Santa Cruz at Retro!

Santa is coming early this year! Santa Cruz, that is. Come into Retro today and check out what’s in stock.

If there’s something on the Santa Cruz site that we don’t have in stock, no need to worry; we can order offline and have that bike here in about a week.

Take a look at the best bikes Santa Cruz has to offer!

Crankworx Rotorua,  New Zealand.

Crankworx Rotorua,
New Zealand.

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Launched ahead of the game, the Bronson remains the reference for what a truly all-mountain bike can handle. From taking podiums at the Tran-Provence to taking peoples’ breath away on The Ridge in Skye, the Bronson continues to tear up the hills like a Group B rally car.

The winning formula comes from the Bronson’s versatile package of 67-degree head angle and 150mm of VPP™ travel , delivering massive uphill capability, that speeds through liaison stages and back to the fun stuff.

Raced the world over at events like the Enduro World Series, Oregon Enduro Series and legendary Downieville Classic, the Bronson continues to rack up awards, accolades, and medals under a legion of devoted riders. New for this year is the one-by S kit, which makes use of SRAM’s new GX group, bringing 1×11 performance to a new price range.

This alloy version of the Bronson includes all the features you’ll find on our C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package.

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The Heckler brings the popular geometry and travel of a Bronson into an efficient single-pivot aluminum package.

Renowned as one of the original all-mountain heavy hitters, this eighth generation of the Heckler still loves nothing more than railing berms, popping out of turns and smashing through rock gardens.  The low-maintenance single pivot frame now comes with a lifetime guarantee, and pedals better than ever thanks to advancements in shock tuning

When your trail bike is your only bike, Heckler is there for you.

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Built for the biggest races. 

When our racers travel to big mountains like the Chilean Andes for the Andes-Pacifico, they bring their Nomads. One look at the terrain tells you why – it’s rough, steep and more worthy of being a World Cup DH course than an enduro stage. Under these circumstances, the Nomad’s aggressive 65-degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. 165mm of VPP™ travel is delivered via a V10-style upper link and neatly recessed lower link design that’s unique to this model.

The Nomad is uncompromising in its purpose, and as such has been designed specifically around one-by drivetrains only.  One-by offers a wide range of  options for just about any kind of riding, and the design permits some seriously compact chainstays.  On the front end of the bike, the rangy cockpit and relatively steep seat tube angle make for a surprisingly efficient pedaling position for such a capable descender. Internal cable routing comes courtesy of thin carbon fiber tubes molded into the frame from entry to exit, ensuring completely integrated, hassle-free routing every time.

This C-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our CC-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams more, due to the use of some less-expensive carbon fiber. Using this material doesn’t impact the performance of the bike at all, but we have to use a bit more of it to make the bike to our exacting specifications, which results in the 280g weight gain.

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The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name. 

We do things a bit backwards here at Santa Cruz. While most companies first introduced carbon fiber on their road bikes, we made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then we made a downhill bike. And now we’ve made a carbon Stigmata—a ‘cross, gravel, just go ride bike.

We developed the new Stigmata simply because we missed the old Stigmata!  We felt there was a lot we could do with carbon that we were unable to do with the original aluminum model. At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning that we wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get our drop bar on. The new Stigmata is versatile. It’ll fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It’s also home to our first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. We didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed us to make the bike lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect from Santa Cruz.

By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.

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Standing tall, the world over. 

The Tallboy was our first 29er, and reflected the way we wanted 29ers to ride – fast and fun. For our second iteration, we doubled down on this idea, and made what amounts to a screamer of an XC bike that still feels right at home on real trails. Features like the ISCG 05 tabs, the 142mm thru-axle in the rear, and routing for dropper posts may not have been the first things on the list for most full-suspension cross-country bikes, but we felt they were all must-haves, and you’ll find them all on the Tallboy. Out back, there’s 100mm of VPP-controlled travel, and we’ve tuned the shock rate to provide an efficient but smooth ride. When paired with a 120mm fork, it offers traction and control in spades.

This alloy version of the Tallboy includes all the features you’ll find on our C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package. It’s also available in sizes Small through XL, but there is an XXL size offered in the carbon fiber models.

Niner Bikes!

Niner still has a couple of “secret” bikes for 2016 they are sort of keeping under wraps, but in the meantime we can take a look at some of their existing bikes that are drool-worthy, too.

