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2022 Santa Cruz Bicycles

Learn about Santa Cruz Bikes and why you should consider them when you're searching for the best mountain bike or cyclocross bike.

2022 Santa Cruz Bicycles Guide

Santa Cruz Bicycles History

Founded in 1993 by Rich Novak, Mike Marquez, and former professional skateboarder Rob Roskopp, Santa Cruz Bicycles is known for building rider-centered bikes. The company hand-assembles all its models in its California factory. Santa Cruz has been dedicated since its inception to producing the most high-performance mountain bikes on the planet – and many believe they have achieved that mission. The company is beloved for being large enough to have strong R&D but small enough not to be impersonal or otherwise lose sight of its customers.

Important Santa Cruz Bicycles Technology

The Santa Cruz Virtual Pivot Point (VPP)

One of the critical technologies for which Santa Cruz is known is its virtual pivot point (VPP) design. The patented concept behind VPP is to have two short links that rotate in opposite directions. This type of suspension was embraced by the company because it provides more design flexibility, enabling Santa Cruz to adjust shock rates based on the desired personality and intended use of the bike.


Santa Cruz Carbon Fiber Bike Technology

Santa Cruz Another technology that has made Santa Cruz Bicycles famous is its carbon fiber manufacturing – which has been geared toward making it more affordable for people to get their carbon frames. The higher quality carbon fiber frames are known as Carbon CC and are on the highest end build kits, while the Carbon C (the more affordable carbon version) is available on bikes with build kits below the XT / X0-1 Level.  The firm uses proprietary techniques to cut the cost while maintaining impressive rigidity and strength. To achieve that end, Santa Cruz uses a different carbon grade that results in negligible weight gain of 0.6 pounds per frame.


Santa Cruz Naming Conventions

Here's how Santa Cruz names their bikes:

AL, C, CC
These letters indicate the fame material. Aluminum (AL), C Carbon (C), and CC Carbon (CC)

D, R, S
These letters indicate the build kit level. Models denoted with an 'D' indicate the most basic build kit, while the 'R' and 'S' build kits enjoy more upgrades respectively. X01, XTR, and XX1 AXS models benefit from even further upgrades.

Reserve, RSV
Reserve, or RSV, is Santa Cruz's carbon wheelset.


Santa Cruz Sizing

  • Extra Small: 4'8" - 5'0"
  • Small: 5'1" - 5'5"
  • Medium: 5'5" - 5'9"
  • Large: 5'9" - 6'1"
  • Extra Large: 6'1" - 6'4"+


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2022 Santa Cruz Nomad

2022 Santa Cruz Nomad

Nomad

Trail and freeride bike for big terrain

Highlights: 170mm front and rear travel / 27.5" wheels

The basic idea behind the Nomad is to create a trail bike that best resembles downhill characteristics while still delivering an excellent ride on trails and when freeriding.Every new version of the Nomad expands the layout and travel, with copious testing to ensure that maneuverability is still the core point of focus.

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Dirty Details

The Nomad benefited from the evolution of the V10, with Santa Cruz applying that downhill knowledge to this trail bike in a substantial transition to a lower-link mounted shock setup.

The movement of the bike, grounding midstroke, and ability to maintain light-as-air sensitivity through minor bumps are elements that would typically only come with a downhill model – all possible because of a nearly linear shock rate. You can outfit it with either metric coil or air shocks.

By creating a design that allows people to switch out shocks as they prefer, space in the region of the bottom bracket gets tight. However, Santa Cruz's superior understanding of carbon technology has allowed it to innovate with a front triangle and swingarm that exemplify both sturdiness and smoothness.

Read The Santa Cruz Nomad Guide

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks: RockShox Zeb (R), FOX 38 Float Performance (S), FOX 38 Float Performance Elite (XT), FOX 38 Float Factory (X01)

Shocks: RockShox Super Deluxe Select (R), RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ (S & XT), Fox Float X2 Factory (X01), Fox DH X2 Factory Coil (X01 Coil)

Drivetrains: SRAM NX EAGLE (R), SRAM GX EAGLE (S), Shimano XT, SRAM X01

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE (R), SRAM Code R (S), Shimano XT, SRAM Code RSC (X01)

Rims: WTB ST i30 (R), RaceFace AR Offset 30 (S), RaceFace ARC Offset 30 (XT & X01) 


2022 Nomad Geometry

GeometryS (Low / High)M (Low / High)L (Low / High)XL (Low / High)
Reach422 / 425mm447 / 450mm472 / 475mm497 / 500mm
Stack603 / 601mm617 / 615mm626 / 623m648 / 646mm
Head Tube Angle63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°63.7 / 64°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center760mm792mm821mm857mm
BB Height340 / 344mm340 / 344mm340 / 344mm340 / 344mm
BB Drop14 / 10mm14 / 10mm14 / 10mm14 / 10mm
Wheelbase1186 / 1185mm1223 / 1222mm1257 / 1256mm1297mm
Chainstay Length426 / 425mm431 / 430mm436 / 435mm441 / 440mm
Head Tube Length115mm130mm140mm165mm
Top Tube Length552mm582mm610mm644mm
Seat Tube Angle77.9 / 78.2°77.7 / 78°77.5 / 77.9°77.2 / 77.6°
Standover706 / 710mm727 / 732mm728 / 733mm727 / 734mm

2022 Santa Cruz Hightower

2022 Santa Cruz Hightower

Hightower

An all mountain 29er for every situation

Highlights: 140mm rear travel / 150mm fork / 29" wheels

The Santa Cruz Hightower hits a sweet spot that is pretty tough to nail. It's a do-it-all mid-travel trail bike that is at home on death-defying descents while somehow remaining ultra-maneuverable. The Hightower nestles in between the Megatower's long travel gravity capabilities and the Tallboy's shredding prowess. When you want ultimate versatility, the Hightower's got your back.

