First Rides: Santa Cruz VP Free

The Santa Cruz V10 was our favourite downhill bike of 03, and its shorter travel cousin, the new VP

MBUK 168, on sale 22 December
The Santa Cruz V10 was our favourite downhill bike of 03, and its shorter travel cousin, the new VP Free, is a strong contender for best freeride rig in 04.

The VP Free sits just above the Bullit all-rounder in the Santa Cruz range, and we suspected before we rode it that it would be one of those rare bikes that you could jump on and throw down the kind of terrain that'd make you think twice on your regular ride.

Read our test and verdict in the new issue of MBUK, on sale now...
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