What Santa Cruz originally thought would be a niche marathon bike turned out to be a killer all-around trail bike. Four years after it was first introduced, the frame has received a number of key updates that make it even better. In between epic rides in the Scottish Highlands, we checked in with Santa Cruz's engineering whiz, Joe Graney, for an overview of what's awesome about the improved ride.
The fun doesn't stop there though. Go inside Santa Cruz and take to the trails with a few of the other key minds behind the brand's most popular ride:
Choose your flavor. Carbon options include matte carbon with white or gloss white with black. Aluminum options are gloss green with black or gloss grey with orange. A whopping 12 ENVE wheel decal choices let you customize it even further.