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Dirty Details

The Hightower is intended to allow the rider to take on huge mountains while maintaining lightning speed. It holds its own on the climbs and transfers and turns on the gas for the downs.

It's got a little more travel than the original model and the slacker 65-degree head tube angle pushes you to really send it in high gravity situations.

The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock soaks up all kinds of bumps and the flip chip disc allows riders to fine tune their ride by slightly adjusting the bottom bracket height.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: Aluminum (AL), C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks:  RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm (D), RockShox Yari RC 150 (R), FOX 36 Float Performance (S), FOX 36 Float Performance Elite (XT), FOX 36 Float Factory (X01& XX1)

Shocks: FOX Float Performance DPS (D + R models), RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ (S & XT), RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (X01 & XX1)

Drivetrains: SRAM SX (D models), SRAM NX EAGLE (R models), SRAM GX EAGLE (S models), SRAM X01, Shimano XTR, SRAM X01, SRAM XX1 

Brakes: SRAM Guide T (D models), SRAM G2 R (R models), SRAM Code R (S models), Shimano XT, SRAM Code RSC (X01 + XX1)

Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" (D + R models), Race Face AR Offset 30 29" (S models), Race Face ARC Offset 30 29" (XT & X01), Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon Rim - 29 28h (XX1 )

Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29"x2.4" 3C EXO TR


2022 Hightower geometry with Flip Chip in High

SMLXLXXL
AReach428 mm453 mm473 mm493 mm518 mm
BStack601 mm610 mm619 mm637 mm660 mm
CHead Tube Angle65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °
DSeat Tube Length380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center745 mm774 mm798 mm827 mm862 mm
FBB Height344 mm344 mm344 mm344 mm344 mm
GBB Drop29 mm29 mm29 mm29 mm29 mm
HWheelbase1178 mm1207 mm1231 mm1260 mm1301 mm
IChainstay Length433 mm433 mm433 mm433 mm439 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm130 mm155 mm
KTop Tube Length566 mm594 mm618 mm645 mm679 mm
LSeat Tube Angle77.1 °77.0 °76.8 °76.6 °76.3 °
MStandover Height704 mm718 mm717 mm718 mm709 mm
Seatpost Length125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170-200 mm
Stem Length40 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm

2022 Hightower geometry with Flip Chip in Low

SMLXLXXL
AReach425 mm450 mm470 mm490 mm515 mm
BStack603 mm612 mm621 mm639 mm662 mm
CHead Tube Angle65.2 °65.2 °65.2 °65.2 °65.2 °
DSeat Tube Length380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center745 mm774 mm798 mm827 mm862 mm
FBB Height340 mm340 mm340 mm340 mm340 mm
GBB Drop33 mm33 mm33 mm33 mm33 mm
HWheelbase1179 mm1208 mm1232 mm1261 mm1296 mm
IChainstay Length434 mm434 mm434 mm434 mm440 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm130 mm155 mm
KTop Tube Length567 mm596 mm619 mm646 mm680 mm
LSeat Tube Angle76.7 °76.6 °76.5 °76.3 °76.0 °
MStandover Height699 mm713 mm713 mm713 mm704 mm
Seatpost Length125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170-200 mm
Stem Length40 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Bronson

2022 Santa Cruz Bronson

bronson

All mountain capability with lots of personality

Spec Highlights: 150mm shock / 160mm fork / Mixed wheelset (29" front & 27.5" rear) / C Carbon, or CC Carbon frame

The Bronson is Santa Cruz's wild child, ready to throw down any time, anywhere. This bike was made to dominate whether the rider was on The Ridge or in the Trans-Provence. Playfully agile and all-mountain capable, the Bronson might just be the most fun way down the trail.

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Dirty Details

The big story with the 2022 Bronson is that the wheels have been updated too a mixed platform the combines the fast, trail-smashing abilities of a 29 inch front wheel with the playful flickability of a 27.5 inch rear wheel. This best of both worlds bike can take on any trail and can be your go-to ride for any an all trail fun.

The Bronson utilizes a new lower-link mounted shock configuration that takes this bike's capabilities to 11. You'll love the increased bump performance, supportive midstroke, and a bottom out that you can barely notice.

The redesigned, one-piece swingarm allows the rear wheel to keep tracking through the rough and the 65-degree head angle keeps the handling nimble and responsive.

