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2014 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XX1 AM 27.5 with ENVE Wheels

The 125mm travel Santa Cruz Solo – excuse us, Santa Cruz “5010” – entered the 2014 lineup as a smaller brother to the Bronson. Compared to the well-regarded Blur TRc, at first glance you’re sure to notice the new wheel size, but there’s much more to the story.

We have a Large 5010 Aluminum ($3299) as of Feb 24, so drop in and check it out.

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Kona’s affordable all-mountain bike sweeps BIKE mag testers off their feet

Kona has thrown down the gauntlet with its Process 134 DL — a bike that our testers agree signals a necessary shift in thinking about mountain-bike geometry. Making our test bike’s beautiful curves even more appealing is its $3,600 price tag — much lower than many bikes that it literally blew off the trail. Watch the test video to find out why you need to know more about this bike. Continue Reading →

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Day of the Jackal

When Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland rolled into SC on their Jackals, Santa Cruz Bicycles rolled up in a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner to show them around.

Still using its original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant connected to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission, the “Crazy Train” is the last running coach of ten, made for ferrying passengers from Union Pacific’s Los Angeles terminal in the fifties and sixties. Continue Reading →

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Bike editor’s 2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc

I threw the 29er to the ground and stalked off into the woods. Godalmighty, I hated these things. Stupid-long rear centers, senile shopping cart handling up front and some kind of evil Gypsy curse against the whole breed of wagon wheelers that made performing the smallest of wheelies and manuals some kind of Herculean feat of strength.

I hated 29ers. It was that simple. Continue Reading →

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