The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5" rear wheel keeps agility at hand and the chainstay length in-check.
170mm travel front and rear, a burly 38mm diameter fork and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform.
Other bikes in this category rarely adopt carbon because few companies have mastered carbon manufacturing. Our carbon frames are designed in our Carbon Lab in California, made in our own facility by our team and have a lifetime warranty.
There's nothing worse than an untidy cockpit. Our own bar hides the extra cables of the Shimano STEPS system away, keeping things clean and hassle free.
More power, less weight, even more efficient and the biggest battery Shimano offer.
The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction make this long-range hauler tough enough to handle anything. The frame, linkages and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty.
Kit: X01 AIR
Weight: 22.26kg / 49.08lbs
Fork: FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Shifters: SRAM GX AXS Controller
Crankset: Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm
Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Bars: Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Grips: Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Front Hub: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
Rear Hub: Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 32h
Rims: Reserve 30 29 Carbon [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Carbon [Rear]
Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL
Battery: Shimano 630Wh Integrated
Drive Unit: Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
Display: Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
Spokes: Sapim D-light
Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4, 3C, DoubleDown, EXO, TR
Seat Post: Fox Transfer Factory
Saddle: WTB Silverado Medium Stainless Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
|Front Derailleur||No compatibility|
|Eye to Eye length||230mm|
|BB Shell||73mm Threaded|
|Max Tire Size||2.6"|
|Max Chainring Size||36t|
|Water Bottle Mounts||1|
|Shock Mounting Bushing Front||30x8|
|Shock Mounting Bushing Rear||30x8|
|Head Tube Angle||64°||64°||64°||64°|
|Seat Tube Length||405cm||430cm||460cm||500cm|
|Head Tube Length||100cm||110cm||130cm||155cm|
|Top Tube Length||591.3cm||619.2cm||644.9cm||672.1cm|
|Seat Tube Angle||77.2°||77.1°||77°||76.8°|
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.
A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.
Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.
RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
|Rider Weight||Air Pressure||Shock Sag|
|100lbs (45.5kg)||100 psi||18-20 mm|
|120lbs (54.4kg)||125 psi||18-20 mm|
|140lbs (63.5kg)||145 psi||18-20 mm|
|160lbs (72.6kg)||170 psi||18-20 mm|
|180lbs (81.8kg)||190 psi||18-20 mm|
|200lbs (90.7kg)||215 psi||18-20 mm|
|220lbs (99.8kg)||235 psi||18-20 mm|
|240lbs (108.8kg)||260 psi||18-20 mm|
|260lbs (117.9kg)||280 psi||18-20 mm|