Santa Cruz V-10 Carbon Downhill Full Suspension

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3298.95


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Product Description

The Santa Cruz V10 Carbon Frame combines the race-proven Virtual Pivot Point design with Santa Cruz's ingenious one-piece layup carbon frame for mind-blowing suspension performance and incredible strength in a frame that weighs a full pound less than the previous aluminum version. The Fox DHX RC4 is also freakin' amazing, featuring rebound, high-speed compression, low-speed compression, preload, bottom-out progressiveness and bottom-out force adjustments for a totally custom feel and a personalized ride that rips exactly the way you want it to.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by downhill d a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2012

Strengths:    super smooth to ride as the carbon damps all trail vibration... as well as the 10" travel
tracks amazingly
sucks up everything in it's path
so light you can pick it up mid-flow and put it down wherever you want
super-tough
easy to set up
Vivid RC2 works well
stunning looks


Weaknesses:    none really. it's a little tight to get the gun on the grease nipples in the linkage and good riddance to the cane creek angleset headset with the 2013 model.
some people complain that it is too smooth to ride -that they enjoy being bucked down a trail on their other bike.


Bottom Line:   
this is 'the' line railing DH speed machine, if you want to frolic try something else... or put the V10 in 8" mode.
if you are an older rider and get sore joints riding this bike is as comfortable as a limo

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Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   Demo 8 II, Glory


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mxgunn2 a All Mountain Rider from South Jordan Utah USA

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2012

Strengths:    Super light strong and incredibly responsive.

Weaknesses:    Whole frame isn't carbon only the front triangle and you feel invincible which is dangerous.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike! It's a pure joy to ride. This bike will make you a noticeably better rider. It holds it's line very well and rides over everything with ease. The built in wheel fender is very nice to have. Accelerates and pedals very well. I highly recommend this frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Empire Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Guthrie Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Intense M9 FRO

Bike Setup:   Fox 40, Enve DH wheels with King Hubs and bladed DT spokes, Saint cranks dérailleur, Saint calipers with XTR levers, Enve DH Bars, X Fusion Vector air shox and Maxxis Minion UST super tacky DH tires, deity stem
and pedals, ethirteen chain guide. 35 POUND TOTAL WEIGHT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MHanslip a Racer from Canberra

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2011

Strengths:    Fit, finish, bottomless suspension, handling

Weaknesses:    Draws unwanted attention, unknown crash survival abilities, complexity (of everything from assembly to suspension set-up to the angleset - compared to an XC bike this thing is like an F1 car)

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike because it is one of the only DH bikes that comes in size XL and I needed something for the bike parks.
I ended up with a bike that is not only attractive to my eyes, but draws attention in lift lines and waiting at the top of the hill for my turn to go. It goes exactly where I point it. It flies through the air predictably. The suspension feels like it is bottomless, and with 10" of travel I should hope so. It rides over things like they aren't there. It takes 2m drops to flat like riding off a curb.
Aside from the up-front cost (which hurt my value rating) there is nothing I could point my finger at and say "I want to make this different". I got the cheaper build kit which has some heavy bits in it - my XL bike weighs in at 18kg with pedals - but it rides lighter than that.

Since I bought this I have more fun on my 5" travel trail bike too - I ride that like I was on this and realise on the XC trails I could have been doing that all along.

This much fun shouldn't be legal!

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Fox 40 forks, RC4 shock, Santa Cruz DH build kit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rider from AUS a Racer from australia

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2011

Strengths:    Light and strong. just plows through everything. so stiff and easy to turn and control. a true race bike. holds it line so well. a true size large (not a large that is really a med)

Weaknesses:    have not found any yet but im going a lot faster now so will let you know when i crash hard in a race run. frame feel super strong

Bottom Line:   
bike is just so amazing. it just handles so well. corners so well and we you see rocks you just start to smile. i know people say that carbon is more direct but it is. the bike just track and holds it line better then any other bike i have owned or ridden. just eats rocks and make going fast so much fun. when i get wild on this bike i know im going fast. best bike i have ever known. my only complaint is that i have to work so there is at least 40 hrs a week i can not ride.

you will not regret buying this bike

i just bought the frame and they are pricey but i would buy 10 now that i have own one. worth every penny

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Favorite Trail:   Ourimbah

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   frame only

Similar Products Used:   mongoose boot'r team 2009, demo 8 11

Bike Setup:   fox 40s, rc4 ti spring, atom lab pimplites, point one ltd stem, nuke proof riser 800 bar, decendent cranks, straitline silent guide, maxis minnion 2.5 total bike weight 16.9 kgs

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