Santa Cruz Bicycles has revamped its popular Nomad all-mountain bike, incorporating a single-ring specific design, internal cable routing, 165 millimeters of VPP travel and a new compact lower link and a V10-style upper link, all built around 27.5-inch wheels. Continue Reading →
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.
Of all 34 bikes in the 2014 Bible of Bike Tests, the Santa Cruz Bronson C was definitely one of the most talked-about. Each of our testers was fired up to see how the new 650b bike would compare with the company’s tried-and-true Blur LT. Continue Reading →
Even though 2014 has yet to step through the door, we’ve been talking about the new Kona Process line for ages. First, we featured our Blueprint video, in which we went straight to Kona and got the low down on the new bike from Kona Product Manager, Chris Mandell. Continue Reading →
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 →
As ‘All-Mountain’ as you’re going to find in a multi-day MTB event, throughout this unique week-long journey, the full spectrum of riders’ technical mountain biking ability, fitness and craft is tested to the limit on some of the wildest bikeable terrain in Europe. Continue Reading →
4 different frame designs, 4 different amounts of travel and 3 different wheel sizes.
If you’ve been deliberating over which Santa Cruz would best suit your style of riding or racing, watching this video will probably just make things a whole lot harder…
Enjoy the video, enjoy riding your bike, and rest assured that there is no strictly right or wrong decision when it comes to this game. Continue Reading →
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
That old adage makes a ton of sense in most cases. However, the point the coiner of that phrase failed to take into account is if you really can build something better than what currently exists, why not give it a rip? SRAM is pretty sure that, for more than a few riders, their new XX1 1×11 drivetrain is just such an advance.
The chain is specific to the system and mates perfectly with the custom shaped and sized teeth on the front chainring. While it looks a bit like a puzzle it works like mechanical duct tape.