Santa Cruz V10 7 27.5 CC 2020

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2020 Santa Cruz V10 Version 7 27.5 CC

At the 2017 World Cup season opener in Lourdes, Loris Vergier, Luca Shaw, and Greg Minnaar qualified 1, 3, and 6 aboard the ‘controversy machine’—a V10 with a new swingarm rolling on 29-inch wheels.

The clouds broke open before the top qualifiers, soaking the track, and the question of technological supremacy would have to wait…for five weeks, when Greg Minnaar climbed to the top step at Ft. William for the seventh time.

The arms race was on.

Over the next winter, using what we learned during the 2017 race season, we set about designing an entirely new V10—longer reach, better shock rate, and better frame and cable protection. All three frame sizes (and Reserve carbon DH wheels) were designed and manufactured in time for a week of testing before the Ft. William World Cup in 2018. Greg crashed in those sessions, breaking his arm, and effectively ending his season. A few days later, Luca qualified first and Loris third on the new bike. Loris put down a scorcher in the finals that only fellow Frenchman Amaury Pierron could top, but Luca flatted high on course and had to cruise down.

The new school had arrived, and they had new wheels.  

Testing continued throughout the 2018 season, usually in the form of link sets designed to tweak the shock rate or make minor alterations in geometry. We had the big variables figured out, but fine-tuning the suspension under the Syndicate during World Cup season guaranteed regular, high-level feedback and lots of high-stakes puzzling. The result is perhaps the most refined suspension performance available outside of a World Cup pit.

That brings us to now—kind of.

Pairing 29-inch wheels with 215mm of travel makes a juggernaut of a race bike, but racing isn’t everything. Depending on the type of trails or riding style you’re into, breaking out the biggest artillery might not be ideal. Rider height also looms large when deciding which wheel size is optimal and a lot of people may opt for smaller wheels.

So we decided to make a 27.5 V10, too.

No compromises, no gimmicks, no shortcuts—it was designed in parallel to the 29er V10 as an original suspension platform and chassis. The 27.5 bike comes in Small, Medium, and Large, while the 29 comes in Medium, Large, and XL. Make your choice according to your size or riding style, and you’ll be the recipient of every bit of work and puzzling that’s gone into the Syndicate’s race bikes.

The most successful bike in downhill history shows no signs of slowing down.

V10 CC v7 27.5 DH S

Frame
Carbon CC
Fork
FOX 40 Performance Elite, 203mm, 27.5"
Shock
FOX DHX2 Performance Elite Coil 400 (S) 450 (M) 500 (L)
Headset
Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
Handlebar
Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy Bar
Stem
Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50
Seatpost
Race Face Chester 31.6
Saddle
Ergon SMD20 Comp
Brakes
SRAM Code R
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX DH 7spd
Shifters
SRAM GX 7SPD
Cassette
SRAM PG720 DH 11-25T
Chain
SRAM PC1110
Crankset
SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 36t
Front Hub
DT 350 20x110 32H
Rear Hub
DT 350 12x157 HG 32H
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis Assegai 2.5

V10 CC v7 27.5 DH X01

Frame
Carbon CC
Fork
FOX 40 Factory, 203mm, 27.5"
Shock
FOX DHX2 Factory SLS Coil 400 (S) 450 (M) 500 (L)
Headset
Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
Handlebar
Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x800
Stem
Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50
Seatpost
Burgtec Xpress Carbon Post, 31.6
Saddle
Ergon SMD2 Pro Ti
Brakes
SRAM Code RSC
Front Deraileur
-
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 DH 7sp
Shifters
SRAM X01 DH
Cassette
SRAM X01 DH Cassette 7 Spd
Chain
SRAM XX1
Crankset
Race Face SIXC Crank 83/165mm, 36t
Front Hub
DT 350 20x110 32H
Rear Hub
DT 350 12x157 XD 32H
Spokes
DT Competition (32)
Rims
Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims
Tyres
Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis Assegai 2.5

 

Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fibre mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind. 

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