $5,759.00 at Backcountry

In a perfect world, we'd all have a hardtail, a mid-travel trail bike, and an enduro/DH shredder. But this isn't a perfect world, ...and bringing a race-ready machine for each discipline under one roof is prohibitively expensive for the self-sponsored cyclist. Santa Cruz's five-inch 5010 Carbon XT AM Float 34 Complete Mountain Bike is a nearly perfect solution to this conundrum, though, striking a cross-discipline balance in metrics ranging from wheel size to travel and geometry to the reliably fast Shimano XT drivetrain. Regardless of the trail situation, the 5010's geometry and construction details recommend it for going fast. The 68-degree head tube keeps tracking stable enough for enduro-style ripping and the oversized 12x142mm rear axle stiffens things up to limit time on the climbs. The 27. 5 wheels, also operating on the all-things-in-moderation creed, make for stubby chainstays that benefit from the steamroller effect of big wheels while still maintaining the responsive acceleration and sharp handling of 26ers. This best-of-all-worlds versatility is further boosted with a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, so the 5010 can modify its ride to all manner of terrain variations. The 5010's Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension platform is largely responsible for its adaptability because of the two counter-rotating links that govern its travel. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point for a vertical wheel path that manifests as a firm platform for acceleration and eager small-bump compliance. As the bike compresses deeper, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward to lengthen the wheelbase and increase stability. Of course, no frame can transcend shoddy construction, so the 5010's desirable properties begin with Santa Cruz's peerless Carbon CC layup technology. Carbon CC frames use a higher modulus carbon fiber and proprietary layup process to achieve the same strength and stiffness characteristics o... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,699.00 at Backcountry

The new Santa Cruz V10 is here, and it arrives to the cries of its competition. As the first all-carbon downhill bike to take a Wo...rld Championship title, the 26-inch wheeled V10 was revolutionary. The new model's 27. 5-inch wheels and revised geometry make the next generation even more so, as proven by the massive success of the Santa Cruz Syndicate's 2014 season, which came despite cries from the purists that nothing could usurp the durability and maneuverability of the 26-inch wheel. To them we say: welcome to the future. The 2015 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon Zee Complete Mountain Bike you see here comes loaded with a Shimano Zee drivetrain and top-notch parts. Please check back soon for a complete spec list. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 at Backcountry

As fabled "quiver of one" bikes get ever longer-legged, the limits of some suspension designs start to show through. Not so with t...he Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson Carbon CC, though. The Bronson's 150mm of travel is controlled by a highly-refined Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension design. These counter-rotating links serve to balance pedaling forces and trail input in a manner that provides a progressive trip through the travel and a firm pedaling platform. Focusing on VPP takes care of a lot of what we like about the Bronson, but that's selling the carbon wizards at Santa Cruz a bit short. Santa Cruz constructs each bike's front and rear triangles as single pieces, rather than a series of bonded parts, and wraps carbon around all of the junctures to ensure continuous fibers to dissipate the load placed on the frame. On top of that, Santa Cruz frames are just as smooth inside as they are outside, due to an extremely high level of compaction in the molds. This ensures there are no air bubbles in the layers, and no surprises on the trails. The Bronson CC is spec'd smartly with a custom-tuned FOX Float CTD shock with the ultra-smooth, ultra-durable Kashima coating. You'll find a 142x12mm thru-axle out back, a "mixed tapered" (ZS44/EC49) headset, and user-serviceable grease ports in all the pivots. Oh, and a normal, threaded, 73mm bottom bracket. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$10,799.00 at Backcountry

If the introduction of the 26-inch Santa Cruz V10 nearly stopped the hearts of bike manufacturers worldwide, then the new 27. 5-in...ch wheeled V10 is sure to cause a few hearts to burst. This downhill-specific bike will be the envy of every summer liftie. Designed with downhills in mind, the high-modulus carbon frame was given a carbon layup analysis to ensure that the fibers were being placed in the areas where they were most needed. This resulted in some of the fibers being moved to areas that take the big hits, making it even stronger than the previous iteration. The tubes are oversized, which means that thinner, and thus lighter, carbon tubing is used to reduce weight. The 2015 version features a slightly longer reach, making it even easier to customize it to your perfect position. The all-important front fork is the FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 Factory Kashima Fork. It is paired with a FOX DHX RC4 Factory Kashima rear shock to give you compression on demand. The shock rate of the rear has been more finely tuned to provide more consistent dampening. We cannot gush enough about the smooth travel that this bike responds with, no matter how hard the hit. Read More

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