2023 Santa Cruz V10 Review, Specs, Price

2023 Santa Cruz V10

The Santa Cruz V10 is a downhill mountain bike in two models: the DH S/Carbon CC/27.5 and the DH X01 Carbon CC MX.

The DH S/Carbon CC/27.5 is priced at around $6,699, while the DH X01 Carbon CC MX is typically priced at approximately $8,899.

2023 Santa Cruz V10

2023 Santa Cruz V10
2023 Santa Cruz V10

The V10 has a lower-link VPP rear suspension design and mixed (“Mullet”) wheels with a 29″ front and 27.5″ rear.

Its geometry is adjustable via a flip chip in the lower link shock mount. The bike has 215mm of travel, making it a juggernaut of a race bike.

The Carbon frame of the V10 is highly refined and features a better shock rate and better frame and cable protection. The shifting components are the best to expect on a complete bike for 7199 euros.

The bike has a 30.9mm Seatpost and should insert into the frame a minimum of 100mm (4″). The V10 delivers a highly engaging ride, and there was a snappiness to its handling that was especially enjoyable, especially when it came to cornering.

The Santa Cruz V10 DH S/Carbon CC/27.5 comes in SM Low, SM High, MD Low, MD High, LG Low, and LG High.

After measuring your height, use the size chart to find the typical Santa Cruz V10 DH S/Carbon CC/27.5 size for your height. The best way to find your size is to take a test ride. The bike is available for purchase directly from Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz V10 is a highly refined and capable downhill mountain bike designed for racing. It has a high price tag but offers excellent value for money, with top-of-the-line components and a 25-year warranty on the frame.

If you’re looking for a high-performance downhill bike that can handle anything you throw at it, the Santa Cruz V10 is worth considering.

Santa Cruz V10 Specification

Frame Carbon CC chassis with molded alloy upper link
Shock Fox DHX2 Factory, 250x70mm
Fork Fox 49 Float Factory, 29″, 203mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar, 35mm clamp, 800mm width
Stem Santa Cruz Direct Mount Stem, 35mm clamp
Brakes SRAM Code RSC with Centerline rotors (200mm front, 200mm rear)
Shifters SRAM GX DH, 7-speed
Derailleur SRAM GX DH, 7-speed
Cassette SRAM CS PG-720 DH, 11-25 tooth, 7-speed
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed
Wheels DT Swiss FR 1950, 29″, 32-hole, Centerlock, 30mm inner width rim
Tires Maxxis Assegai DH, 29″x2.5″, 3C MaxxGrip, Tubeless Ready
Saddle WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth, 34.9mm, 175mm travel
Pedals N/A


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