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Santa Cruz, CA: West Side Pump Track

Santa Cruz, we’re getting tired of how bad you’re making the rest of the Bay Area look. While we’re stuck doing cutties and tearing up bark dust landscaping at the local park, you’re up to something like five pump tracks and bike parks. Is that right? And that doesn’t even count the wood or bike […]

08.04.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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We Rode the New Demo Flow Trail and It Was Fun.

Two sections of the new flow trail in Demonstration Forest near Santa Cruz opened to the public last weekend. Section 3 and Section 5 are now open for business, and we headed down this Sunday to take the new trail for a spin and snap a few pics. Long story short: the new segments feel […]

06.16.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Demo Flow Trail Construction in Progress

Soquel Demonstration State Forest, AKA Demo, is by far our favorite Bay Area riding destination. Located just north of Santa Cruz, Demo is a local draw that features challenging, flowy descents, and a few technical sections worthy of longer travel trail bikes. On any given Sunday you’ll come across riders ranging from the weekender looking […]

03.20.2014 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz, CA: Chanticleer Park Pump Track

At this point, we’ve ridden a good number of pump tracks up and down the west coast, (plus a few in Canada and even one in Alaska) and are known to drive out of our way to sample a new one. The new pump track at Chanticleer Park stands out as being one of the […]

01.14.2014 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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2013 Santa Cruz Blur TR: Same Awesome Trail Bike, Now More Affordable

Today the embargo on the newest iteration of one of our favorite trail bikes has been lifted with the release of this introductory video by Santa Cruz Bicycles. The Blur TRc has been our favorite trail bike to date since we threw a leg over it, and is now available in a more wallet-friendly alloy […]

01.21.2013 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: 2013 Santa Cruz Chameleon

What is it about the hardtail that just won’t go away? Although industry types keep shouting “hardtails are dead”, the abundance of non-technical groomed trails in the Bay Area mean they will always be in demand. For local trail riding, the 29er hard tail is the logical choice when you’re leaving the car in the […]

11.06.2012 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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The Quiver Lives Again: Santa Cruz Driver 8

Last year upon relocating to the Bay Area, I consolidated my all mountain and down hill bikes, selling them both off. In their place I built up a Santa Cruz Nomad, going with the popular “one” bike approach familiar with those trying to get the monkey known as “Visa” off their back. With a second […]

03.17.2012 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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Bike Check: Evan’s Carbon Nomad

When looking to build up an all around bike that can serve as a do-it-all quiver killer, Santa Cruz and their Nomad is on a short list. I’ve talked to more than a few riders that have sold every bike they had just to build up this ride as their only bike. With the introduction […]

07.22.2010 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →

Sneaking into 104 Bronson- home of Santa Cruz Bicycles

Ok, they don’t really make the bikes there, other than mocking up ridable prototypes like a bike we saw that looked like an suspiciously like an alloy Blur, but with really big wheels. It was a bike I wasn’t allowed to pull the camera out for, as it was referred to as an experiment no […]

12.25.2009 Blog Read the full story →