Read The Santa Cruz Bronson Guide

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks: RockShox Lyrik Select (R), FOX 36 Float Performance (S), FOX 36 Float Factory (XX1)

Shocks:  FOX Float X Performance (R), RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ (S), RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (XX1)

Drivetrains: SRAM NX EAGLE (R), SRAM GX EAGLE (S), SRAM XX1

Brakes: SRAM G2 R (R), SRAM Code R (S models), SRAM Code RSC (XX1)

Rims: Race Face AR Offset 30/35 (R models), DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h (S), Santa Cruz Reserve 30/V2 Carbon Rim (XX1)

Tires:  Maxxis Minion 


2022 Bronson geometry with flip chip in High

XSSMLXL
Reach405mm430mm455mm475mm500mm
Stack594mm617mm626mm635mm649mm
Head Tube Angle64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°64.7°
Seat Tube Length370mm380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center722mm757mm786mm811mm842mm
BB Height344mm344mm344mm344mm344mm
BB Drop10mm29/10mm29/10mm29/10mm29/10mm
Wheelbase1149mm1188mm1221mm1249mm1284mm
Rear Center427mm431mm435mm438mm442mm
Head Tube Length110mm100mm110mm120mm135mm
Top Tube Length536mm570mm599mm623mm653mm
Seat Tube Angle77.6°77.2°77.1°76.9°76.7°
Standover Height701mm709mm731mm729mm728mm

2022 Bronson geometry with flip chip in Low

XSSMLXL
Reach402mm427mm452mm472mm497mm
Stack595mm619mm628mm637mm651mm
Head Tube Angle64.5°64.5°64.5°64.5°64.5°
Seat Tube Length370mm380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center722mm757mm786mm810mm842mm
BB Height341mm341mm341mm341mm341mm
BB Drop13mm32/13mm32/13mm32/13mm32/13mm
Wheelbase1154mm1189mm1222mm1249mm1285mm
Rear Center432mm432mm436mm439mm443mm
Head Tube Length110mm100mm110mm120mm135mm
Top Tube Length542mm575mm604mm627mm657mm
Seat Tube Angle76.9°76.7°76.6°76.5°76.4°
Standover Height698mm706mm727mm726mm725mm

2022 Santa Cruz 5010

2022 Santa Cruz 5010

5010

A fun-as-hell mid travel trail bike

Highlights: 130mm rear travel / 140mm fork / 27.5" wheels

If you want to get a feel for the capability of this bike, know that the 5010 is Danny MacAskill's trail bike of choice. The 5010 wants to pop off every obstacle on the trail and seek out the most creative way down the mountain.

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Dirty Details

The 5010 is able to take on rigorous and sophisticated uphill rides, featuring a low bottom bracket height, abbreviated chainstay, and 130mm travel. 

Going downhill, you benefit from the bike's superb, finely tuned maneuverability, thanks to its marriage of a short stem and long reach, along with its 65.7-65.4° head tube angle (adjusted via flip chip). 

With the 5010, you will suffer fewer rock strikes with the optimized clearance allowed by the fully recessed lower link; and you will also gain rigidity and toughness with the upper link, which is mounted to the upper tube.

Read The Santa Cruz 5010 Guide

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon

Shocks:  FOX Float Performance DPS (R), RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ (S & XT), RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (X01)

Forks: FOX Rhythm 34 (R), FOX 34 Float Performance (S), RockShox Pike Select+ (XT), RockShox Pike Ultimate (X01)

Drivetrains: SRAM NX (R), SRAM GX (S), Shimano XT, SRAM X01

Brakes: SRAM Guide T (R), SRAM G2 R (S), Shimano XTR M8120 (XT), SRAM G2 RSC (X01)

Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (R), Race Face AR Offset 30 (S), Race Face ARC Offset 30 (XT & X01), Santa Cruz Reserve 30 28h Carbon Rim (XT & X01)

Tires:  Maxxis Minion 2.4" 

2022 5010 geometry with flip chip in High

XSSMLXL
Reach400 mm425 mm450 mm475 mm500 mm
Stack572 mm590 mm604 mm618 mm631 mm
Head Tube Angle65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °
Seat Tube Length370 mm380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm
Front Center699 mm733 mm764 mm795 mm826 mm
BB Height338 mm338 mm338 mm338 mm338 mm
BB Drop16 mm16 mm16 mm16 mm16 mm
Wheelbase1128 mm1162 mm1193 mm1224 mm1255 mm
Chainstay Length423 mm423 mm426 mm429 mm432 mm
Head Tube Length100 mm120 mm135 mm150 mm165 mm
Top Tube Length524 mm555 mm585 mm616 mm646 mm
Seat Tube Angle77.9 °77.6 °77.4 °77.2 °77 °
Standover Height690 mm707 mm706 mm704 mm704 mm
Eye to Eye Length210 mm210 mm210 mm210 mm210 mm
Seatpost Length100 mm125 mm150 mm175 mm175 mm
Stem Length50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 5010 geometry with flip chip in Low

