What is there to say about Santa Cruz mountain bikes that hasn’t already been said much more eloquently somewhere else?

We’re not talking about words – we’re talking about actions. When you feel the bite of the climb as you shift down to tackle an epic uphill. When you feel the heart-stopping thrill of gravity on some of New Zealand’s most adrenaline-pumping runs. When you suddenly realise that yourself and the machine are operating as one, that you have become the bike, and the bike has become you. This is what we are talking about.

But, alas, words are all we have here. All that other stuff – well, you’re just going to have to find that out for yourself. So let’s get to it.

Let’s just say that Santa Cruz bikes are light on the frame and heavy on the fun. Expertly engineered bodywork is as robust as it is agile and nimble, while each and every component is finely honed to perfection. This is what leads to the kind of descriptions listed above, in which we attempt to put the Santa Cruz experience into mere lines and squiggles on a screen – think we are exaggerating? Just wait until you try it for yourself.

While Santa Cruz bikes are certainly built with enjoyment in mind, they are absolutely not frivolous. Serious mountain heads will find such equipment perfect for shaving vital microseconds off personal bests, and for really pushing the limits when it comes to racing. That’s right – these are not machines to be written off as simple toys.


If your love of riding is a more casual one – and you get your thrills out in the open air rather than chasing a podium finish – Santa Cruz is similarly ideal for your purposes. Expert handling, a wealth of customisation options, a sharp and stylish look, and the kinds of components that make you stop and say ‘wow’ – this is your reward when you select one of these smart mountain bikes from the Racers Edge bike shop in Wanaka.

For almost two and half decades, Santa Cruz has been turning heads, breaking hearts, and delivering heady thrills to trail enthusiasts from all over the world. It is our honour to be able to bring these mountain bikes to the market that is crying out for them – the market found right here in New Zealand.

Ready to buy a Santa Cruz mountain bike for your next New Zealand adventure? Browse our product range and get started, or contact our store for Wanaka mountain bike hire today.