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The Most Successful Downhill Bike of All Time, Reinvented.

The Santa Cruz V10 is the winningest bike in downhill World Cup history. Born from racing, and more than adept at the bike park, the V10's lower-link-driven, VPP suspension sports 216mm of VPP travel—yet pedals out of corners and down long motorway sections much more efficiently than you'd ever expect. We drew on feedback from the Syndicate riders, and the sixth generation V10 features a flip chip to adjust the geometry to give you a low and slack, and a lower and slacker setting:

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 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 the 27.5" wheels.

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

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

V10 CC with DHX2 Factory SLS - $6,199 AUD

V10 CC with Vivid Air - $5,999 AUD

Geometry & Sizing

5'0" — 5'4"
5'4" — 5'8"
5'8" — 5'11"
5'11" — 6'2"
6'2" — 6'5"

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.

Head Tube Angle64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°
Seat Tube Length444.5mm17.5"457.2mm18"463.6mm18.25"469.9mm18.5"470mm18.5"
BB Height360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"360mm14.17"
Chainstay Length440mm17.32"440mm17.32"440mm17.32"440mm17.32"450mm17.72"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length570mm22.44"595mm23.43"625mm24.61"655mm25.79"682mm26.85"
Seat Tube Angle59°59°59°59°58°58°57.5°57.5°57.5°57.5°
Standover Height730.7mm28.77"731.3mm28.79"728.7mm28.69"728mm28.66"728mm28.66"

Low Setting

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

Head Tube Angle63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°
Seat Tube Length444.5mm17.5"457.2mm18"463.6mm18.25"469.9mm18.5"470mm18.5"
BB Height353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353.5mm13.92"353mm13.9"
Chainstay Length441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"441.7mm17.39"451.7mm17.78"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length571.7mm22.51"596.7mm23.49"626.7mm24.67"656.8mm25.86"682mm26.85"
Seat Tube Angle58.5°58.5°58.5°58.5°57.5°57.5°57°57°57°57°
Standover Height724.4mm28.52"725mm28.54"722.4mm28.44"721.7mm28.41"722mm28.43"

Tech & Support

Tech Info

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

Shock 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

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.

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, please register using our Warranty Registration Form 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: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 


Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

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.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 


If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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