It’s perhaps a little known fact that every Santa Cruz Bicycle to date has been through our very own factory and assembly facility in Santa Cruz, California. Each model starts life as a test “mule”, an aluminum prototype which is designed, machined and welded together here in Santa Cruz, then covertly test ridden on trails all over the place. At the same time, in the same building, our carbon test lab is refining the lay-up process we’ll be using on the finished carbon product.
Once we’re happy with how the mule rides, we release the designs for a carbon mold to be made at our exclusive manufacturing facility. We use our own facility because it’s the only way to ensure advancements made in our test lab remain proprietary
With 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) the 5010 is built to serve the most technical back country missions with a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.
Choose from... Colour: Process Blue/Seafoam or Matt Carbon/Yellow&Green (2016 colours) Shock: Fox Factory Kashima or Fox Float Performance Ellite Size: S, M, L
Price includes GST. Only while stocks last at selected NZ Santa Cruz dealers.
Dirt or asphalt, mountain or urban, geared or singlespeed—the moniker Chameleon has never rang more true than on this updated-for-2017 Santa Cruz classic. Upsized to either 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, the Chameleon shifts from trail rally sled to bikepacker to winter slayer with simple, elegant aplomb. The wheel change is accomplished via interchangeable dropouts, and there's a singlespeed version for each wheel size—geared dropouts are 148mm-spaced, and singlespeed are 142mm.
ANDREA TURNER DEMYSTIFIES THE ART OF SUSPENSION SETUP When you understand how your suspension works, in the science-y sense, and then you actually feel that on the bike, it's pretty cool. Like a lot of us, I am often hard on myself about my riding skills. I keep telling myself to push harder and work on this or that. But sometimes I get to thinking no, it isn’t me, it’s the bike! And once in a while, I'm right, and I am able to make adjustments to my suspension that help solve the issues I am experiencing (cue the ah-ha moment)!
We're stoked to welcome Meagan Robertson to the team as a Juliana NZ Ambassador.
A latecomer to the sport, Wellington-based Canadian Meagan Robertson only found true love (of mountain biking) in 2010. Since transplanting to Wellington in 2011, Meagan has thrown herself into the local scene wholeheartedly...