We've sat on audio clips for 5 months and photos of the new bike for 2 weeks. Now we get to finally present our video feature about the development and lab testing of the new Santa Cruz Carbon V10.4. If you're worried about the strength of the bike, just watch the video as the engineers and product developers give you all the details on this new downhill bike.
The bike features adjustable travel from 8.5 to 10-inches, head angle anywhere from 63 to 66 degrees based on travel and headset sleeves and a nearly indestructible carbon front triangle that comes in at 600 grams less than the aluminum versions. The adjustable link has built-in grease ports for easy maintenance and the swingarm remains aluminum as testing revealed no significant weight savings in using a carbon rear end beefed up for the rigors of downhill riding.
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