Santa Cruz Carbon 29er Hardtail – More Leaked Images

2012 santa cruz carbon fiber hardtail 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

Santa Cruz leaked some more images of their forthcoming carbon fiber 29er hardtail. The photos were shot following a beer fueled photo session for their latest accessory, the logo etched pint glass, and if we were betting folks, those two bikes in the background that are blurred beyond recognition might just be the other two new bikes they’re debuting in March…check that and other photos after the break.

No idea what we’re talking about? Check this post and this post and act like ya know.

2012 santa cruz 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

Could it possibly maybe just might be those two bikes in the background there are the other two newbies? Honestly, we don’t know, but it’s fun to speculate, no? It sure does seem like one has big wheels and one has small wheels…

2012 Santa Cruz carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike prototype spy shots

At the top, despite looking kinda big, Santa Cruz has said that it’ll have a standard bottom bracket. Above, the brake brace is a nice touch, but doesn’t that last cable guide seem really, really close to the mounts?

2012 santa cruz carbon fiber hardtail 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

It looks like this logo is on the “mono” part of the seat stay area…any guesses as to a model name based on this?

2012 santa cruz carbon fiber hardtail 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

Tapered, full carbon headtube with no inserts.

2012 santa cruz carbon fiber hardtail 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

The top tube gets wider toward the front, and it looks like the top surface flattens out, too.

2012 santa cruz carbon fiber hardtail 29er mountain bike prototype spy shots

Two color options: 49er (red) and Raider Nation (silver/white). Not sure if those are official names, but that’s what they’re calling them for now.

Specs? They’re not giving any specs yet, other than to say “silly light and stupid strong and mongo stiff.”

We’re headed to a little press camp with Santa Cruz in mid/late March to ride this and the other two new rumored bikes, and we’ll report from the field with photos and such just as soon as we can get our grubby little hands on them.

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11 thoughts on “Santa Cruz Carbon 29er Hardtail – More Leaked Images

  1. What if one were a carbon version of the stigmata with disc only option??
    Who’s to say the two bikes are the ones in he back ground….

  2. The cable guide that appears too close to the mounts is on the drive-side seatstay, for the derailleur. The last brake hose guide is on the underside of the brake-side seatstay. Maybe it’s called the Santa Monica?

  3. If the FS Carbon 29er is the “Tall Boy” which is another name for a 16oz can. I assume this hard tail will be the “12oz”.

  4. Is “leaked” really the right word? It doesn’t sound like the release of these images was accidental, unintentional, inadvertent, etc.

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