Refine By
Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 at Backcountry.com

There are more options than ever when it comes to quiver-killer mountain bikes, but the 5010 is arguably the benchmark against whi...ch we judge all others. With its combination of balanced geometry, efficient pedaling, and lightweight construction, it's easy to see why. And with the 5010 Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike, Santa Cruz brings this certified trail monster to a price point that the rest of us can live with. There are a few reasons that the 5010 has earned such a devoted following. First, 27. 5-inch wheels are the sweet spot between the rolling speed of 29ers and the responsiveness of 26ers. Second, 127mm of rear wheel travel lands right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, the perfectly neutral geometry will climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. The head angle sits at 68 degrees, which is slack enough for DH stability, but aggressive enough for capable climbing. At 17. 1 inches, the chainstays are long enough to provide plenty of climbing grip, but short enough to keep the 5010 carving turns with ease. And finally, the light, stiff carbon fiber chassis is ready for just about anything. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into 5010, although this version uses a slightly lower grade of carbon fiber than the higher end C frame. This requires more material be used to achieve the same strength, so it's about a pound heavier for a medium frame, but in every other aspect, it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Santa Cruz's other frames. And the upshot is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong, with a more palatable price tag. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, y... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 at Backcountry.com

There are more options than ever when it comes to quiver-killer mountain bikes, but the 5010 is arguably the benchmark against whi...ch we judge all others. With its combination of balanced geometry, efficient pedaling, and lightweight construction, it's easy to see why. And with the 5010 Carbon S Complete Mountain Bike, Santa Cruz brings this certified trail monster to a price point that the rest of us can live with. There are a few reasons that the 5010 has earned such a devoted following. First, 27. 5-inch wheels are the sweet spot between the rolling speed of 29ers and the responsiveness of 26ers. Second, 127mm of rear wheel travel lands right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, the perfectly neutral geometry will climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. The head angle sits at 68 degrees, which is slack enough for DH stability, but aggressive enough for capable climbing. At 17. 1 inches, the chainstays are long enough to provide plenty of climbing grip, but short enough to keep the 5010 carving turns with ease. And finally, the light, stiff carbon fiber chassis is ready for just about anything. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into 5010, although this version uses a slightly lower grade of carbon fiber than the higher end C frame. This requires more material be used to achieve the same strength, so it's about a pound heavier for a medium frame, but in every other aspect, it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Santa Cruz's other frames. And the upshot is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong, with a more palatable price tag. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, y... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,099.00 at Backcountry.com

Ubiquitous on trails all over the world, Santa Cruz's Heckler is a legend. For years, it's encouraged riders to push their limits ...on highly technical terrain. Now revamped for 2015, the Heckler's better than ever. Sure, Santa Cruz's more complex Virtual Pivot Point (or VPP) suspension system found on more expensive models may be more efficient, but the Heckler's single pivot design affords low weight, low maintenance, and exceptional durability. The 2015 Santa Cruz Heckler R Complete Mountain Bike is the company's entry-level Heckler build, and it makes a great place to start ripping open the trails. Taking geometry cues from its more expensive, VPP-equipped stable mate, the Bronson, the new Heckler has a 67 degree head tube, short chainstays, and a low bottom bracket to reward riders with quick handling that allows them to push limits and novices to hone skills. In order to ensure that this bike stays true to its goal of low-cost fun, Santa Cruz opted for hydroformed aluminum tubing. Because of Santa Cruz's expertise in working with alloy, the Heckler provides the ride quality of rival bikes that cost twice as much -- all with the reliability to keep it out of the shop and on the trail. The light, yet strong, aluminum front and rear triangles are shaped and butted to place more material where it's needed. This ensures strength and stiffness for confident descending and a generally rock-solid platform on which to roam. But that strength isn't going to hamper a climb to the top. Instead, because of the hydroforming, any excess material is eliminated to keep the Heckler feathery light. Still, you'll find that the rear triangle has an asymmetric shape and 142 x 12mm thru-axle. This prevents flex, and it ensures that suspension motion is directed to the rear shock and not into flexing the frame. Not to mention, asymmetric chainstays also helps avoid annoying chain slap. The Heckler relies on Santa Cruz's proven suspension pivot location that places it slightly abov... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,999.00 at Backcountry.com

The Tallboy is one of the most popular 29-inch mountain bikes in the world, which is saying a lot. Wagon wheels now rival 26-inche...rs in the numbers out on the trails (with 27. 5-inchers rapidly claiming market share now, too), so that's a lot of bikes. Hoping to ensure that everyone can get in on the action, Santa Cruz offers the venerable Tallboy frameset in a few different versions and with a few different build kits, the most affordable -- but no less capable -- of which is what you see here, the 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy R Complete Mountain Bike. So why step up to 29-inch wheels? They may be a bit heavier than 26-inch wheels, which can make the bikes slightly less agile and slightly slower to accelerate, but once you've adjusted to them, they offer tremendous advantages, like lower approach and departure angles to roll over obstacles more easily, and increased contact patch length for greater traction in cornering and climbing. The greater inertia of the larger wheels maintains your momentum better, as well. To be fair, it took a few generations before most manufacturers could dial in the proper geometry to 29ers so that they didn't feel awkward on the trails, but the Tallboy is an excellent example of it done right. The Tallboy's a well-balanced bike, with agile handling and geometry that's slightly aggressive, but not so much so as to compromise its comfort in non-aggressive situations. It's as capable on the climbs or descents as you want it to be. A size Small is available, too, with a very low standover height, making the Tallboy an exceptionally friendly 29er to shorter riders out there. Santa Cruz has long been established as masters in alloy formation, and the Tallboy showcases this, as well. Hydroformed and butted tubes create a laterally stiff and responsive chassis, with a tapered head tube for accurate steering and threaded bottom bracket to keep maintenance down. The bottom line is a fast, stable machine that's as happy to race as it is to quietly ... Read More

Niner
$3,999.00 at Backcountry.com

For the majority of the last 20 years in mountain biking, the trend in frames has been to incorporate lighter and smarter suspensi...on systems to help smooth out the trails. A dedicated few, however, have stuck by their hardtails, touting lower maintenance and a superior, more natural connection to the trail that translates into greater confidence than feel-robbing rear shocks can ever provide. For hitting big lines and drops, of course, rear suspension has its place, but for those purists, hardtail bikes like the 2015 Niner ROS 9 3-Star X1 Complete Mountain Bike don't just do it well, they do it best. You'll notice that the ROS 9 looks a lot like the SIR 9 from which it's descended, but the burlier steel tubeset gets stronger welds and is far better equipped to handle bigger forks and wild riding styles. As a result, the ROS frame weighs in at 6 pounds, putting on the heavier side of the hardtail spectrum. But, as anyone who's ever walked back to the trailhead due to a broken frame can tell you, a little extra weight is well worth the peace of mind, especially when you're jumping that gnarly double for the first time. Weight and materials aside, a quick glance at the geometry sheet will confirm that the ROS isn't your average hardtail. Depending on your choice of a 120mm or 140mm fork, you'll end up with a 68- or 67-degree head angle, respectively. And in the world of 29ers, that's very slack -- perfect for going fast. Out back, the chainstays hover around the 16. 5-inch mark, with 5mm of fore/aft adjustability courtesy of Niner's BioCentric bottom bracket. That keeps it turning on a dime, and makes full speed manuals a piece of cake. But it doesn't sacrifice stability with its roomy cockpit and low bottom bracket. Of course, a steroidal hardtail like this needs to be able to host parts that will keep up. That's where, for example, the 44mm head tube comes into play -- allowing compatibility with tapered forks. The 31. 6mm seat tube fits just about every dropper ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,099.00 at Backcountry.com

