Santa Cruz Bicycles

About Our Aluminum

Every single Santa Cruz model begins life in aluminum.  

Our engineering team build aluminum prototypes here in Santa Cruz because it's still the swiftest way to take a design from drawing board to trail.  And we continue to offer most of our models in aluminum because it delivers a rock solid ride experience at a great price.

All our VPP™ aluminum bikes mirror the same geometry (and paint jobs) as their carbon siblings.  And single pivot aluminum designs such as the Heckler and Bantam also share similar geometries and travel to their more expensive VPP™ brethren, namely the Bronson and 5010 respectively.

There are other uniquely aluminum models in the range too.  Like the multi-talented Chameleon, which sports interchangeable dropouts for geared or single-speed use.  And the ever-popular Superlight, with industry leading stand-over height a wheel sizes tailored to rider height.

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