New Santa Cruz CX bike!

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  • New Santa Cruz CX bike!
  • ben98
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    I don’t know if this has been announced or if anyone knows about it, but while out walking the dog today I came across 4 guys with a drone filming 2 riders on what looked to be new Santa Cruz CX bikes. I can’t say anything about it for certain, but they looked like out and out carbon race bikes with clearance for no more than 35c ish tires. The 2 bikes were blue and orange. If this is old news then ignore me, but I couldn’t find anything about it on google.

    MSP
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    I would have thought santa cruz would launch a cross bike as more of a “dusty gravel road” racer in the US first, unless they were sitting the downhill boys on it for the promo.

    However, being a bit of a santa cruz fanboy, if they are doing a cross bike, HURRY UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DAM YOU!

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    They used to make the Stigmata cyclo cross bike.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Hopefully it’ll be better than their road bike

    ben98
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    Oh I forgot, yes it had discs and the riders were American and had “enduro” style helmets on. It could well be a gravel type bike, as they were climbing up a snowy track, but I don’t really know, should have tried for some pictures.

    dirtyrider
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    you can see it on the google maps factory tour, in the warehouse somewhere

    http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en/us/google-factory-tour

    TurnerGuy
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    Turner have made a cross bike – perhaps it is the new thing over there?

    Houns
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    Any pictures? Can’t get factory tour to work

    Premier Icon al
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    One of the riders wasn’t Steve Peat was it? HE was out filing with Cut Media yesterday with a drone, according to his instagram.

    Premier Icon benji
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    Hope this is true, will make a nice stable mate to my Niner RLT.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Turner have made a cross bike – perhaps it is the new thing over there?

    Apparently cross is huge in some parts of the States. Can’t find any info on the Turner bike apart from some photos of the prototype early five years ago, though…

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    And there’s a film to go with it on the main story too now – did you not spot it was Steve Peat, Ben? 🙂

    mikewsmith
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    Orange as

    Houns
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    Better in black

    finbar
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    Looks to be inspired by the Crux’s paintjobsorry, colorway.

    mrblobby
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    HURRY UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DAM YOU!

    They’re going to want a lot of it I suspect!

    At least with SC build kits they spec decent stuff you’d probably have if you did it yourself and doesn’t seem to be based on what they can get cheap OEM.

    Still a nice looking CX bike for the MTB crowd.

    scotroutes
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    TBH, despite my anticipation I’m not taken with it. Something about tube profiles and that seat/down/top tube junction.

    mikewsmith
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    ORANGE FFS

    scotroutes
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    Might look better in the black colourway.

    Houns
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    All the info is on SC website

    scotroutes
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    Still looks pants. Ah well.

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    £1999 for frame and fork is a lot.
    Basically you can get any CX frame and fork on the planet for that, so you’d have to really like this one a lot.

    I think it looks nice (I like the Orange, but maybe not the yellow with it), but I’ve got more important things to spend 2k on.

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    Question – if the brakes are hydraulic, then what are the adjustment barrels for on the hoses? Or are they connectamajiggy things?

    Premier Icon iainc
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    They are connectors. I have them on my Croix de Fer with the new Shimano hydraulics.

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    mrblobby – Member
    Still a nice looking CX bike for the MTB crowd.

    A nice little insult hidden in there? 😆

    STATO
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    Still a nice looking CX bike for the MTB crowd.

    Its for the US market isnt it. The sort of people taking up CX in the US have a lot more disposable income than your typical ‘what UK roadies do in winter’ approach.

    dirtyrider
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    2k ain’t a surprise when the highball carbon is similarly priced

    ben98
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    Alas I didn’t see Steve Pete, seem to have missed him 2 or 3 times now :'(

    ChunkyMTB
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    Looks like a generic Chinese jobby.

    Looks a bit Giant at the back.

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    I’ll take it in orange exactly as the one one posted above with CX1. 😀

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    Those Sram hydro levers are really ugly though.

    jobro
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    Turner have made a cross bike – perhaps it is the new thing over there?

    Any links to that TurnerGuy? Can’t find anything.

    Dave Turner is a self confessed ‘cross nut so I suspect if Turner do a X bike it will be X race orientated rather than the longer slacker gravel bikes.

    As a newish Turner fan boy (I love my Czar) I’d be interested in one. Hopefully it wont be quite as fugly as the santa Cruz.

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    I’d like to see a side on shot before I make my mind up.

    Can’t see it selling well here, mebbies in the US but not here and not in Europe either. As for target audience, would an MTB’er really buy a CX’er form a Brand he has already? Or are they more choosy in that they seek out the best for the money they’d want to spend??
    Do folks really just walk into Stif and go “like the colour, it fits me, I’ll take it, charge my card” ? or are SC seekers more discerning?

    But hey, CX’er is a growing market, great bikes to Hack on when you fancy a change or if you are into it they kind of take you back to the days of Old Skool XC with the simplicity.. IMO’bvs.

    Can see the Orange working, looks kinda good but what does it really look like in daylight.. ?

    mrblobby
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    Do folks really just walk into Stif and go “like the colour, it fits me, I’ll take it, charge my card” ?

    😆

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    Do folks really just walk into Stif and go “like the colour, it fits me, I’ll take it, charge my card” ?

    As one of the folks, yes I did that with a Niner RLT, very happy with it. Once I’ve had a save up, I will probably do it again, but it’s going to be a tougher this time Niner BSB or a Santa Cruz Stigmata, what a terrible decision to have to make.

    mrblobby
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    Nice bikes, and I’d be happy with either (BSB or Stigmata), but two grand for frameset when you consider what else is out there. I guess it’s the boutique brand thing, but even then you can get, for example, a Storck TIX frameset and save yourself 500 quid. You’d have to really want a Niner or a Santa Cruz.

    ChunkyMTB
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    Dave Turner and his wife race Turner CX’s. It’s alu and canti. Last time I asked him he said there were no plans to produce. Maybe that will change.

    Interbike 2011: Turner Cyclocross Bike Spy Shots

    mrblobby
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