Santa Cruz's original Tallboy frame is a major success, but to answer the call of big-wheel riders who wanted to tackle even bigge...r trails and lines, the company responded with a longer-travel model of the Tallboy, releasing carbon and alloy variants, along with fully-built versions like the Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into the LT. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the LT is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's a result of construction techniques that maximize the compaction of the layers. The benefit is that it's lighter, because any excess epoxy is squeezed from the frame prior to curing, and this ideal degree of compaction optimizes the strength. And the strength and stiffness are further enhanced with the mechanic-friendly, oversized 15mm collet-style hardware and a 12x142mm thru-axle out back. The result is a frame that's light enough for endurance racing and strong enough for anything you can throw at it. At the heart of the LT's handling is a highly refined VPP suspension. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. If you're wondering how it works, 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... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$1,799.00 at Backcountry.com

With so many new, niche-focused hardtails hitting the mountain bike scene every year, it's nice when a bike like the Santa Cruz Ch...ameleon D Complete Bike comes along. The Chameleon lives up to its name with a huge array of talents packed into a single platform, and the Santa Cruz Chameleon D Complete Bike package makes it friendly to nearly anyone's wallet, making it a perfect starter bike or do-it-all rig for seasoned athletes. Part of the Chameleon's unique diversity of talents is that it's designed to work with forks that have as little as 100mm of travel or as much as 150mm. At the 100mm end, you have a steep seat angle and a lower bottom bracket height. The change in stance gives a forward-leaning, aggressive cross-country geometry. Put a 150mm fork in and the bike gets taller as its headtube slackens to a shallower angle, affording high-speed stability and steep-terrain confidence. Should you care to install a travel-adjustable fork, you'd a have do-it-all hardtail on your hands. According to Santa Cruz, forks with 130mm of travel, like the RockShox Sektor Gold RL Solo Air found on this particular build, are ideal for a balance of capability. Another distinguishing aspect of the Chameleon is its tubeset. The massive tubes in the rear triangle are made from 6066 aluminum and provide stiffness for great power transfer. The large diameters are stiffer and lend the added benefit of allowing for ultra-thin tubing walls that reduce weight. The heavily gusseted front end also means gobs of strength and stiffness for precise steering and handling. The Chameleon will encourage you to constantly expand your riding style and limits to include stunts and jumps without flinching -- not something often thought of as possible on a XC-worthy frame. The D parts build aboard this Chameleon makes it not only versatile, but affordable, without giving up much weight to more expensive variants. A combination of Shimano SLX and Deore drivetrain components are joined by a SRAM... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,499.00 at Backcountry.com

The Bantam D Complete Mountain Bike brings the best of new-school trail bikes to the masses. It starts with identical geometry to ...the 5010, so you know that it's fast, balanced, and versatile. The bulletproof single pivot chassis lends reliability and ease of maintenance, and the same can be said of its well-appointed build kit. The result is an affordable, reliable ride that's ready for just about anything. While the Bantam is a simple machine, don't let that fool you into thinking that it's unrefined. Its burly aluminum tubeset will take a beating, without being unreasonably heavy. Like Santa Cruz's VPP bikes, it runs on super-stiff collet hardware, which has the added benefit of being easy to service. Further enhancing the stiffness is a 12x142mm rear thru-axle. The 30. 9mm seat tube offers compatibility with dropper posts should you choose to upgrade. And with its aggressive geometry, that may very well be the first component change on the list. Its tapered head tube makes room for a tapered fork -- significantly improving front end stiffness, especially under braking. The result is a bike that's simple on the surface, but will allow you to ride circles around people on much more expensive setups.Santa Cruz's D kit starts off with an Evolution series FOX FLOAT CTD rear shock, which is nicely matched by the RockShox Sektor Gold RL 130mm travel fork. The drivetrain is a blend of Shimano's workhorse SLX groupset, rounded out with some select SRAM bits. Stopping comes courtesy of SRAM DB1 hydraulic brakes. The cockpit consists of a Race Face Ride bar, stem, and seatpost, which is topped with a WTB Volt saddle. The wheels are hand built at Santa Cruz and consist of SRAM hubs laced with DT spokes to WTB rims, and they're wrapped in Maxxis tires for fast rolling and tons of grip is a variety of trail conditions.The Santa Cruz Bantam D Complete Mountain Bike is available in four sizes, from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Satin Black/white and Gloss Green/white. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,999.00 at Backcountry.com

The 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike is made for the cross country rider who pushes the boundaries. Built... off of the legendary Tallboy 2 platform, this lightweight carbon fiber trail rocket is stiff, lightweight, and responsive -- everything you need in a great XC bike. But when you turn up the heat, the Tallboy responds in kind, treating you to neutral handling that will bail you out of much hairier situations than you might have imagined. In other words, one of our favorite trail bikes is back, and it's not slowing down any time soon. When revising the Tallboy last year, Santa Cruz made sure that any improvements were exactly that -- improvements. After all, why mess with a good thing? Rather than make changes to the geometry on its best-selling model, Santa Cruz instead looked at ways to shave weight and improve stiffness. The resulting frame is significantly lighter than comparable designs on the market. But, saving weight isn't everything, which is why Santa Cruz managed to also make the Tallboy stiffer. You'll also find that Santa Cruz incorporated the same collet-style pivot hardware that's become standard for Santa Cruz's suspension bikes. This means that your pivots will stay tight, while also making service a breeze. The main improvement that you'll notice in the saddle is the modified suspension rate. Specifically, the progressivity at the end of the stroke has been reduced in comparison to the original Tallboy. In translation, modern shocks are more capable of resisting bottoming-out than they were during the genesis of the Tallboy. So, this revised suspension layout provides full travel with the current generation of suspension dampers. More specifically, it's tuned for the FOX Racing Shox FLOAT CTD shock, which features FOX's CTD adjustment for simplified suspension tuning. And, piggybacking off of improved suspension action, the overall efficiency receives a boost as well. The suspension is a refinement of Santa Cruz's dua... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,599.00 $4,759.15 at Backcountry.com

Santa Cruz's Tallboy is a modern classic among trail bikes, and the Tallboy 2 Carbon SPX XC Complete Mountain Bike keeps building ...upon its legend. Its Shimano XT drivetrain and brakeset provide dependable control, while Santa Cruz-built wheels inspire confidence on the trail. So, tear up your favorite trails, the Tallboy 2 is ready whenever you are. When revising the Tallboy, Santa Cruz made sure that any improvements were exactly that, improvements. After all, why mess with a good thing? So, rather than make changes to the geometry on its best-selling model, Santa Cruz instead looked at ways to shave weight and improve stiffness. The resulting frame takes roughly 100 grams off of the previous carbon generation, while simultaneously increasing the frame's rigidity. You'll 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 a breeze to service. And, like the previous Tallboy Carbon, the layup process has been refined in order to fully compact the carbon fiber. A cross-section cut-away makes this plain as day, where the smooth internal walls of each tube illustrate that there's zero extraneous material. Accordingly, Santa Cruz's proprietary layup process makes the frame both as light and strong as possible. Santa Cruz's spirit of improvement is furthered with some of the Tallboy 2's more subtle details. The first improvement that you'll notice in the saddle is the modified suspension rate. Specifically, the progressivity at the end of the stroke has been reduced in comparison to the original Tallboy. In translation, modern shocks are more capable of resisting bottoming-out than they were during the genesis of the Tallboy. So, this revised suspension layout provides full travel with the current generation of suspension dampers. More specifically, it's tuned for the FOX Racing Shox FLOAT CTD shock, which features FOX's CTD adjustment scheme for simplified suspension tunin... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 at Backcountry.com

