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Puzzling Ain’t Easy

The V10 is designed to be exactly the right bike for anyone who steps up to the startline with eyes on a podium. The racer who chooses a V10 is the recipient of every bit of work and puzzling that’s gone into the Syndicate’s race bikes.

The continuous fine-tuning that the V10 has undergone with the Syndicate for World Cup season after season has guaranteed regular, high-level feedback. The result is perhaps the most refined suspension performance available outside of a World Cup pit. 215mm of VPP™ travel is exquisitely refined and the ease of tuning and serviceability of the VPP system makes it a hit in the pits with mechanics and privateers.

Wheel size has been the latest puzzle to ponder. Greg Minnaar, being a tall and looking for pure speed on the clock, focuses his choice on 29-inch wheels. Loris Vergier, shorter in stature but similarly looking for efficiency has chosen a mixed wheel setup (29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear). Luca Shaw chose what feels fun because to him if he’s having fun he’s going fast, so he’s also on a mixed setup.

Because there’s so many flavours and needs we offer the V10 in 27.5 (front and rear) in the smallest size up to a size large, both 29-inch (front and rear) and mixed in medium and large frame sizes, and 29-inch only for the XL frame size. So your V10 is optimized for who you are.

The most successful bike in downhill history shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Additional details for the realest puzzlers:

  • Adjustable chainstay length to optimize front/rear balance
  • Lower leverage rate for optimal shock performance
  • Internal derailleur cable routing on swingarm to protect housing from chain damage

 

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Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size:
    27.5", MX (Mixed), 29"
  • Rear travel: 215mm
  • Priced from $5999 (MSRP)

The Syndicate - Mixed Opinions

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Reserve DH Wheels

A rim that’s proved its mettle, Reserve DH is now available in a 27.5- and 29-inch wheel size.

See Reserve

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  • 27.5"
  • 29"
  • MX

Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

High

Flip chip in rear dropout has two positions: short and long. Flipping the chip changes chainstay and wheelbase length by 10mm.

SML
AReach412mm16.22"437mm17.2"462mm18.19"
BStack603mm23.74"612mm24.09"616mm24.25"
CHead Tube Angle63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°
DSeat Tube Length435mm17.13"445mm17.52"455mm17.91"
EFront Center769mm30.28"798mm31.42"825mm32.48"
FBB Height356mm14.02"356mm14.02"356mm14.02"
GBB Drop-2mm-0.08"-2mm-0.08"-2mm-0.08"
HWheelbase1199mm47.2"1233mm48.54"1265mm49.8"
IChainstay Length430mm16.93"435mm17.13"440mm17.32"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"110mm4.33"115mm4.53"
KTop Tube Length
LSeat Tube Angle
MStandover Height712mm28.03"712mm28.03"712mm28.03"
NEye to Eye Length250mm9.84"250mm9.84"250mm9.84"
 
Seatpost Length
Stem Length
Crank Length
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Flip chip in rear dropout has two positions: short and long. Flipping the chip changes chainstay and wheelbase length by 10mm.

MLXL
AReach437mm17.2"462mm18.19"492mm19.37"
BStack632mm24.88"637mm25.08"641mm25.24"
CHead Tube Angle63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°
DSeat Tube Length445mm17.52"455mm17.91"465mm18.31"
EFront Center806mm31.73"833mm32.8"865mm34.06"
FBB Height356mm14.02"356mm14.02"356mm14.02"
GBB Drop16mm0.63"16mm0.63"16mm0.63"
HWheelbase1251mm49.25"1278mm50.31"1315mm51.77"
IChainstay Length445mm17.52"445mm17.52"450mm17.72"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"105mm4.13"110mm4.33"
KTop Tube Length
LSeat Tube Angle
MStandover Height718mm28.27"719mm28.31"719mm28.31"
NEye to Eye Length250mm9.84"250mm9.84"250mm9.84"
 
Seatpost Length
Stem Length
Crank Length
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High

Flip chip in rear dropout has two positions: short and long. Flipping the chip changes chainstay and wheelbase length by 10mm.

ML
AReach437mm17.2"462mm18.19"
BStack632mm24.88"637mm25.08"
CHead Tube Angle63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°
DSeat Tube Length445mm17.52"455mm17.91"
EFront Center806mm31.73"833mm32.8"
FBB Height356mm14.02"356mm14.02"
GBB Drop16.4/-2mm0.65"16.4/-2mm0.65"
HWheelbase1251mm49.25"1278mm50.31"
IChainstay Length445-455mm17.52"445-455mm17.52"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"105mm4.13"
KTop Tube Length
LSeat Tube Angle
MStandover Height718mm28.27"719mm28.31"
NEye to Eye Length
 
Seatpost Length
Stem Length
Crank Length
Geometry Illustration LayerreachGeometry Illustration LayerstackGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubeanGeometry Illustration LayerseattubelenGeometry Illustration LayerfrontcenterGeometry Illustration LayerbbheightGeometry Illustration LayerbbdropGeometry Illustration LayerwheelbaseGeometry Illustration LayerchainstayGeometry Illustration LayerheadtubelenGeometry Illustration LayertoptubeGeometry Illustration LayerseattubeanGeometry Illustration LayerstandoverGeometry Illustration LayereyetoeyeGeometry Illustration Layerbase

27.5" Frame Sizing

S
5'1"155 — 5'6"168cm
M
5'6"168 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
M
5'7"170 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'5"196cm
M
5'7"170 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm

Tech Support

Can I convert the bike from 27.5" to 29" or vice versa?

No, we decided to make two different compromise-free frames. They are not convertible.

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.

I want the sweet Reserve DH rims that the Syndicate rides. Can I buy them?

Yes, as long as you want 29". We're offering the exact wheels the Team rides, with Chris King hubs, DT Competition Race spokes, and Reserve DH 29" rims. This isn't an offering on any of the complete bikes, only as an aftermarket item.

I want to try an air shock on my V10- does that work?

The leverage curve was definitely designed with a coil in mind, but DH-oriented air shocks will feel good as well. The Fox Float X2 does work, as long as the air valve is oriented correctly. It must be oriented at the 10 o'clock position, when viewed from the rear. Unfortunately, the Rockshox Super Deluxe AIR shock does not fit, due to interference with the rebound knob. The Super Deluxe Coil fits no problem.

Where can I find additional technical information for my bike?

Currently all technical info is located either on the bike archive or under tech support. Both can provide helpful information for puzzling with your bike, torque specs, and exploded diagrams.