Santa Cruz Syndicate

Santa Cruz Syndicate

Now celebrating their seventeenth Season, the Santa Cruz Syndicate consolidates their position as the most successful downhill race team in history.

A true family of downright entertaining personalities, the Syndicate reflects Santa Cruz's dedication to racing and commitment to push the frontline of mountain bike technology.



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Team Bikes

From left to right: Greg Minnaar's 29" V10 followed by Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier's 29" front / 27.5" rear mixed wheel V10s.

Team Members

Greg Minnaar

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Luca Shaw

Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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Loris Vergier

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
See Bio

Steve Peat - Head Coach

Sheffield, England
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  • September 5–6: Lenzerheide, Switzerland
  • September 12–13: Val di Sole, Italy
  • September 19–20: Les Gets, France
  • October 7–11: UCI MTB World Championships – Leogang, Austria
  • October 15–18: Maribor, Slovenia (Two Rounds)
  • October 29 – November 1: Lousã, Portugal (Two Rounds

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