XSSMLXL
Reach397 mm422 mm447 mm472 mm497 mm
Stack574 mm593 mm606 mm620 mm634 mm
Head Tube Angle65.4 °65.4 °65.4 °65.4 °65.4 °
Seat Tube Length370 mm380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm
Front Center699 mm733 mm764 mm795 mm826 mm
BB Height334 mm334 mm334 mm334 mm334 mm
BB Drop20 mm20 mm20 mm20 mm20 mm
Wheelbase1123 mm1156 mm1191 mm1225 mm1259 mm
Chainstay Length424 mm424 mm427 mm430 mm433 mm
Head Tube Length100 mm120 mm135 mm150 mm165 mm
Top Tube Length524 mm556 mm587 mm617 mm647 mm
Seat Tube Angle77.5 °77.2 °77 °76.8 °76.6 °
Standover Height686 mm702 mm700 mm699 mm699 mm
Eye to Eye Length210 mm210 mm210 mm210 mm210 mm
Seatpost Length100 mm125 mm150 mm175 mm175 mm
Stem Length50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Megatower

2021 Santa Cruz Megatower Full Suspension Mountain Bike

Megatower

Big wheels, long travel, full sends

Spec Highlights: 160mm shock / 160mm fork / 29" wheels

The Megatower is something of a mashup between the Hightower's all-mountain capability and the V10's scary-good downhill prowess. It's an incredibly confidence-inspiring 29er and it's perfect for high gravity days on big terrain.

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Dirty Details

The Megatower employs a similar lower-link driven Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension system as the V10 for the best tracking, bottom out resistance, and small bump, mid-stroke support.

Megatower benefits from two flip chips that allow you to dial in your ride for optimum efficiency. One is housed in the lower-link and lets you adjust bottom bracket height and rear shock progression. The other lives in the rear dropouts and provides 10mm of fore-aft chainstay adjustment to create a more stable or playful ride.

A 76-degree seat tube angle and 65-degree head tube angle combine to give you plenty of cockpit room and ultimate stability on steep, technical descents.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks:  RockShox Yari RC 160mm (R), Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm (S), Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm (XT), FOX 38 Float Performance Elite 170mm (XT Coil), Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm (X01), FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm (X01 Coil), Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm (XX1)

Shocks:  RockShox Super Deluxe Select (R), RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ (S & XT), RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ (XT Coil), Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever (X01), Fox DHX2 Factory Coil 2-Position Lever (X01 Coil), Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position lever (XX1)

Drivetrains: SRAM NX EAGLE (R), SRAM GX EAGLE (S), Shimano XT M81000, SRAM X01, SRAM XX1 AXS

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE (R), SRAM Code R (S), Shimano XT, SRAM Code RSC (X01 + XX1)

Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (R), Race Face AR Offset 30 (S), Race Face ARC Offset 30 (XT & X01), Santa Cruz Reserve 30 28h Carbon Rim (XX1)

Tires:  Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" EXO+ TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.4"


2022 Megatower geometry with flip chip in High

SMLXLXXL
AReach425 mm450 mm470 mm490 mm515 mm
BStack607 mm616 mm625 mm643 mm666 mm
CHead Tube Angle65 °65 °65 °65 °65 °
DSeat Tube Length380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center743 mm772 mm796 mm825 mm860 mm
FBB Height343 mm343 mm343 mm343 mm343 mm
GBB Drop29 mm29 mm29 mm29 mm29 mm
HWheelbase1178 mm1207 mm1231 mm1260 mm1295 mm
IChainstay Length435 mm435 mm435 mm435 mm435 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm130 mm155 mm
KTop Tube Length567 mm596 mm619 mm646 mm680 mm
LSeat Tube Angle76.8 °76.7 °76.6 °76.3 °76 °
MStandover Height702 mm714 mm713 mm711 mm708 mm
NEye to Eye Length230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm
Seatpost Length125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm
Stem Length40 mm40 mm40 mm40 mm40 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm

2022 Megatower geometry with flip chip in Low

SMLXLXXL
AReach422 mm447 mm467 mm487 mm512 mm
BStack609 mm618 mm627 mm645 mm668 mm
CHead Tube Angle64.7 °64.7 °64.7 °64.7 °64.7 °
DSeat Tube Length380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center743 mm772 mm796 mm825 mm860 mm
FBB Height340 mm340 mm340 mm340 mm340 mm
GBB Drop33 mm33 mm33 mm33 mm33 mm
HWheelbase1179 mm1208 mm1232 mm1260 mm1296 mm
IChainstay Length436 mm436 mm436 mm436 mm436 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm130 mm155 mm
KTop Tube Length568 mm597 mm620 mm648 mm682 mm
LSeat Tube Angle76.5 °76.4 °76.3 °76 °75.8 °
MStandover Height698 mm709 mm708 mm705 mm703 mm
NEye to Eye Length230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm
Seatpost Length125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm
Stem Length40 mm40 mm40 mm40 mm40 mm
Crank Length170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Tallboy

2022 Santa Cruz Tallboy Full Suspension Mountain Bike

Tallboy

The gravity-inclined XC/trail bike

Spec Highlights: 120mm shock / 130mm fork / 29" wheels 

The Tallboy is an all-mountain bike that's wonderfully efficient on long, technical climbs while still providing the Santa Cruz downhilling chops you know and love. With a few design tweaks and upgrades, the Tallboy has evolved far beyond what short-travel mountain bikes are capable of.

