Santa Cruz has released the 8th gen. of its renowned V10 downhill mountain bike, offering unprecedented adjustability for optimal performance on varied terrains. The V10 boasts three distinct adjustments, each featuring three settings, allowing riders to fine-tune the bike to match specific riding styles or trail conditions.
These adjustments include a rear axle flip chip, a lower link flip chip, and a reach adjust headset cup. The rear axle flip chip facilitates changes in the rear axle position, supported by a single rear brake mount equipped with a slider to accommodate different rotor positions.
The CC carbon frame, featuring in-molded routing tunnels, continues the proven VPP suspension design, providing 208mm of travel. Notably, the suspension kinematics have been enhanced to deliver an improved riding experience, coupled with increased frame stiffness to enhance traction across various sizes.
In terms of geometry, the V10 is offered in four sizes, with the S-L sizes featuring an MX wheel setup (29″ front and 27.5″ rear), while the XL size utilizes full 29″ wheels. All sizes incorporate a longer reach for a more contemporary fit.
Price and Availability
The V10 v8 is available in two builds: DH S and DH X01, priced at $6,799 and $8,599, respectively. Additionally, there is a frame-only option available for $3,799.
Santa Cruz’s latest V10 iteration combines years of refinement with cutting-edge adjustability, making it a versatile and customizable downhill mountain bike catering to the preferences of diverse riders. The pricing options offer riders flexibility in choosing the build that aligns with their budget and performance requirements.
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