Santa Cruz Bicycles - The Syndicate Downhill Team

Santa Cruz Syndicate

Santa Cruz Syndicate

The most successful team in downhill history is back for their 11th season. The Syndicate’s lineup remains unchanged for 2018, and Greg, Loris, and Luca will continue their campaign for World Cup wins aboard the first 29” carbon downhill bike, our V10 29.

Also returning for 2018 is THE SYNDICATE, a monthly-ish behind-the-scenes series that steps inside the walls of the Syndicate pit. Catch up on past seasons over on our YouTube channel, and stay tuned for this season’s premiere after the opening World Cup in Croatia.

Team Members

Greg Minnaar

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
See Bio

Luca Shaw

Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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Loris Vergier

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
See Bio

Jason Marsh - Mechanic

Raumati, New Zealand
See Bio

Team Bikes

MY19 Matte Carbon
MY19 Battleship Grey


Travel: 215mm
Wheel size:
27.5" or 29"
Weight from: 0.00
Priced from: $3699 (MSRP)


  • April 21-22 - DH World Cup #1
    Lošinj, Croatia
  • June 2-3 -  DH World Cup #2
    Fort-William, UK
  • June 9-10 - DH World Cup #3
    Leogang, Austria
  • July 7-8 - DH World Cup #4
    Val di Sole, Italy
  • July 14-15 - DH World Cup #5
    Vallnord, Andorra
  • August 11-12 - DH World Cup #6
    Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • August 25-26 - DH World Cup #7
    La Bresse, France
  • September 4-9 - DH World Championships
    Lenzerheide, Switzerland

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