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Dirty Details

This short-travel 29er benefits from 10mm more rear travel than previous model years, and with the addition of the lower-link VPP suspension and a few geometry tweaks, the Tallboy has become a total Bad Boy.

VPP design is so effective because it allows the chassis to be incredibly responsive while keeping the rear shock progressive via the lower-link mount. Plus, the short 430mm chainstays can be adjusted by 10mm to suit different riders and different styles.

Santa Cruz has opened the geometry up a bit on this bike so you can have some serious rowdy fun while keeping the responsive handling that makes the Tallboy such an awesome, versatile machine.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: Aluminum, C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks:  RockShox Recon RL 130 (D), Fox Rhythm 34 130mm (R), Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm (S), FOX 34 Performance Elite (XT), RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm (X01 & XX1))

Shocks:  FOX Float Performance DPS (D + R + S), FOX Float Performance Elite DPS (XT), FOX Float Factory DPS  (X01 & XX1)

Drivetrains: SRAM SX (D), SRAM NX EAGLE (R), SRAM GX EAGLE (S), SRAM X01, Shimano XT M8100, SRAM XX1 

Brakes: SRAM Level (D), SRAM Guide T (R), SRAM G2 R (S), Shimano XT 8120, SRAM G2 RSC (X01), SRAM G2 Ultimate (XX1)

Rims: WTB ST i25 (D & R), RaceFace AR Offset 27 (S & XT), RaceFace ARC Offset 27 (X01), Reserve 27 29" Carbon (XX1)

Tires:  Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.3" EXO TR, Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR


2022 Tallboy geometry with flip chip in High

XSSMLXLXXL
AReach400 mm425 mm450 mm470 mm490 mm515 mm
BStack592 mm601 mm610 mm619 mm637 mm656 mm
CHead Tube Angle65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °65.7 °
DSeat Tube Length370 mm380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center699 mm728 mm757 mm781 mm809 mm842 mm
FBB Height335 mm335 mm335 mm335 mm335 mm335 mm
GBB Drop38 mm38 mm38 mm38 mm38 mm38 mm
HWheelbase1129 mm1158 mm1187 mm1211 mm1239 mm1272 mm
IChainstay Length430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm120 mm140 mm160 mm
KTop Tube Length539 mm567 mm596 mm619 mm646 mm678 mm
LSeat Tube Angle76.8 °76.7 °76.6 °76.4 °76.2 °76 °
MStandover Height681 mm696 mm708 mm706 mm702 mm702 mm
Seatpost Length100 mm125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm
Stem Length40 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length165 mm170 mm170 mm175 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Tallboy geometry with flip chip in Low

XSSMLXLXXL
AReach398 mm423 mm448 mm468 mm488 mm513 mm
BStack593 mm603 mm612 mm621 mm639 mm657 mm
CHead Tube Angle65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °65.5 °
DSeat Tube Length370 mm380 mm405 mm430 mm460 mm500 mm
EFront Center698 mm727 mm757 mm781 mm809 mm842 mm
FBB Height332 mm332 mm332 mm332 mm332 mm332 mm
GBB Drop41 mm41 mm41 mm41 mm41 mm41 mm
HWheelbase1128 mm1157 mm1187 mm1211 mm1239 mm1272 mm
IChainstay Length430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm120 mm140 mm160 mm
KTop Tube Length540 mm568 mm597 mm622 mm647 mm679 mm
LSeat Tube Angle76.5 °76.4 °76.3 °76.2 °76 °75.8 °
MStandover Height678 mm692 mm704 mm703 mm698 mm698 mm
Seatpost Length100 mm125 mm150 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm
Stem Length40 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm50 mm
Crank Length165 mm170 mm170 mm175 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Blur

2022 Santa Cruz Blur full suspension xc bike

Blur

The full throttle, full suspension XC race bike

Spec Highlights: 100-115mm shock / 100-120mm fork / 29" wheels 

Don't let the rear shock fool you, the Blur is still very much an XC bike at its core. It's got all the lateral stiffness and tracking you need in the race, but adds a level of confidence-inspiring capability that might just save your butt in the rough sections.

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Dirty Details

The 2022 Santa Cruz Blur has undergone some big changes to cement its place as a contender for the top of the podium. Santa Cruz developed their lightest-ever rear suspension for this bike, and gave it size-specific flexstays, head tubes, and seat tubes so every rider can get pro fit and performance.

Plus the new Blur RSV models come with Santa Cruz's newest carbon rims, the Reserve 28 XC.

The Blur comes in two styles: a true XC race build, and the Blur TR, for tougher terrain and when you want a little more freedom to get a bit rowdier. Models with 'TR' or 'Trail' indicate you'll get a beefier fork, dropper post, and knobbier tires.

