Four-time downhill World Champion Greg Minnaar has been racing for Santa Cruz Bicycles since 2008.
So when he told us that he didn’t know what goes into building the bikes he rides we knew we had a job for him.
In this four-part series, Greg visits the Factory in Santa Cruz, CA where we design, engineer, test, validate, assemble and package every Santa Cruz bike.
Greg doesn’t get the VIP treatment, though. Instead, he’s coached by the real bike building champions and actually gets his hands dirty to bring some bikes to life.
In part one, Greg gets the lay of the land, explains his true motivation for becoming a professional bike racer, assembles a link, and discovers the depth of what happens and the people behind it in Santa Cruz, CA.
In part two, Greg machines some super-secret parts, sees an old friend, breaks a frame, hears the name “Danny MacAskill” for the first time, and meets the people behind taking frames from conception to reality in Santa Cruz, CA.
Part three is all about how the wheels keep on turning. Greg pairs up with John as he meets the super skilled people and sees the machinery behind every wheel that's built in Santa Cruz, CA.
In part four, Greg pairs up with Travis and Kesh to finally build a bike. How the wheels keep on turning. Greg pairs up with John as he meets the super skilled people and sees the machinery behind every wheel that’s built in Santa Cruz, CA.