One of the brands that comes to mind when it comes to modern mountain bikes is Santa Cruz Bicycles, which has just released the new Nickel for 2012. Not only is the Nickel a nimble machine, it offers a geometry that is perfect for climbing high mountains in the backcountry.
Climbing can be effortless and fun with the Nickel, thanks to its speedy pedaling styles and its long top tube. Weighing in at approximately 3.34kg, its frame features a Fox Float R Shock and an oversized 1-1/8″ top and 1.5″ lower tapered headtube. The recommended fork range is from 120mm to 140mm.
During the days when it is hard to choose where to ride, the 2012 Santa Cruz Nickel Mountain Bike is the perfect solution. Constructed with the APP suspension system, this excellent cross-country machine with a fantastic and swish suspension features a well-designed pivot system and 125mm of suspension travel.