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V10

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  • Gloss Black CC & White
  • White C & Red
  • Black C & White
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Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Gloss White CC & Red
  • Gloss Black CC & White
  • White C & Red
  • Black C & White

Shock

  • Fox DHX2 Performance
  • Rockshox Vivid Air R2C

Fork

  • Fox 40 Performance Elite 27.5 Flat Crown
  • Fox 40 Float RC2 27.5 Factory Flat Crown

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
  • No ENVE
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Build Kit Options

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From $5699 USD

  • Shimano Zee drivetrain, SRAM Guide brakes, Novatec hubs
  • Fox 40 Performance Elite 27.5 Flat Crown Fork
  • Shimano ZEE Short Cage Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide RS Brakes
  • Truvativ Descendent; 36t Cranks

Overview

When the time came to examine whether to give the V10 27.5-inch wheels, we turned to the Syndicate, who rode the prototypes, gave us feedback, and ultimately raced the bike on the World Cup circuit. By the time the season was over, the new bike had garnered the 2014 World Cup title, and a World Champs medal. Those accolades speak for themselves, but we were eager to improve.

Drawing on feedback from Peat, Minnaar and Bryceland on their personal settings, the 6th generation of our flagship model now offers 216mm / 8.5” of travel in two adjustable geometry positions:
High: 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height.
Low: 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height.

The shock rate has been tuned to be more linear and deliver  consistent damping throughout the travel. Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands Ratboy’s huge flat landings.  The front triangle and swingarm sport larger-diameter sections, but we’ll refrain from the usual drone about the positive effect that has on strength and stiffness. The new frame benefits from a slightly longer reach to suit evolving rider preferences.  However, our athletes felt we always struck a good balance with our chainstay length, so we focused on maintaining this dimension when accommodating larger wheels.

By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon. 

Build Kit Options

X01

From $8799 USD

  • 7-Speed DH kit, Fox fork and shock
  • Fox 40 Float RC2 27.5 Factory Flat Crown Fork
  • SRAM X01 DH 7-Speed Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
  • Raceface SIXC Cranks

Overview

When the time came to examine whether to give the V10 27.5-inch wheels, we turned to the Syndicate, who rode the prototypes, gave us feedback, and ultimately raced the bike on the World Cup circuit. By the time the season was over, the new bike had garnered the 2014 World Cup title, and a World Champs medal. Those accolades speak for themselves, but we were eager to improve.

Drawing on feedback from Peat, Minnaar and Bryceland on their personal settings, the 6th generation of our flagship model now offers 216mm / 8.5” of travel in two adjustable geometry positions:
High: 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height.
Low: 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height.

The shock rate has been tuned to be more linear and deliver  consistent damping throughout the travel. Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands Ratboy’s huge flat landings.  The front triangle and swingarm sport larger-diameter sections, but we’ll refrain from the usual drone about the positive effect that has on strength and stiffness. The new frame benefits from a slightly longer reach to suit evolving rider preferences.  However, our athletes felt we always struck a good balance with our chainstay length, so we focused on maintaining this dimension when accommodating larger wheels.

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.  

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Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkFox 40 Performance Elite 27.5 Flat Crown
ShockFox DHX2 Performance
AboutShimano Zee drivetrain, SRAM Guide brakes, Novatec hubs
ChainguideE13 LG1+
Rear DérailleurShimano ZEE Short Cage
ShiftersShimano ZEE
CranksetTruvativ Descendent; 36t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano 5700 (105), 10sp, 11-28
ChainKMC X10.93, 10sp
BrakesSRAM Guide RS
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 203mm Front, 200mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40
BarsEaston Havoc 800mm, 35mm clamp
StemSanta Cruz Direct-Mount Stem; 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec DH61 110x20
Rear HubNovatec DH82SB; 12x157mm
RimsDT Swiss FR 570
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR2; 42d; Wire Bead; Dual Ply; 27.5x2.4
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2; 42d; Wire Bead; Dual Ply; 27.5x2.4
TubesMaxxis 27.5" Presta Valve
Seat PostThomson Elite, 30.9x287mm
SaddleWTB High Tail Pro
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X01
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkFox 40 Float RC2 27.5 Factory Flat Crown
ShockFox DHX2 Performance
About7-Speed DH kit, Fox fork and shock
ChainguideE13 LG1+
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01 DH 7-Speed
ShiftersSRAM X01 DH 7-Speed
CranksetRaceface SIXC Carbon 36t 165mm
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSRAM X01 DH 7-Speed
ChainSram XX1, 11sp
BrakesSRAM Guide RSC
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 203mm Front, 200mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 800mm Bar, 35mm clamp
StemSanta Cruz Direct-Mount Stem; 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 240 110x20DT 240s
Rear HubDT Swiss 240 157x12DT 240s
RimsDT Swiss FR 570m90/10 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR2; 42d; Wire Bead; Dual Ply; 27.5x2.4
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2; 42d; Wire Bead; Dual Ply; 27.5x2.4
TubesMaxxis 27.5" Presta Valve
Seat PostThomson Elite, 30.9x287mm
SaddleWTB High Tail Team
Launch Bike Builder

Frame Only Options

  • Carbon CC Frame & Fox DHX2 Performance: $3599 USD
  • Carbon CC Frame & Rockshox Vivid Air R2C: $3599 USD

Model Info

V10

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Features

  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
  • 216mm (8.5") VPP suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Adjustable geometry with HIGH & LOW settings
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
  • Integrated fork bumpers with cable guide
  • Molded clip-on chainstay and upright protector
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • 157mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Frame Geometry

High Setting

The V10 has two geometry settings, which are easily adjustable with a 6mm hex wrench. The 'high' setting results in a 64-degree head tube angle, and the 'low' setting slackens it by a half-degree and drops the bottom bracket by a quarter-inch for even more stability at higher speeds.

