Luca Shaw testing the new V10 at the Windrock ProGRT
Santa Cruz has released their new carbon V10. Developed with help from the Santa Cruz Syndicate , the new V10 is here.
27.5″ version is available in S/M/L , 29″ version is available in M/L/XL
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
That brings us to now—kind of.
Pairing 29-inch wheels with 215mm of travel makes a juggernaut of a race bike, but racing isn’t everything. Depending on the type of trails or riding style you’re into, breaking out the biggest artillery might not be ideal. Rider height also looms large when deciding which wheel size is optimal and a lot of people may opt for smaller wheels.
So we decided to make a 27.5 V10, too.
No compromises, no gimmicks, no shortcuts—it was designed in parallel to the 29er V10 as an original suspension platform and chassis. The 27.5 bike comes in Small, Medium, and Large, while the 29 comes in Medium, Large, and XL. Make your choice according to your size or riding style, and you’ll be the recipient of every bit of work and puzzling that’s gone into the Syndicate’s race bikes.
Santa Cruz has full geometry charts and more details on their website. Below is the 29er geometry in the high setting.