NOTICE: Our Santa Cruz factory and warehouse will be closed between December 9th, 2021 and January 10, 2022 for a systems upgrade. During that time, we won’t be able to ship anything, including most warranty items. There are select bearing kits we may be able to fulfill via our webstore. Please contact our Rider Support and Warranty Team, and we’ll get an order in our system so it ships as soon as possible. Thanks, and apologies for the inconvenience.
File a Claim
Something not right? Use our warranty claim form to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible.
If you have any other questions or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department.
Santa Cruz Product Warranties
Lifetime Frame Warranty
Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame or rigid fork made by Santa Cruz Bicycles it determines to be defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty will be in effect for the lifetime of the frame or fork and is available only to the original owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 are covered under the previously-existing warranty for five years from the original date of purchase.
Lifetime Bearing Warranty
Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: Fill out the Warranty Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours!
Lifetime Handlebars Warranty
Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for life from the original date of purchase.
Lifetime Bottle Cages Warranty
Santa Cruz carbon water bottle cages are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for life from the original date of purchase.
Lifetime Reserve Carbon Wheels Warranty
Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any Reserve rim made by Santa Cruz Bicycles that is damaged or destroyed by riding. The warranty will be in effect for the lifetime of the rim and is available only to the original owner.
In the event of a non-warranty situation, Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement parts available to the original owner at a reduced charge for the applicable warranty period described above.
Prior registration is not required for warranty claims. However, registration will make it easier to establish your original ownership and otherwise process your claim. To register your Santa Cruz products, please hit the links below.
Limitations, Exclusions, and Disclaimers
The sole remedy available under the foregoing express warranty and all implied warranties is the repair or replacement of defective parts with those of equal or greater value, as determined by Santa Cruz Bicycles in its sole discretion. The warranty does not cover labor costs, custom finishes, normal wear and tear, or damage from commercial use. The warranty is void if the part is modified from its original condition in any manner or used outside normal intended use, as determined by Santa Cruz Bicycles in its sole discretion. The warranty for damage arising from accidents, crashes and other impacts is limited to offered replacement at a reduced charge as set forth above. Any implied warranties (including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose) which may not be disclaimed under applicable law are limited in duration to the period set forth above or the applicable statute of limitations, whichever is shorter.
The foregoing warranty is the sole and exclusive warranty offered by Santa Cruz Bicycles. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all other express and implied warranties (including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) are hereby disclaimed. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Santa Cruz bicycles or any of its owners, officers, employees, representatives, agents, or affiliates (or any of their respective successors or assigns) be responsible or otherwise liable for any direct, incidental or consequential damages arising from the purchase, use, or ownership of its products, including without limitation damages for personal injury, property damage, or economic losses, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, product liability, or any other theory.
Some states and countries do not allow some or all of the foregoing exclusions or limitations, so they may not apply to you. If any portion of the foregoing warranty (or the exclusions or limitations thereto) is deemed invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, it shall be deemed modified so as to be valid and enforceable to the maximum extent consistent with such law. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state and country to country.