• New ListingSANTA CRUZ HECKLER MEDIUM MOUNTAIN BIKE FRAME IN GREAT CONDITION

    $338.88
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    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • 2017 Juliana Furtado C | Medium | 27.5 | Frame Only | New Carbon

    Model: 2017 (version 2). It will include the rear fox float performance (130mm travel). I will also include the headset (cane creek 10 series). Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance. Rear Travel: 130mm.
    $1,500.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $130.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Women
    13 watching
  • Santa Cruz Nomad 2

    <p>Up for sale is one excellent condition Santa Cruz Nomad 2nd generation size medium bike. This bike was meticulously built and maintained by myself and was one sweet riding machine. Thompson seat post and stems, Easton Carbon bars and a fox vanilla 36 fork with 20 mil thru axle we’re all high level components at the time the bike was assembled. Also some barely ridden custom wheels with Hope hubs and DT Swiss rims. It’s been a few years since the bike has seen any serious use, and three kids later I don’t get out to ride like like I used to. I’ll do my best to answer any questions and happy bidding!</p>
    $870.00
    3 bids
    $75.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 9:13PM PDT1d 23hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzGender: Men
  • 2018 SANTA CRUZ® CHAMELEON NX1 29" / 27.5+ Mountain / Trail Bike - Size Large!

    Very Good Condition! SRAM GX / NX1 Components! SRAM NX1 Rear 11-Speed Derailleur. SRAM NX1 11-Speed Shifter. SRAM NX1 11-Speed Cassette. Components: SRAM NX1 / GX 11-Speed. It looks very nice. It is designed for trail and adventure riding.
    $1,495.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $99.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Green
    28 watching
  • 2014 Santa Cruz 5010C Mountain Bike X-Large 27.5" Carbon Shimano XT M8000 11s

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12628
    $1,710.99
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    $89.99 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    11 watching
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • Santa Cruz Highball, 29in Carbon Hardtail, large

    Carbon fiber cross country race bike. Size is Large. Crank Brothers Sage handlebar. Bontrager Plus10 seat. XTR 2x10 shifters. 100mm travel Fox Evolution 32mm fork.
    $1,200.00
    0 bids
    $100.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 8:00PM PDT1d 22hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzSuspension: Front
  • Santa Cruz Carbon Blur, Medium

    Easton Monkeylite carbon handlebars. Tioga spider seat. Ritchey WCS stem. Chris King headset. 3x9 shifters. Brake leversContinental Race King supersonic Tires, 2.2 wide.
    $1,200.00
    0 bids
    $100.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 7:00PM PDT1d 21hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa Cruz
  • mountain bike

    TIRES: MAXXIS MINION DHF(2.8)/DHR (2.4). WHEELSET: RACEFACE AEFFECT 40. CASSETTE: SRAM NX (WITH WOLF TOOTH 49T) 11-49. SADDLE : WTB RACE. SHIFTER: SRAM XO 11 SPEED. DERAILLEUR: SRAM XO 11 SPEED.
    $2,350.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $110.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Orange
    15 watching
  • 2019 SANTA CRUZ CHAMELEON ALUMINUM D+ 275+ large

    CRANKSET Race Face Ride, 30t - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL). BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face. HANDLEBAR Race Face Ride. STEM Race Face Ride Stem. FORK RockShox Recon RL, 27.5", 130mm travel, 15 x 110 Boost. HEADSET Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset.
    $1,699.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $110.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    21 watching
  • 2015 SANTA CRUZ CARBON TALLBOY 29ER FULL SUSPENSION Medium

    2x10 drive. Shimano XT build with Fox kashima shocks. Full build details can be found at at Santa Cruz site. Bike has had yearly maintenance and is in great condition.
    $2,200.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $125.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Men
    13 watching
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon Mountain Bike Large 27.5"+ Aluminum SRAM NX 11 Speed

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12581
    $2,020.99
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    $89.99 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    28 watching
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • santa cruz hightower lt Frame Large

    <p>Used for about 1 year of light use. Less than 300 miles on it and only about 5 rides on the fox dpx2. Was running the fox x2 before that. No issues runs smooth and quiet. some scratches on the inside chainstay of the rear tire from dirt rub but nothing to crazy to affect carbon(see pics)</p><br><p>Comes with headset and cables. Cables are in great shape as well. I never registered the frame with Santa Cruz so you could.</p><p>santa cruz hightower lt Frame Large . Condition is Used.</p>
    $1,875.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $35.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Suspension: Front & Rear (Full)
    22 watching
  • Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon R Mountain Bike - 2019 Medium /46807/

    Rear Wheel Travel: 160 mm. Bikes: We want you to love your bike! All bicycles are sold as is. All bicycles and components are tested, tuned and checked thoroughly. Front Derailleur: None.
    $3,100.00
    42 bids
    $150.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 6:00PM PDT1d 20hTop Rated PlusType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa Cruz
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy D Mountain Bike Large 27.5+" Aluminum SRAM GX 1 11s

