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v10

Words by Hargroves Cycles

on 02/03/2020 11:53:00

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 arms race was on.

Over the next winter, using what we learned during the 2017 race season, we set about designing an entirely new V10—longer reach, better shock rate, and better frame and cable protection. All three frame sizes (and Reserve carbon DH wheels) were designed and manufactured in time for a week of testing before the Ft. William World Cup in 2018. Greg crashed in those sessions, breaking his arm, and effectively ending his season. A few days later, Luca qualified first and Loris third on the new bike. Loris put down a scorcher in the finals that only fellow Frenchman Amaury Pierron could top, but Luca flatted high on course and had to cruise down.

The new school had arrived, and they had new wheels.

Testing continued throughout the 2018 season, usually in the form of link sets designed to tweak the shock rate or make minor alterations in geometry. We had the big variables figured out, but fine-tuning the suspension under the Syndicate during World Cup season guaranteed regular, high-level feedback and lots of high-stakes puzzling. The result is perhaps the most refined suspension performance available outside of a World Cup pit.

That brings us to now—kind of.

Pairing 29-inch wheels with 215mm of travel makes a juggernaut of a race bike, but racing isn’t everything. Depending on the type of trails or riding style you’re into, breaking out the biggest artillery might not be ideal. Rider height also looms large when deciding which wheel size is optimal and a lot of people may opt for smaller wheels.

So we decided to make a 27.5 V10, too.

No compromises, no gimmicks, no shortcuts—it 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. The most successful bike in downhill history shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Key Features
  • Available in: Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 27.5" or 29"
  • Front travel: 203mm
  • Rear travel: 215mm
  • Priced from £3599 (MSRP)

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Summary

  • SelectedDH S / Carbon CC / MX
  • Price£5999 GBP (MSRP)
  • Weight16.59kg / 36.57lbs
Frame Only Pricing:

V10 CC - £3599

Please Note: Price and Weight information is subject to change.
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Summary

  • SelectedDH S / Carbon CC / MX
  • Price£5999 GBP (MSRP)
  • Weight16.59kg / 36.57lbs
Frame Only Pricing:

V10 CC - £3599

Please Note: Price and Weight information is subject to change.

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Build Specs

  • Kit
  • Price
  • Weight
  • Wheel Size
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Crankset
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Headset
  • Bars
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Rims
  • Chainguide
  • Spokes
  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Tubes
  • Seat Post
  • Saddle
  • Kit
  • Price
  • Weight
  • Wheel Size
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Crankset
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Headset
  • Bars
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Rims
  • Chainguide
  • Spokes
  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Tubes
  • Seat Post
  • Saddle
  • S MX
  • £5999GBP
  • 16.59kg / 36.57lbs
  • MX
  • Fox 40 Performance, 203mm, 29"
  • Fox DHX2 Performance Elite Coil
  • SRAM GX DH, 7spd
  • SRAM GX, 7spd
  • SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 36t
  • SRAM PG720 DH, 11-25t
  • SRAM PC1110, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code R
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, HG, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 29"
  • E.13 LG1
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RaceFace Chester
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5
  • S 27.5
  • £5999GBP
  • 15.96kg / 35.19lbs
  • 27.5
  • Fox 40 Performance, 203mm, 27.5"
  • Fox DHX2 Performance Elite Coil
  • SRAM GX DH, 7spd
  • SRAM GX, 7spd
  • SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 36t
  • SRAM PG720 DH, 11-25t
  • SRAM PC1110, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code R
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, HG, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims
  • E.13 LG1
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RaceFace Chester
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5
  • S 29
  • £5999GBP
  • 16.83kg / 37.11lbs
  • 29
  • Fox 40 Performance, 203mm, 29"
  • Fox DHX2 Performance Elite Coil
  • SRAM GX DH, 7spd
  • SRAM GX, 7spd
  • SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 34t
  • SRAM PG720 DH, 11-25t
  • SRAM PC1110, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code R
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, HG, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 29"
  • E13 LG1+
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RaceFace Chester
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5
  • X01 MX
  • £7999GBP
  • 15.85kg / 34.94lbs
  • MX
  • Fox 40 Factory, 203mm, 29"
  • Fox DHX2 Factory Coil
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM X01 DH
  • SRAM X01 DH, DUB 83, 165mm, 36t
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM XX1, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser Bar
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, XD, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 29"
  • E.13 LG1
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Burgtec Xpress Carbon
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5
  • X01 27.5
  • £7999GBP
  • 15.22kg / 33.55lbs
  • 27.5
  • FOX 40 Factory, 203mm, 27.5"
  • Fox DHX2 Factory Coil
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM X01 DH
  • SRAM X01 DH, DUB 83, 165mm, 36t
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM XX1, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, XD, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims
  • E.13 LG1
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 27.5"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Burgtec Xpress Carbon
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5
  • X01 29
  • £7999GBP
  • 16.1kg / 35.5lbs
  • 29
  • Fox 40 Factory, 203mm, 29"
  • Fox DHX2 Factory Coil
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM X01 DH
  • SRAM X01 DH, DUB 83, 165mm, 34t
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7spd
  • SRAM XX1, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 83mm
  • SRAM Code RSC
  • Avid Centerline 200mm
  • Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49 upper/ EC49 lower
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
  • Santa Cruz Direct Mount
  • Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
  • DT Swiss 350, 20x110, Boost, 32h
  • DT Swiss 350 ISO, 12x157, HG, 32h
  • RaceFace ARC HD 30 29"
  • E13 LG1+
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Burgtec Xpress Carbon
  • Fizik Alpaca Gravita X5

27.5" Frame Sizing

S
5'1"155 — 5'6"168cm
M
5'6"168 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
M
5'7"170 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'5"196cm
M
5'7"170 — 5'10"178cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm


  • SML
    AReach412mm16.22"437mm17.2"462mm18.19"
    BStack603mm23.74"612mm24.09"616mm24.25"
    CHead Tube Angle63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°63.7°
    DSeat Tube Length435mm17.13"445mm17.52"455mm17.91"
    EFront Center769mm30.28"798mm31.42"825mm32.48"
    FBB Height356mm14.02"356mm14.02"356mm14.02"
    GBB Drop-2mm-0.08"-2mm-0.08"-2mm-0.08"
    HWheelbase1199mm47.2"1233mm48.54"1265mm49.8"
    IChainstay Length430mm16.93"435mm17.13"440mm17.32"
    JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"110mm4.33"115mm4.53"
    KTop Tube Length


    LSeat Tube Angle


    MStandover Height712mm28.03"712mm28.03"712mm28.03"
    NEye to Eye Length250mm9.84"250mm9.84"250mm9.84"
     

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