2015 SANTA CRUZ V10 CARBON C 27.5" S
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When the time came to examine whether to give the V10 27.5-inch wheels, we turned to the Syndicate, who rode the prototypes, gave us feedback, and ultimately raced the bike on the World Cup circuit. By the time the season was over, the new bike had garnered the 2014 World Cup title, and a World Champs medal. Those accolades speak for themselves, but we were eager to improve.
Drawing on feedback from Peat, Minnaar and Bryceland on their personal settings, the 6th generation of our flagship model now offers 216mm / 8.5” of travel in two adjustable geometry positions:
High: 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height.
Low: 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height.
The shock rate has been tuned to be more linear and deliver consistent damping throughout the travel. Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands Ratboy’s huge flat landings. The front triangle and swingarm sport larger-diameter sections, but we’ll refrain from the usual drone about the positive effect that has on strength and stiffness. The new frame benefits from a slightly longer reach to suit evolving rider preferences. However, our athletes felt we always struck a good balance with our chainstay length, so we focused on maintaining this dimension when accommodating larger wheels.
This carbon V10 is super clean, it shows some light wear/use and has a few small scratches but it is in excellent condition overall and has not been ridden many times the last couple years.
Frame has no dents, cracks, or any other carbon damage.
Suspension has been inspected and tested and is in perfect condition with no leaks and all adjustments working properly. No scratches on fork stanchions.
Wheels are straight with no hops and no dents in the rims.
The entire bike was just given a full tune up by a professional bike mechanic and everything has been inspected and adjusted. Shifting is precise, the hydraulic brakes are bled and adjusted, and it is clean, tuned, and 100% ready to ride.
Brake Pads: Good
- 157mm rear axle spacing
- 216mm (8.5") VPP suspension
- 27.5" wheels
- Adjustable geometry with HIGH & LOW settings
- Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
- Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
- Full carbon frame and swingarm
- Integrated fork bumpers with cable guide
- ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
- Molded clip-on chainstay and upright protector
- Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
Fox DHX RC2
Fox 40 Performance
Easton Havoc 35 45mm
Easton Havoc 35 800mm
Santa Cruz lock-on
SRAM Guide RSC 200mm rotors
Shimano Zee 10 speed
Shimano Zee 10 speed
Shimano 105 10 speed
Truvativ Descendent 36t, 165mm w/ EThirteen chainguide
Flat plastic pedals *(included upon request)
DT Swiss FR570 w/ Novatec DH82/61 hubs
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4"