There are few bikes on the market that have as strong a history with hard charging riders as the Nomad. And while the Santa Cruz N...omad X01 Complete Mountain Bike may be the value-oriented option out of the lineup, you'll forget that fact the moment it hits dirt. Now in its third generation, the 27. 5 inch wheeled equipped trail slayer is even more aggressive than its predecessors, which translates into added confidence when you're tackling the hairiest terrain you dare to ride.The Nomad's VPP suspension platform has been considerably improved as compared to the previous version, with particular focus being paid to improving mid-stroke support, as well as off-the-top small bump compliance. Much as it always has, it still maintains the snappy pedaling that's essential for piloting a long-travel bike to the top of your favorite runs. At the heart of VPP is two aluminum counter-rotating links. The upper-link, borrowed from the V10, provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which is responsible for the firm pedaling feel. 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. This affords you extra margin for error when you're experimenting with the ragged edge of control. It's a design that's well matched by the incredibly capableRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir rear shock, which has been redesigned tooffer even better small-bump compliance than its predecessor. And you'll 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 by home mechanics.Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is on display here as well. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. With this ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,599.00 at Backcountry.com

If you need a ripping all-mountain ride, but you can't stomach the soaring price tags, the Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon R Complete 20...15 Mountain Bike is right up your alley. It starts with the carbon fiber Bronson frame, which as you probably already know is a blazing-fast descender and surprisingly capable climber. Then it adds a well-considered build kit to the equation that highlights the Bronson's strengths, without sacrificing value. The result is one of the most capable budget trail sleds in the business.It's no secret that we love the Bronson, and it's fairly easy to see why. First, 27. 5-inch wheels have quickly become the de facto wheel size for aggressive riders thanks to the responsive handling and fast rolling speed. Then there's the 150mm of rear wheel travel, which is primed to smooth out harsh trails, while the VPP suspension platform lends efficient pedaling on the climbs. And we would be mistaken not to mention the neutral geometry that descends with aplomb and generally rips whether up or down. The head angle sits at 67 degrees, which provides plenty of high-speed stability, without being cumbersome at lower speeds. At 17. 3 inches, the chainstays are long enough to keep you centered in the bike, yet short enough to allow the Bronson to carve up turns with ease. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into the Bronson, although this version uses a slightly lower grade of carbon fiber than the higher end C frame. This requires more material be used to achieve the same strength, so it's about a pound heavier for a medium frame, but in every other aspect it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Santa Cruz's other frames. And the upshot is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong, with a more palatable price tag. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the Bronson is a... Read More

Juliana
$5,999.00 $4,799.00 at Backcountry.com

Carbon fiber, VPP, FOX Racing Shox, and Shimano XT components are enough buzz words to make any knobby-tire enthusiast weak in the... knees. Add to the picture 27. 5in wheels and 125mm of travel and you've got a recipe for mountain bike of the year. But, the Juliana Furtado Carbon Primeiro Complete Mountain Bike isn't for the masses that determine that. Instead, it's designed by a decorated rider for a much smaller sect of the mountain biking population. The female rider. What started as a flower in Santa Cruz's line of bikes, Juliana is now its own division of SC headed by --you guessed it --Juli Furtado. This means that each model meets her expectations -- not Joe Sixpack's. If you take a look at the saddle, bars, and cranks of this Joplin Carbon Primeiro you'll see that they're sized proportionally for female riders. Not to mention the 27. 5in wheels being more nimble and easier to package in the smaller chassis women require. By having proportionate components, you can enjoy the benefits of a carbon fiber frame out of the box. And, one of those advantages, aside from the obvious -- weight -- is it allows the frame to offer superior line-holding stiffness. The front triangle is constructed as once piece. Rather than have components produced separately, and then bonded or wrapped, the carbon fibers are continuous around tube junctions to distribute loads and absorb impact energy better. One thing that you can't see without cutting the frame in half is that it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. There's nothing there except smooth carbon, this actually prevents stress risers in failure prone areas of the frame. For that reason too, there are no riveted or bonded-on cable and hose guides--they're incorporated into the original layup. That layup provides stiff and solid mounting points for the latest generation of VPP rear suspension. The upper and lower links flatten out the shock rate and provide a more active feel to the early part of the a... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$9,519.00 at Backcountry.com

Bear with us while we make a pretty tall claim; the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XX1 ENVE Complete Mountain Bike might just be the ...ultimate quiver-killer mountain bike. Sure, there is no shortage of contenders for the top spot, but with a feathery carbon frame that's astonishingly durable, and a build kit that pulls out all the stops, it's hard to imagine a more capable machine. Whether it's all day epics, racing XC in your local mid-week series, or throwing down a couple of laps in a bike park, this bike's only limit is the rider, period. There are a few reasons that the 5010 has earned such enormous respect. First, 27. 5-inch wheels are the sweet spot between the rolling speed of 29ers and the responsiveness of 26ers. Second, 127mm of rear wheel travel lands right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, the perfectly neutral geometry will climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. The head angle sits at 68 degrees, which is slack enough for DH stability, but aggressive enough for capable climbing. At 17. 1 inches, the chainstays are long enough to provide plenty of climbing grip, but short enough to keep the 5010 carving turns with ease. And finally, the light, stiff carbon fiber chassis is ready for just about anything. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into 5010. For 2015, Santa Cruz is offering two tiers of carbon construction, and this version makes use of the higher grade of carbon fiber. This material is stronger, allowing Santa Cruz to use less of it, so it's about a pound lighter for a medium frame than the lower end version. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the t... Read More

Niner
$5,399.00 at Backcountry.com

While often considered irreconcilable attributes, the 2015 Niner Jet 9 RDO X1 3-Star Complete Mountain Bike brings together speed ...and low weight with a fair price for what you get, putting podium-topping cross-country and trail performance within reach for that many more riders. The Jet 9 RDO frameset is Niner's premium dual-suspension XC platform, the RDO (for Race Day Optimized) designation signifying a few key differences over its non-RDO brother, the Jet 9 Carbon -- namely a 142x12mm rear axle for greater rear-end stiffness, a lighter, stronger carbon layup to the front triangle, and a full-carbon upper shock link. That link guides Niner's completely proprietary, completely revolutionary CVA suspension system through all 100mm of its travel. Designed specifically around 29-inch wheels -- as opposed to being merely a tweaking of an existing 26-inch-wheel suspension design -- CVA (Continuously Varying Arc) is both taut and supple. Its low compression ratio means there's less need for suspension preload, so the mechanism can float more freely and react more readily to the terrain without being loose or sloppy. CVA's lower linkage placement beneath the bottom bracket means that pedaling forces are isolated to prevent the chassis from bobbing and bouncing under input, resulting in a smooth but efficient bike that's responsive to both your power and the trail's trickery. The included Fox FLOAT CTD shock with Kashima coating only further serves up CVA's suspension goodness. The switchable on-the-fly Climb, Trail, and Descend modes toggle the shock's compression settings for either firm, medium, or wide-open suspension movement, respectively, so you can decide what mode would be best for a given situation. The Kashima coating treatment of the shock allows for superb smoothness along with minimal maintenance thanks to excellent sealing mechanisms and a more durable exterior. The Jet 9 RDO frameset promises to deliver more than just a superb suspension experience, howe... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,599.00 at Backcountry.com

