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Puzzling Ain’t Easy

v10 2022 

The V10 is designed to be exactly the right bike for anyone who steps up to the startline with eyes on a podium. The racer who chooses a V10 is the recipient of every bit of work and puzzling that’s gone into the Syndicate’s race bikes.

The continuous fine-tuning that the V10 has undergone with the Syndicate for World Cup season after season has guaranteed regular, high-level feedback. The result is perhaps the most refined suspension performance available outside of a World Cup pit. 215mm of VPP™ travel is exquisitely refined and the ease of tuning and serviceability of the VPP system makes it a hit in the pits with mechanics and privateers.

Wheel size has been the latest puzzle to ponder. Greg Minnaar, being tall and looking for pure speed on the clock, focuses his choice on 29-inch wheels. Luca Shaw chose what feels fun because to him if he’s having fun he’s going fast, so he’s on a mixed setup.

Because there’s so many flavours and needs Santa Cruz offer the V10 in 27.5 (front and rear) in the smallest size up to a size large, both 29-inch (front and rear) and mixed in medium and large frame sizes, and 29-inch only for the XL frame size. So your V10 is optimized for who you are.

The most successful bike in downhill history shows no signs of slowing down.
Additional details for the realest puzzlers:
Adjustable chainstay length to optimize front/rear balance
Lower leverage rate for optimal shock performance
Internal derailleur cable routing on swingarm to protect housing from chain damage

Wheel Size: 27.5”, MX, 29”
Front Travel: 200mm
Rear Travel: 215mm


V10 CC S 29 DH Kit, Fox DHX2 Performance Elite Coil, fox 40 Performance Elite,. $11,890
V10 CC, X01 MX DH Kit, Fox DHX2 Factory Coil, Fox 40 Factory. $14,090
V10 CC frame only, 27.5, 29 or MX wheel sizes, with Fox DHX2 Factory SLS. $6,990
If you’re after a Santa Cruz build kit that isn’t shown, contact us for pricing and availability. Here at Bike Culture, we can also completely customise the build for you.


Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!