Santa Cruz launches Minnaar V10 replica

Limted run of 25 complete bikes available worldwide

Santa Cruz Bicycles has created a limited run of V10s in celebration of Greg Minnaar’s third World Championship title on this home track in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Only 25 signature V10s have been made – two of which were already spoken for following the unveiling at the Santa Cruz holiday party on Saturday.

While Minnaar rides an XL, Santa Cruz is offering the V10 replica in four sizes, from small to extra large. Aside from sizing, the frame and build kits are nearly identical to that used by the South African racer. The frame, ENVE rims and WTB saddle sport unique South African-inspired decals. Other custom touches include an 808mm-wide special edition ENVE ‘Minnaarbar’ carbon handlebar and a chopped Shimano seven-speed 11-19T cassette.

The replicas even sport a #1 number plate

The remaining 23 V10 replicas are available through select Santa Cruz dealers worldwide and, as one might expect, a World Cup-worthy build comes with a steep pricetag of $11,000.

 Click through the gallery at right for a closer look at this World Cup-winning build.

Frame details

  • 7.9 lb (3.6 kg) M size with Fox DHX RC4 shock with 9.5in x 3.0in steel coil
  • 10in (25.4cm) to 8.5in (21.6cm) of adjustable travel
  • Custom South African decal set
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors
  • Integrated fork bumpers with cable guide
  • Carbon upper link
  • Co-molded aluminum hardware on upper pivot and bottom bracket
  • Forged aluminum lower link with recessed grease ports
  • Collet axle pivots
  • Direct mount rear derailleur hanger
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Available in S, M, L and XL

Build details

  • Chris King headset
  • Chris King hubs
  • ENVE carbon DH rims with custom decals
  • ENVE carbon 808mm-wide Minnaarbar handlebar
  • ENVE carbon seatpost
  • Burgtec direct-mount stem
  • Shimano Saint 165mm cranks with 36T front chainring
  • 7-speed 11-19 Shimano cassette
  • Shimano Saint brakes with 203mm rotors
  • Custom WTB Minnaar Silverado  saddle
  • Gamut P38 chainguide
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II tires
  • Marsh Guard front fender
  • Replica #1 number plate
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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