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Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz V10c 4

<b><i>Matt Thompson is your current UCI Masters Downhill World Champion. He's ridden Santa Cruz Bikes for nearly 14 years now evolving with the original Super 8 and every version of the V10. Here he stands proud with his latest piece of awesomeness. A true pro from head to toe!</b></i> -gordo All photos by Dave Trumpore.
<b><i>Matt Thompson is your current UCI Masters Downhill World Champion. He's ridden Santa Cruz Bikes for nearly 14 years now evolving with the original Super 8 and every version of the V10. Here he stands proud with his latest piece of awesomeness. A true pro from head to toe!</b></i> -gordo All photos by Dave Trumpore. 34.5 pounds of pure beatuy. RockShox Vivid with 500lb Ti spring. I'm currently running 8.5-inch mode on the V10. Flats for life. Burgtec Penthouse Flat MK3 pedals with Ti axle. Thomson Direct Mount Stem. Avid X0 Trail brakes. 200mm rotor front, 180mm rotor rear. Truvativ Boobars 30mm rise, full 780mm width. The details on the V10c frame are well thought out and look good. Carbon swinglink on the V10c I'm currently running the 8.5-inch mode on my V10c. I used this mode in Brazil when I won Masters World Championships in 2012. 11-23 cassette with SRAM X0 DH rear derailleur. 11-23 cassette with SRAM X0 DH rear derailleur. SRAM X0 DH cranks, 165mm length with ethirteen Guide Ring (36t) and ethirteen LG1+ chainguide. 34 and a half pounds of DH slaying goodness. Blazing trail somewhere in the United States of America. Flat pedal freedom. Matt is testing the Bontrager G5 tires for us. Stay tuned for a review soon.
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz V10c Size XL
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Ti Spring, 500lb with bike at 8.5-inch travel mode
Fork RockShox BoXXer World Cup
Headset Cane Creek 110
Handlebar Truvativ Boobar 30mm rise, full 780mm width
Stem Thomson Direct Mount 40mm
Grips The Sensus Swayze Cut off outter flange
Brakes Avid X0 Trail 200mm up front, 180mm rear
Brake Levers Avid X0 Trail As little throw as possible at the lever
Shifters SRAM X0
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 DH
Chainguide ethirteen LG1+
Cranks SRAM X0 DH 165mm length
Chainrings / Sprocket ethirteen Guide Ring 36t
Bottom Bracket SRAM
Chain SRAM PC-1091
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM PG-1070 11-23
Pedals Burgtec Penthouse Flats Mk3 Pedal with Ti Axle
Front Rim Sun Ringle ADD Pro
Rear Rim Sun Ringle ADD Pro
Hubs Sun Ringle
Spokes Wheelsmith Double Butted Spokes
Front Tire Bontrager G5 2.35-inch, 31psi
Rear Tire Bontrager G5 2.35-inch 32psi
Saddle SDG Ti-Fly
Seatpost Thomson Masterpiece
Seatpost Clamp Thomson
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 34 lb 8 oz (15649 g)
Additional Info "The only thing special about this bike is that it's a god damned rocket ship. It's way faster than its pilot. I love everything about it."
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