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12964
    $2,032.99
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    $89.99 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    57 watching
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • 2019 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon S

    The specs for the bike are listed below. Rim Options: Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim. Material: Carbon C. Weight: 13.2kg / 29.1lbs. Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 27.5x2.3. Spokes: DT Competition (32).
    $3,275.00
    23 bids
    $150.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 1:24PM PDT4d 15hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzGender: Men
  • Juliana Santa Cruz Nevis Medium Pearl White 29" e*thirteen

    <p>Juliana Nevis by Santa Cruz</p><p>Size Medium Pearl White AL frame with interchangeable drop outs</p><p>Rockshox Recon 120mm fork</p><p>SRAM guide 4 piston brakes</p><p>e*thirteen 29" wheel set trs+ tires set up tubeless</p><p>SRAM X01 drivetrain 1x11</p><p>e*thirteen trs+ crankset</p><p>Juliana Carbon Bar</p><p>Race Face Stem</p><p>Cane Creek Headset</p><p>Fox Transfer Dropper Seatpost</p><p>Juliana saddle</p><p>Santa Cruz grips</p>
    $2,100.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    Free shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    17 watching
    Gender: Women
  • 1993 TAZMON SANTA CRUZ custom paint by DOCTOR DELTRON of Pacific Grove

    1993 TAZMON SANTA CRUZ. one of a kind " paint was done by DOCTOR DELTRON of Pacific Grove California. Rebuilt Rear Shock. New Tires Installed and Tuned by Doug Chandler. This is the first year made and one of the first few produced and was featured in Mountain Bike Magazine.
    $1,100.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $63.90 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Men
  • New Listing2019 Santa Cruz Bronson CC SRAM XO1 27.5+ Mountain Bike XL Retail $6999.99

    2019 Santa Cruz Bronson CC SRAM XO1 27.5+ Mountain Bike XL. This bike is in excellent condition.
    $5,499.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $100.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa CruzSuspension: No Suspension
  • Santa Cruz SUPERLIGHT LARGE POLISHED LOADED!!! Foxx Forxx Talas RLC Chris King

    Foxx Forxx Talas RLC. Fox FLoat RLC. Chris King "Blue" Headset. AZONIX Shorty DELUXE Polished Stem. FULL Shimano DEORE XT Gruopo. THERES NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT. (Antique's after 25+yrs.).
    $999.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $99.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa CruzSuspension: Front & Rear (Full)
  • New Listing2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon Shimano XT 10-Speed WTB Wheels Size: Large

    This bike is used and shows signs of use consitent with a mountain bike.We have provided high resolution images for your convenience. WTB Frequency Team. Shimano XT. Shimano XT 10-Speed. Shimano XT 10-Speed 11-36T.
    $2,399.99
    0 bids
    $99.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 10:52AM PDT4d 13hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • 2016 Santa Cruz Nomad CC Mountain Bike Large 27.5" Carbon SRAM XX1 11s Roval

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT13153
    $3,199.99
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    Was: Previous Price$7,000.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $89.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • Santa Cruz Super light 17” Frame, Manitou Swinger 3 Way Shock, V/Disc Brakes

    <p>You are viewing a lightly used and in excellent condition Santa Cruz Super light 17” Frame, Manitou Swinger 3 Way Shock. The frame has a couple light scratches but these are minor and do not affect function. The frame has mounts for both V and Disc brakes. I’m including the headset and seat post. See pictures. Feel free to ask questions and don’t forget to check out my other listings.</p><br><p>INV# 19-1139</p>
    $435.00
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    $40.00 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    Guaranteed by Thu, Jul 25
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    14 watching
  • XL Santa Cruz Bronson C V3 w/ Upgrades

    Santa Cruz Bronson C. XL. Bike is in fantastic shape, just a couple of small rock strikes near BB. Bike is fantastic but I bought a new one and this has to go.
    $2,550.00
    13 bids
    $100.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 8:37AM PDT1d 10hType: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzColor: Blue
  • Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC "Frame and Fork Only" Medium Fox Float X2, Factory 36

    Fox Factory Float X2 shock with climb switch 150 rear travel. Fox Factory 36 with 160mm of travel FIT4.
    $3,575.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $180.53 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    Only 1 left!
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • 2018 Santa Cruz HighTower C Carbon 29" Mountain Bike Size Medium

    Hightower C Carbon 29'er. The top tube has most of the scratches, mainly in the clear coat (maybe pictured, but hard to photo). Stack: 609 mm. Specs from the Santa Cruz website. Material: Carbon C.
    $4,500.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $125.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • 2017 Santa Cruz Hightower C Mountain Bike Medium 29" Carbon SRAM 11 Speed ENVE

