I have a Santa Cruz,I'm not a big spender,well quite the opposite really,you never hear of "there's a crack in my Santa Cruz frame" thread unlike most of the top brands,I didn't buy the full bike,I built it up over time,they are a great bike to ride,I pondered cannyon and gitant trance before deciding for my superlight,the name Santa Cruz doesn't mean much to me but the bike itself suits me down to the ground.
Why are there so many Santa Cruz bikes about at the moment?
you never hear of "there's a crack in my Santa Cruz frame" thread
Look at all those unhappy owners.....
scotroutes - Member
Why isn't there a string of previous owners on here telling us all about the problems they had with their frames, Jungle and SC? Isn't that the normal pattern of these things?
Because Jungle / SC after sales are second to none in my experience, with only Hope Tech coming a close second.
Santa Cruz, Yeti, Intense, Pivot, Jones, Ibis etc are not "too expensive", that's a naive way to look at it. If they were overpriced compared with their desirability and quality they simply wouldn't sell (particularly in countries like the UK where import duties inflate the price further. They are more expensive than some of the competition, but economics and psychology would state that the perceived satisfaction and enjoyment gained from having luxury/boutique bikes makes the buying cost seem reasonable (especially when available on interest-free monthly schemes which makes them accessible to the masses.)
In my local riding group of around 20 when we're all out to play there are plenty of bikes in this category - Yeti 2, SC 2, Ibis 2, Jones 1, Whyte 2, as well as a lot of high end Specialized and Giants which both have main dealers in the town, and some of the guys riding steel HT's such as Cotics and Genesis. It really doesn't matter, you make your choice and you ride. Most riders wouldn't swap there pride and joy for a Decathlon bike.
The only place I've seen lots of Santa Cruz's is where the main dealer in that area sells them, e.g. Holmbury and Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills, and also at places like Glyncorrag / Afan where they have a demo/hire fleet of SC's.
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