Santa Cruz Bicycles - Syndicate Athlete - Luca Shaw

Luca Shaw


Luca's been on two wheels his whole life.

He started off riding motocross at the tender age of four and then moved into BMX racing when he turned eight. Before long, he was racing all across the country as an amateur. When he was thirteen he entered his first mountain bike race and it was all downhill from there.

As a junior, Luca won two World Cup rounds aboard a V10 and he's racked up multiple top 10s in elite now too. Still only 21, the American rider is poised for great things on the Syndicate. 


  • 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
  • Grips: ODI
  • Tires: Maxxis
  • Seatpost: Burgtec
  • 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