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT11711
    $3,533.99
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    $109.99 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    58 watching
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC Carbon Di2 27+ / 29 11-Speed Mountain Bike

    LIGHTLY USED / DEMO 2017 S ANTA CRUZ TALLBOY CC CARBON Di2 CUSTOM BUILD 27+ / 29" 11 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE - SIZE LARGE. The cassette and rims have been replaced and are new, having never been ridden. Model: TallBoy CC.
    $4,500.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $125.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    12 watching
  • Large Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC - Gray - Fox Factory, Nox, DT 240, XX1, TRP

    Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle. Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle. Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle. Up for sale is a 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT, done as a full custom build in 2018. It is consistent so you can set that to be the top of your riding height until it is serviced or replaced.
    $4,795.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $150.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Gray
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower CC Mountain Bike Large 29" Carbon SRAM X01 Eagle 12s

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT13111
    $4,288.99
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    Was: Previous Price$7,999.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $109.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad CC Mountain Bike Small 27.5" Carbon SRAM X01 Eagle Reserve

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12163
    $4,304.99
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    Was: Previous Price$7,199.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $89.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    Only 1 left!
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC X01 Mountain Bike X-Large 29" Carbon Fox Reserve

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12171
    $5,039.99
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    Was: Previous Price$6,799.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $109.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • XL 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC - XX1, ENVE, I9, Fox Factory

    Wheelset: ENVE M60HV/Industry Nine Torch. Up for sale is a 2016 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC. The brakes and shifting are in good shape, as well as the chain/cassette. Suspension is still decently smooth.
    $4,695.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $150.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Gray
    19 watching
  • Santa Cruz Driver 8 Heavy-Duty Mountain Bike White Excellent Condition

    Santa Cruz Driver 8 Heavy-Duty Mountain Bike White Excellent Condition. Very little gentle use.Great for steep down hill terrain.Full suspension floats over bumps.Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground.
    $1,400.00
    0 bids
    $196.61 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 3:23PM PDT3d 17h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Mountain BikeBrand: Santa CruzGender: Men
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Blur C, Carbon, Small, XE-Kit, Shimano XT, Fox SC32 NEW DT 370

    2018 Santa Cruz Blur C mountain bike. -Shimano XT 1 x 11 build. -Fox Step-Cast 32.
    $3,999.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $149.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    12 watching
    Color: Red
  • 2017 Santa Cruz Nomad CC Mountain Bike Large 27.5" Carbon SRAM XX1 Eagle 12s

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12154
    $5,299.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$9,999.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $89.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa CruzGender: Unisex Adult
  • USED 2015 Santa Cruz Bronson CC Medium 17" Carbon Mountain Bike XT 1x11

    Speed: 1x11. Components: Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Mix. Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000. Brakes: Shimano Deore XT BR/BL-M785. Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000. Cassette: Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-42t.
    $3,079.99
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    $149.99 shipping
    Type: Mountain Bike
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Santa CruzSuspension: Front & Rear (Full)
  • 2018/ Santa Cruz Tallboy CC M-29" Carbon Reserve Wheels XO Eagle Fox

    Condition is near perfect. Carbon reserve wheels. Why buy new?.
    $6,250.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $75.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    17 watching
  • 1998 Santa Cruz Heckler

    <p>1998 Santa Cruz Heckler. In good used condition. No dings or dents in the frame, definitely some scratches though. Sram attack grip shifters, xt cranks and derailleurs, xt brakes, xt rear hub, white industries front hub, Rock Shox Judy fork, avid levers, irc mythos tires with lots of tread left. Made in the USA. Great bike and a piece of Santa Cruz History. Pedals NOT included.</p>
    $500.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $100.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Blue
  • Santa Cruz HighTower - Carbon - R Build - 29r' - SRAM Eagle NX - Black M - NEW

    Santa Cruz - Hightower - Carbon C - R Build. Has been professionally assembled. -Santa Cruz's capable 29er trail. SRAM NX Eagle (12-speed). SRAM NX Eagle DUB. SRAM PG1230 (12-speed). [front] SRAM MTH 716, [rear] SRAM MTH 746.
    $3,200.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    Was: Previous Price$4,000.00
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    $110.00 shipping
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    13 watching
  • Green Large Santa Cruz Superlight Mountain Bike Bicyclexia Fox Float Air Shimano

    <p dir="ltr">Green Santa Cruz Superlight Mountain Bike Bicyclexia Fox Float Air Shimano. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Excellent Condition. Lightly Ride On It. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Don't Know What Year and How High But Pretty High. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Center Crank to Top Seat Tube 18.5".</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Need New Tires.</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Serious Buyer Only Please. Final Sale, No Refund or Return. <br>%0a???Email or text 8183141658</p>
    $875.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    Free shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    25 watching
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum Mountain Bike Large 29er Brand New With Warranty Rec