Read The Santa Cruz Blur Guide

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks: RockShox Sid SL Select+ (S), FOX 34 Step Cast Performance (S TR), RockShox Sid SL Ultimate (X01 & XX1), FOX 34 Step Cast Factory (XX1 TR)

Shocks:  RockShox SidLuxe Select+ (S), FOX Float Performance DPS (S TR), RockShox SidLuxe Ultimate (X01 & XX1), FOX Float Factory DPS (XX1 TR)

Drivetrains: SRAM GX EAGLE (S), SRAM X01, SRAM XX1

Brakes: SRAM Level TL (S models), SRAM Guide TLM (X01 models), SRAM Level Ultimate (XX1 models)

Wheels: RaceFace AR Offset 27 29" (S), Santa Cruz Reserve 28|XC Carbon Rim (X01 & XX1)

Tires: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO, TR (non TR models), Maxxis Rekon Race, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO (TR models)


2022 Blur XC geometry

SMLXL
Reach425mm450mm470mm495mm
Stack578.3mm587.6mm596.9mm610.8mm
Head Tube Angle68.3°68.3°68.3°68.3°
Seat Tube Length405mm430mm470mm520mm
Front Center685.8mm714.5mm738.2mm768.7mm
BB Height330.5mm330.5mm330.5mm330.5mm
BB Drop42mm42mm42mm42mm
Wheelbase1115.8mm1147mm1173.2mm1206.2mm
Rear Center430mm432.5mm435mm437.5mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm125mm
Top Tube Length563.9mm592.8mm616.9mm647.2mm
Seat Tube Angle76.5º76.3º75.8º75.7º
Standover Height736.6mm740.1mm739.2mm745.1mm

2022 Blur TR geometry

SMLXL
Reach412.3mm437.8mm457.5mm482.5mm
Stack587.4mm597mm606.5mm620.7mm
Head Tube Angle67.1º67.1º67.1º67.1º
Seat Tube Length405mm430mm470mm520mm
Front Center695mm723.7mm747.4mm778mm
BB Height339.9mm339.7mm339.6mm339.4mm
BB Drop32.6mm32.8mm32.9mm33.1mm
Wheelbase1125.8mm1157mm1183.2mm1216.3mm
Rear Center430.8mm433.3mm435.8mm438.3mm
Head Tube Length90mm100mm110mm125mm
Top Tube Length568.4mm597.3mm621.4mm651.7mm
Seat Tube Angle75.1º75º74.9º74.8º
Standover Height743.5mm746.4mm745.4mm750.1mm

2022 Santa Cruz Highball

2022 Santa Cruz Highball

highball

THE THOROUGHBRED HARDTAIL XC RACE BIKE

Spec Highlights:  100mm fork / 29" wheels

Plain and simple, the Highball is the full carbon hardtail XC race bike that is ready to grind right out of the box. But there's plenty of design elements that make this bike go above and beyond the call of duty.

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Dirty Details

The Highball matches the speed and weight of the best XC race bikes out there, but benefits from added capability thanks to a few key features.

This bike is designed to be up for the longest and toughest rides while simultaneously helping riders minimize fatigue. The 27.2 seatpost, carbon frame, and special carbon layup results in a hardtail that doesn't feel so hard when you're on it. The low-angle, bridgeless seatstays connect to the seat tube below the top tube junction in order to help reduce the repetitive, small bumps on the trail.

Also, there's room for 3 bottle cages so you've got all the hydration you need to get on that podium or to the peak and back.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: C Carbon, or CC Carbon 

Forks:  FOX Rhythm 32 100mm R), FOX SC 32 Float Performance 100mm (S), FOX SC 32 Float Factory (X01)

Drivetrains: SRAM NX EAGLE (R), SRAM GX EAGLE (S), SRAM X01

Brakes: SRAM Level T (R), SRAM Level TL (S models), SRAM Guide TLM (X01 models)

Wheels: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 (R), Race Face AR Offset 25 (S), Race Face ARC Offset 25 (X01)

Tires:  Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.25", 3C, EXO, TR


SMLXL
AReach405 mm430 mm450 mm480 mm
BStack596 mm606 mm615 mm634 mm
CHead Tube Angle69.5 °69.5 °69.5 °69.5 °
DSeat Tube Length405 mm430 mm470 mm530 mm
EFront Center662 mm690 mm714 mm751 mm
FBB Height314 mm314 mm314 mm314 mm
GBB Drop56 mm56 mm56 mm56 mm
HWheelbase1088 mm1116 mm1140 mm1177 mm
IChainstay Length426 mm426 mm426 mm426 mm
JHead Tube Length90 mm100 mm110 mm130 mm
KTop Tube Length587 mm615 mm638 mm674 mm
LSeat Tube Angle73 °73 °73 °73 °
MStandover Height708 mm715 mm740 mm756 mm
Stem Length70 mm70 mm80 mm80 mm
Crank Length170 mm175 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon

2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon

Chameleon

Everyone's favorite versatile hardtail, now in carbon

Spec Highlights: 130mm fork / 29" or MX wheels

The Chameleon adapts to its surroundings. Run it geared or single speed, 29" or MX, carbon or aluminum. Is it a cross country hardtail, a playful trail bike, or an adventure seeking bikepacking rig? That's up to you.