The Santa Cruz 5010 is easily one of the most multi-talented mountain bikes ever designed, but some versions of the thing are pain...fully expensive. Especially where carbon framesets are concerned, the general assumption is that the bikes will be far too pricey to be reasonable. Santa Cruz knows this, but still wants riders of all budgets to be able to enjoy its remarkable engineering, which is why it works with parts suppliers to craft great deals, like the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike. So what makes the 5010 such a well-balanced machine? Here are the highlights. First, 27. 5-inch wheels, the sweet spot between big-wheel 29ers and 26ers. Second, 125mm of rear wheel travel, landing right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, perfectly neutral geometry that can climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. Fourth, in the case of the 5010 Carbon R Complete you see here, the all-conquering carbon chassis and the wonderful things that you can do upon it with the excellent parts you'll find on board. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is beautifully showcased in the 5010. The company's C carbon models use higher-grade carbon for a moderately lighter, stiffer overall chassis than the standard carbon frameset on which the R here is built, but this standard frame is otherwise identical, and anything but standard in the grand scheme of carbon mountain bikes. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's a result of construction techniques that maximize the compaction of the layers. The benefit is that it's lighter,... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,199.00 at Backcountry.com

The supreme capabilities of Santa Cruz's all-trail crusher, the Bronson, have been well documented, as have the eye-watering price...s that some models of it command. Cry not: The Santa Cruz Bronson R Complete Mountain Bike is here to dry your tears, putting Bronson's skills in your hands without taking your wallet out of them. 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 the result of countless test-riding hours and computer model simulation, resulting in, among other things, excellent standover height and a tapered head tube for steering precision. On the whole, handling and lateral stiffness are superb. Were it not for the scales or the ring from the flick of your fingernail, you'd likely never notice that this here Bronson is born from metal. At the heart of the Bronson is the highly refined VPP suspension platform that's been optimized for mid-sized wheels. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved among avid riders for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. 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 and lengthen the wheelbase at the same time for greater stability. 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... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,999.00 at Backcountry.com

The 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT R Complete Mountain Bike picks up where last year's model left off -- ripping trails with aplomb. A...s ever, the stout aluminum frame is dressed in cost-effective components, which are built to take a beating all season long. Sure, you could save some weight upgrading to the carbon fiber version, but if you're looking for tons of value in a certified trail shredder, you've come to the right place. The Tallboy LT is made of aluminum, with Santa Cruz's signature hydroformed top and down tubes. A medium frame is about a pound and a half heavier than its carbon brother, but its price is much friendlier, and it's still amply strong. And the strength and stiffness are further enhanced with the mechanic-friendly, oversized 15mm collet-style hardware and a 12x142mm thru-axle out back. The result is a frame that's light enough for endurance racing, and strong enough for anything you can throw at it.At the heart of the LT's handling is a highly refined VPP suspension. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. If you're wondering how it works, 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 is smooth, not jarring. And you'll find the same collet-style pivot hardware that has become standard for Santa Cruz's suspension bikes. That means that your pivots stay tight and are simple to service, even for home mechanics. Anyone who's ridden the LT will tell you that the feel is balanced, yet decidedly aggressive, and the geometry of the LT is an integral part of its... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 at Backcountry.com

So you've been doing your research. You're trying to find that one bike that can do damn near anything, from marathon racing to al...l-day, all-mountain crushing. You know you want a top-notch build kit and a 1x drivetrain, but you can't spend the equivalent of a down payment on a condo on a bike. Allow us to introduce the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike -- a machine that meets all your needs for a supreme piece, without pushing you into outrageous pricing territory. So what makes the 5010 such a well-balanced machine? Here are the highlights. First, 27. 5-inch wheels, the sweet spot between big-wheel 29ers and 26ers. Second, 125mm of rear-wheel travel, landing right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, perfectly neutral geometry that can climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. Fourth, in the case of the 5010 Carbon X01 Complete frameset, the all-conquering carbon chassis and the wonderful things that you can do upon it with the excellent parts you'll find on board. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is beautifully showcased in the 5010. The company's C carbon model framesets -- like that used for the X01 build here -- use a higher-grade carbon for a moderately lighter, stiffer overall chassis than the standard carbon frameset on which most less expensive models are built. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's a result of construction techniques that maximize the compaction of the layers. The benefit is that it's lighter, because any excess epoxy is squeezed from the frame prior to curing, and this.. Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$4,699.00 at Backcountry.com

The Bronson wasn't the first mid-wheeled trail monster, but it sure made a splash. And the Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon S 2015 Comple...te Mountain Bike brings the lauded trail slayer to its full potential, without requiring a mortgage to own. As ever, it descends like a rocket, rips turns, and climbs far better than it should. And with a well-considered build kit that's ready for anything, there's just not much that the Bronson won't gladly take on. It's no secret that we love the Bronson, and it's fairly easy to see why. First, 27. 5-inch wheels have quickly become the de facto wheel size for aggressive riders thanks to the responsive handling and fast rolling speed. Then there's the 150mm of rear wheel travel, which is primed to smooth out harsh trails, while the VPP suspension platform lends efficient pedaling on the climbs. And we would be mistaken not to mention the neutral geometry that descends with aplomb and generally rips whether up or down. The head angle sits at 67 degrees, which provides plenty of high-speed stability, without being cumbersome at lower speeds. At 17. 3 inches, the chainstays are long enough to keep you centered in the bike, yet short enough to allow the Bronson to carve up turns with ease. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction makes its way into the Bronson, although this version uses a slightly lower grade of carbon fiber than the higher end C frame. This requires more material be used to achieve the same strength, so it's about a pound heavier for a medium frame, but in every other aspect, it's held to the same astoundingly high standards as Santa Cruz's other frames. And the upshot is that you get a frame that's every bit as stiff and strong, with a more palatable price tag. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the Bronson is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupt... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,199.00 at Backcountry.com

The supreme capabilities of Santa Cruz's all-trail crusher, the Bronson, have been well documented, as have the eye-watering price...s that some models of it command. Cry not: The Santa Cruz Bronson R Complete Mountain Bike is here to dry your tears, putting Bronson's skills in your hands without taking your wallet out of them. 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 the result of countless test-riding hours and computer model simulation, resulting in, among other things, excellent standover height and a tapered head tube for steering precision. On the whole, handling and lateral stiffness are superb. Were it not for the scales or the ring from the flick of your fingernail, you'd likely never notice that this here Bronson is born from metal. At the heart of the Bronson is the highly refined VPP suspension platform that's been optimized for mid-sized wheels. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved among avid riders for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. 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 and lengthen the wheelbase at the same time for greater stability. 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... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 at Backcountry.com

The Santa Cruz Bronson has been dominating trails and enduro podiums the world over since its relatively recent debut just last se...ason. The alloy version rocks, but the carbon version is not only light enough to soar, it's tough, stiff, and responsive enough to be a truly all-mountain performer. Problem is, going carbon usually means going expensive. For those who drool for a top-notch 1x drivetrain version of the carbon Bronson, but can't stomach a five-figure price, The 2015 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike is here to meet your needs, and then some. At the heart of the Bronson is a highly refined VPP suspension platform that's been optimized for its 27. 5-inch wheels. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved among riders for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point -- or about 15-20% of the way into the travel. This yields a vertical wheel path, which you'll notice in the form of a firm feel during acceleration and small-bump compliance. 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, also lengthening the wheelbase and increasing stability. Holding it all together is 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. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is on display here, as well. For 2015, almost all of Santa Cruz's carbon frames are available in a more economical version that uses a lower grade of carbon, requiring more of it and thus making for a slightly heavier frame than the high-end C frame. Both offer tremendous capability, but the C frame that the X... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$3,199.00 at Backcountry.com

