The Daily Bike, November 23, 2012

The Daily Bike, November 23, 2012

Santa Cruz is raising hackles with the claims that this is the world’s lightest and strongest production downhill bike —


Santa Cruz is raising hackles with the claims that this is the world’s lightest and strongest production downhill bike — both are, at minimum, debatable — but look past that and you’ll see a bike that is very much an object of desire. The V10C is an all-carbon carpet-bombing machine, with 8.5 to 10 inches of travel, clocking in between a tick under 7 and 7.9 pounds frame weight depending on the shock. And yes, if you’re paying attention, the V10 used carbon before, but not in the rear triangle — this is the first all-C DH rig from the Northern California crew. The disk mounts, dropouts, and upper link are carbon, too.

Cost? About $3,500 frame only. For more, visit http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/v10-5-carbon/index.php.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.

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