V10

Key Features

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

V10

215mm | 27.5" or 29"

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Puzzling Ain’t Easy

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 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.

More details for the realest puzzlers:

  • 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

The technical info

We get it, you want to know every configuration, the geometry, and all the parts each of those comes with. So we've got you covered, below are PDFs with the geometry and kits that this bike comes in.

Configuration options

V10 S / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

16.75

kg

Price

£

6099

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Price

£6099GBP

Weight

16.75kg / 36.94lbs

Wheel Size

29

Fork

FOX 49 Performance Elite, 203mm,  29"

Shock

FOX DHX2 Performance Elite Coil 450  (M) 500 (L) 550 (XL)

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX DH 7spd

Shifters

SRAM GX 7SPD

Crankset

SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 34t

Cassette

SRAM PG720 DH 11-25T

Chain

SRAM PC1110

Bottom Bracket

BB GXP XR MTB83

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline, 203mm Front, 200mm  Rear

Headset

Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49  upper/ EC49 lower

Bars

Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy Bar

Stem

Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 20x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 350 12x157 HG 32H

Rims

Race Face ARC HD 30 29" Rims

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Chainguide

E13 LG1+

Rear Tire

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Chester 31.6

Saddle

Ergon SMD20 Comp

 

V10 S / Carbon CC / 27.5

Weight

15.88

kg

Price

£

6099

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Price

£6099GBP

Weight

15.88kg / 35lbs

Wheel Size

27.5

Fork

FOX 40 Performance Elite, 203mm,  27.5"

Shock

FOX DHX2 Performance Elite Coil 400  (S) 450 (M) 500 (L)

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX DH 7spd

Shifters

SRAM GX 7SPD

Crankset

SRAM Descendant DH, 165mm, 36t

Cassette

SRAM PG720 DH 11-25T

Chain

SRAM PC1110

Bottom Bracket

BB GXP XR MTB83

Brakes

SRAM Code R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline, 203mm Front, 200mm  Rear

Headset

Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49  upper/ EC49 lower

Bars

Burgtec RideWide DH Alloy Bar

Stem

Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 20x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 350 12x157 HG 32H

Rims

Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Chainguide

E13 LG1+

Rear Tire

Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Chester 31.6

Saddle

Ergon SMD20 Comp

 

V10 X01 / Carbon CC / 27.5

Weight

15.17

kg

Price

£

7999

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Price

£7999GBP

Weight

15.17kg / 33.44lbs

Wheel Size

27.5

Fork

FOX 40 Factory, 203mm, 27.5"

Shock

FOX DHX2 Factory SLS Coil 400 (S)  450 (M) 500 (L)

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 DH 7sp

Shifters

SRAM X01 DH

Crankset

Race Face SIXC Crank 83/165mm, 36t

Cassette

SRAM X01 DH Cassette 7 Spd

Chain

SRAM XX1

Bottom Bracket

Race Face BSA 83mm BB

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline, 203mm Front, 200mm  Rear

Headset

Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49  upper/ EC49 lower

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x800

Stem

Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 20x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 350 12x157 XD 32H

Rims

Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5" Rims

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Chainguide

E13 LG1+

Rear Tire

Maxxis Assegai 27.5x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Burgtec Xpress Carbon Post, 31.6

Saddle

Ergon SMD2 Pro Ti

 

V10 X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

16.07

kg

Price

£

7999

View/order

Price

£7999GBP

Weight

16.07kg / 35.43lbs

Wheel Size

29

Fork

FOX 49 Factory, 203mm, 29"

Shock

FOX DHX2 Factory SLS Coil 450 (M)  500 (L) 550 (XL)

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 DH 7sp

Shifters

SRAM X01 DH

Crankset

Race Face SIXC Crank 83/165mm, 34t

Cassette

SRAM X01 DH Cassette 7 Spd

Chain

SRAM XX1

Bottom Bracket

Race Face BSA 83mm BB

Brakes

SRAM Code RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline, 203mm Front, 200mm  Rear

Headset

Cane Creek 40 Hellbender, ZS49  upper/ EC49 lower

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x800

Stem

Santa Cruz Direct Mount 35x45/50

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 20x110 32H

Rear Hub

DT 350 12x157 XD 32H

Rims

Race Face ARC HD 30 29" Rims

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Chainguide

E13 LG1+

Rear Tire

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 MaxxGRIP 3C

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Burgtec Xpress Carbon Post, 31.6

Saddle

Ergon SMD2 Pro Ti

 

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