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Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz, California. Their first bike, the Tazmon, was a single-pivot dual suspension bike that rattled established sensibilities. At the time full-suspension bikes were far from the norm, and a do-it-all bike (what we’d refer to as ‘trail’ or ‘all-mountain’ now) with rear suspension was considered highly irregular. But their founder, skateboarding legend, Rob Roskopp, wasn’t hog-tied to following trends or being told how to think. Instead he could see that full-suspension was an innovation whose time had come. And ever since, they’ve tried to build bikes that allow riders to go further, faster, and higher, for longer..

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Please note, you may browse our inventory online, but we aren't able to ship Santa Cruz mountain bikes. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and even build up your Dream Santa Cruz, but it must be picked up at our shop in Bellingham, WA.


The Hightower mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for DH bikes with its 150mm of front travel and 140mm rear travel! All that travel with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle and the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone. Just right for most styles of riding.

140mmrear travel
150mmfront travel
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With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson can negotiate tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next. The 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined.

150mmrear travel
160mmfront travel
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The Nomad's 170mm front and rear suspension travel offers feather-light small bump sensitivity, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.

170mmrear travel
170mmfront travel
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The Megatower is the fusion of 29" wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer their hometown trails.

160mmrear travel
160mmfront travel
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