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V10

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Customizations:

Frame Color

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

Shock

  • Fox DHX RC2
  • Fox DHX RC4 Factory Kashima
  • Rockshox Vivid R2C

Fork

  • Fox 40 R O/B
  • Fox 40 R Float RC2 Factory Kashima

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
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Build Kit Options

ZEE

From $5699 USD

  • Shimano ZEE drivetrain and SRAM Guide RSC brakes.
  • Fox 40 R O/B Fork
  • Shimano ZEE Short Cage Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide RSC w/Avid G2CS Rotors, 203mm Front, 200mm Rear Brakes
  • SRAM Descendant, 165mm, 36t Cranks

Build Kit Options

X01

From $8799 USD

  • Downhill-specific, 7-speed X01 drivetrain, DT Swiss wheelset, SRAM Guide RSC brakes
  • Fox 40 R Float RC2 Factory Kashima Fork
  • SRAM X01 DH 7-Speed Derailleur
  • SRAM Guide RSC w/Avid G2CS Rotors, 203mm Front, 200mm Rear Brakes
  • Raceface SIXC Cranks
ZEE
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkFox 40 R O/B
ShockFox DHX RC2
AboutShimano ZEE drivetrain and SRAM Guide RSC brakes.
Front DérailleurE13 XCX
Rear DérailleurShimano ZEE Short Cage
ShiftersShimano ZEE
CranksetSRAM Descendant, 165mm, 36t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano 5700 (105), 10sp, 11-28
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesSRAM Guide RSC w/Avid G2CS Rotors, 203mm Front, 200mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsEaston Havoc 800mm, 35mm clamp
StemEaston Havoc 35 Direct Mount 50mm stem
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubNovatec DH61 110x20
Rear HubNovatec DH61 157x12
RimsDT Swiss FR 570
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, DH Casing, 27.5x2.4
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, DH Casing, 27.5x2.4
TubesMaxxis 27.5" Presta Valve
Seat PostThomson Elite, 30.9x287mm
SaddleWTB SIlverado Team
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X01
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkFox 40 R Float RC2 Factory Kashima
ShockFox DHX RC4 Factory Kashima
AboutDownhill-specific, 7-speed X01 drivetrain, DT Swiss wheelset, SRAM Guide RSC brakes
Front DérailleurE13 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 w/Avid G2CS Rotors, 203mm Front, 200mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceFace SIXC Carbon 35, 800mm wide
StemEaston Havoc 35 Direct Mount 50mm stem
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 Swiss Competition 2.0
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, DH Casing, 27.5x2.4
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, DH Casing, 27.5x2.4
TubesMaxxis 27.5" Presta Valve
Seat PostThomson Elite, 30.9x287mm
SaddleWTB Silverado SLT
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Frame Only Options

  • Carbon CC Frame & Fox DHX RC4: $3599 USD
  • Carbon CC Frame & Rockshox Vivid R2C: $3599 USD

Model Info

V10

The arrival of 27.5” wheels marks a sea change in the V10’s evolution. 

In development with the Syndicate since early 2013, we wrung full potential out of the new wheel standard before unveiling it at the races.  The restraint paid off, and the new V10 hoovered up a 2014 World Cup title and a World Champs medal within weeks of being released.

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 less progressive than the previous model, delivering more 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.

As if a complete redesign weren’t enough, we’ve also introduced the new Carbon C frame with a Zee build kit. This build puts V10 performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike.

Keen to see what we mean? A select number of dealers already have the new V10 on order/in stock; Click Here to find out where.

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 BB for creak-free riding and easy installation
  • 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.

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

Low Setting

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

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

Frame Size Information

s
5'0" — 5'4"
m
5'4" — 5'8"
l
5'8" — 5'11"
xl
5'11" — 6'2"

Tech Info

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

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Tech Info

Shock: Fox DHX RC4 Factory Kashima

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 R2C

Rider WeightSpring RateShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)160 lbs20-25 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)180 lbs20-25 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)200 lbs20-25 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)220 lbs20-25 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)240 lbs20-25 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)260 lbs20-25 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)275 lbs20-25 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.

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 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 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

Five Year 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 five years from the date of sale and applies to the original owner. This warranty does not cover custom finishes.

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles frame bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send your used bearings back to Santa Cruz Bicycles in an envelope marked "Warranty Bearing Replacement", and be sure to include your return address. We'll turn your package around within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement 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.