Santa Cruz are without doubt, the best designers and producers of suspension bikes in the world. Almost every major manufacturer has taken the Santa Cruz bikes single pivot design and, how shall we say this, 'Made it their own'. You know what we're saying. The brand new Santa Cruz VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) designs are lauded as revolutionary, the VPP's have changed the face of off road biking forever.
You can protect your new frame with frame protection patches and chain stay protectors.
Frame protection patches come in all sorts of sizes and shapes from the little patches to prevent cable rub to the full on complete bike protection offered from some of the sports cover options.
Chainstay protectors do far more than just protect your chainstay from chips and scratches as the chain slaps against the stays, although they do this very well. Chainstay protectors also make the bike a whole lot quieter as it muffles and deadens the noise the chain makes as it hits the stays.