Jamie Goldman and Santa Cruz Bikes Part Ways

Jan 24, 2013 at 17:43
by Tyler Maine  
Goldman and SCB have been working together for a long time, 14 years to be exact. And while it may come as a shock that the two have decided to move in different directions, it is not the end for either party. Goldman has decided to focus more of his efforts into film and photo related projects. Jamie would like to say,

bigquotesI've had some of the best times of my life working with Santa Cruz Bikes, I consider many of the workers at the factory good friends and my relationship with Roskopp remains untainted. I respect the hell out of that guy, he runs a solid company with great bikes and I would never let something like this come between such a long friendship. I've known Rob since I was a tyke, and I had a great time working with him, I grew a tremendous amount as a person and an athlete while we worked together and I owe him a great deal of gratitude. As for the future, it looks bright, I'm planning on attending select Slopestyle, Enduro, and Downhill events, UDUG2013 is on, and I'll be putting a huge focus on capturing a film segment that I am truly proud of. To everyone: Keep shredding your bike, and I'll see you out on the trail! - Jamie Goldman

Goldman was the first to really trick this jump during the Joyride Slopestyle Qualifiers and even after the main event this is still my favorite shot on this jump. Huge

Image by Ian Hylands

So keep your eyes out for Jamie Goldman and his upcoming season. He’s all smiles and excited for his new adventure.

Collage from the years with Santa Cruz bikes.


  • 64 4
 Woww, so much changing around for riders this year !!! STOP ITT !!!!
  • 118 1
 Are you sure he isnt breaching his contract or something?
  • 8 4
 he is going to CORSAIR bikes!
  • 25 0
 lol bro, i heard hes riding for super cycle..
  • 10 14
flag nouser (Jan 24, 2013 at 19:08) (Below Threshold)
 @jimmyrecard I was wondering the same thing !! lol
  • 7 1
 thomas genons also changing haha
  • 9 14
flag nouser (Jan 25, 2013 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 lolll thanks for the negative props guys ! i was being sarcastic just like jimmyrecard ... lol
  • 1 0
 thomas genon changed ages ago
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flag alonso92 (Jan 25, 2013 at 16:55) (Below Threshold)
 Everytime i saw a jackel it would remind me of Goldman, now i see a jackel and i think of..............beans?
  • 1 1
 slap yourself...
  • 2 0
 @aidencrokcer, Thomas Genon rode for cannondale up till 2011, then he was on UMF/merida till now where hes confirmed hes riding for Canyon
  • 26 0
 NO Jamie! Don't do it! Just say you were kidding or something and go back!! If you do go back make sure Santa Cruz designs a proper slopestyle/4x bike!!!
  • 31 2
 probably why the left lol.. not fun to do crankworks with a v10 when everyones whipping around on slope bikes haha
  • 3 1
 I asked the Santa Cruz reps at interbike 2 years ago about them making a slopestyle bike after they got rid of the driver 8. They said that SCB was looking into building one, but the hold up was there was no money in it. They said not a whole lot off people buy small DH/slopestyle bikes, and that there was more value/money in investing in Trail bikes, Enduro style bikes (Nomad/Blur TR), and full on DH race. I think this is a real bummer, Jamie would be one of the best peopleto help design a slopestyle bike and you know SCB would build an awesome one. My feeling is that since Jamie left SCB, the idea of building one is dead. Really sucks, I was really hoping for one.
  • 1 0
 Yeah SCB would build a sick one, It'd be sweet to see if they could encorperate the vpp system into a small travel bike. But unfortunatly Santa Cruz bike is semi right. The hype is beginning to go over to cross country and enduro (Because everyone and anyone can do it) so many people want to try it. I'm sure now that slopestyle is in Xgames it will begin to get the recognition it deserves and that will build it bigger! Hopefully we will see World Cups go to the Olympics ones day as well or maybe even get monster to a Monster Energy World Cup and have a bigger circuit that a couple races. Cheers!
  • 1 2
 I don't think it matters to Jamie that they aren't building a slope bike. I volunteered at Crankworx in the summer, and I got the chance to talk to some of the guys at the starting tower during joyride & qualifiers. I asked him why he's riding a big bike at a slope comp and he said its just really hard to switch back, after being on a big nice squishy bike he didn't want to switch back to a small bike.
  • 18 1
 Jamie whyyy! You were unique on the big bikes at slope comps! You better keep that up!
  • 11 0
 The times, they are a changin'.
  • 1 0
 But don't think twice its alright.
  • 7 0
 I was with Mr Goldman last night- he didn't utter a word about this. Clearly he has his 'A' game still and will be releasing more news soon! Yeah Goldman- your a true genuine human being. Stoked to be 'one' of your friends.
  • 5 0
 He's been with Santa Cruz longer than the average age of most PB users, wow! I'm excited to see who he ends up riding for...
  • 6 0
 Sickest picture EVER!!
  • 6 1
 As long as Sorge doesn't leave Giant...
  • 5 0
 Here we go again!
  • 3 0
 No way....sad day! dude your freakin kill it and well the best of luck man and god bless...
  • 4 0
 Yeah James! You're the man
  • 4 0
 Nooooooooooooooo this makes me want to cry
  • 4 0
 Omg. That sucks. His one of the best. In the world. Good luck to him
  • 9 5
 go to specialized the have a proper slope bike
  • 3 0
 Goldman will be missed, but what about Logan Peat - he is back at it from his major injury and killing it again!!!!
  • 1 0
 Jamie I am stoked for all the progression in your riding, the industry, and in your lifestyle. I hope you will be returning to Bend. Good luck in all of your future adventures!
  • 3 0
 and there is my wallpaper again
  • 3 1
 I got the official word from old atomlab/ corsair owner Mike Flaherty that jamie will be riding for Corsair.
  • 1 0
 He was one of my coaches at AYR academy, awesome dude! So sad to see him leave Santa Cruz.
  • 2 0
 Jamie is the man. I don't care what bike she shreds on, such a rad dude!
  • 7 1
  • 7 2
 im guessing typo because of the use of "man" and "rad dude"
  • 2 1
 Yes, I know...
  • 4 0
 Sorry, Auto correct strikes again.. Damn iPhone.
  • 2 0
 Wow 14 years- nice work and good luck!!
  • 1 0
 Oh the big surprises this year. First Sam then Gwin and now Jamie... I wonder where he's going.
  • 1 0
 so now for the people expecting SantaCruz to come up with a rider-input inspired slopestyle bike - abandon all hope.
  • 2 0
  • 2 0
 Wow that is a shock
  • 1 0
 What's happening... so many changes! Watch him go to trek.
  • 1 0
 nooooooooooooooo i love that guy
  • 1 0
 I have this pic as my desktop. So sick. Smile
  • 1 0
 I heard he's going to focus on his Go-Carting career....
  • 1 0
 I heard he's looking at something more dangerous, extreme knitting.
  • 1 0
 This superman in whistler .... HUGE !!!!
  • 1 0
 Man. That sucks. It's like when Jerry Rice became a Raider.
  • 2 1
 is he retiring?
  • 5 0
 he said he wanter to focus on pics and video, as well as enduro and dh racing... I don't think he is retiring.
  • 4 0
 eduro and DH, but he left the company with some of the raddest enduro and dh bikes??????
  • 1 1
 Wow that's nuts. He's been with them since the beginning.
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