The new Niner AIR 9, now featuring a 142 x 12 rear maxle and stealth dropper post routing.

The new Niner AIR 9, now featuring a 142 x 12 rear maxle and stealth dropper post routing.

The Air 9 starts at $2199 in aluminum with Shimano SLX.

The BSB 9 RDO is Niner's carbon race cyclocross bike.

The BSB 9 RDO is Niner’s carbon race cyclocross bike.

The BSB 9 RDO starts at $3000 for an RDO Carbon Frame and Shimano 105.

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Go anywhere you want on the Ros 9 Plus. It has 29 x 3″ tires on a Steel Frame and fork, all for $2999.

JET RDO RS1

JET RDO RS1

The Jet 9 RDO is Niner’s XC Full Suspension bike. Razor sharp handling and ultra light weight. It starts at $5299 with the 3 star Shimano XT build.

2016 Santa Cruz Builds Now Available!

Our first order of 2016 Santa Cruz bikes has been loaded onto those awesome brown trucks and should be arriving here by early next week. In the meantime, here’s a sweet video and a few pictures to tide you over…

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2016 Santa Cruz Heckler – “150mm of single pivot travel and 27.5" wheels on a Bronson-esque geometry” starting at $2299.

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2016 Santa Cruz Tallboy – 100 mm of VPP travel with 29″ wheels in Aluminum, Standard Carbon, and Hi modulus Carbon CC starting at $2849.

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2016 Santa Cruz Superlight – 100mm single pivot travel with an Aluminum frame and 27.5 wheels in size small, and 29″ wheels in medium, large, and extra large. Starting at $1999.

Santa Cruz Heckler from Santa Cruz Bicycles on Vimeo.

Remember that Photo Of The Day from Crankworx of the guy on a scooter towing a Santa Cruz? That was no stunt… just one of our Test Ride Posse going about their business.

Meet Craig Wilson and Jason Tarbet. These guys know how stuff works, and tell us when it don't.

Simple Machines #2 follows Craig on a day in his life. The day he got the new Heckler.

150mm of single pivot travel and 27.5" wheels on a Bronson-esque geometry, the Heckler's now freakishly good.

Orlando Area Bike Maps

There are miles and miles of bike paths, bike lanes, and other bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the greater Orlando area. Here are some of the most popular.
Get out there and enjoy the ride!
City of Orlando Existing Bike Facilities Map web link: 
Cycling in Orlando Bike Map web link: 
 
 
City of Orlando Bike Map Directory web link:
Cady Way Trail Web link:
Lake Underhill Path Web Link:
Orlando Southeast Trail Web Link:
Orlando Urban Trail Web Link:
Shingle Creek Trail Web Link:
City of Orlando Bicycles and Pedestrians Main Web Link:

Cross Seminole Trail

http://www.bikeorlando.net/cross-seminole-trail.htm

Seminole-Wekiva Trail

http://www.bikeorlando.net/seminole-wekiva-trail.htm 

West Orange Trail

http://www.bikeorlando.net/west-orange-trail.htm

South Lake Trail – Minneola Trail

http://www.bikeorlando.net/south-lake-minneola-trail.htm

The Niner Demo Truck is Coming to Central Florida!

Save the dates!  The Niner Demo Truck is headed our way!

Ocala:  Santos Trailhead, Thursday, April 30 2-6 pm
Orlando:  Environmental Center/Soldier’s Creek, Friday, May 1 2-6 pm

Bikes available to ride:
JET 9 RDO – all sizes
RIP 9 RDO – M, L
ROS 9 – M, L
ONE 9 RDO – S, M, L, XL
RLT 9 and BSB 9…. All sizes between the 2…
WFO 9 – M, L, XL

See you then!
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Pedalpalooza and Pancakes!!!! 9am April 11 2015

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Ivanhoe Village Main Street (IVMS) presents Pedalpalooza, a day of riding through our beautiful neighborhood by bicycle, followed by breakfast! The day will start with a bicycle safety check at Retro City Cycles at 9 am, followed by a family-friendly bike ride through Ivanhoe Village (~6 miles) leaving at 9:30 am. After the ride, please join us for a pancake breakfast at The Hammered Lamb! Cost is $15/person for adults, $7 for kids 2-12 years, with all proceeds benefitting IVMS. For the rest of the day, take the opportunity to see how bicycle-friendly our streets can be!

Purchase your pancake breakfast tickets by clicking here –>http://ivanhoevillage.org/events/