It's true: the Santa Cruz 5010 is inarguably one of the most all-around capable mountain bikes ever designed. It's also true: some... versions of the thing are painfully expensive. Santa Cruz knows this, which is why they cook up some excellent deals in the form of a 5010 frameset with fairly-priced premium parts, like the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 R Complete Mountain Bike. So what makes the 5010 such a well-balanced machine? Many things, but here are the highlights: First, 27. 5-inch wheels, the sweet spot between big-wheel 29ers and old-school 26ers. Second, 125mm of rear wheel travel, landing right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, perfectly neutral geometry that can climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. Fourth, in the case of the 5010 R Complete you see here, is the light, stiff aluminum chassis and all the wonderful things that you can do upon it with the excellent parts you'll find installed. But frame first. We'll admit that the carbon version of the 5010 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 the result of countless test-riding hours and computer model simulation, resulting in, among other things, excellent standover height and a tapered head tube for steering precision. On the whole, handling and lateral stiffness are superb, and the chassis is still light enough to race but tough enough to take some drops. Were it not for the scales or the ring from the flick of your fingernail, you'd likely never notice that this here 5010 is born from metal. Santa Cruz's famous VPP suspension platform is a big player in the 5010's game, too. It's a system that's widely beloved among experienced riders for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VP... Read More

Yeti Cycles
$8,999.00 at Backcountry.com

The Yeti SB5 Carbon X01 ENVE Complete Mountain Bike adds an ENVE wheelset to the already incredible next-generation SuperBike. Tha...t means you get the feathery, Switch Infinity equipped SB5 frame, which is the next step in Yeti's famed Switch suspension platform, and it's paired with a wheelset that highlights the bike's best handling traits. It's hard to comprehend that a bike this lightweight and spritely is so capable, but thanks to the low, slack, and long geometry, you'll have complete confidence regardless of what the trail throws your way. Like Switch Link, the Switch Infinity slider travels upward under the first phase of compression, when the SB5 is settling into its sag point. As the rear end compresses deeper, the direction changes, and the slider travels down toward the bottom bracket shell. Deep in the stroke, it works in conjunction with the upper pivot to produce a vertical wheel path that effortlessly flattens big, square-edged impacts. Think of it as everything that has earned the Switch Link such high praise, except that it rides smoother and is easier to maintain than the previous eccentric pivot. And because it travels in a perfectly linear plane, instead of the tight arc that Switch Link produces, Switch Infinity has allowed Yeti to achieve a set of unique suspension characteristics. Undoubtedly, there will be those who balk at the idea of having a seemingly complicated pivot, but in reality, it's lighter and more user friendly than the Switch Link pivot that it replaces. The lightness can be attributed to the Kashima-coated mini-stanchions and feathery forged shuttle, which were co-developed with FOX Racing Shox. Ease of use comes courtesy of the easily-accessible grease ports, which do away with the need for time-consuming rebuilds. FOX has successfully tested production units to well over a million compression cycles while completely submerged in mud. And the durability is further proven by the three-year-old test units that are still i... Read More

Yeti Cycles
$6,599.00 at Backcountry.com

The Yeti SB5 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike builds on the storied SuperBike lineage to deliver a killer on-trail experience. Th...is carbon, mid-wheeled rocket ship is Yeti's first model to run on the all-new Switch Infinity suspension system -- a natural evolution of the Switch Link that made the SB series so popular. As befits its name, the geometry is low, slack, and long, which makes it far more capable than its feathery weight might imply. But this is no flimsy flier. The carbon fiber chassis is stiff and durable, so you need not hesitate when charging into hairy terrain. Like Switch Link, the Switch Infinity slider travels upward under the first phase of compression, when the SB5 is settling into its sag point. As the rear end compresses deeper, the direction changes, and the slider travels down toward the bottom bracket shell. Deep in the stroke, it works in conjunction with the upper pivot to produce a vertical wheel path that effortlessly flattens big, square-edged impacts. Think of it as everything that has earned the Switch Link such high praise, except that it rides smoother and is easier to maintain than the previous eccentric pivot. And because it travels in a perfectly linear plane, instead of the tight arc that Switch Link produces, Switch Infinity has allowed Yeti to achieve a set of unique suspension characteristics. Undoubtedly, there will be those who balk at the idea of having a seemingly complicated pivot, but in reality, it's lighter and more user friendly than the Switch Link pivot that it replaces. The lightness can be attributed to the Kashima-coated mini-stanchions and feathery forged shuttle, which were co-developed with FOX Racing Shox. Ease of use comes courtesy of the easily-accessible grease ports, which do away with the need for time-consuming rebuilds. FOX has successfully tested production units to well over a million compression cycles while completely submerged in mud. And the durability is further proven by the three year ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$5,599.00 $4,759.15 at Backcountry.com

Santa Cruz's Tallboy is a modern classic among trail bikes, and the Tallboy 2 Carbon SPX XC Complete Mountain Bike keeps building ...upon its legend. Its Shimano XT drivetrain and brakeset provide dependable control, while Santa Cruz-built wheels inspire confidence on the trail. So, tear up your favorite trails, the Tallboy 2 is ready whenever you are. When revising the Tallboy, Santa Cruz made sure that any improvements were exactly that, improvements. After all, why mess with a good thing? So, rather than make changes to the geometry on its best-selling model, Santa Cruz instead looked at ways to shave weight and improve stiffness. The resulting frame takes roughly 100 grams off of the previous carbon generation, while simultaneously increasing the frame's rigidity. You'll 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 a breeze to service. And, like the previous Tallboy Carbon, the layup process has been refined in order to fully compact the carbon fiber. A cross-section cut-away makes this plain as day, where the smooth internal walls of each tube illustrate that there's zero extraneous material. Accordingly, Santa Cruz's proprietary layup process makes the frame both as light and strong as possible. Santa Cruz's spirit of improvement is furthered with some of the Tallboy 2's more subtle details. The first improvement that you'll notice in the saddle is the modified suspension rate. Specifically, the progressivity at the end of the stroke has been reduced in comparison to the original Tallboy. In translation, modern shocks are more capable of resisting bottoming-out than they were during the genesis of the Tallboy. So, this revised suspension layout provides full travel with the current generation of suspension dampers. More specifically, it's tuned for the FOX Racing Shox FLOAT CTD shock, which features FOX's CTD adjustment scheme for simplified suspension tunin... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$6,599.00 at Backcountry.com

There are few bikes on the market that have as strong a history with hard charging riders as the Nomad. And while the Santa Cruz N...omad X01 Complete Mountain Bike may be the value-oriented option out of the lineup, you'll forget that fact the moment it hits dirt. Now in its third generation, the 27. 5 inch wheeled equipped trail slayer is even more aggressive than its predecessors, which translates into added confidence when you're tackling the hairiest terrain you dare to ride.The Nomad's VPP suspension platform has been considerably improved as compared to the previous version, with particular focus being paid to improving mid-stroke support, as well as off-the-top small bump compliance. Much as it always has, it still maintains the snappy pedaling that's essential for piloting a long-travel bike to the top of your favorite runs. At the heart of VPP is two aluminum counter-rotating links. The upper-link, borrowed from the V10, provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which is responsible for the firm pedaling feel. 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. This affords you extra margin for error when you're experimenting with the ragged edge of control. It's a design that's well matched by the incredibly capableRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir rear shock, which has been redesigned tooffer even better small-bump compliance than its predecessor. And you'll 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 by home mechanics.Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is on display here as well. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. With this ... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,399.00 at Backcountry.com

