Santa Cruz Bicycles - Syndicate Athlete - Luca Shaw

Luca Shaw


Arguably one of the most exciting new talents on the World Cup scene, American Luca Shaw is poised to upset the apple cart in a big way. Entering his third year on the Syndicate and his fifth year on the V10, Luca will be aiming for that top step of the podium in 2019.

Hailing from North Carolina and introduced to two-wheeled sports by his father and older brother, Luca’s path to elite downhill competition started age four, racing bar-to-bar in BMX. Countless trips to national races would follow, building the foundations of what was to come.

After entering his first mountain bike race at 13, it wasn’t long before Luca discovered the world of downhill racing and the rest is history. After an amazing 2018 World Cup season, we all know that Luca has what it takes to not only stand on the podium but to win at the highest level.


  • Team: Santa Cruz Syndicate
  • DOB: 25th December 1996
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Home: Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA

Bike Setup

  • Frame: V10 29", XL 
  • Fork: Fox 40 29"
  • Shock: DHX2 8.75 x 2.75, 475lb spring
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint
  • Shifter: Shimano Saint
  • Crankset: Shimano Saint
  • Chainguide: MRP
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 
  • Brakes: Shimano Saint
  • Headset: Chris King "Buzzworks"
  • Bars: Burgtec, 800mm
  • Stem: Burgtec DM, 50mm
  • Seatpost: Burgtec
  • Grips: ODI
  • Tires: Maxxis
  • Saddle: FI'ZI:K
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet

Career Highlights

  • 2nd Place, Losinj World Cup, 2018
  • 2nd Place, US National Champs, 2017
  • 3rd Place, US National Champs, 2018