Santa Cruz Launches New Carbon DH Bike – the V10c


Santa Cruz V10c Full Specs and Details

The Most Successful DH Bike of All Time:

  • First carbon bike to win a DH world cup (Maribor 2010)
  • 64 UCI World Cup Podiums
  • 14 UCI World Cup Wins (Minnaar x 11, Peat x 3)
  • 2 UCI World Cup Overall Titles (Peat 2006, Minnaar 2008)
  • First Carbon bike to win an Elite DH World Championship (Leogang 2012)
  • 2 Elite World Championship Golds (Peat 2009, Minnaar 2012)
  • 1 Junior World Championship Gold (Bryceland 2008)
  • 2 Elite World Championship Silvers (Peat 2008, Minnaar 2009)
  • 2 Elite World Championship Bronzes (Rennie 2006, Minnaar 2010)

Front Triangle Specifics

  • New one piece monocoque carbon construction weighs 2.3 lb (1.05kg) for M size
  • 0.7 lb (0.30 kg) lighter than previous generation
  • Weight saved through small changes to the external shape in high stress areas, and greater optimizing of the layup.

Swing Arm Specifics

  • New carbon construction weighs 1.5 lb (0.68 kg)
  • 1.2 lb (0.53 kg) lighter than aluminum version
  • Developed using knowledge from ENVE Syndicate project


  • New 5 year warranty for original owners (increased from 2 years)
  • Lifetime bearings warranty
  • Lifetime crash replacement warranty


  • SYNDICATE: matte carbon with red/white decals & Syndicate Chevrons
  • GREEN: matte carbon with green/grey decals
  • ENVE rims color-matched for complete bike
  • Fox 40 color-matched decals for frame/fork and/or complete bike

From the manufacturer:
“Under the skilled piloting of the Santa Cruz Syndicate riders, the V10 ushered in the dawn of carbon fiber’s rise to prominence in downhill racing. Its carbon fiber frame is lighter, stiffer and substantially stronger than any aluminum counterpart, and is mated with a VPP® suspension that can be set to either 8.5″ or 10″ of rear wheel travel. Recessed grease ports, massively oversized axles with locking collet heads and adjustable sealed bearings deliver state of the art suspension performance with the reliability of an ax. The result of all this is a downhill race bike that is a regular podium performer in the destructive crucible of World Cup racing and also a perfect candidate for the most awesome park bike ever.”

(Photos: courtesy of Santa Cruz)

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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