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