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Sharing the same agile geometry as the Solo, the Bantam punches way above its weight for a trail bike in this category.

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125mm of single-pivot suspension and a robust collet pivot axle system create a rock-solid trail tool that’s as awesomely simple as it is tough.

27.5″ wheels deliver those fabled rolling benefits without compromising maneuverability, leaving the Bantam fired-up to go the distance if you are.

Santa Cruz Bantam Video

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  • Total frame weight: 6.87 lb (3.12 kg) M size with Fox Float CTD evolution shock.
  • 5” (125mm) single-pivot travel.
  • 27.5” wheels.
  • Dual bottle cage mounts.
  • New 142mm x 12mm rear axle spacing – easier wheel installation.
  • Collet axle pivot – locks in place without pinch bolts.
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness.
  • Standard or direct mount rear derailleur hanger.
  • ISCG-05 chainguide compatibility.
  • 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding and easy installation.
  • Two color options: Gloss green w/white decals | Satin black w/white decals



Words: Santa Cruz PM | Photos: Aaron Steinke

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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!