The Santa Cruz Chameleon R Complete Bike might be the most aptly named one we sell. Whether under a new rider or a seasoned pro, w...hether on buff, fast singletrack, gnarly, steep rock gardens, or out in the bike park, the Chameleon platform tackles virtually any terrain or riding discipline, blending into its surrounding with astonishing ease, and the R package brings it to life with a mix of smart, light, and tough parts. Part of the Chameleon's unique diversity of talents is that it's designed to work with forks that have as little as 100mm of travel or as much as 150mm. At the 100mm end, you have a steep seat angle and a lower bottom bracket height. The change in stance gives a forward-leaning, aggressive cross-country geometry. Put a 150mm fork in and the bike gets taller as its head tube slackens to a shallower angle, affording high-speed stability and steep-terrain confidence. Should you care to install a travel-adjustable fork, you'd have do-it-all hardtail on your hands. According to Santa Cruz, forks with 130mm of travel, like the RockShox Sektor Pike RC Solo Air found on this particular build, are ideal for a balance of capability. Another distinguishing aspect of the Chameleon is its tubeset. The massive tubes in the rear triangle are made from 6066 aluminum and provide stiffness for great power transfer. The large diameters are stiffer and lend the added benefit of allowing for ultra-thin tubing walls that reduce weight. The heavily gusseted front end also means gobs of strength and stiffness for precise steering and handling. The Chameleon will encourage you to constantly expand your riding style and limits to include stunts and jumps without flinching -- not something often thought of as possible on a XC-worthy frame. The complete R package on this particular Santa Cruz reaches for the highest levels of performance of any stock version of the bike. A Shimano XT rear derailleur delivers sure-fire shifting and reliability, with the drivetrain round... Read More

Yeti Cycles
$9,699.00 at Backcountry.com

Yeti's all-new SB6 Carbon frameset is the steroidal sibling of the company's revolutionary new SB5 Carbon, the 5 being an any-trai...l rig so capable it threatens to cannibalize even Yeti's diverse lineup. Aimed at the biggest trails, the biggest lines, and the biggest gaps you can muster, however, the SB6 makes its focus clear when you take a look at its numbers. The SB6 X01 complete bike is already about as gnar as they come. So what could make it better? A wheel upgrade from none other than ENVE. The result is a machine called the 2015 Yeti SB6 Carbon X01 ENVE Complete Mountain Bike, and everything you can do upon it. First, let's look at the new suspension platform, called Switch Infinity -- an evolution of the Switch Link used on the famous SB66, the SB75, and a few other Yetis. Like Switch Link, the Switch Infinity slider travels upward under the first phase of compression, when the SB6 is settling into its sag point. As the rear end compresses deeper, the direction changes, and the slider travels down toward the bottom bracket shell. Deep in the stroke, it works in conjunction with the upper pivot to produce a vertical wheel path that effortlessly flattens big, square-edged impacts. Think of it as everything that has earned the Switch Link such high praise, except that it rides smoother and is easier to maintain than the previous eccentric pivot. And because it travels in a perfectly linear plane, instead of the tight arc that Switch Link produces, Switch Infinity has allowed Yeti to achieve a set of unique suspension characteristics. Undoubtedly, there will be those who balk at the idea of having a seemingly complicated pivot, but in reality, it's lighter and more user friendly than the Switch Link pivot that it replaces. The lightness can be attributed to the Kashima-coated mini-stanchions and feathery forged shuttle, which were co-developed with FOX Racing Shox. Ease of use comes courtesy of the easily-accessible grease ports, which do away with the need ... Read More

Mongoose
$299.99 at Kohl's

Rugged, stylish and ready for a day on the trail, the Mongoose Mountain Bike is ready to chew up the dirt. The most defining quali...ty of this Mongoose mountain bike is its 29 large wheel, which allows you to roll over the toughest terrain. Featuring front Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 $2,464.15 at Backcountry.com

Since its inception, The Santa Cruz Tallboy chassis has altered naysayers' negative opinions on the oversized wheel platform. The ...Tallboy LT Carbon Mountain Bike Frame keeps that tradition alive by providing 135mm of travel in an insanely light and strong package, complete with the new Kashima coated FOX CTD rear shock. Without Santa Cruz's proprietary carbon processes, the Tallboy LT Carbon's combination of low weight and strength wouldn't be possible. The front triangle of the Tallboy LT Carbon is constructed as one piece, rather than having components produced separately, and then bonded or wrapped. Additionally, the carbon fibers are continuous around tube junctions -- to distribute load and absorb impact energy better. Looking at geometry, the Tallboy LT Carbon's actually slightly longer (we're talking a fraction of an inch here) than the original Tallboy with a slacker, 69. 5 degree, head angle. Surprisingly, the 35mm of added travel has not adversely affected standover height; it's a few millimeters shorter than the standard Tallboy Carbon. Keeping in perspective the Tallboy's short chainstays, this could be one of the most nimble and competent full-suspension 29ers out there. The Tallboy LT Carbon utilizes Santa Cruz's lauded, patented VPP suspension system. It features counter-rotating links that allow a variable feel throughout the suspension travel. When sag is set correctly, the Tallboy LT Carbon is extremely responsive to small- and medium-sized bumps. On larger hits that push it deeper into its travel, it becomes more stubborn, a necessity to avoid harsh bottom-out. It's also a crisp, efficient pedaler, even in the small chainring. Another big plus of VPP suspension is its durability; angular contact pivot bearings offer excellent resistance to deflection for smoother, longer lasting performance. This also translates into truer tracking, and better line holding over rough trails. The contamination-prone lower links are also equipped with grease... Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$2,899.00 $2,464.15 at Backcountry.com

Since its inception, The Santa Cruz Tallboy chassis has altered naysayers' negative opinions on the oversized wheel platform. The ...Tallboy LT Carbon Mountain Bike Frame keeps that tradition alive by providing 135mm of travel in an insanely light and strong package, complete with the new Kashima coated FOX CTD rear shock. Without Santa Cruz's proprietary carbon processes, the Tallboy LT Carbon's combination of low weight and strength wouldn't be possible. The front triangle of the Tallboy LT Carbon is constructed as one piece, rather than having components produced separately, and then bonded or wrapped. Additionally, the carbon fibers are continuous around tube junctions -- to distribute load and absorb impact energy better. Looking at geometry, the Tallboy LT Carbon's actually slightly longer (we're talking a fraction of an inch here) than the original Tallboy with a slacker, 69. 5 degree, head angle. Surprisingly, the 35mm of added travel has not adversely affected standover height; it's a few millimeters shorter than the standard Tallboy Carbon. Keeping in perspective the Tallboy's short chainstays, this could be one of the most nimble and competent full-suspension 29ers out there. The Tallboy LT Carbon utilizes Santa Cruz's lauded, patented VPP suspension system. It features counter-rotating links that allow a variable feel throughout the suspension travel. When sag is set correctly, the Tallboy LT Carbon is extremely responsive to small- and medium-sized bumps. On larger hits that push it deeper into its travel, it becomes more stubborn, a necessity to avoid harsh bottom-out. It's also a crisp, efficient pedaler, even in the small chainring. Another big plus of VPP suspension is its durability; angular contact pivot bearings offer excellent resistance to deflection for smoother, longer lasting performance. This also translates into truer tracking, and better line holding over rough trails. The contamination-prone lower links are also equipped with grease... Read More

