Santa Cruz Bicycles

Greg Minnaar

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Height: 6'3"/191cm
Date of Birth: 13th November 1981

Greg first started racing BMX at 4 yrs of age. He soon moved over to motocross and raced for 11 years before his parents bought a bicycle shop and his path to DH stardom began.  

Greg was initially inspired by the rivalry between Nico Vouilloz and Steve Peat.  He worked his way up to the Santa Cruz Syndicate team to eventually ride alongside one of those childhood heroes.  

With back-to-back World Championship wins on the Syndicate, Greg's goes from strength-to-strength.  Widely recognised as one of the smoothest and most consistent DH racers on the circuit.


Bike Setup

  • Model: Santa Cruz V10 carbon
  • Size: XL
  • Fork: Fox 40 Float RC2
  • Shock: Fox DHX RC4 with Ti spring
  • Rear Dérailleur: Shimano Saint
  • Shifters: Shimano Saint
  • Crankset: Shimano Saint
  • Chainguide: Gamut P30
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Brakes: Shimano Saint
  • Headset: Chris King Inset
  • Bars: ENVE DH
  • Stem: Burgtec
  • Grips: Lizard Skins Peaty
  • Front Hub: Chris King ISO 20mm
  • Rear Hub: Chris King ISO 157mm
  • Rims: ENVE DH
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR
  • Seat Post: ENVE
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet DH Race

Career Highlights

  • 2013 UCI World Champion
  • 2012 UCI World Champion
  • 2008 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 2005 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 2003 UCI World Champion
  • 2001 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 16 UCI World Cup Wins
  • 62 UCI World Cup Podiums
  • Podium at 60% of World Cup Races Entered