Santa Cruz bikes are hands down one of the most desired frame manufactures in the world and by looking at the 2009 line up, you'll know why. Since they already have a very versatile stable of frames, it's all about refinements and ground out re-modeling these days. Santa Cruz knows that you can always make things a little better and that riding styles dictate what riders need and want to get out of their bikes.
Take a look inside at the all new Nomad and Jackal and Greg Minnaar's V-10 in picture and videos:Greg Minnaar joined the Syndicate this past season and managed to pilot his brand new SC V10 to the top of the overall rankings on the World Cup DH series. We all know he's an amazing rider, but a lot has to be said for the V10 too. Mike Ferrentino of Santa Cruz bikes takes us through the V10 and its race winning ways.
Highlights: -254 mm of rear travel -carbon upper link and mudflap -sexy as hell -podiumed at more events than any other bike in 2008
Santa Cruz V10:
For 2009, we get to see the all new Nomad in all its beauty. The next generation of VPP technology is present with revised shock rates and an all around re-design. Grease ported lower links make maintenance a lot easier and will give bearings a longer life span. The Nomad is the bike that set AM riding on its ear and made other companies listen. This is the style of bike that makes MTB riding fun for everyone out there.
Highlights: -carbon upper link -1.5" head tube -160mm of rear travel -ISCG05 guide tabs -greater standover height -15mm pivot axles rolling on angular contact bearings
Santa Cruz Nomad:
The Jackal might as well have gotten a new name too as there isn't much in terms of similarities between the new frame and its predecessor. The Jackal is here to hit up your local jump spots and do one hell of a good job at it! Short and stiff chain stays, lower stand over height and ready to throw down.
Highlights: -better stand over -no hump to hit when kicking your feet over the top tube -new adjustable rear drop outs for single speed or geared set ups. -two sizes
Santa Cruz Jackal:
Check out www.santacruzmtb.com to learn more about the whole line up of 2009 frames from Santa Cruz Bikes.
That's it for lost files, hope you enjoyed some sunny weather and shiny parts during the white outside that a lot of you are facing these days. Have a great holiday season,