Santa Cruz Shredfest in Sedona

Another Day Sampling Some of Sunny Arizona’s Finest Singletrack

By Brice Minnigh

Photos by Dan Barham

The international assemblage of irreverent mountain-bike hacks gathered at Santa Cruz Bicycles’ big-wheeled bike launch in Sedona, Arizona, has embarked on its third day of riding—and the fleet of shiny new 29ers has long since been covered in thick layers of Sedona’s famous terracotta-colored dust.

Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to:


Santa Cruz’s marketing man, Mike Ferrentino, shows off the new Superlight—complete with 29-inch wheels and Tallboy-esque geometry.


There is no shortage of bright-blue Highballs—the company’s new 29-inch hardtail. Riding these has made us realize just how out-of-shape some of us are…


Santa Cruz’s Abby Hippely getting yet another bike dialed for yet another lucky journo.


From Wales to the Wild West: The UK’s John Woodhouse’s Welsh roots give him license to skid turns in the American Southwest. The Superlight29 was his steed for the afternoon.

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