V10 DH X01 in Oxblood
V10 DH X01 in Oxblood


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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 tall and looking for pure speed on the clock, focuses his choice on 29-inch wheels. Luca Shaw chose what feels fun because to him if he’s having fun he’s going fast, so he’s on a mixed setup.

Because there’s so many flavours and needs we offer the V10 in 27.5 (front and rear) in a small frame size, 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
Wheel Size: 27.5", MX, 29"
Front Travel: 200mm
Rear Travel: 215mm

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Reach 412
Stack 603
Head Tube Angle 63.7°
Seat Tube Length 435
Front Center 769
BB Height 356
BB Drop -2
Wheelbase 1199
Rear Center 430
Head Tube Length 100
Standover Height 712



Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The V10 27.5" is available in size small.

The V10 MX is available in sizes medium and large.

The V10 29" is available in sizes medium - extra large.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.



152 - 168cm
152 - 168cm


168 - 178cm
168 - 178cm


175 - 185cm
175 - 185cm


185 - 196cm
185 - 196cm


Racing the V10 on a World Cup DH track
Riding the V10 downhill
Racing the V10 on a trail with roots
Racing the V10 at a World Cup downhill
Cornering on the V10
Racing the V10 on a World Cup DH track
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The Santa Cruz Syndicate's Luca Shaw riding his V10 at Les Gets
The Santa Cruz Syndicate's Luca Shaw riding his V10 at Les Gets