Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in 1993 in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz California. Our first Santa Cruz bike, the Tazmon, was a single pivot dual suspension bike that rattled established sensibilities and helped define our then- ethos of “simply advanced.” That bike was the cornerstone for a brand that was founded on the notion of doing things our own way in order to build the best. Santa Cruz Bikes have been rattling sensibilities ever since.
They now manufacture 19 models of mountain bike, made from either carbon fiber or aluminum, from hardtails to 10″ travel downhill machines. They offer suspension designs ranging from the simple efficiency of our single pivot designs to the cutting edge performance found in our unique VPP system. These are available with a wide range of component and suspension options to choose from. Each and every one of Santa Cruz’s bikes is the distillation of our desire to ride and build the highest performance mountain bikes in the world. No more, no less.
They could get all touchy feely here and talk about how we are committed and impassioned riders, and how They love bikes so much that it somehow elevates us into something unique, but that’s kind of common fodder for these “about” tabs on bike company websites. EVERYONE working in this industry should be committed and impassioned. It takes that kind of commitment to try and build the perfect bike. Still, we think we chase that vision harder, smarter and sometimes a bit weirder than the others.