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Dirty Details

This classic bike has been around so many years that riders have often already ridden a previous model-year or are familiar with its reputation. The bike was originally given its name because it can be single speed or geared, and it can be ridden on city roads, in the mountains, on pavement or dirt.  And for the first time ever, this legendary mountain bike is available in C Carbon frames.

Today, the Chameleon name fits better than it ever has. Originally a hardtail capable of taking on any trail, it is now ready for long adventures and any dreary condition, with a graceful yet purposeful transition to 29" or MX wheels. 

You can choose single speed for either size wheels, and you can switch from one wheel to the other by using interchangeable dropouts.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: Aluminum or C Carbon 

Forks:  RockShox Recon RL 120mm (D), RockShox Recon RL 130mm (D+), Fox Rhythm 34 120mm (R), Fox Rhythm 34 130mm (R+) 

Drivetrains: SRAM SX (D), NX (R)

Brakes: SRAM Level (D), Guide T (R)

Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (D), WTB ST i40 (D+ & R+), WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 (R)

 

2022 Chameleon Geometry

SMLXL
Reach420mm445mm465mm490mm
Stack620.1mm629.2mm638.2mm647.3mm
Head Tube Angle65.0°65.0°65.0°65.0°
Seat Tube Length380mm405mm430mm460mm
Front Center729.4mm758.6mm782.8mm812.1mm
BB Height315mm315mm315mm315mm
BB Drop56/40mm56/40mm56/40mm56/40mm
Wheelbase1154.4mm1183.6mm1207.8mm1237.1mm
Rear Center425-437425-437425-437425-437
Head Tube Length100mm110mm120mm130mm
Top Tube Length596.1mm621.3mm643.4mm668.8mm
Seat Tube Angle74.1°74.3°74.4°74.6°
Standover Height682mm682mm686mm708mm

2022 Santa Cruz V10

2021 Santa Cruz V10 Downhill Mountain Bike

V10

"The most successful downhill bike in history."

Spec Highlights:  215mm shock / 203mm fork / 27.5" or 29" wheels (or both)

In mountain bike downhill World Cup history, the bike that has most often been ridden to victory is the Santa Cruz V10. This model was engineered for speed but also rideability, and with this new version, Santa Cruz has found a way to add the option of 29" wheels to this already unstoppable bike.

Dirty Details

For better, more even damping on a trip, the shock rate was adjusted by Santa Cruz for better linearity. 

By improving cost-efficiency with a study of carbon lay-up and redesign of the frame, the manufacturer was able to redirect spending to make the V10 more durable and capable of seamlessly landing flat from large jumps. 

The bike is also made stronger and more rigid by greater-diameter sections of the front swingarm and triangle. 

This bike comes with appropriate wheels for each frame size. The smallest frames rock 27.5" wheels, while sizes M and L can run two 29ers as well as a mixed wheel setup, and size XL runs two 29ers.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: CC Carbon 

Forks: Fox 40 Performance (S), Fox 40 Factory (X01)

Shocks: FOX DHX2 Performance Elite Coil (S), Fox DHX2 Factory Coil (X01)

Drivetrains: SRAM GX DH 7spd (S), SRAM X01 DH 7spd

Brakes: SRAM Code R (S), SRAM Code RSC (X01)

Wheels: Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5"/29" Rims

Tires:  Maxxis Assegai (29"/27.5") 2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C


2022 V10 Geometry with flip chip in High

SML
AReach412 mm437 mm462 mm
BStack603 mm612 mm616 mm
CHead Tube Angle63.7 °63.7 °63.7 °
DSeat Tube Length435 mm445 mm455 mm
EFront Center769 mm798 mm825 mm
FBB Height356 mm356 mm356 mm
GBB Drop-2 mm-2 mm-2 mm
HWheelbase1199 mm1233 mm1265 mm
IChainstay Length430 mm435 mm440 mm
JHead Tube Length100 mm110 mm115 mm
MStandover Height712 mm712 mm712 mm
NEye to Eye Length250 mm250 mm250 mm

2022 V10 Geometry with flip chip in High

SML
AReach410 mm435 mm460 mm
BStack602 mm610 mm615 mm
CHead Tube Angle63.3 °63.3 °63.3 °
DSeat Tube Length435 mm445 mm455 mm
EFront Center769 mm798 mm825 mm
FBB Height351 mm351 mm351 mm
GBB Drop3 mm3 mm3 mm
HWheelbase1200 mm1234 mm1266 mm
IChainstay Length430 mm435 mm440 mm
JHead Tube Length100 mm110 mm115 mm
MStandover Height707 mm707 mm707 mm
NEye to Eye Length250 mm250 mm250 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Stigmata

2022 Santa Cruz Stigmata

Stigmata

Santa Cruz's Cyclocross / Gravel Bike

Spec Highlights: Hardtail / 700c or 650b wheel size.

The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike that was inspired by mountain bike engineering. 

The majority of bike manufacturers initially started using carbon to build road bikes. Instead, Santa Cruz, believing carbon to be incredibly versatile and durable, started implementing it in mountain bikes and then downhill models. The next step was to use it for gravel or cyclocross bikes, as indicated by the carbon Stigmata.

