A 2011 super lightweight Santa Cruz carbon 29er hardtail is apparently in the works from Santa Cruz. Added reports suggest that the new hardtail will make the rounds around the market this year and will weigh an astonishing 20lbs, 9 oz.
The image was leaked on Santa Cruz’s official blog with a few details prior to its release. It seems that the hardtail will consist of a Fox F29RLC fork, some SRAM XX components and ENE carbon clincher wheelset complete with tubes.
While sporting a medium sized frame and an ultra cool, tapered head tube the unnamed Santa Cruz bike has started some buzz online regarding its name and on its performance. Speaking of parts, there are also a lot of added features based on the images leaked, including a carbon molded IS disc mount and rear dropouts.
Though Santa Cruz representatives have been coy about the actual release date of their 29er hardtail, they have stated that the model will be released “sometime after the cherry blossoms fall from the tree”, which makes it around the third week of April. No details as of the moment on the price and other specification.