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Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch

Introducing the World's Lightest & Strongest DH Bike - The Santa Cruz V10c20th NOV 2012

With 64 World Cup podiums, 14 World Cup Wins and 3 World Championship Golds, the Santa Cruz V10 is so far ahead of the game it's in danger of requiring a biological passport.

The all new, all carbon, V10 is now the lightest and strongest downhill bike in the World.

Honed from years of refinement through brutal testing by the Santa Cruz Syndicate, the V10 is now identical to the bikes Minnaar, Peaty and Bryceland race.

Proprietary carbon molding techniques deliver a sub 7 lb frame that's nearly 2 lbs lighter than before, yet stronger than ever.

So much so, we've extended our warranty to 5 years, maintained the lifetime guarantee on bearings and still offer the crash replacement policy.


Pictures are great, but video is so much better!


The Lightest and Strongest* Production DH Frame in the World:

  • 6.97 lb (3.15 kg) M size with Rock Shox Vivid air
  • 7.9 lb (3.6 kg) M size with Fox DHX RC4 shock with 9.5" x 3.0" steel coil
  • 10" (25.4cm) to 8.5" (21.6cm) of adjustable travel
  • New 157mm rear axle spacing - easier wheel installation.
  • New molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.
  • New integrated fork bumpers with cable guide.
  • New carbon upper link - increased sti"ness.
  • Forged aluminum lower link with recessed grease ports.
  • Collet axle pivots - lock in place without pinch bolts.
  • Direct mount rear derailleur hanger.
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.
  • Co-molded aluminium hardware on upper pivot and bottom bracket - no bonding.
  • Race tested by Syndicate throughout 2012.
  • Syndicate will race production frames in 2013.
  • Internal production reference name is V10.5c


We're hoping to get first shipments of the new V10 Carbon in January 2013

Thanks to Gary Perkin for all launch/Italy photos.


Wince as Joe slices the new V10 in two.


Pinkbike - First Look: Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013

  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 2013 Launch

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