The Santa Cruz V10 is the winningest bike in downhill World Cup history. Born from racing, and more than adept at the bike park, the V10's lower-link-driven, VPP suspension sports 216mm of VPP travel — yet it pedals out of corners and down long motorway sections much more efficiently than you'd ever expect. The sixth generation V10 features a flip chip to adjust the geometry to give you a low and slack and a lower and slacker setting:
- High: 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height
- Low: 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height
The shock rate has been tuned to be more linear and deliver consistent damping throughout the travel. Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands huge, flat landings.
The V10 Carbon C S comes with a set of dependable components built for the rigors of DH racing. A Fox 40 Performance Elite fork and DHX2 Performance Elite shock keep you glued to the trail, while the E13 LG1+ rims wrapped in 2.4-inch Maxxis High Roller 2 rubber ensure superior control at speed. SRAM Code R four-piston brakes paired to 203mm front and 200mm rear rotors won't let you down when you need them, and a Santa Cruz direct mount stem and wide Race Face Atlas bar provide stiff leverage for navigating the roughest DH tracks.