Santa Cruz V10 27.5 - first look

The V10 downhill bike gets 27.5in wheels

Yesterday we broke news that Specialized was reworking its S-Works Demo gravity rig around 27.5in wheels. Today, Santa Cruz Bicycles is following suit, pulling the lid off the latest iteration of V10, complete with 27.5in wheels.

Details of the new bike remain scarce. we'll update our readers as more information becomes available: details of the new bike remain scarce. we'll update our readers as more information becomes available

Santa Cruz isn’t releasing many details, other that stating that Syndicate racers may be putting the new bike through the paces at this weekend’s World Cup stop at Mont Sainte Anne.

“While we're unable to confirm any details about the bikes the guys are racing on in Mont Sainte Anne, we're not going to deny that what you see here isn't happening,” read a statement released by the company.

The new bike already has one win under its belt: last month Josh Bryceland won the UK National Championships on this rig.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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