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 586.1mm axle-to-crown height.

SMLXLXXL
Top Tube Length570mm22.44"595mm23.43"625mm24.61"655mm25.79"682mm26.85"
Seat Tube Length444.5mm17.5"457.2mm18"463.6mm18.25"469.9mm18.5"470mm18.5"
Head Tube Angle64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°
Seat Tube Angle59°59°59°59°58°58°57.5°57.5°57.5°57.5°
BB Height360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"
Wheelbase1172.9mm46.18"1192.2mm46.94"1217.8mm47.94"1249.2mm49.18"1278mm50.31"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Chainstay Length440mm17.32"440mm17.32"440mm17.32"440mm17.32"440mm17.32"
Standover Height730.7mm28.77"731.3mm28.79"728.7mm28.69"728mm28.66"728mm28.66"
Reach383.3mm15.09"402.5mm15.85"423.8mm16.69"450.8mm17.75"475mm18.7"
Stack592.4mm23.32"592.4mm23.32"601.3mm23.67"610.4mm24.03"619mm24.37"

Low Setting

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 586.1mm axle-to-crown height.

SMLXLXXL
Top Tube Length571.7mm22.51"596.7mm23.49"626.7mm24.67"656.8mm25.86"682mm26.85"
Seat Tube Length444.5mm17.5"457.2mm18"463.6mm18.25"469.9mm18.5"470mm18.5"
Head Tube Angle63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°
Seat Tube Angle58.5°58.5°58.5°58.5°57.5°57.5°57°57°57°57°
BB Height353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353mm13.9"
Wheelbase1174.6mm46.24"1193.9mm47"1219.5mm48.01"1250.9mm49.25"1280mm50.39"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Chainstay Length441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"
Standover Height724.4mm28.52"725mm28.54"722.4mm28.44"721.7mm28.41"722mm28.43"
Reach378.4mm14.9"397.6mm15.65"418.9mm16.49"445.9mm17.56"470mm18.5"
Stack595.5mm23.44"595.5mm23.44"604.4mm23.8"613.5mm24.15"623mm24.53"

Frame Size Information

S
5'0" — 5'4"
M
5'4" — 5'8"
L
5'8" — 5'11"
XL
5'11" — 6'2"
XXL
6'2" — 6'5"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtube1.5"
Seat Post30.9mm
Eye to Eye length222mm
Fork Compatibility203mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Brake TypesDisc
Water Bottle MountsNone

Support

Tech Info

Shock: Fox DHX2 Performance

Rider WeightSpring RateAir PressurePreloadShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)300 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)350 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)400 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)450 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)500 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)550 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)600 lbs140 psi1 turns20-25 mm

Shock: Rockshox Vivid Air R2C

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)160 psi20-25 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)180 psi20-25 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)200 psi20-25 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)220 psi20-25 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)240 psi20-25 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)260 psi20-25 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)275 psi20-25 mm

Tech Info

F.A.Q.

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

It looks like the lower link is off center in my frame- is everything ok?

Yes- this is correct. With our newer pivot system, the pivot axle draws the link over to one side in order to properly preload the bearings. This offset is accounted for in the frame design so everything ends up nice and straight in the end.

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin... Make sure you use the Carbon Assembly Compound included with your carbon frame, and use some common sense.

You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 30.9mm seatpost in it.

What kind of headset does the V10 use?

The V10 uses a standard 1.5" headtube. We spec a 49mm internal headset (Zero Stack). The SHIS name is ZS49/28.6 ZS49/30.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

The V10 uses an 83mm threaded BB. Most downhill cranks are compatible with this standard.

What size hub do I need?

The V10 uses a 157x12mm through-axle rear hub. An axle is included with purchase of a frame or complete bike.

What size seat collar do I need?

Bikes with a 30.9mm seatpost require a 34.9mm seat collar. 

What size seatpost do I need?

We use a 30.9mm seatpost. Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 100mm (4").

What size shock does the V10 use?

This generation of the V10 (V10.6) uses an 8.75"x2.75" shock (222x70mm).  Mounting hardware is 22x8mm- or 21.8x8mm if you have a Rockshox shock.

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, we require that you register on our Warranty page at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send a copy of the receipt from your bike purchase, along with your address and phone number, to warranty@santacruzbicycles.com. Be sure to include your bike's model, year, and material (carbon or aluminum). We'll send out your package within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.