Rennie Wins Downhill!

The Santa Cruz Syndicate riders had a terrific outing at the Sea Otter Classic with a podium result for each event they entered. Leading the way was Nathan Rennie smoking the international downhill field by 2 seconds. He was stoked to win, and credits his Kenda semi-slick Short Tracker rear tire for aiding his victory. Steve Peat had a great run and followed Rennie in with a 3rd place downhill finish, both on their new Santa Cruz V-10‚s. Rennie says, “I’m happy with my win. It’s a great way to start the season. I must say I had a great run.”

Jamie Goldman was in fine form flipping his way into a 3rd place run in the dirt jump competition. Goldman was the first to gainer the step down that preceded the gigantic rhythm set. He and Greg Watts were the
first two to qualify into the finals. In the final run he did a flip to 360, and on the final hit he double whipped but side-saddled out missing the pedals, but still rode out of it. Goldman on his run, “I’m pretty stoked on it! That was the first time I ever tried a double whip on dirt!”

John Waddell was in the Syndicate podium charge, mixing it up with the Expert men in the cross-country race on Sunday. He powered his way through two 20-mile laps, finishing the race in 3rd place.

On Saturday, after getting a super soaker on the Dual Slalom qualifier and waiting through a rain delay, Steve Peat got faster and faster through his rounds. He made it to the semi-finals matched up against Jared
Graves, Graves advanced. In the small final Peaty raced Bryn Atkinson and beat him with two of his best runs of the day, finishing 3rd overall.

Steve Peat says this about the weekend, “It was good to get two thirds. Weather played a major factor as usual. The Syndicate pulled through with great performances. I was stoked to be on the podium with
Rennie. I look forward to more podiums for the Syndicate this season.”

Thanks to the Santa Cruz Syndicate sponsors:

Santa Cruz Bicycles, SRAM, Rock Shox, Truvativ, Avid, Kenda, DT Swiss, WTB, Crankbrothers, Lizard Skins, Clif Bar

Kathy Sessler

Santa Cruz Syndicate

Team Manager









The Santa Cruz Syndicate riders had a terrific outing at the Sea Otter Classic with a podium result for each event they entered. Leading the way was Nathan Rennie smoking the international downhill field by 2 seconds. He was stoked to win, and credits his Kenda semi-slick Short Tracker rear tire for aiding his victory. Steve Peat had a great run and followed Rennie in with a 3rd place downhill finish, both on their new Santa Cruz V-10‚s. Rennie says, “I’m happy with my win. It’s a great way to start the season. I must say I had a great run.”

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