GT
$3,399.99 at Backcountry.com

Armed with a Shimano XT-intensive drivetrain, FOX suspension, and what we think is a pretty sweet paint job, the 2015 GT Force X E...xpert Complete Mountain Bike is a true trail-killer, and frankly, a killer of a deal. The Force X is GT's all-mountain platform, targeted at riders who want to be able to climb and descend with equal confidence. Rear travel comes in at 150mm, bestowing the rider with more than enough cush to crush on technical descents, but not so much that high-effort pedaling feels like it's lost in a sea of travel (this is largely due to the Force X's excellent suspension system, which we'll get to in a minute). The alloy Force X models, like this one, are made from 6069-series aluminum, a slightly more heavy-duty alloy than the 6061 used in its XC- and Trail-oriented Helion and Sensor frames. The metal is still hydroformed for maximum weight savings, however, and shaped to maximize stiffness and stability wherever necessary. The result is a rig that can tackle big lines but still feels like it can take on big climbs, too. Helping the materials deliver is GT's revolutionary Independent Drivetrain suspension platform. The idea of isolating the drivetrain so that it's not affected by suspension movement is nothing new, but GT's approach is, and it works really, really well. The crankset and the rest of the drivetrain make their home entirely on the rear triangle, unlike many designs that put the crank on the mainframe and the rest of the drivetrain parts on the rear triangle. The problem with this is suspension compression that occurs with pedal force, robbing you of efficiency. It's simpler to build bikes this way -- indeed, the I. D. system on the Force X is complicated to look at, but the proof is in the pudding. Sprinting or out-of-saddle climbing is rewarded with hardtail-like efficiency, not dependent on a shock's damping platform, yet it's incredibly compliant, and the front half of the bike remains extremely stable. One spin and you'll see wh... Read More

GT
GT
$2,699.99 at Backcountry.com

Too often, value-oriented can mean cost-cut, and we know that you know that. That's why we don't throw around such terms too light...ly in describing machines like the 2015 GT Force X Sport Complete Bike, an all-mountain machine that can ride all the trails without costing all the dollars. The Force X is GT's all-mountain platform, targeted at riders who want to be able to climb and descend with equal confidence. Rear travel comes in at 150mm, bestowing the rider with more than enough cush to crush on technical descents, but not so much that high-effort pedaling feels like it's lost in a sea of travel (this is largely due to the Force X's excellent suspension system, which we'll get to in a minute). The alloy Force X models, like this one, are made from 6069-series aluminum, a slightly more heavy-duty alloy than the 6061 used in its XC- and Trail-oriented Helion and Sensor frames. The metal is still hydroformed for maximum weight savings, however, and shaped to maximize stiffness and stability wherever necessary. The result is a rig that can tackle big lines but still feels like it can take on big climbs, too. Helping the materials deliver is GT's revolutionary Independent Drivetrain suspension platform. The idea of isolating the drivetrain so that it's not affected by suspension movement is nothing new, but GT's approach is, and it works really, really well. The crankset and the rest of the drivetrain make their home entirely on the rear triangle, unlike many designs that put the crank on the mainframe and the rest of the drivetrain parts on the rear triangle. The problem with this is suspension compression that occurs with pedal force, robbing you of efficiency. It's simpler to build bikes this way -- indeed, the I. D. system on the Force X is complicated to look at, but the proof is in the pudding. Sprinting or out-of-saddle climbing is rewarded with hardtail-like efficiency, not dependent on a shock's damping platform, yet it's incredibly compliant, and the... Read More

GT
Chris King
$155.00 at Backcountry.com

The Chris King Nothreadset is perhaps the industry's single most iconic component. With its precision and its durability, Chris Ki...ng established the standard for quality. And ever since Chris King unveiled their bottom bracket, Shimano riders have reveled in having the King name adorn their drivetrain. This SRAM compatible version allows the Chris King Mountain Bottom Bracket to be used on all SRAM GXP, Truvativ GXP, and Bontrager GXP cranksets with a stepped 24mm axle. The aluminum cups of the Chris King Bottom Bracket house 24 stainless steel balls in each of the made-in-house cartridge bearings. They're user serviceable with the Chris King Grease Injection Tool (available separately). Simply squirt fresh grease into the bearings to purge the gunky, used grease and keep things spinning smoothly. This system has a fringe benefit for racers -- it gives you the option of running a very thin grease or even oil on race day in order to minimize bearing drag. And when you're not racing, it's a snap to inject thicker grease to maximize durability. The Chris King SRAM Mountain Bottom Bracket is available in Black and Red. It's compatible with both 68mm and 73mm bottom bracket shells and comes with two 2. 5mm aluminum spacers for use with 68mm shells. Two final technical notes: (1) This version of the Chris King Bottom Bracket is specific to mountain bike cranksets. It is NOT compatible with road cranksets due to one critical issue -- the thickness of the external portion of the cups are different between road and mountain. We offer a very-similar-yet-different Chris King SRAM compatible bottom bracket for road bikes. (2) This bottom bracket, when installed in a 73mm shell and combined with a GXP crankset is NOT compatible with either E-type front derailleurs or bottom bracket-mounted chainguides. The cups can be installed and removed with a Shimano style bottom bracket tool. Read More

DT Swiss
$75.00 at Backcountry.com

If you're running a DT Swiss 240, 350, or 440 rear hub, and you damage your 9/10-speed freehub body, or simply want to swap from a... SRAM XD (1x11) drivetrain to a 2x or 3x 9/10-speed one, you'll want this, the DT Swiss Aluminum Mountain Freehub Body. Compatible with all non-XD Shimano and SRAM drivetrains, its shell and internals are made by DT Swiss and utilize the company's famous Star Ratchet pawl system, ensuring the same level of quality as the hub to which you'll be installing it. Read More

RaceFace
$159.99 at Backcountry.com

RaceFAce SIXC handlebars, intended for Trail, All-Mountain and Light Freeride use. Reinforced stem and lock-on grip anti-crush zon...esCut marks for easy sizing4degree upward sweep Item SpecificationsColorBlack/RedWeight230gBar Rise18mmBar Width785mmBar Clamp Diameter31.8mmMaterialCarbonBend8degDefined ColorBlack Read More

Santa Cruz Bicycles
$749.95 at Backcountry.com

Of course, road and mountain bikes thrill us, but for many of us, the original thrill on two wheels came courtesy of those BMX bik...es we propelled through the air beneath us as kids. And if you want to keep doing so? Build up a Santa Cruz Jackal Frame, and soar once more. Leveraging its extensive experience manipulating alloys, Santa Cruz happily overbuilt the heck out of the all-aluminum Jackal, because it wanted the frame to take any degree of abuse and last as long as the dirt you're soaring over. Still, the frame comes in under five pounds, keeping it on the lighter end of the spectrum, especially compared to comparable steel frames. With a bike park and jump track right there in their backyard, the riders and huckers at Santa Cruz have spent nearly a decade refining the Jackal's design and geometry. Exhaustively determined head tube and seat tube angles conspire into a super confident and controllable platform for a huge variety of riding. The rear dropouts are adjustable to allow for extremely precise adjustment of handling characteristics, too. You'll find ISCG-05 tabs alongside the tried-and-true 73mm threaded bottom bracket shell, because, like your love for building jumps, some things from our past are better to embrace than try to replace. Read More