    WTB Silverado Comp. Race Face Ride, 31.6 400mm. Stans Sealant 2oz. Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR. Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR. DT Competition (32). WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims. SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h.
    $2,100.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $135.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    31 watching
    Color: Multi-Color
  • Santa Cruz SOLO Carbon Frame(No Rear Shock) L@@K

    <p>Up for grabs is my Santa Cruz SOLO C</p><br><p>I had planned to build on this frame. Been over a year and figure someone else should enjoy this great frame. </p><p>The frame has 3 knicks/scratches from the previous owner(check the photos). The frame looks as if it has been built at one point. I have unfortunately not built or used the frame. </p><p>The price I am selling the frame at is firm. I particularly do not want to part with the frame. I set the price at what I am fine with letting her go at. If your looking for a deal, this is the wrong listing. If you are looking for a great frame. You found it!</p>
    $1,500.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $50.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Color: Orange
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC Mountain Bike X-Large 29" Carbon SRAM XX1 Eagle 12s Fox

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12169
    $5,564.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$8,999.99
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $109.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    Only 1 left!
  • Santa Cruz HighTower LT - Carbon - R Build - 29r'-SRAM Eagle NX- SkyeBlue M NEW

    Santa Cruz - Hightower LT - Carbon C - R Build. Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle. Shifters SRAM NX Eagle. Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm. Has been professionally assembled. Chain SRAM NX Eagle.
    $3,200.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    Was: Previous Price$4,000.00
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    $110.00 shipping
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    22 watching
  • Santa Cruz HighTower LT - Carbon - R Build - 29r' - SRAM Eagle NX - XL - NEW

    29r'- SRAM Eagle NX Black - X-Large - NEW. Santa Cruz - Hightower LT - Carbon C - R Build. Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle. Shifters SRAM NX Eagle. Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 34t - 175mm. Has been professionally assembled.
    $3,200.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    Was: Previous Price$4,000.00
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    $110.00 shipping
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    33 watching
  • 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC Mountain Bike Small 29" Carbon SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12826
    $5,039.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$7,600.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $109.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
  • Medium Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5 650B w. XO1/XT/Pike/Vivid

    Bikehas been gently ridden and treated well. Rides great and ready for the newowner. Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 with 160mm travel. Brake: Shimano XT brakeset with 180/180mm rotors. Shock: Rock Shox Vivid.
    $3,150.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $125.00 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult
    57 watching
  • 2019 Santa Cruz Blur CC Mountain Bike X-Large 29" Carbon SRAM X01 Eagle Fox

    Satisfaction Guaranteed / Ships in 24 hrs / BMT12829
    $5,249.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Was: Previous Price$7,600.00
    Type: Mountain Bike
    $109.99 shipping
    Brand: Santa Cruz
    or Best Offer
    Gender: Unisex Adult

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Get Into Gear With a Santa Cruz Mountain Bike

Mountain biking can be a great form of exercise. It can take you to places off the beaten path while you get in your cardio. The popular Santa Cruz bicycles include a number of different styles, and eBay has a wide selection of available to compare.

What are the different sizes of mountain bikes?

Mountain bikes come in various sizes to accommodate different heights. These types of bikes are either measured in inches or centimeters. The distance that people usually refer to when talking about frame size is the distance of the seat tube. That tube runs from the crank (where the pedals are attached) to the horizontal tube that runs along the top of the bike.

Frames are usually 15 inches, 17 inches, 19 inches, or 21 inches. Additional adjustments to the height of the seat can be made using adjustable seat tubes, which come standard on most bicycles.

What does hardtail mean?

Hardtail mountain bikes only have front shocks. This is in contrast to full-suspension bikes, which have shocks in both the front and the rear.

Some riders prefer to only have front shocks if they tend to stick to relatively smooth, gentle terrain. Hardtails are typically lighter than full suspension bikes.

What are the frames made out of?

Mountain bike frames could be made out of:

  • Aluminum alloy: Aluminum mixed with other materials results in a lightweight and strong substance. This alloy can be molded into various shapes, giving manufacturers flexibility in terms of frame structure.
  • Carbon: A carbon frame can be lighter than an aluminum alloy one. Carbon is very stiff, providing the rigidity that some riders prefer.

A bike like the Nomad can come in either aluminum or carbon, while some only come with a particular frame material.

How does tire size affect a ride?

Tires for Santa Cruz bicycles come in different diameters and widths. In general, wider tires offer more traction. They may be more ideal on rugged terrain or for beginners out on the trail. The trade-off is that they can be less agile.

Tires can be 26 inches, 27.5 inches, or 29 inches in diameter. Most new and used bicycles have wheel sets that are designed to work with a certain diameter. Twenty-nine-inch tires, like those on the Hightower, can be quite fast, which are ideal for larger and more advanced riders.

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