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Dirty Details

You are able to make the Stigmata what you want. Whether you buy it built up as a 700c gravel racer or a 650b adventure machine, you'll still be able to swap wheelsets down the road to suit the moment. Clearance for 700c is 45mm, and if you're running 650b wheels you can fit up to a 2.1" tire.

The bottom bracket, a PressFit 30, is brand-new and only available on the Stigmata. This piece is durable and strong enough to meet the strict, proven Santa Cruz standards while also being lightweight. It also is fully compatible with any type of road bike crank.

Specs + Build Kit Highlights

Frames: CC Carbon 

Drivetrains: Rival 1 Long Cage 11sp (Rival), Shimano GRX 11spd (GRX), SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12spd (Force 650b & 700c 1x), SRAM Force eTap AXS Medium Cage 12spd (Force 700c 2x)

Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 Flat Mount, Shimano GRX 810, SRAM Force

Wheels: WTB EZR i23p 700c (Rival), RaceFace ARC Offset 25 650b (Force 650b), DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29" (GRX & Force 700c)

Tires:  Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c (Rival), WTB Ranger TCS 27.5x2.0 (Force 650b)


2022 Stigmata 700c geometry 

50mm fork offset for the 52-54cm sizes and 45mm for the 56-61cm sizes

5254565860
AReach372 mm380 mm388 mm392 mm405 mm
BStack555 mm576 mm596 mm609 mm628 mm
CHead Tube Angle71 °71.5 °72 °72 °72 °
DSeat Tube Length495 mm520 mm545 mm565 mm590 mm
EFront Center595 mm600 mm610 mm618 mm637 mm
FBB Height280 mm282 mm282 mm284 mm284 mm
GBB Drop74 mm72 mm72 mm70 mm70 mm
HWheelbase1009 mm1015 mm1025 mm1034 mm1053 mm
IChainstay Length425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm
JHead Tube Length130 mm150 mm170 mm185 mm205 mm
KTop Tube Length526 mm545 mm565 mm572 mm591 mm
LSeat Tube Angle74.5 °74 °73.5 °73.5 °73.5 °
MStandover Height754 mm776 mm797 mm816 mm834 mm
Stem Length80 mm90 mm100 mm100 mm110 mm
Crank Length170 mm172.5 mm172.5 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Stigmata 650b geometry 

50mm fork offset for the 52-54cm sizes and 45mm for the 56-61cm sizes

5254565860
AReach372 mm380 mm388 mm392 mm405 mm
BStack555 mm576 mm596 mm609 mm628 mm
CHead Tube Angle71 °71.5 °72 °72 °72 °
DSeat Tube Length495 mm520 mm545 mm565 mm590 mm
EFront Center595 mm600 mm610 mm618 mm637 mm
FBB Height277 mm279 mm279 mm281 mm281 mm
GBB Drop74 mm72 mm72 mm70 mm70 mm
HWheelbase1009 mm1015 mm1025 mm1034 mm1053 mm
IChainstay Length425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm
JHead Tube Length130 mm150 mm170 mm185 mm205 mm
KTop Tube Length526 mm545 mm565 mm572 mm591 mm
LSeat Tube Angle74.5 °74 °73.5 °73.5 °73.5 °
MStandover Height754 mm776 mm797 mm816 mm834 mm
Stem Length80 mm90 mm100 mm100 mm110 mm
Crank Length170 mm172.5 mm172.5 mm175 mm175 mm

2022 Santa Cruz Jackal

2022 Santa Cruz Jackal

Jackal

The Santa Cruz Dirt Jumper

Spec Highlights: Dirt Jump Bike / Hardtail / 26" wheel size.

The Jackal is a bike designed for pumptracks, dirt jumping, and taking on city roads. Santa Cruz only sells the frame of the bike, but it can be set up with any standard 26-inch wheels.

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Frame Geometry

ML
AReach391.6 mm417 mm
BStack563.2 mm563.2 mm
CHead Tube Angle68.7 °68.7 °
DSeat Tube Length340 mm340 mm
FBB Height323.8 mm323.8 mm
HWheelbase1031.5 mm1056.9 mm
IChainstay Length387.4 mm387.4 mm
JHead Tube Length115 mm115 mm
KTop Tube Length571.5 mm596.9 mm
LSeat Tube Angle72.7 °72.7 °
MStandover Height630 mm627 mm

Dirty Details

The frame is incredibly durable – important given its intended use. You will be able to keep riding it season after season, and you will get great speed since it is lightweight at under 5 pounds.

The rear dropouts, with an intelligent sliding design, make it possible to go singlespeed or geared. You can also utilize 15.2" chainstays, which are extremely short and promote incredible stability, due to the assymetricality of the yoke.


2020 santa cruz jackal dirt jump bike geometry graphic

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Which Carbon Fiber Frame is better for me, the Carbon C or Carbon CC?

We get asked this all the time, and if you want the best carbon technology, the lightest and stiffest that Santa Cruz produces, and you are racing or riding at the highest levels, you will appreciate the Carbon CC.  For the rest of us the Carbon C will be the choice as it rides amazing with some weight gain (and serious cost savings).