Niner
$1,999.00 at Backcountry.com

Niner's Air 9 RDO Mountain Bike Frame is Race Day Optimized. That is to say, it's the bike you ride when your only priority is spe...ed. Leave the cargo shorts and baggy IPA jersey at home, because it's pain time, and only Lycra is invited. The Air 9 RDO reflects this single-minded philosophy in everything from the low-profile disc brake mount to the inclusion of a PF30 bottom bracket instead of the heavier CYA model. Even the head badge is minimalized, because Niner knows that the Air 9 RDO's target audience would rather let their legs do the talking and every extra gram is just wasted breath. For 2015, the Air 9 RDO becomes the latest member of the RDO family to enjoy the internal molding of Niner's Carbon Compaction System (CCS). CCS gives Niner complete control over the frame's birth, making for tube walls that are virtually perfect, reducing the amount of materials required, and eliminating resin build-up. The result is a claimed weight loss of 100 grams, which is an unheard of leap between model years. The Air 9 RDO's geometry and tube shapes, designed to dampen chatter and distribute impact forces to the stronger parts of the frame, remain largely unchanged. Chain torque goes directly to the rear wheel via the same large bottom bracket shell and shapely chainstays of previous models, but with the added benefit of the included Maxle. Niner's World Cup-tested geometry ties the bottom bracket to a tapered head tube via a large down tube to ensure the frame tracks true and responds to every input. The Air 9 is congenial enough to pair with your preferred tapered, cross-country fork in the 100 - 120 millimeter range. It's a little bit pickier in other areas, requiring a 31. 6mm seatpost and a 34. 9mm front derailleur clamp, but it now accommodates Shimano's new side-swing style of the latter. It's also compatible with Di2 out of the box, and the seat and down tubes provide enough clearance for 2. 4-inch tires. Read More

DT Swiss
$233.00 $186.40 at Backcountry.com

Compared to traditional quick releases, a 15mm thru-axle offers better suspension function and more precise steering -- all good t...hings. And you can still take your wheel off in a snap. Combine this with the quality and lightweight features of the DT Swiss 240s hubs, and the DT Swiss 240s 15mm Thru-Axle CL/6-Bolt Hub is the best option for those using a 15mm front fork. As opposed to converting down a 20mm hub, this 15mm specific hub has a smaller, lighter bearing and less material in the normal sized hub shell. It saves 38 grams from the oversize 20mm hub. The lighter weight of the 15mm hub lets you take advantage of the potentially lighter overall weight of the 15mm axle system in contrast to going for the 20mm axle. And if you aren't hucking off cliffs, the 15mm axle is all you'll ever need to do normal things like ride really fast, carve beautiful berms, and bomb down rocky trails with confidence. DT Swiss hubs start life as an aluminum forging and then are CNC machined into shape. Two high-precision stainless steel cartridge bearings are pressed into either side, and they have contact-free seals to keep everything silky smooth. This hub has the DT Swiss Centerlock style brake mount, but it comes with a Centerlock-6-bolt adapter for the brake rotors. The DT Swiss 240s 15mm Thru-Axle CL/6-Bolt Hub is black with red DT trim. It is drilled for 32 spokes. The 6-bolt adapter is included (29 grams). Actual hub weight (no CL adapter) is 129 grams. Read More

DT Swiss
$189.00 $170.10 at Backcountry.com

The DT Swiss 240s hubs are damn tough to beat, given their incredible reliability, sleek design, and precise engineering. Then the...re are Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes, which set the industry standard for power, control, and minimal maintenance. Bring these two together, and you have an unbeatable combo, and up front, you'll want something like the DT Swiss 240s CenterLock Front Mountain Hub to keep it all rolling without the need for adapters for Shimano's CenterLock brake rotors. The 240s front hubs use a forged aluminum shell that houses stainless steel bearings (balls and races), which are known for their famous durability. And thanks to the DT Swiss labyrinth seal system -- non-contacting seals that utilize an asymmetrical path to resist moisture, muck, and grit -- your bearings will keep their magical smoothness over the long haul. Shimano's proprietary Center Lock rotor interface firmly locks Shimano CenterLock rotors in place, maximizing braking forces for greater control. The DT Swiss 240s CenterLock Front Mountain Hub comes in the colors Black or White. It utilizes Shimano's CenterLock rotor mounting interface and cannot accommodate any other rotors. It relies on a 100x15mm thru-axle system. Read More

Jandd
$119.95 at Backcountry.com

The Mini Mountain Panniers are an indispensable favorite of tourists and commuters alike. Can be used on either front or rearMade ...of heavy duty Dupont CorduraExpandable main compartment with smaller outside pocketBottom Gussets unzip to expand bag3M Scotchlite Reflective MaterialSold in Pairs Item SpecificationsColorBlackTotal Volume2200in3Weight1500gDimensions13.5 x 10.5 x 5Defined ColorBlack Read More

SRAM
$238.00 at Backcountry.com

SRAM MTB Predictive Front Hub Item SpecificationsColorBlackHub Drilling28Hub/Brake Compatibility6-Bolt DiscFront Wheel TypeMountai...nFront Hub SpacingPredictive SteeringDefined ColorBlack Read More

Liberty Mountain
$48.52 at Amazon.com

The new Rock Master helmet has a comfortable and durable harness system that will keep you cool and comfortable. Mesh covered vent...s breath easy while keeping debris out. Size: 18.9 to 22.8 . CE Certified. Size: Small. Color: White. Read More

Adrenaline Promotions
$57.46 at Amazon.com

Flaunt our big sublimated graphics in the stands or snaking down a single track-Meticulously constructed from 100 Percent treated ...micro fiber polyester, these technical performance garments allow for quick-drying moisture transfer to regulate comfort and beat the heck out of wearing a sweatshirt to the game-Moisture wicking Dri-Sport fabric helps pull sweat away from your body and regulate temperature- SKU: ADRN1136 Read More

Fox
$9.42 at Amazon.com

* Genuine Merino Wool offers both moisture and odor control for added performance and comfort * Mesh zones throughout allow for ma...ximum ventilation * Flexible mesh foot break areas allow for a more contoured fit and reduced bunching * Anatomic arch support for performance fit * Flat stitch toe construction provides greater comfort and performance Read More

Fox
Adrenaline Promotions
$69.99 at Amazon.com

Flaunt our big sublimated graphics in the stands or snaking down a single track-Meticulously constructed from 100 percent treated ...micro fiber polyester, these technical performance garments allow for quick-drying moisture transfer to regulate comfort and beat the heck out of wearing a sweatshirt to the game-Moisture wicking Dri-Sport fabric helps pull sweat away from your body and regulate temperature- SKU: ADRN1013 Read More

Life is good
$21.39 at Amazon.com

Cruise into this season with fun and festive apparel when you dress in this tee by Life is good. A slight waist shape and narrower... hemline gives this classic fit shirt a feminine update. You'll love the super soft feel whether you're pedaling along the trails or enjoying a warm afternoon in the sun. Pair this cute Life is good Women's Crusher Fresh Mountain Bike T-Shirt with your favorite shorts or pants! Read More

Adrenaline Promotions
$60.77 at Amazon.com

Flaunt our big sublimated graphics in the stands or snaking down a single track-Meticulously constructed from 100 percent treated ...micro fiber polyester, these technical performance garments allow for quick-drying moisture transfer to regulate comfort and beat the heck out of wearing a sweatshirt to the game-Moisture wicking Dri-Sport fabric helps pull sweat away from your body and regulate temperature- SKU: ADRN1015 Read More

Walmart
$66.66 at Amazon.com

Flaunt our big sublimated graphics in the stands or snaking down a single track- Meticulously constructed from 100 Percent treated... micro fiber polyester, these technical performance garments allow for quick-drying moisture transfer to regulate comfort and beat the heck out of wearing a sweatshirt to the game-Moisture wicking Dri-Sport fabric helps pull sweat away from your body and regulate temperature- SKU: ADRN1257 Read More

View wishlist Continue shopping