Santa Cruz Bicycles - The Syndicate Downhill Team

Santa Cruz Syndicate

Santa Cruz Syndicate

The most successful team in downhill history is back for their 12th season. The Syndicate’s lineup remains unchanged for 2018, and Greg, Loris, and Luca will continue their campaign for World Cup wins aboard the first 29” carbon downhill bike, our V10 29.

Also returning for 2018 is THE SYNDICATE, a monthly-ish behind-the-scenes series that steps inside the walls of the Syndicate pit. Catch up on past seasons over on our YouTube channel, and stay tuned for this season’s premiere after the opening World Cup in Croatia.

Team Members

Greg Minnaar

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
See Bio

Luca Shaw

Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
See Bio

Loris Vergier

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
See Bio

Jason Marsh - Mechanic

Raumati, New Zealand
See Bio

Team Bikes

MY19 Matte Carbon
MY19 Battleship Grey


Travel: 215mm
Wheel size:
27.5" or 29"
Weight from: 0.00
Priced from: Contact your local retailer. (MSRP)


  • April 30 - DH World Cup 
    Lourdes, France
  • June 4 -  DH World Cup 
    Ft. William, Scotland
  • June 11 - DH World Cup
    Leogang, Austria
  • July 2 – DH World Cup
    Vallnord, Andorra
  • August 6 - DH World Cup
    Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • August 27 - DH World Cup
    Val di Sole, Italy
  • September 10 - DH World Championships
    Cairns, Australia

Team News