Santa Cruz

Gear Change is now stocking Santa Cruz bikes. Come and take your pick from the latest Santa Cruz addition, the Tallboy as well as the classic Stigmata, Hightower and Blur. New in store all the way from California. Come to our store to check them out, take your favourite for a test ride and chat to Dave and Justin (oh, and there is always great coffee).


The radically new Tallboy 4 shares the same engineering principles as Santa Cruz’s longest travel bikes, meaning the efficient VPP® suspension design with a progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home on marathon stage races as it does through your local rock garden. Sporting 120mm of VPP lower link rear travel and paired with a 130mm fork, the legendary Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up.

Available in Rocksteady Yellow // Stormbringer Purple.


Built around 100mm of legendary VPP suspension, Santa Cruz’s lightest ever carbon dual suspension is built to go full gas, 24/7. Add into the mix modern geometry that promotes high speed stability without forgoing low speed agility and you’re got a machine that is tailor made for South African mountain bikers. And if that’s not enough, the Blur carries the same lifetime frame and pivot bearing warranty as all other Santa Cruz Bicycles. Even the lightweight 29-inch Reserve carbon wheel are covered for life too.  

Available in Gloss Carbon and Aquarius Green // Gloss Aqua and Yellow.


Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs. Furthermore, the VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike! 

Available in Highland Blue // Desert and Orange.


Since its resurrection into Santa Cruz’s model line up in 2015, the Stigmata has earned a reputation in South Africa as a lightening quick, stable gravel bike that thrives on the open road as much it does through the twists and turns of gentle trails. 
Available in Mustard Yellow // Olive Green.