Developing the Santa Cruz V10 Carbon Swingarms

Greg Minnaar and Steve Peat of the Santa Cruz Syndicate are running completely new carbon V10 downhill bikes for Val di Sole this weekend. Get your questions answered with this complete, in-depth look, featuring video we've had to sit on since April!
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  • jmblur

    8/21/2011 10:52 PM

    Would love to see some behind-the-scenes on the lab testing they mentioned - I geek out over that stuff!

  • DeZender

    8/18/2011 11:00 AM

    Hmmm... if your average DH frame weighs around 10 (ish) lbs (and I know the stock V10c is lighter), this is a significant percentage when they're fighting for fractions of a second at races. I'm all for the idea of custom "factory" bikes, as the tech. does eventually trickle down to consumers. However, as a consumer I also understand "race day" products vs. the durability needed for something I'll use all season or for years.

  • misterpeanut

    8/18/2011 9:38 AM

    WHOA! 650 gram/1.43 lb weight saving! Geezers