The New V10 - Puzzlin' Ain't Easy

The most successful downhill bike of all time—now available in 27.5 and 29-inch. The New V10 is here.

At the 2017 World Cup season opener in Lourdes, Loris Vergier, Luca Shaw, and Greg Minnaar qualified 1, 3, and 6 aboard the ‘controversy machine’—a V10 with a new swingarm rolling on 29-inch wheels. The clouds broke open before the top qualifiers, soaking the track, and the question of technological supremacy would have to wait...for five weeks, when Greg Minnaar climbed to the top step at Ft. William for the seventh time. The project that started in the winter of 2016 has finally come to fruition—twice over.

The new V10 is available in both 29” and 27.5” wheel sizes. No compromises, no gimmicks, no shortcuts—the 27.5 bike was designed in parallel to the 29er V10 as an original suspension platform and chassis. The 27.5 bike comes in Small, Medium, and Large, while the 29 comes in Medium, Large, and XL. Make your choice according to your size or riding style, and you’ll be the recipient of every bit of work and puzzling that’s gone into the Syndicate’s race bikes.



  • 215mm VPP travel

  • 29" and 27.5" have their own chassis — suspension performance and geometry specifically designed to optimize ride quality and handling. You can pick either one and be a dick about it.

  • Adjustable chainstay length to optimize front/rear balance

  • Lower leverage rate for optimal shock performance

  • Internal derailleur cable routing on swingarm to protect housing from chain damage

  • Replaceable frame protectors

  • 27.5 Sizes: S, M, L

  • 29 Sizes: M, L, XL

  • Available kits: DH S w/ Fox DHX2 Performance Elite Coil, DH X01 w/ Fox DHX2 Factory SLS Coil, Frame-only w/ Fox DHX2 Factory SLS Coil


Check the charts, to start your own puzzling

Talk to you Santa Cruz dealer now for delivery late summer.