What happens when a legendary skateboard pioneer takes up mountain biking? The answer: Santa Cruz Bicycles. Founded by skateboarders Rob Roskopp and Rich Novak in 1993, the company focuses on producing high-end full suspension mountain bikes.
The company's first production bike was the Tazmon, a single pivot dual suspension model with three inches of travel. In 1999 the company purchased the rights to Outland's VPP (virtual pivot point) suspension design. This suspension design has become a hallmark of the company's bicycles and has been adapted for use on everything from cross-country to downhill bikes.
BikeRadar's Santa Cruz page brings you the latest news and reviews for Santa Cruz products such as the category-leading Tallboy 3 trail bikes, the newly updated Nomad, the 5010 and Bronson, the Juliana women's range, World Cup-winning 29er V-10, and the affordable aluminum Chameleon.