Yes indeed, Santa Cruz Bicycles does have a new carbon v-10 in the pipeline.
Initial specs and geometry may change as Santa Cruz Syndicate riders are just now beating on prototype rigs. But the company’s media man, Mike Ferrentino, says the carbon v-10 is a very different bike than the alloy v-10.
In addition to the carbon front triangle, the v-10 now uses a Driver 8 swingarm, can be adjusted between 8.5 and 10 inches of travel, and has an adjustable head angle independent of the travel adjustment.
Don’t hold your breath as to when the new rig will be available, as Ferrentino said it’s unlikely anything will be out before Interbike in September; same goes for pricing and color options.
Santa Cruz has listed some early features on the v-10, including:
• 9.5 x 3.0 shock
• adjustable travel and geometry
• collet pivot axle system
• double sealed lower link bearings
• hidden greaseports
• 150/12 maxle rear-end
• 83mm bb shell
• 1.5 ht
• fully carbon integrated iscg05 tabs that are taco approved
• warranty: lifetime crash replacement, 2 year design defect/manufacturing guarantee