Developing the Santa Cruz Carbon V10.4 5

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.

Credit: Sven Martin / Gordo
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5 comments
  • jptree

    5/7/2010 8:10 PM

    i want to see a carbon driver 8 next please

  • foxrider18

    5/7/2010 7:16 PM

    So Sick. To bad I have not won the lottery yet.

  • ryMY

    5/7/2010 12:51 PM

    haha more like a Megane Trophy... or an R25 = WIN

  • ryMY

    5/7/2010 11:13 AM

    I always relate to car racing when it comes to dh bikes, and Intense has always held the image of Ferrari in my mind. I think Santa Cruz has slowly but surely bought out Ferrari and demoted Intense to Renault. (not much of a demotion though, Intense.)

  • Dynamatt

    5/7/2010 9:33 AM

    You're not gunna catch a complaint out of me.. Besides it not being available yet