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Santa Cruz v10 goes fully carbon

Santa Cruz v10 goes fully carbon

Billy Thackray Billy Thackray

Spotted in the pits at the Val Di Sole World Cup. Minnaar and Peaty’s V10 now have carbon rear ends.
That’s right…a fully carbon Santa Cruz V10. Not only have they got sweet new swing arms but the frame is new too.
Santa Cruz Syndicate riders Greg Minnaar and Steve Peat will be running the new bike this weekend at Val Di Sole. Josh Bryceland still has the aluminium back end.

How light is the new bike? Well super snapper Gary Perkin was rumoured to be doing a weigh off between the V10 and the GT Fury so maybe keep an eye on Vital for the vital statistics.

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  1. optimus doddsy

    is that possibly the most beautiful bike ever…….?

  2. Matt

    How come bryceland doesnt have one of these? Is he not a world cup podium rider? Why is he not worthy of the same bike as peaty and minnar…seems a shame to me.

  3. jo

    Nice… I’m sure those who ruined themselves to buy the “state of the art” 2011 V10 C, are stocked to see this new version coming even before the end of the season!

  4. ed@dirt

    Matt it might just be down to sizing. I’m pretty sure Peaty and Greg both run the same size and Josh rides a smaller one. If that is the case then it would be very expensive to make yet another prototype mould in a smaller size.

  5. greg

    the v10 will smash the fury, unless the fury has been redesigned. The Fury was designed for maximum strength, not the lightest possible weight. By all means, the v-10 is no noodle, but the Fury can shed a lot of weight and the next version will prob be a little bit lighter. The Fury is pretty much bombproof as it is and is the stiffest/strongest frame ever tested by the guys at Cannondale. With the abuse put on it by us mere mortals any weight savings would prob be ok. I have yet to seen a failed v10 front so it is not like the lighter frames aren’t good enough. It will be interesting though if the Trek Session 9.9 will be as damage prone as the original Session 88, or if Trek has gotten it right this time around :) Doesn’t matter though. At 4200usd you’d need to be a complete idiot to buy one. Gwin might win on it, but no frame is worth 1000usd more than a Turner DHR or 1200usd more than the M9 or current V10c.

  6. Treehuggergraeme

    32.8lbs is my guess. Billy how about giving one of these full carbon V10’s away to the winner that guesses the correct weight?

  7. Smack

    I enjoyed reading this post on the Santa Cruz website yesterday about the carbon rear end.

  8. Smack

    http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/104bronson/?p=1255 helps if you remember to paste the link in I guess

  9. Christiaa

    Front end looks the same as normal, just matte finish, probably for custom Worlds decals to be added later in Champery

  10. binturong

    they need to put some rainbows on those bad boys, then they will look complete. also, the high roller 2’s are looking sick!

  11. billy

    Ricky Bobby (Peaty’s mechanic) reckoned about the 32lb mark, think he/T rav said the front end was lighter, will check tomorrow.

  12. Noah

    Carbon Boxxer crowns?

  13. sideways sid

    So full carbon frame, carbon rims, carbon crank, carbon rear mech, not sure about bars but probably carbon. This year or next for carbon Boxxer lowers??!

  14. MmmBones

    that carbon link is new as well. Greg, Santa Cruz also claimed to be using Carbon as a way to improve strength, reducing weight was a side affect. You make it sound like that was GT’s goal and SC was just trying to save weight, Which is not the case. Sounds like the Trek 9.9 is molded in the US which might explain the additional cost Vs. carbon bikes manufactured overseas.

  15. craig

    lottery winners line up for ur new 10grand bike, us mere mortals will have to eat cold jacket potatoes and dream of what could of been. if only id had a rich dad

  16. Bez

    This is it! Full carbon beauty. 32lbs of plastic joy.

  17. JC

    Pretty sure the swingarm is the same (size/dimensions-wise) for all frame sizes. Minnaar and Peat, should we say, have been in the game longer than Bryceland, hence having first dibs on new goodies. Pretty sure Josh will smash it still on the already kickass 1st-gen V10c.

  18. TB

    Is that a new gamut chain device too?

  19. joe

    32? My x.c bike weighs 31…

  20. james

    why does greg still use the beefier upper swing link to peaty?

  21. zac

    i know this is about racing but i personally prefer aluminium. at least when i am done with my bike i know it can get reused/recycled.

  22. MmmBones
  23. robert IN

    holy shit !!! passed the same with evil???

  24. MmmBones

    And if you can Billy, find out what is going on with the rear axle. It looks as if there is no pinch bolt on the non-drive side of the swingarm.

  25. Iceman2058

    Never mind the bike – I want a pair of those new High Rollers!

  26. ddmonkey

    Wow, a few pounds lighter than my XC / All mountain bike. Nuts. It probably pedals just as well with the seatpost up too. Its an amazing piece of engineering, its getting like F1. Out of reach for all but a few but great to see anyway.

  27. zak

    Get a life you halfwits!

  28. craig

    wots a halfwit is that like a pikelet?

  29. mad_homer

    it looks really like a superb bit of engineering kit. but maybe the average rider should invest his money (if he has 4 grands) in a complete build of a zerode that would cost slightly more than this frame and probably outperforms it.

  30. Stanley

    und das soll halten?

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